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Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) held a press conference at the Theodore Roosevelt Nassau County Legislative & Executive Building in Mineola on Aug. 23 in hopes of putting an end to … more
Editor’s note: Merokean David Stonehill served as a Hillary Clinton campaign volunteer during the primary season and is now volunteering for Clinton’s effort to defeat Donald Trump. Below … more
The Nassau County Legislature recently unanimously approved a measure to waive all building fees for Superstorm Sandy victims. The law extends the fee-waiver period to Dec. 31, … more
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced new legislation on Aug. 10 aimed at helping firefighters across New York state combat cancer, which frequently affects those in the emergency services sector. … more
The shooting death of a Queens imam and his associate as they walked home from afternoon prayer on Aug. 13 in Ozone Park has left Long Island Muslims grief-stricken. While some leaders of local mosques fear that the incident — which activist groups say should be investigated as a hate crime — could lead to more violence against Muslims, they noted that they would continue... more
Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) hosted a Substance Abuse Education Awareness Community Seminar at the Merrick Library on July 28. Curran, who had hosted two previous seminars with … more
Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group has sponsored a radio advertisement, produced by a civic group in Elmont, that criticizes the plan for the vacant south lot of the racetrack … more
Nassau County is in talks to enter a two-year contract with a financial adviser to study a potential public-private partnership for the county’s sewage system, which some officials believe could help mitigate the burden of 10 years of sewage debts. more
Dean and Adam Skelos have scored a victory in their bid to stay out of prison while they appeal their corruption convictions. On Aug. 4, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood granted the father and … more
The Lynbrook village board plans to hold a public hearing this fall at which it will make a final decision on the construction of a Courtyard by Marriott hotel that was first proposed in 2004, though officials said they have already OK’d a tentative lease agreement for the land with the developer. more
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