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Cantor Fitzgerald: Long Beach Families to Receive $1K Sandy Aid

A family walks on New York Avenue beach during sundown Tuesday. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)
A family walks on New York Avenue beach during sundown Tuesday. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)

Each family of children who attend East Elementary School, Lindell Elementary School, West Elementary School, Blackheath Road Pre-Kindergarten Center, and Lido Elementary School in Lido Beach and Long Beach will receive a $1,000 prepaid debit card through a Cantor Fitzgeral Relif Fund that is set up to provide financial assistance to areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

The barrier island schools are among 19 schools from Long Island to Brooklyn to New Jersey selected to receive $10 million in aid that will be distributed from Jan. 10 to early March, according to Newsday
Charlie Cheswick January 11, 2013 at 02:34 PM
Something fishy alright! It's about time someone called out Cantor Fitzgerald on their "generosity". I think Cantor Fitzgerald had someone on the grassy knoll in Dallas, occupies office space under the Denver Airport and helped forge Obama's birth certificate. Oh yeah, and they also methodically denied middle & high schoolers, plus all religious children, relief money on a barrier island off of New York...
TheGirlWhoLovesTheBeach January 11, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Slag - do you agree with Jack that LB school district secretely negotiated a benefit. If so, can either of you provide any information on that? Plus we all pay taxes and we all know people who have had their home condemned!!!! There are plenty of senior citizen who aren't getting this money - - - I am sure they could use it more then anyone! For those who don't have flood insurance and live at the beach - who fault is that! We choice to have kids (or not) and where to send them - it is called free will. Did you say no to anything your private school recieved???? saying unless all kids in LB got it, it won't be fair!
Jerry January 11, 2013 at 02:40 PM
I cannot believe what I'm reading here! That post by Slag9599 has to be a goof! Taxes? It is a generous gift from a private company, what does it have to do with taxes? Expect to be treated the same? I'm not gonna touch that one! Again, thank you Cantor, thank you so much for your $10,000,000 gift.... Hopefully Mr. Lutnick and his foundation realize that many people are grateful, even non recipients, and that no matter where they gave the money, someone would be unhappy about not getting money they had no "right" to in the first place. Beth, that was a very nice comment, well put.
Beth January 11, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Long beach catholic had pizza, ice cream donated to entire school. Then the entire school was taken to see the Christmas spectacular. should every child in lb been "entitled" to that as well? Of course not. Someone donated that to lbcrs. Good for them. Fantastic. Doesn't matter what anyone tried to do to help out. Someone will always complain. Can't always make everyone happy, all of the time.
Slag9599 January 11, 2013 at 03:39 PM
No I don't think or agree with Jack about secret negotiations and Jerry, my point was that I pay school taxes to the city and every month on my cell bill (you may want to check your bill) which goes to the benefit of the public school system. And Beth, the pizza and the ice cream is not donated, we pay for it. As far as the Christmas show goes, Idk who donated it but it wouldn't surprise me if it was one of the families or an alumni. And lest we not forget, their are many families with children in the Middle and HS who do not have children in the elementary schools. I send my children to private school because I feel they will get a better education there.
Slag9599 January 11, 2013 at 03:39 PM
No I don't think or agree with Jack about secret negotiations and Jerry, my point was that I pay school taxes to the city and every month on my cell bill (you may want to check your bill) which goes to the benefit of the public school system. And Beth, the pizza and the ice cream is not donated, we pay for it. As far as the Christmas show goes, Idk who donated it but it wouldn't surprise me if it was one of the families or an alumni. And lest we not forget, their are many families with children in the Middle and HS who do not have children in the elementary schools. I send my children to private school because I feel they will get a better education there.
SeanyA January 11, 2013 at 03:46 PM
That's all well and good. What does any of that have to do with a private company making a donation to to the LB public schools PreK-5th grade?
