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More than 500 people are expected to attend an upcoming political summit hosted by Temple Hillel in North Woodmere on March 8, according to event organizers. more
The Village of Lawrence will hold a public hearing at its March 5 meeting on the possibility of approving a local law that would permit the trustees to pierce the mandated state tax cap of 2.1 percent. more
Hundreds of local dignitaries, residents, friends and relatives attended the funeral mass at St. Joachim’s R.C. Church in Cedarhurst on Friday to pay their respects to lifelong Five Towns resident Andrew J. Parise who died on Feb. 8 at 90. more
After the death of longtime Cedarhurst Mayor Andrew Parise, trustee candidates Daniel Burg and Yoel Goldfeder decided last weekend not to run. more
New York state has pledged to fund the installation of a $150 million nitrogen-removal system at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant, which will reduce the environmental harm of the sewage the plant discharges into Nassau County’s Western Bays, state and county officials said on Feb. 12. The officials, speaking at a Mineola news conference, also called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide $550 million more to build an outfall pipe to carry effluent from Bay Park into the Atlantic Ocean. more
Madeline Singas, Nassau County’s new acting district attorney, stopped by Herald Community Newspapers’ Garden City office last Thursday for a discussion with editors and reporters about the views, goals and strategies she brings to the job. The conversation touched on topics from gun violence to illegal drugs, police practices, public corruption and what Singas sees as the need for “smart prosecution,” from crime-prevention strategies to alternatives to jailing young, non-violent offenders. more
The outcome of the race in the Nassau County Legislature's 19th District could prove key to whether the Legislature’s Republican majority is able to secure a supermajority, which is needed to borrow money or override a county executive’s veto. more
The New York State Board of Elections acknowledged on Feb. 6 that Norma Gonsalves, the Nassau County Legislature’s presiding officer, repeatedly failed to make required campaign finance filings dating back to 2006. more
Newly elected Congresswoman Kathleen Rice was appointed to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in January. Rice, the former District Attorney of Nassau County, helped create Nassau’s … more
PSEG Long Island submitted a three-year rate plan last week that requests increases of 2 percent of aggregate revenues (customers’ bills) a year for the next three years. This will result in an average monthly bill increase of approximately $3.25 in 2016 and approximately $3.30 in 2017 and 2018. more
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