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Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages (D-Elmont) wrote a letter on Jan. 12 asking New York senators and congressmen representing Long Island to create an inspector general position on immigration policy. more
Cedarhurst-based Paramount Construction changed plans for a proposed apartment complex at Court and Payan Avenue to assuage critics of the building who thought it would be too large for the area, according to Dominick Minerva, Paramount’s attorney, who spoke at a Jan. 8 Village of Valley Stream board of trustees meeting. The village board must vote on the new plans before they can move forward. more
Ask about Gaetano “Guy” Ferrara in Valley Stream and you’ll get responses that range into the unexpected: historian, teacher, devout Catholic, civilian patrol officer, tennis champion, … more
Students in District 13 began using a cutting-edge, math computer program at the end of November, which uses puzzles in lieu of word problems to help students visualize math problems. “They … more
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
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
In order for a government to function, trust needs to be restored in our institutions and is arguably even more important than bipartisanship. more
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