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John O'Brien Named to Village Ethics Board

Longtime Massapequa Park resident sworn in at board meeting.

He's served the Village of Massapequa Park in a variety capacities and longtime resident John O'Brien will do so again.

O'Brien, a former village trustee, was named to the village Ethics Board by a unanimous vote Monday night.

He was sworn in immediately by Mayor James Altadonna and Village Attorney Kenneth Walsh.

O'Brien said Altadonna approached him about the position.

"The mayor had an opening on the board and he asked me if I would be willing to fill it," O'Brien said.

O'Brien said the board hears any concerns that village residents might have over any issue they want to bring up. While they can make recommendations, but is not empowered to implement any recommendations.

"You bring a problem [the ethics board] makes a decision,  they investigate it, they find out who's right and who's wrong," OBrien said. "They accumulate the facts and put it together."

O'Brien said he's been attending Village Board meetings since the late 1960s. He's also served as a Deputy Mayor, Zoning Board member, and has negotiated contracts and agreements on behalf of the village.

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