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Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen denounced a proposed measure on Aug. 2 that would extend civil-service worker pay scales to appointed employees, effectively giving them a combined $800,000 … more
Town of Hempstead officials are making a bipartisan push to allow public breastfeeding in any town park or facility. Town Councilman Dennis Dunne, a Republican who represents East Meadow, and … more
Just three months into John Mikulin’s tenure representing the State Assembly’s 17th District, James Coll, 45, of Seaford, announced that he would be challenging him for the seat this fall. … more
Local politicians announced at a July 2 news conference their plans to support the eight migrant children who were separated from their parents at the U.S. border and are currently staying at Mercy … more
“No hate! No fear!” chants rang out in front of Rockville Centre’s Long Island Rail Road station last Saturday morning as the crowd began growing. “Immigrants are welcome … more
The New York state legislative session ended in Albany on June 20 and, despite the push by a number of advocacy groups around New York and in Nassau County, a number of voting reform bills did not … more
Editors note: The state's legislative session ends on June 20 and the Herald will be releasing a follow-up story on the state of voting reform in our next edition.  As the state legislative … more
Dean Skelos, the former Rockville Centre politico who rose to become speaker of the State Senate, and his son, Adam, are scheduled to return to federal court on June 18 to face charges that Dean … more
A mistrial was declared on Thursday, Day 47 of the trial of former Nassau county Executive Ed Mangano and his wife, Linda. Jurors remained deadlocked on a verdict after nearly nine days of deliberations. more
Sitting in an English class at St. John’s University in 2007, John Mikulin, of Levittown, faced something of a watershed moment when he received a text alert from the college’s office of public safety that there was a gunman on campus. more
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