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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Politics
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The City Council expressed its ongoing frustration with New York Rising last week, calling on the agency to cut more red tape that has brought the recovery process to a standstill for many homeowners, more than two years after Hurricane Sandy. more
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced last week that more than $5 million in federal Hurricane Sandy aid had been earmarked for Long Island, $4.1 million of which will go to … more
When members of the City Council were first elected in 2011, they promised to usher in unprecedented transparency and open government, citing the shortcomings of the previous administration and their … more
A week after the Long Beach City Council called for more details regarding South Nassau Communities Hospital’s plans for the Hurricane Sandy-shuttered Long Beach Medical Center, South Nassau … more
After more than two months of looming layoffs and heated exchanges between the firefighters’ union and the city, four career firefighters received word last week that they were being let go, but … more
U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice co-sponsored legislation introduced earlier this month that would forgive debts incurred by Hurricane Sandy victims after the Federal Emergency Management Agency mistakenly overpaid them disaster relief funds. more
With residents and local officials demanding more details about the future of health care in Long Beach, State Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky is calling on the New York State Department of Health to hold … more
In what came as a shock to many residents at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Council President Anthony Eramo, who was sworn into the position just last month, was unanimously voted out as president … 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
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