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Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas has been appointed as a special prosecutor by Governor Cuomo to lead an investigation into allegations that former State Attorney General Eric … more
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen is looking to upend the way most people make it onto the Republican-majority Town Board. more
Part six in an ongoing series. Read parts [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7] here. When temporary protected status for Haitians was revoked last November, TPS recipients from other countries … more
All that was missing was a “Welcome to Freeport” sign, and the city of New Bedford, Mass., could have easily been mistaken for the village. Both communities are located on relatively small bays … more
Part two in an ongoing series.Dressed in olive-green fatigues and brandishing placards touting the legality of the AR-15 assault rifle, an estimated 300 to 400 gun rights advocates descended on … more
Elise Damas, director of the Pathway to Citizenship Long Island Program at the Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead, says she is really worried about the possible end to the Temporary Protected Status program for El Salvadorans, Hondurans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans because it could lead to a rise in crime. more
The New York State Legislature finalized a $168.3 billion budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year just hours before its April 1 deadline. While lawmakers approved a number of provisions, such as tax … more
Part four in an ongoing series. Read parts [1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7] here. Elaine Duke, former Department of Homeland Security secretary, and current Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen … more
Part two in a series. Read parts [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7] here. Flooded by clients who are now likely to lose their Temporary Protected Status, Freeport immigration attorney John Barrera is busy … more
Ana Wagner, 37, of Lynbrook, paints a portrait of her childhood that she shares with her three children. She tells them about her life growing up in Brooklyn, that she was the smallest girl in her classes and that she maintained straight “A’s” throughout elementary school. The picture she paints, however, skips over a three-year segment of her story during which she was sexually abused by a friend of her father. more
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