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Incumbent Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-St.Albans) is running for his 10th two-year term against challengers Michael O’Reilly, a Republican, and Green Party candidate Frank Francois. more
Hundreds of frustrated taxpayers filled the William L. Buck Elementary School on Wednesday night to demand that the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency reverse a tax break issued to the Green Acres Mall. more
A number of Democrats and Republicans called on Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto to resign on Thursday following their arrests on federal corruption … more
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, along with his wife, Linda, and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, were arrested early Thursday on a 13-county indictment, according to published reports. more
New York state was recently awarded a $3.2 billion settlement from Morgan Stanley after the firm’s scheme to market mortgage-backed securities contributed to the collapse of the housing market in 2008 and the ensuing recession. Ironically, the state is awarding millions of that settlement to local municipalities to clean up thousands of vacant and abandoned properties that have been dubbed “zombie homes,” many of which have been vacant since the housing crisis and Superstorm Sandy. more
State Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages (D-Elmont) and Republican challenger Robert Bogle will face off for the 22nd Assembly District seat on Election Day. more
Two state legislators have requested that the state comptroller perform an audit of tax breaks given to the Green Acres Mall by the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency. The tax breaks … more
Two state lawmakers announced on Oct. 10 that they would fight to overturn a tax break for the Green Acres Mall alongside area residents who would have to shoulder the financial burden. State Sen. … more
Residents will soon get two chances to comment on an 8.3 percent rate hike proposed by New York American Water, a private water company that supplies communities across the South Shore. The New York State Department of Public Service, which oversees the Public Service Commission, has scheduled public hearings in Malverne and Wantagh on Oct. 26. more
Valley Stream employees recently finished an invasive cleanup at the north side of Arthur J. Hendrickson Park Lake, to dredge up excess sand that collects as water drains from the storm water … more
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