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Sunday, March 29, 2015
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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
Shortly after Fred Senti, 28, a chief with the Lakeview Fire Department, got engaged, he was looking to rent an apartment with his fiancée for $2,000 a month when he was advised otherwise. “My friend told me, ‘You’re going to be paying someone else’s mortgage; why not pay your own mortgage?’” he recalled. Luckily, Senti had enough money to make a down payment, and became a proud owner of his own home. 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
In a report released by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli last week, Malverne was listed among 22 villages that are experiencing some level of financial stress, but village officials say the report incorrectly evaluates the village’s fiscal state. 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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