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A New York State appeals court has officially disbarred former State Senator Dean Skelos, who was found guilty of corruption in December. Last week, the Second Judicial Department Appellate … more
Two days after the Long Beach Board of Education voted against giving support to developers of the city’s Superblock, the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency denied the applicant’s request on Thursday for $109 million in tax breaks to build two oceanfront towers. more
“It does trouble me, as a police officer, when kids say that they’re afraid of the police,” said Anderson Joseph, a detective with the Long Beach Police Department and one of two black officers on the force. Joseph, who lives in Long Beach and joined the LBPD in 2006, responded to a young woman who asked, “Why do police always think we’re going to hurt people?” more
Officials from school districts across Nassau County met at Memorial Junior High School on July 20 to learn about character education, an educational design that guides school districts to teach students in a way that addresses social and moral values so that they thrive academically and socially. more
Memorial Junior High School Principal Anthony Mignella has accepted an administrative position in the Baldwin School District and will end his six-year stint as head of the school on August 19. more
Elmont community leaders called for an increase in police presence after at least nine armed robberies of taxi drivers since late 2015, which police believe are part of a pattern. At a press … more
State Senator Todd Kaminsky and Assemblyman Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) introduced legislation that would make it illegal for a person to offer a politician a gift, or for a politician to accept a … more
Four current or former employees of the Town of Hempstead’s Sanitary District 6, and one former employee of the town’s parks department, have filed complaints claiming that their employer violated their constitutional rights and stifled their opportunity for job advancement. more
A Merrick woman was one of three people indicted on July 15 for allegedly embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Lynbrook-based charity that provides support services for people with special needs. more
A Village of Valley Stream sanitation worker was taken to the hospital on Tuesday after a dump truck ran over his legs at the village’s public works yard, at 175 Arlington Ave., according to the village. more
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