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The village’s new rental permit law, which was met with a mixed response from residents, took effect on Aug. 15 — though officials say the process of establishing a rental registry and enforcing new requirements for absentee landlords could take up to a year to complete. more
After a Queens imam and his friend were shot and killed on Aug. 13 while walking home from an afternoon prayer, Muslim parishioners across Long Island detailed the somber week of mourning that followed, and stepped-up security at local mosques. more
The shooting death of a Queens imam and his associate as they walked home from afternoon prayer on Aug. 13 in Ozone Park has left Long Island Muslims grief-stricken. While some leaders of local mosques fear that the incident — which activist groups say should be investigated as a hate crime — could lead to more violence against Muslims, they noted that they would continue... more
Graffiti depicting presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign slogan was discovered last week on the south side of a medical building located at 40 E. Merrick Rd. more
Police said an enraged employee threw a muffler at a car and fired shots at his workplace in Valley Stream after being fired on Aug. 15 at 3:27 p.m. more
Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) hosted a Substance Abuse Education Awareness Community Seminar at the Merrick Library on July 28. Curran, who had hosted two previous seminars with … more
Nassau County is in talks to enter a two-year contract with a financial adviser to study a potential public-private partnership for the county’s sewage system, which some officials believe could help mitigate the burden of 10 years of sewage debts. more
Dean and Adam Skelos have scored a victory in their bid to stay out of prison while they appeal their corruption convictions. On Aug. 4, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood granted the father and … more
Nassau County police are looking for two men who they said robbed the T-Mobile store, at 116 Rockaway Ave., on Thursday at 1:53 p.m. more
A New York State appeals court has officially disbarred former State Sen. Dean Skelos, who was found guilty of corruption in December. Last week, the Second Judicial Department Appellate Division in Brooklyn formally took Skelos off the list of attorneys as a result of his felony conviction. more
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