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It has been a little more than two months since Erin King Sweeney was appointed the new councilwoman in the Town of Hempstead’s 5th District, following the retirement of Angie Cullin. more
Facing pressure from state and local officials, New York Rising announced a major policy change on Thursday to part of its reimbursement formula that officials say has stalled the rebuilding process … more
After a meeting on March 11 with U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, and Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, of New Jersey, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate announced that the agency had agreed to reopen and review every flood insurance claim — approximately 144,000 — filed in New York and New Jersey by victims of Hurricane Sandy, and not limit corrective action to just the 2,200 claims that are now in litigation. more
New York is one of two states in the country that automatically processes, prosecutes and incarcerates 16- and 17-year olds — regardless of the offense — as adults, a measure that Gov. Andrew Cuomo, backed by a large number of advocacy groups, is pushing to change. more
By Nicole Gubelli and Michelle LaFiura Snow and sleet didn’t stop more than 400 people from attending this year’s art and photography exhibit, “Women of the World: Think Big,” on March … more
The Town of Hempstead next week will consider a law that would implement a “Do Not Knock” policy to protect homeowners, while raising fines for solicitors who don’t register with the town. more
In his State of the County speech Wednesday night in East Meadow, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano painted a bright picture of Nassau’s present and future, touting his administration’s efforts to attract young people and families to the county, spur growth in the private sector, downsize government and hold down taxes. more
Standard & Poor’s reduced the Town of Hempstead’s bond rating by three levels last week, but town officials noted that the municipality still received a solid investment grade and that there were … more
The Elmont American Legion Post 1033 has lost a very special member, Alfonso “Big Al” Curiale, a U.S. Army veteran who served and was wounded in Italy not long after the Anzio invasion. … more
Students from Clara H. Carlson School celebrated Black History Month on Feb. 12 through a variety of class-level projects and presentations that spanned throughout the entire school day. In Rina … more
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