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The Town of Hempstead is strengthening its strategy to deal with so-called “zombie” properties in the area. Town officials announced on June 16 a new bill that would require banks to put deposits … more
Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group presented its vision for the south lot of the racetrack to the community at a June 15 meeting at the Elmont Public Library. The company’s … more
The nonprofit group Reclaim New York filed a lawsuit on June 7 in Nassau County Supreme Court against the Elmont School District for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Law … more
Nassau County police arrested a man in Floral Park Wednesday afternoon, officials said, who is being investigated in connection with numerous knifepoint robberies across the county since at least January. more
A committee of local residents and a team of private consultants, tasked with developing a plan for “new infrastructure and other mitigation” in Bellmore and Merrick to lessen the impact of future catastrophic storms, have produced a list of “potential priority projects,” which in the next few weeks they must narrow down to five to 10 shovel-ready projects that could qualify for $12 million in government funding. more
One year after Superstorm Sandy laid waste to Long Island’s electrical grids, New Jersey-based energy company PSE&G is preparing to replace LIPA in managing … more
A committee of local residents tasked with developing a plan to spend $12.1 million on Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in Bellmore and Merrick held its first meeting last week, at which committee members, a team of consultants provided by the state and a handful of residents discussed project ideas and offered input on how they believe the committee should move forward. more
“What happened with Sandy is really a metaphor with what’s happening in Washington,” U.S. Rep. Peter … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order on Monday, Nov. 5 which provides for any voter in Nassau County who was displaced by Hurricane Sandy to vote by affidavit ballot at any poll site in New … more
Sometimes, words are not enough. Even though words are my business, there are so many others who said it better about the life and passing of their -- and my -- beloved Mayor Ed Sieban. So instead, I put together a montage of photos and short videos of the mayor "in action." I hope you like it. more
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