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The Town of Hempstead is strengthening its strategy to deal with so-called “zombie” properties in the area. Town officials announced on June 16 a new bill that would require banks to put deposits … more
Christopher Ferrall returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., in 2008 with a gift for his son, Thomas — a souvenir that celebrated then-presidential candidate Barack Obama. The reticence with which … more
Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group presented its vision for the south lot of the racetrack to the community at a June 15 meeting at the Elmont Public Library. The company’s … more
South High School held its annual Project Citizen hearing on June 9, in which students presented detailed public policy action plans for national and global issues based on their extensive research. more
New York lawmakers are pushing forward a bill in the last days of the legislative session that would require school districts to be more vigilant in testing drinking water for lead content. Recent tests of Valley Stream schools’ drinking water revealed traces of lead in Districts 13 and 24 and in the Valley Stream Central High School District, and were swiftly addressed, according to school officials, who see no problems with the pending legislation. more
The nonprofit group Reclaim New York filed a lawsuit on June 7 in Nassau County Supreme Court against the Elmont School District for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Law … more
The Democratic congressional hopeful in the 5th District, Ali Mirza, has challenged incumbent Gregory Meeks to a debate before the June 28 primary. Mirza addressed issues that he has with the … more
A nonprofit group named District 13 one of 57 governing bodies on Long Island that did not comply with a Freedom of Information Law, or FOIL, request submitted as part of a project by the group, … more
Nassau County police arrested a man in Floral Park Wednesday afternoon, officials said, who is being investigated in connection with numerous knifepoint robberies across the county since at least January. more
The Valley Stream Board of Zoning and Appeals rejected a portion of a developer’s proposal to build a 9-unit apartment building on North Central Avenue on May 17, and adjourned a decision regarding a piece of the plan that calls for two colonial homes to be built on an adjacent single-sized lot on Benedict Avenue until next month. more
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