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On Tuesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Raymond Tierney told the jury in the 10-week corruption trial of former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto and former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano that … more
Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced on Monday new state legislation that would criminalize threats of mass violence that current laws do not address. “School threats have … more
Members of the El Salvadoran gang MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, have threatened Nassau County and Village of Hempstead police officers, according to County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. The threats follow the extradition from Maryland this week of Miguel Angel Corea Diaz, known on the street as “the Reaper,” an MS-13 kingpin who is the gang’s highest-ranking member on the East Coast. more
Elise Damas, director of the Pathway to Citizenship Long Island Program at the Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead, says she is really worried about the possible end to the Temporary Protected Status program for El Salvadorans, Hondurans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans because it could lead to a rise in crime. more
Part four in an ongoing series. Read parts [1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7] here. Elaine Duke, former Department of Homeland Security secretary, and current Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen … more
Opening arguments were heard on Wednesday in the corruption trial of Former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto. more
Fred Mei, the former deputy Town of Oyster Bay attorney, wore a wire for the FBI during conversations with town officials in 2015, according to recent court filings. Mei is at the center of the … more
Richard “Rob” Walker, former chief deputy to then County Executive Ed Mangano, pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges of obstruction of justice and making false statements to FBI agents. He was released on $200,000 surety bond, for which he and his wife put up their Hicksville home. more
South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Jan. 23 to enter into an affiliation agreement with the Mount Sinai Health System in an effort to expand health care … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that he was seeking $11.5 million for more after-school and vocational training programs for young people in “high-risk” communities, to prevent them from joining the notorious El Salvadoran gang MS-13. more
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