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The Town of Hempstead owns roughly 750 plots of land, valued around $4.85 billion, according to Adam Haber, the town’s executive assistant for economic development and government efficiency. … more
In the wake of a scandal at Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7 in which former administrators were found to have abused their taxpayer-funded positions to enrich themselves through illegal insurance and dental benefits, the board unanimously voted to hire a lawyer to look into the issue. more
Election Day is a little less than four weeks away, but thanks to a series of reforms passed by the State Legislature in January, Nassau County residents can vote during a nine-day period before Nov. … more
Officials from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority came to Long Beach City Hall on Sept. 19 to present the state’s plans to bring 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind power to … more
There was no stopping Luis Alvarez from spending months digging through rubble at ground zero in 2001, searching for survivors — not even the toxic air, recalled his brother, Phil Alvarez. more
Oceanside and the Village of Island Park each took time to pause and reflect on the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, during memorial ceremonies on the 18th anniversary of the tragedies. more
Standing on the “Little Beach” in Island Park, which has eroded over the years, Sen. Chuck Schumer and local officials urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a $6.1 million extension of the Nassau County Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study on Sept. 4. more
Nassau County officials are seeking to name an Oceanside park in honor of late former NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez, who died in June of cancer related to his work at ground zero and served as an activist urging federal officials to replenish the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. more
Many New York American Water customers in Oceanside, Island Park and across the South Shore have experienced a spike in their water bills. more
In response to several instances of hate crimes and anti-Semitism in the U.S., New York lawmakers recently announced legislation aimed at ensuring that “students are taught the hateful intolerance of the swastika and noose” and other symbols of hatred in order to educate them about the history of those symbols. more
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