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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
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
Lt. Vincent Grasso, a Valley Stream resident and village trustee, is in the midst of his second tour of active military duty — this time in Afghanistan — but for two weeks in February, he returned home. more
Nassau County Democrats are calling for an investigation into the employment of Bob Barra, who is employed by the county as a part-time golf attendant at Grant Park in Hewlett. 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
The South Valley Stream Community Reconstruction Program planning committee, in discussions with state consultants and members of the public, has identified three projects for the area to improve its infrastructure. more
A coalition of nonpartisan groups last week called on the Nassau County Legislature to overhaul its redistricting process, which occurs every decade following the release of census data to account for population shifts. more
Following Kathleen Rice’s announcement last Wednesday that she will run for the 4th Congressional District seat now held by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, the Nassau County district attorney took time out of her schedule to field questions from the Herald about her candidacy. more
Ending weeks of speculation, Kate Murray, the Town of Hempstead supervisor and a Levittown Republican, announced Friday that she will not run for Congress this year. Murray’s name had been discussed recently in local and national political circles about who will be the Republican Party’s candidate in New York’s 4th Congressional District. more
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