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Children can now legally play basketball in the streets of Rockville Centre after the Village Board of Trustees closed a decade-old gap in the Village Code by adding a new statute at its meeting on … 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
The village of Rockville Centre will hold a special election on Tuesday, June 19 for the seat currently occupied by Kathy Baxley, the village’s deputy mayor, who told the Herald she plans to run for re-election. 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 When temporary protected status for Haitians was revoked last November, TPS recipients from other countries … more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
Laura Gillen stopped by South Side High School last week to meet with students in the Political Awareness Club, to whom she discussed her path to running for office, her first few months as supervisor of the Town of Hempstead and how to navigate the media maze that results from a politically-charged environment. 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
Rockville Centre’s Board of Trustees last week adopted the village’s 2018-19 budget, which stays under the New York state tax cap. The $45 million spending plan is $67,000 higher, less than … 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
Dozens of workers employed by the Village of Rockville Centre gathered outside Village Hall before the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday to demand a higher wage increase. The village’s unit of … more
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