TheGirlWhoLovesTheBeach January 11, 2013 at 03:54 PM
AGAIN....we all PAY TAXES that benefit LB and the schools! There are some of us who don't have kids who are still paying TAXES. And it is every parents choice to deciede where they will send their kids to school and well you believe the private school is best all the parents who send their kids to public think that is best. Each family does what is best for their kids. And while you can assume it was a family or alumni who donanted the trip, the Nike gear, etc...it could also be a large company who doesn't want to hear all the ingrates who didn't recieve something complain about them doing a nice thing.
ece January 11, 2013 at 06:06 PM
God Bless Us Everyone! I have three older children in the district and will not see a cent. Still, I am happy in the good fortune of my neighbors and the benevolent spirit of a financial giant. The first round, however, is definitely not on me this week. LOL
Brookline Boy January 11, 2013 at 07:34 PM
Jack your a Jerk. Obviously you don't have a child who spent 1 month sitting on the floor for 8 hours of class at one school and then moved again to another school with little supplies the next month. These children have been through a lot and deserve whatever someone is willing to give them. A lot of children who have been through this might not show it but they have been effected. There isn't always an alterior motive. Cantor Fitzgerald shoud be commended and you should feel disgraced. I pray for you.
Brendan January 11, 2013 at 07:47 PM
Now we've got Brookline Boy revealing himself as a Patch Scholar. What is an "alterior" motive? That one isn't even a word! I think you meant "ulterior". You can share the disgrace with Jack and you can have your big boy words back when you can use them properly.
Tonto Hertzberg January 11, 2013 at 08:55 PM
BrooklineBoy: These kids today have it easy. When I was 8 years old I worked the overnight shift at the Atlantic Beach bridge, then went to school all day, came hoe and took care of my 6 siblings until 10:30pm when my mom and dad sobered up, then got 15 minutes sleep and went back to the bridge. All these kids should be working an 8 hour shift somewhere just like me. Look how good i turned out.
lbpatriot January 11, 2013 at 09:20 PM
Slag, How do you figure we paid for the puzza and ice cream? Perhaps you are unaware of the amazing generosity of so many the last few months. So much was donated to many llocal schools and organizations. It's a good thing more we not publicized ( while I believe all should be thanked). The idiot comments of , selfish people would turn anyone away. Maimonides said the highest level of charity is when both the donor and receiver are unknown to each other. I used to think that as based on philosophic thought. Now I understand its jealous, selfish individuals will rake the joy of the giver/receiver and turn in into uninformed bluster
anthony January 11, 2013 at 09:21 PM
On behalf of the Sorrento's family I would like to say thank you to Cantor Fitzgerald for helping Long Beach familys
Ellen A. January 11, 2013 at 09:49 PM
I am amazed at how ungrateful people can be! Cantor is doing a very good thing and families with small children in elementary schools are usually not as well off as older families of middle, high school ages. I know middle and high school age children need more money but usually their parents are in a better place than when there children were younger. Maybe another good fairy will come along and help the older students. While I'm at it; how about helping Senior Citizens refurnish their homes! Try refurnishing on a fixed income!
jcm16 January 11, 2013 at 09:57 PM
I thought it was a joke when I heard that Cantor Fitzgerald was giving every child who went to West (and some other LB schools) this money. We were so fortunate in that our home was fine after the storm and we evacuated with our cars. The one person in our family who is reminded every day of this storm is our now 5 year old son- who started his fourth school this week (he temporarily went to kindergarten outside of the district when we were unsure when LB Schools would reopen). I did contemplate if we should accept this money if it is given to us as we have no accepted any other gifts but this one we will graciously accept on his behalf. We will replace it with cash and put it in his account so one day he can do something fun, of his choosing, with it. It was an amazing gift and one that will help countless now and one that will one day allow the children impacted to know that others cared that their lives were in some ways turned upside down that day.
jimmy walsh January 12, 2013 at 09:10 AM
didnt the LBRCS kids get a free trip to Radio City I didnt hear all the complains from other schools about that if someone wants to donate money they can send it where they want
jimmy walsh January 12, 2013 at 09:13 AM
maybe we should have asked Cantor Fitzgerald to fix out Rec center because Jack Jim and Bob sure cant we have 50 people still getting weekly pay checks for nothing . the new roof that Jim oversaw is leaking more than the old one
lori January 12, 2013 at 09:14 AM
To omit the middle and high schools was their choice. However, many laptops were destroyed and are a loss. With the library in a $$ battle with the school district, many students cannot complete their required (typed double space only) papers. That donation would certainly have helped them especially the research students.
