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The Nassau County Legislature recently unanimously approved a measure to waive all building fees for Superstorm Sandy victims. The law extends the fee-waiver period to Dec. 31, … more
Local lawmakers hosted a free Heroin Overdose Prevention Seminar on Aug. 15 at the Baldwin Public Library. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, State Assemblyman Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook) and State … more
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced new legislation on Aug. 10 aimed at helping firefighters across New York state combat cancer, which frequently affects those in the emergency services sector. … 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
The temperature was in the mid-90s on August 12th, but that didn’t stop state senator Todd Kaminsky from opening his line of communication. He met with Baldwin shoppers at Ideal Food Basket on … more
The Baldwin Downtown and Commercial Corridor Resiliency Study has completed Phase Two of its public engagement plan, focused on improving the economy and aesthetics of the community. Members of the … more
The deterioration of Baldwin’s trestle, the siding along the train’s platform at the Long Island Rail Road station on Sunrise Highway, has drawn complaints from people throughout the area. State … 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
Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group has sponsored a radio advertisement, produced by a civic group in Elmont, that criticizes the plan for the vacant south lot of the racetrack … 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
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