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Monday, November 24, 2014
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Nassau County voters will choose their next district attorney in November 2015, ten months after current D.A. Kathleen Rice leaves the post for a seat in Congress. Meanwhile, Rice’s top deputy or an appointee of Gov. Andrew Cuomo will take the reins as the county’s head prosecutor. more
On the eve of Veterans Day, a bill was introduced in the County Legislature that would direct more county contracts to veterans and active-duty service members who own local businesses. more
Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg, a Democrat from Merrick, is facing eight counts of mail fraud, a federal crime, after prosecutors allege he overbilled a client at his former law firm by $2.3 million. more
On the eve of Veteran’s Day, Nassau County Community College officially opened the doors of the Veterans Resource Facility, its newest asset for members of the United States’ Armed Forces … more
A company’s plans to build “Port Ambrose,” a liquefied natural gas terminal in the Atlantic Ocean 19 miles southeast of Jones Beach, have stalled for months in a federal review process, but that is likely to change next month. A U.S. Coast Guard official estimated that the government will release a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Port Ambrose in December. more
Herald Community Newspapers had a strong showing in the Local Media Association’s 2014 advertising and promotions contest. The Herald picked up four awards from among hundreds … more
Nassau County will receive a $200,00 grant to further its fight against Long Island’s heroin crisis. The money, secured by State Sens. Kemp Hannon and Jack Martins, will be used to assist police in investigating fatal heroin and opioid overdoses. more
Buses to replace trains on the Far Rockaway Branch between Far Rockaway and Valley Stream overnight Sunday, Nov. 9 from 12:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for track maintenance Customers Are Advised to … more
Republicans on Tuesday won control of many Democratic seats in Congress, but not Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s. more
Despite Democratic losses in Congress on Tuesday, local Dems fared well in the House of Representatives, retaining the 3rd, 4th and 5th Congressional seats. Incumbent Gregory Meeks handily won re-election in the 5th C.D., capturing 92 percent of the vote, while incumbent Steve Israel hung on with 54 percent. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice won election to the 4th Congressional District seat now held by Democrat Carolyn McCarthy, who is retiring. She defeated Republican Bruce Blakeman, a former presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature. more
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