April 10, 2024 – She quickly learned that the concrete slab was a 5G tower. It has a health warning that reads it “can cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.”“I’m a mother that home-schools my children,” she said. “I have a garden directly under the area that it’s looming over, and our heads, we all sleep on that side of the house.” And it’s not the only 5G tower that’s popped up recently. Bernard Hershewsky has lived in his home in Glen Cove for 30 years. 

“They put it right behind my house — no warning, no pre-warnings, no notice, no nothing — they came and started ramming it down my throat,” Hershewsky said. Both homeowners Tuesday night went to a meeting with other concerned neighbors hosted by the Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations. They’re frustrated and don’t know when and where the next 5G towers will pop up. 

The county has told them there’s nothing they can do about it because of a state law passed in 2019. The communications bill says a county may not regulate or prohibit the installation of utility poles.