March 3: News From Around the Island

Kosher cameras, cool roofs.

News from around Long Island this week.

Tall Ships to Take Over Greenport

  officials say they believe an armada of historic replica will attract up to 50,000 visitors to the village this Memorial Day Weekend. Greenport Trustee David Murray approached Board members at Tuesday’s work session with Chief Martin Flatley about the event and a plan to deal with the ensuing traffic it will produce.

Temple Installs Kitchen Cameras After Kosher Scandal

Temple Beth Torah in Melville installed security cameras in its kitchen this week after a lawsuit was filed against its on-premise catering company for allegedly violating kosher laws.

Tom Cataldo, the former general manager of Morrell Caterers, and former executive chef, Michael Savitsky filed a lawsuit earlier this month accusing Scott Morrell, the principal co-owner of the business, of They said that congregation’s kosher kitchen was used for the preparation of shrimp, pork and other non-kosher food.

'Cool Roofs' Give Schools Cold Cash

The and its students are reaping the rewards of having new energy efficient buildings.

The district will save an estimated $76,000 per year on energy costs for the alone due to efficiency upgrades undertaken during the construction project that largely finished up in the high school in 2010.

Bartering Company Helps the Cash-Strapped Compete

The term bartering may bring to mind days in the lunchroom when you swapped your tuna sandwich for a peanut butter and jelly, but with the advent of companies like TradeWorks, that ante just got upped.

Kings Park native Domenic Casillo recently launched , an online bartering company. The office operates out of a small office located in Village Plaza,by the Kings Park train station. The idea of bartering certainly isn’t new, but it has gone hi-tech.

“It’s been around forever,” said Casillo. “I just fell into it. It’s a great business and a lot of fun.”

Casillo says bartering keeps cash in a business owners pocket to use towards future costs.

Restaurant Owner to Pay $765,000 in Back Wages

The owner of has agreed to pay nearly $765,000 in back wages after a federal investigation revealed they were violating federal labor law, officials said.

Wen Chun Su, who owns a chain of five restaurants, including the Tai Show restaurants in Massapequa, and Oakdale will also pay a $52,000 fine as part of a settlement with the U.S. Labor Department.


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