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The morning commute for Elmont and Valley Stream residents used to be simple. More than a decade ago, they could hop aboard the northbound N1 bus and ride to the Jamaica subway station, or the … more
At its Jan. 23 meeting, the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency board voted 3 to 2 against a developer’s re-quest for a payment in lieu of taxes agreement for a $90 million, 172-unit luxury apartment complex at the former Harbor Isle petroleum-storage facility in Island Park. more
After the Democratically controlled State Assembly and Senate passed the Reproductive Health Act last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the law, protecting and expanding abortion rights in New York. more
The New York State Senate passed a bill last week that eliminates the mandatory use of state assessments to determine a teacher or principal’s effectiveness. It amends a 2015 education law and empowers school districts and teachers to make the decision on whether to use standardized tests in teacher or principal evaluations. more
The state Senate passed a bill on Jan. 23 to make the property tax levy increase cap permanent. The cap, passed in 2011 and set to expire in 2020, prevents increases in the tax levy from exceeding 2 … more
Nassau County police arrested a Mastic Beach man on Monday after he allegedly beat and stabbed his girlfriend, stole her Honda and twice ran her over with it in Point Lookout. The suspect, … more
The City Council is scheduled to hold a special meeting on Wednesday, where four council members are expected to appoint Corporation Counsel Rob Agostisi the new acting city manager. Agostisi, who … more
State Sen. Todd Kaminsky on Wednesday questioned state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos at a joint legislative budget hearing on environmental conservation following … more
School district officials kicked off budget talks earlier this month when administrators gave the first of a series of presentations to the Board of Education ahead of a spending plan that the public … more
With the shutdown of the federal government reaching Day 33 on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice, State Assemblywoman Taylor Raynor and Nassau County Executive Laura Curran visited the Freeport-based Long Island Cares food pantry to shine a light on the hardships that federal workers now face. more
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