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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Politics
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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
Voice and Unity Party candidates vying for the mayoralty and two seats on the Island Park Board of Trustees met at the Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School’s cafeteria on March 3 for a public forum … more
Anyone familiar with the history of Island Park knows how important next Tuesday’s election will be. In a village where one party has reigned since the 1960s, this race is the first since 1990 in … 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
The Board of Education will conduct two separate public hearings on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. The hearings will be conducted within the already scheduled Board of Education meeting and budget workshop in … more
For the first time in years, a new coalition will challenge the Unity Party in Island Park. The election will take place on March 18. This week, the Herald asked mayoral candidates Glenn Ingoglia, … more
A new coalition will challenge the Unity Party in Island Park. Columbia Ciccimarro and Laura Hassett are running for trustee under in the newly formed Voice Party, challenging incumbent Joseph … 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
Island Park’s Unity and Voice parties are preparing for a close election on March 18. Lifelong resident Michael McGinty is running for mayor on the Unity ticket, and hopes to take over for … more
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