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The New York state Senate voted in favor of legalizing mixed martial arts on Feb.1. This is the seventh year in a row that a bill of this nature as been passed in the senate. For the past six years, … more
Though the World Health Organization recently declared the Zika virus a global health emergency, residents of Long Island don’t have much to worry about — unless they plan to travel to affected areas. more
On Feb. 3, the Elmont Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors voted in favor of Nassau Off Track Betting’s decision to house video lottery terminals in the north parking lot of Belmont … more
The Town of Hempstead Board was expected to vote Feb. 9 on a plan to limit parking to residents only in most sections of town lots at Long Island Rail Road stations. more
Former mixed martial arts champ Chris Weidman last week brought some muscle to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s campaign to legalize the competition in New York state. Weidman, who was … more
The New York State Education Department has contacted the Sewanhaka Central High School administration and informed the board that it violated the capacity limit of the Floral Park Memorial High … more
Hundreds of people gathered on Plainfield Avenue and marched to the main entrance of Belmont Park on Saturday, protesting Nassau Off Track Betting’s decision to house video lottery terminals in the … more
Flanked by fellow Democratic lawmakers and representatives of Long Island nonprofit groups on Monday, Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran, of Baldwin, called on the State Legislature to pass a measure that would “raise the age” of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18. more
Hewlett resident and Inwood native Christopher McGrath has been chosen by the Nassau County Republican Committee to run against Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) for the vacant 9th District … more
Over two feet of snow blanketed Franklin Square and Elmont over the weekend, and after the record-setting accumulation, residents and service organizations started the slow and arduous process of … more
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