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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
A House of Representatives tax-reform bill was passed by a 227 to 205 vote on Nov. 16, paving the way for high-tax suburban regions like Long Island to be hit hard as the legislation would limit or … more
For the first time in more than a century, the Town of Hempstead will have a Democratic supervisor. Laura Gillen, a Rockville Centre attorney, defeated incumbent Republican Anthony Santino on Tuesday night by roughly 2,000 votes. more
Baldwin Democrat Laura Curran pulled out a victory over Republican Jack Martins in the race for Nassau County’s highest seat on Tuesday night, withall precincts reporting, … more
The resumes of the two candidates for county comptroller, Democrat Jack Schnirman and Republican Steve Labriola, make clear that both have solid educations and a range of relevant experience. more
On Monday, Nassau County voters began receiving a campaign mailer, sent by the State Republican Committee, linking Nassau County executive candidate Laura Curran with the notorious El Salvadoran … more
Nassau County comptroller is one of three major positions that will be decided on Election Day, Nov. 7. Republican Steve Labriola and Democrat Jack Schnirman are the major party candidates. North Woodmere resident Laurence “Seth” Hirsh is running on the Green Party line. The Herald asked the two major party candidates key questions in advance of the voters’ decision. more
Seven-term County Legislator Denise Ford is being opposed by fellow Long Beach resident Jane Smith Fisher in the Nassau County 4th legislative district. The district encompasses Long Beach, Lido Beach, Atlantic Beach, East Atlantic Beach, Point Lookout and Island Park, and parts of East Rockaway, Oceanside, Woodmere, Lawrence and Cedarhurst. more
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