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Friday, February 27, 2015
Politics
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Madeline Singas, Nassau County’s new acting district attorney, stopped by Herald Community Newspapers’ Garden City office last Thursday for a discussion with editors and reporters about the views, goals and strategies she brings to the job. The conversation touched on topics from gun violence to illegal drugs, police practices, public corruption and what Singas sees as the need for “smart prosecution,” from crime-prevention strategies to alternatives to jailing young, non-violent offenders. more
The outcome of the race in the Nassau County Legislature's 19th District could prove key to whether the Legislature’s Republican majority is able to secure a supermajority, which is needed to borrow money or override a county executive’s veto. more
The New York State Board of Elections acknowledged on Feb. 6 that Norma Gonsalves, the Nassau County Legislature’s presiding officer, repeatedly failed to make required campaign finance filings dating back to 2006. more
Newly elected Congresswoman Kathleen Rice was appointed to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in January. Rice, the former District Attorney of Nassau County, helped create Nassau’s … more
PSEG Long Island submitted a three-year rate plan last week that requests increases of 2 percent of aggregate revenues (customers’ bills) a year for the next three years. This will result in an average monthly bill increase of approximately $3.25 in 2016 and approximately $3.30 in 2017 and 2018. more
State Sen. Dean Skelos, the Senate’s majority leader and one of the most powerful elected leaders in Albany, is refuting a story aired by WNBC on Thursday, reporting that U.S. Attorney Preet … more
Dave Denenberg, a longtime Nassau County legislator from Merrick accused by his former law firm of over-billing a corporate client for millions of dollars, pleaded guilty to eight counts of mail fraud Wednesday morning in Central Islip federal court. more
The Hempstead town board appointed Bruce Blakeman and Erin King Sweeney to fill vacancies in the 3rd and 5th Councilmatic Districts on Jan. 13, despite objections by Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and residents of the 5th District. more
Homeowners and renters across New York are used to hearing about rising taxes, especially on Long Island. That wasn’t the case last week, though, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to provide property tax relief for people who make up to $250,000. more
Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, the Merrick Democrat accused by his former law firm of over-billing a corporate client for millions of dollars, was due in federal court on Jan. 21, after press time, to answer eight federal mail fraud charges. more
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