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iStar files $100M lawsuit against Long Beach

A year after the developer of the Superblock property, iStar Financial, threatened to sue the city for more than $100 million, the Manhattan-based firm filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Nassau County …

Jones Beach Boardwalk Café set for mid-June opening

After 14 years in dormancy, the Boardwalk Café will re-open for business in mid-June.

Concerns over soil contamination at Oceanside lot

Concerns about soil contamination at an Atlantic Avenue used car lot were raised at a May 9 Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals hearing, as the lot’s owner sought to receive a special …

Whale found in Long Beach likely hit by a boat

The dead humpback whale that washed up on Long Beach Friday was likely hit by a boat, experts say. The 32-foot long female humpback was found beached on Friday afternoon near Lafayette Boulevard. …

New York state reviews contractor fraud claims

There may be hope for residents who were victims of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and now believe they were victims of contractor fraud this year.

Gillen's capital plan calls for road fixes in Bellmore, Merrick

Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen recently released a five-year capital plan for the town, which she hopes will serve as “a roadmap for taking care of the town’s assets.”

Village, community groups to ramp up fundraising for long-awaited Mr. B's Playground

Community groups are working with the village to speed up the process of building a playground next to Hickey Field that children of all abilities can access and enjoy.

Editorial

Declare Nassau a sanctuary county

The promise inscribed on the Statue of Liberty — “send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me” — is the promise of hope that America makes . . .

Editorial

Town needs special elections, not appointees

Only two members of the current Town of Hempstead Board were elected to their posts without first having been appointed to them. That’s it. Two.

Randi Kreiss

Under the volcano in Hawaii and Washington

Kilauea is blowing her top. These last weeks we have witnessed, from afar, a pyrotechnic extravaganza on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Alfonse D'Amato

On Iran, let past be prologue

In the fall of 1938, a defiant British member of Parliament named Winston Churchill rose to deliver a speech denouncing the Munich Agreement recently negotiated by Europe’s leaders to appease Adolf Hitler . . .

John C. O'Connell

Reflections on a reunion

After a college class a very long while ago, I sat in the late morning drinking Guinness in an old pub on Grafton Street, in Dublin, with author Alec Reid, a close friend of Samuel Beckett . . .