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The Town of Hempstead is strengthening its strategy to deal with so-called “zombie” properties in the area. Town officials announced on June 16 a new bill that would require banks to put deposits … more
Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group presented its vision for the south lot of the racetrack to the community at a June 15 meeting at the Elmont Public Library. The company’s … more
The nonprofit group Reclaim New York filed a lawsuit on June 7 in Nassau County Supreme Court against the Elmont School District for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Law … more
Nassau County police arrested a man in Floral Park Wednesday afternoon, officials said, who is being investigated in connection with numerous knifepoint robberies across the county since at least January. more
Potential Belmont Park developer the Blumenfeld Development Group presented its vision for the south lot of the racetrack to the community on May 18 at the Elmont Library. The company’s plan … more
Nassau County is looking to divert tens of millions of gallons of treated sewage from the Bay Park treatment plant in East Rockaway to the ocean outfall pipe at the Cedar Creek plant on the … more
Led by Legislator Ellen Birnbaum, Nassau County Democratic lawmakers proposed a Gun Storage Safety Law on Tuesday, they said, to keep guns out of the hands of children and “others who shouldn’t have access to them.” more
At his sentencing hearing on May 12, Adam Skelos acknowledged what many in Rockville Centre have been saying since he and his father, Dean, were convicted of corruption in December: He ruined his … more
When you look at data on drunken driving over the past 30-plus years, it’s clear that we’re making real progress. Drunken driving-related deaths have been cut in half since 1980, down to just under 10,000 in 2014. But it’s equally clear that bringing that number down to zero will require a lot of hard work, creative thinking and new ideas. more
Former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, who was convicted of federal corruption charges in December, was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday, May 12. He was also fined $500,000. more
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