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The Hempstead Town Board, in outgoing Republican Supervisor Anthony Santino’s final meeting, passed a number of controversial resolutions over the objections of incoming Democratic Supervisor Laura Gillen and dozens of residents. more
The Hempstead Town Board, in outgoing Republican Supervisor Anthony Santino’s final meeting, passed a number of controversial resolutions over the objections of incoming Democratic Supervisor Laura Gillen and dozens of residents. more
Applause broke out at Elmont Memorial High School on Sunday as the two finalists for the development of Belmont Park announced plans to create thousands of temporary and permanent jobs as part of ambitious plans to develop the racing center further. more
Town of Hempstead Supervisor-elect Laura Gillen held a news conference on the steps of Town Hall last Thursday to lambaste outgoing Supervisor Tony Santino’s plans to enact a contract amendment that would prohibit future termination of civil service employees, except for cause. That is, no layoffs would be allowed. more
In a nearly 20-minute address on Dec. 6 from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and directed the United States State Department to begin the process of moving the embassy to an undeclared site in Jerusalem. more
The Nassau County Interim Finance Authority last week made good on its threat to impose its own cuts on the county’s $3 billion budget, which legislators have struggled for months to balance to the financial control board’s satisfaction. more
The state board that oversees Nassau County’s finances is likely to impose its own cuts on the $3 billion budget when they meet next week, after lawmakers failed to adequately make up a $31.5 million revenue shortfall, a spokesman said. more
According to federal prosecutors, outgoing Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto began a scheme involving kickbacks bribes and a “sham” job for Mangano’s wife with a former local restaurateur “immediately” after Mangano took office in 2010. more
Nassau County Executive-elect Laura Curran, a legislator from Baldwin, announced on Monday the people who will serve on her transition team in the days leading up to her swearing-in on Jan. 1. more
According to political analyst Larry Levy, of Hofstra University, Laura Curran's win could make for some genuine bipartisan work at the county legislative level. more
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