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After meeting with several inmates during his historic visit to a federal prison in July, President Obama remarked, “What is normal is young people make mistakes,” and added that the only difference between the inmates and most Americans is the resources and social support structures available to those who aren’t in prison. more
Former Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg began serving a three-month sentence at Fort Dix, a minimum-security prison in Burlington County, N.J., on Aug. 24, according to his attorney, Jason Russo, of Bay Shore. more
David Kopstein, a music instructor who taught in the West Hempstead and Port Washington school districts for 38 years, was arrested last week on child pornography charges according to a complaint issued by the Department of Justice. more
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara added more charges to the indictment against Senator Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, late in the day on Tuesday, July 21. Skelos, 67, and his son Adam, 32, were already charged with six counts stemming from what Bharara said was a scheme in which Skelos was trading favors with businesses in exchange for payments made to his son. more
It’s 10:30 a.m. on a Wednesday, and St. Paul’s AME Church, tucked away on Pershing Boulevard, just off Woodfield Road, is already teeming with activity. There are no services today, but there is a small army of men and women in the basement of the church, readying meals, doing paperwork and making preparations for the various ministries they serve. more
Congresswoman Kathleen Rice last week called a private meeting with leaders of Nassau County’s traditionally black churches and organizations to discuss the safety needs of their communities in a post-Charleston era. more
Given the news of the Charleston murders, the Confederate flag and a recent study showing twice as many people have been killed by white, non-Muslim extremists in the U.S. as by radical Muslims since Sept. 11, 2001, you have to wonder where Bea Bayley gets her strength and resolve. more
Three years ago June 8, O’Neal Richards, a resident of West Hempstead, was talking to some friends on Woodfield Road, which was buzzing with activity from pedestrians, commuters and residents. Richards, 30 years old and a father of one at the time, had just made an ATM withdrawal and stopped to chat with neighbors. A young man, who noticed his money withdrawal from across the street, approached him, .45 caliber gun drawn, and said, “I know you got it, so give it up.” more
In case you were looking for yet another reason to be thankful for the Lakeview Fire Department, we’ll give you one – or how about 10? more
A federal judge last Friday sentenced Dave Denenberg, the former Nassau County legislator who pleaded guilty to cheating a law client out of $2.3 million and resigned from office earlier this year, to three months in jail and three months of house arrest. more
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