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Applause broke out at Elmont Memorial High School on Sunday as the two finalists for the development of Belmont Park announced plans to create thousands of temporary and permanent jobs as part of ambitious plans to develop the racing center further. more
Town of Hempstead Supervisor-elect Laura Gillen held a news conference on the steps of Town Hall last Thursday to lambaste outgoing Supervisor Tony Santino’s plans to enact a contract amendment that would prohibit future termination of civil service employees, except for cause. That is, no layoffs would be allowed. more
In a nearly 20-minute address on Dec. 6 from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and directed the United States State Department to begin the process of moving the embassy to an undeclared site in Jerusalem. more
Town of Hempstead Supervisor-elect Laura Gillen hand-delivered a letter to outgoing Supervisor Anthony Santino on Tuesday asking him to investigate and report whether any town documents have been destroyed or deleted. more
The House of Representatives’ tax bill passed by a 227-to-205 vote on Nov. 16, paving the way for high-tax suburban regions like Long Island to be hit hard by tax increases while much of the rest … more
“Once we got to the Inn at New Hyde Park and the polls were closed and the numbers were coming in, my calmness fell away a little bit because this is the moment of truth,” recalled Laura Gillen, the Town of Hempstead’s first Democratic supervisor-elect in more than a century. more
For the first time in more than a century, the Town of Hempstead will have a Democratic supervisor. Laura Gillen, a Rockville Centre attorney, defeated incumbent Republican Anthony Santino on Tuesday night by roughly 2,000 votes. more
Baldwin Democrat Laura Curran pulled out a victory over Republican Jack Martins in the race for Nassau County’s highest seat on Tuesday night, withall precincts reporting, … more
The resumes of the two candidates for county comptroller, Democrat Jack Schnirman and Republican Steve Labriola, make clear that both have solid educations and a range of relevant experience. more
On Monday, Nassau County voters began receiving a campaign mailer, sent by the State Republican Committee, linking Nassau County executive candidate Laura Curran with the notorious El Salvadoran … more
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