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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Politics
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Nassau County veterans who thought they would see their school taxes reduced in 2014-15 have another think coming. Though dozens of school boards around the county voted in recent weeks to ease veterans’ tax burdens, the county’s Department of Assessment has postponed enactment of the tax breaks until 2015-16. more
Long Island Democrats came out in force Monday night for a dinner fundraiser at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury that paid tribute to Carolyn McCarthy, of Mineola, for her 17 years representing Nassau County in Congress. The gala’s guest list included Democratic notables from the region and beyond, like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and it likely netted hundreds of thousands of dollars for the party. more
The “Walk a Mile in Our Shoes” rally, organized by Sandy Victims Fighting FEMA. will take place on Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. The walk will start at Island Park Village Hall, 127 Long Beach … more
In the first contested election in the Village of Island Park since 1990, the Unity Party swept the Voice Party to take the mayoral seat and two trustee seats on the Board of Trustees. New Island … more
Voice and Unity Party candidates vying for the mayoralty and two seats on the Island Park Board of Trustees met at the Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School’s cafeteria on March 3 for a public forum … more
Anyone familiar with the history of Island Park knows how important next Tuesday’s election will be. In a village where one party has reigned since the 1960s, this race is the first since 1990 in … more
It is official: Kevan Abrahams, the Freeport Democrat who leads his party’s caucus in the Nassau County Legislature, is running for Congress. Abrahams began testing the waters in the 4th Congressional District race earlier this year, including registering a campaign committee with the Federal Election Commission on Jan. 24 and holding a campaign fundraiser five days later at the Carltun in Eisenhower Park. But it was not until last Wednesday that Abrahams publicly acknowledged that he is running, telling reporters before then that he was in “exploratory mode.” more
“I’m pissed — I worked three jobs my whole life, and I’m spending my kids’ college funds keeping this afloat,” said Robert Wright, a recently retired New York City firefighter from … more
In a letter to the Herald received on March 10, Mark Tannenbaum, a Harbor Isle resident and executive vice president of the Long Beach … more
Police and firefighters responded to the scene of a car fire on the northbound side of the Long Beach Bridge on Friday morning, which caused traffic delays and led to the arrest of a woman for … more
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