Former TOB Supervisor Venditto cleared of all corruption charges

Former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto was found not guilty of all corruption-related charges against him on Thursday, according to numerous published reports, after a jury deliberated for five days.


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. …

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.


State must do more to ensure parkway safety

From the look of the damage sustained by a charter bus after it crashed into the Eagle Avenue Bridge on the Southern State Parkway in early April, the incident should have been a mass tragedy.

Randi Kreiss

A book for all time — read it this weekend

The men burst into the house and dragged out the 15-year-old boy as his mother screamed for help. The sheriff’s men bound the boy’s hands and feet, loaded him into their car and . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

U.S. trade strategy is on right track

There’s plenty of second-guessing on all sides as President Trump seeks to negotiate better trade deals for the U.S. But these negotiations are particularly tricky to get right . . .

Jerry Kremer

A new era in politics, or more of the same?

Since the beginning of this year, the media has been dominated by stories about corruption by public servants. There have been four headline-grabbing trials to date . . .