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The Hempstead Town Board voted on Feb. 5 to table the hiring of an outside consultant to audit the Town Building Department. The roughly $155,000 measure was intended to offer recommendations on how … more
By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com More than a hundred people gathered in the Long Beach Middle School auditorium on Monday to hear what Dr. Stephen Dewey, an adjunct psychiatry professor … more
With Black History Month in full swing, groups and organizations around town are hosting events to honor the contributions of black leaders throughout history. Temple Emanu-El of Long Beach will … more
By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com “Part of my whole philosophy with the kids is giving back. I teach the kids philanthropy is very important,” said Darren Raymar, principal of the … more
On Jan. 30, state lawmakers approved the first new gun control laws since the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act passed in 2013. Gun control advocates cheered the further tightening … more
A letter to the editor regarding the upcoming Lynbrook mayoral election. more
Members of Valley Stream’s Downtown Revitalization Task Force gathered at the village courthouse on Jan. 29 to hear from three Nassau County mayors how they improved their downtowns, the … more
Responding to criticism of non-union labor at the $5.5 million Arlington Avenue sanitation transfer station reconstruction project, Racanelli Construction, the contractor hired by the village to … more
Nearly a dozen residents appeared at the Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning appeals meeting on Jan. 30 to voice their concerns about the impact that the driveway of a new 7-Eleven, being built at 4535 Austin Blvd., would have on traffic and safety. more
The City Council voted 3-2 to appoint Corporation Counsel Rob Agostisi the new acting city manager on Jan. 30, at the end of a contentious special meeting that focused on a search process that … more
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