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The former law firm of Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg is suing him in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, seeking $3.6 million in damages. The firm alleges that Denenberg systemically and fraudulently overbilled a client to the tune of $2.3 million over eight years, and sought a 25 percent annual bonus from the firm based, at least in part, on those billings. more
Rosh Hashanah is referred to in the Torah as “the day of [shofar] blowing.” The sounding of the shofar, the ram’s horn, plays center stage. more
A motorcyclist driving east on Seagirt Boulevard merged onto the north ramp of the Nassau Expressway and struck the curb and lost control of his 2004 Suzuki motorcycle at 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 21 in Lawrence, according to police. more
Lifetime Inwood resident Robert Stanya Sr. died on Sept. 9. He was 79. Known as “Big Daddy” to his three sons and daughter due to his husky build, Stanya owned a gardening business and was a longtime custodian at Lawrence High School. more
Assorted jewelry, including seven Seiko watches were stolen from a Wanser Avenue home between Sept. 13 and 19, when the 82-year-old resident was on vacation, according to police. more
t the request of local religious and community leaders, Nassau County police will intensify their patrols around synagogues, schools and sensitive locations for the upcoming Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur holidays, Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter said at a Lawrence Village Hall meeting on Sept. 19. more
The Hewlett-Woodmere Board of Education voted unanimously at their Sept. 17 regular meeting to approve an alternative tax exemption that will allow military veterans to pay less in school property taxes. more
Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran, a Democrat from Baldwin who represents part of Merrick, and Bob Young, an environmental activist from Merrick, are among the local organizers preparing for the People’s Climate March on Sunday, Sept. 21, starting at 11:30 a.m. at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. more
Patients should stop thinking of powerful pain medications like Oxycontin and Vycodin as slightly stronger versions of Tylenol and Advil. Rather, they should think of them as “heroin pills.” That’s according to Dr. Andrew Kolodny, president of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing and chief medical officer for Phoenix House, a national, nonprofit drug treatment agency. more
Do you like Rosh Hashanah services? If you do not really enjoy sitting in the same place many hours, love old style of Chazanut, or just love long speeches, I would assume the answer will be … No! more
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