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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Nassau County is looking to divert tens of millions of gallons of treated sewage from the Bay Park treatment plant in East Rockaway to the ocean outfall pipe at the Cedar Creek plant on the … more
Led by Legislator Ellen Birnbaum, Nassau County Democratic lawmakers proposed a Gun Storage Safety Law on Tuesday, they said, to keep guns out of the hands of children and “others who shouldn’t have access to them.” more
At his sentencing hearing on May 12, Adam Skelos acknowledged what many in Rockville Centre have been saying since he and his father, Dean, were convicted of corruption in December: He ruined his … more
When you look at data on drunken driving over the past 30-plus years, it’s clear that we’re making real progress. Drunken driving-related deaths have been cut in half since 1980, down to just under 10,000 in 2014. But it’s equally clear that bringing that number down to zero will require a lot of hard work, creative thinking and new ideas. more
Former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, who was convicted of federal corruption charges in December, was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday, May 12. He was also fined $500,000. more
Lawrence Lessig, the Harvard Law professor who briefly campaigned for the presidency in 2015, spoke to more than 150 people at Nassau Community College on April 27, speaking publicly for the first time about his relationship with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and calling for action against what he said is the country’s foremost problem: money in politics. more
Residents are debating four proposed development plans for the 28-acre south parcel at Belmont Park. Three of those plans involve converting the land into big-box retail outlets as well as a grocery … more
More than 150 union workers, fans, and locals rallied at the south lot of Belmont Park to urge state officials to make a decision on a proposed soccer stadium and complex that has been lying in wait … more
A public hearing will be held at Valley Stream Village Hall on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss a developer’s request for a zoning variance that would allow for the construction of a three-story, nine-unit apartment building at 138 N. Central Avenue. more
It seemed like Nicholas Raimondo, 24, of Valley Stream, was on track for his dream job, a career in the Navy, when he graduated from boot camp in Great Lakes, Ill., in January. But the severe headaches he experienced during training worried his girlfriend, Ashley Bruno, 21, a fellow South High School graduate, and she insisted that he see a doctor or she would tell his parents that something was wrong. more
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