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Concerns about soil contamination at an Atlantic Avenue used car lot were raised at a May 9 Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals hearing, as the lot’s owner sought to receive a special … more
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
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 When temporary protected status for Haitians was revoked last November, TPS recipients from other countries … more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
As the election for an open seat on the Oceanside Board of Education approaches, two contenders are vying for the seat of board President Kimberly Grim Garrity, who will retire after 21 years as a … 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
Spurred in part by a study that linked the increased use and abuse of prescription opioids to a rise in pain-pill related poisonings among young children, Town Councilman Anthony D’Esposito … 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
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