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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed free tuition at CUNY and SUNY schools for families earning $100,000 or less in 2017 and families earning $125,000 or less in 2019. We support any good measure that would . . . more
Long Island was supposed to have 40 or more wind turbines in the Atlantic Ocean by now, generating electricity 3½ to 4½ miles south of Jones Beach, which would have . . . more
Once upon a time, Long Island was known as one big, largely white suburb — but no more. There is no doubt that the face of Long Island is rapidly changing. more
Nassau County communities have for decades resisted what folks call the “Queensification” of the county. Translation: People haven’t traditionally wanted to build up, as in multi-story, not even in the many downtown commercial districts that surround most Long Island Rail Road stations. more
It’s virtually incomprehensible that one of the nation’s 20 wealthiest counties cannot balance its budget. Yes, we’re talking about Nassau, which is 13th on the list of richest counties. more
Nearly half a million students, ages 12 to 18, fell victim to violence at schools across the U.S. in 2014, the last year for which statistics are available, according to . . . more
We had never seen a tempest the likes of Hurricane Sandy before, one so mammoth, so fierce, that it wiped out whole shoreline communities while leaving much of the rest of the Northeast in tatters, … more
The continuing squabble between the financially strapped Long Beach Medical Center and the New York State Department of Health comes at the expense of the safety of barrier island residents. LBMC … more
Hurricane Sandy led to one of Long Island’s worst environmental disasters ever, if not the worst. Sandy’s massive storm surge flooded hundreds of South Shore homes. Fuel oil tanks broke loose and floated away, spilling oil as they went. Cars were flooded as well, which sent a witches’ brew of chemicals spilling out. Sewage leaked from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant. more
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, attorneys have descended upon Long Beach offering to represent homeowners in recovering compensation from their insurance companies. Attorneys from all over the … more
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