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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Politics
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It has been a little more than two months since Erin King Sweeney was appointed the new councilwoman in the Town of Hempstead’s 5th District, following the retirement of Angie Cullin. more
Facing pressure from state and local officials, New York Rising announced a major policy change on Thursday to part of its reimbursement formula that officials say has stalled the rebuilding process … more
In his State of the County speech Wednesday night in East Meadow, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano painted a bright picture of Nassau’s present and future, touting his administration’s efforts to attract young people and families to the county, spur growth in the private sector, downsize government and hold down taxes. more
Dave Denenberg, the former Nassau County legislator from Merrick who resigned on Jan. 21, the same day he pleaded guilty to mail fraud in connection with swindling a law client of $2.3 million, co-founded a business two weeks later to advise clients about how to reduce their property taxes. It is called Cobra Consulting Group, LLC. more
Steve Rhoads, a Bellmore Republican, beat Rita Kestenbaum, a Bellmore Democrat, in a special election on March 10 in the Nassau County Legislature’s 19th District. Rhoads captured 58 percent of the vote to Kestenbaum's 42 percent –– a margin of 16 percentage points, according to the county Board of Elections. more
The Herald endorses Rita Kestenbaum in the race for the Nassau County Legislature’s 19th District. Kestenbaum, a Democrat from Bellmore, is running against Steve Rhoads, a Republican from Bellmore, in a special election to fill the seat left empty when David Denenberg recently resigned from the post shortly before pleading guilty to eight counts of federal mail fraud. The election is set for next Tuesday, March 10. more
Democrat Rita Kestenbaum and Republican Steve Rhoads, the two candidates in the Nassau County Legislature’s 19th District, squared off last Thursday not so much against each other as against a roomful of likely voters given free rein to ask or say what they pleased. more
The vote to seat a new legislator in the 19th District is less than three weeks away, and candidates Rita Kestenbaum and Steve Rhoads have been out making their cases to voters. more
New York state has pledged to fund the installation of a $150 million nitrogen-removal system at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant, which will reduce the environmental harm of the sewage the plant discharges into Nassau County’s Western Bays, state and county officials said on Feb. 12. The officials, speaking at a Mineola news conference, also called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide $550 million more to build an outfall pipe to carry effluent from Bay Park into the Atlantic Ocean. more
Madeline Singas, Nassau County’s new acting district attorney, stopped by Herald Community Newspapers’ Garden City office last Thursday for a discussion with editors and reporters about the views, goals and strategies she brings to the job. The conversation touched on topics from gun violence to illegal drugs, police practices, public corruption and what Singas sees as the need for “smart prosecution,” from crime-prevention strategies to alternatives to jailing young, non-violent offenders. more
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