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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Politics
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Kathleen Rice, the Nassau County district attorney, and Bruce Blakeman, a former presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature, are locked in a spirited fight for the 4th Congressional District seat now held by U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, a Democrat from Mineola. more
Two years after Hurricane Sandy, a group of storm victims will take to the boardwalk for a rally on Saturday, and will call on New York Rising to take additional steps to correct what they describe … more
New York State Senate candidate Michael Venditto, a Republican from Massapequa, is running for the 8th Senate District seat vacated by Charles Fuschillo Jr., a Merrick Republican, in January. Venditto’s one-time opponent, David Denenberg, a Democrat from Merrick, recently dropped out of the race amid civil fraud charges leveled at him by his former law firm, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron. The Herald asked Venditto to speak about the issues. more
Having picked up two endorsements from leading nonprofit gun-control groups in two days, 4th Congressional District candidate Kathleen Rice called on Sept. 24 for national legislation that would require gun-show background checks and restrictions on high-capacity, assault-style clips. more
The chairman of the Nassau County Democratic Committee is charging that the one-time law firm of former State Senate candidate Dave Denenberg “conspired” with Republican leaders to delay filing of a lawsuit against him until the deadline to nominate a different candidate had passed. more
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
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
New York’s governmental leaders took a quick trip to Israel last week to show that the state stands with Israel in its current conflict with Hamas. more
For the second time in a week’s span, Republican congressional candidate Bruce Blakeman on Aug. 6 appeared outside a state courthouse in Mineola to call for Kathleen Rice, the Nassau County district attorney and his Democratic opponent in this fall’s election, to address allegations that political interference undermined the Moreland Commission ... more
Seizing on controversy swirling around the Moreland Commission, a state anti-corruption panel that Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice co-chaired, Bruce Blakeman, who is running against her for Congress, called on Rice last Thursday to publicly explain her role at the panel, and to release emails and other documents from her time there. more
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