Slag9599 January 12, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Lb patriot, FYI the parents of the LBCRS parents pay for the pizza, ice cream and hot dogs!
Slag9599 January 12, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Lb patriot, FYI the parents of the LBCRS parents pay for the pizza, ice cream and hot dogs!
Brookline Boy January 12, 2013 at 12:37 PM
Brendon one letter and you have a spelling comment. Did you mean disagree? Thanks for the kind words about me being a person of simple means. You reveal a lot about yourself. I guess you are the patch grammer patrol, wow what a life. Why don't you add something to the conversation instead being a hall monitor. Wildman your dating yourself, really. Thanks God these children don't have to do what you or I did as a child. I really hope that I am able to provide a better life that you or I had when we grew up. I'm sorry you had such a hard life, it seemed very difficult. I had a lot of hurdles as well but I'm not posting for that. I hope that you are more comfortable these days sharing it with your large family, that too is a gift that surely you would not want to take back. I do agree with you that these kids have it easy but I will do my best in preparing my children with values and responsibility. "Prepare your child for the path, not the path for your child". I borrowed that If you scroll to the top we are talking about kids 4-12 years old. Give them a break
The ghost of Saint Brendan January 12, 2013 at 01:02 PM
God Bless Cantor Fitzgerald for their generous donations. It's a great thing for those lucky Long Beach families! I read some banter of the back and forth. Some of the comments and, conspiracy theories was hilarious. Really it's all just another sign of culture of entitlement that is so pervasive in Long Beach, NY state and USA. What are we teaching our children?
Brendan January 12, 2013 at 01:15 PM
Brookline Boy, it is "Brendan", not "Brendon" and you don't know the difference between "your" and "you're". I'm not the grammar police, but I think it is funny that you (and others, with astounding regularity) are on here dispensing advice and talking down to people, yet have no idea how to communicate via the written word. If you're going to talk the talk , calling people "jerks" and impugning what you believe to be their lack of a social life, you should brush up on how to do it properly. That's all I'm getting at.
Chris January 12, 2013 at 03:16 PM
I just heard about this and think it's extremely generous of Howard Lutnick and Cantor Fitzgerald. As many of you probably remember, Cantor went through some extremely hard times as a result of 911, and lost many "family" members -- and we were there for them. I'm incredibly happy to see them reaching out to help others in their time of need...in my opinion, whoever can help should help (corporate or individual) during this crisis, which is far from over. I also understand why they are giving to public schools, and only elementary schools...younger families with younger children who would benefit from it most based on average salaries in the areas that were damaged most. Of course, it's not perfect, but nothing is. But it is an incredible gesture, and also shows that investment banks are not all about themselves and corporate greed. And I hope other IBs and corporations follow their lead. For those receiving this money that don't necessarily need it, please use it to help your neighbors and friends who do need it. We know of the struggles within our community, and also know who needs it most. Come together, and stay together Long Beach. We're in this together and have a long road ahead of us.
lbpatriot January 12, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Slag Sorry and I stand corrected. I thought your point was that we, the taxpayers somehow covered it.
Brookline Boy January 12, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Bendan way too formal, I'm the guy at the red light typing away.
Rory January 12, 2013 at 04:54 PM
While I commend Cantor for the kind gesture, I hope they follow through on the distribution. They made a previous pledge to the National September 11th Museum that has yet to materialize.
Hamburger January 12, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Definitely gonna work that angle to get a few more bucks
Eddie January 14, 2013 at 07:23 AM
Is this like the FEMA generators that the City distributed?

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