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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Politics
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Catholic school students from across Nassau County recently gathered at Sacred Heart School in North Merrick to receive awards in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Bishop Kellenberg … more
When New York state debuted new standardized tests for third- to eighth-graders in English and math last year, a handful of Merrick parents told school administrators that they would not allow their children to take them. Earlier this month, the number of students whose parents have joined this protest nearly doubled at Merrick Avenue Middle School, more than doubled in the North Merrick School District and more than tripled in the Merrick School District. more
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 Town of Hempstead recently received the Excellence in Financial Reporting Award for the 2012 fiscal year, presented by the independent, non-partisan Government Finance Officers Association. more
Nassau County Republicans lined up earlier this month in support of County Legislator Michael Venditto, a Massapequa Republican, as their party’s candidate to succeed former Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr. in the New York State Senate. 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
Dave Denenberg, the Merrick Democrat who has represented the Nassau County Legislature’s 19th District for 14 years, has decided he is ready to move from Mineola to Albany. more
Residents of the 8th State Senate District, which stretches along the South Shore from Baldwin to Lindenhurst, do not now have a representative in the New York State Legislature’s upper chamber. This troubles some as Albany legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo negotiate this month over how the state will allocate its more than $100 billion budget. more
Bruce Blakeman, a former presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature, on Thursday became the first prominent Long Island Republican to throw his hat into the ring in this year’s election contest to succeed Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) in Congress. more
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