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Sunday, May 24, 2015
Politics
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After a closed-door meeting in Albany on May 11, Dean Skelos stepped down as Senate Majority Leader and will be replaced by John Flanagan (R-East Northport). Immediately after criminal charges … more
Kate Murray, the Town of Hempstead’s supervisor for 12 years, is giving up the relative safety of her post for a run at higher office: Nassau County district attorney. more
State Assemblyman Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook) announced that he and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) had secured over $2.7 million in road repair funds for the Town of Hempstead, plus additional funds for its villages, which will ultimately provide Malverne with at least $137,000 for road repair aid. more
This May 8 marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day — the end of World War II in Europe. To pay tribute to the occasion, and in honor of those from the Greatest Generation who fought in it, the Herald reached out to some of the remaining WWII servicemen in our area to give us a glimpse of their incredible lives and sacrifices during that monumental time in United States history. These are edited excerpts of their fascinating stories: more
Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, turned themselves over to the FBI in Manhattan on the morning of Monday, May 4 on charges of extortion, fraud and soliciting bribes. It was … more
The New York Times is reporting that Senator Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, may be arrested as early as Monday, May 4. Skelos, the senate's Majority Leader and a Republican from Rockville Centre, and his … more
The bills came just days after it was revealed publicly that federal prosecutors are investigating Dean Skelos, Republican majority leader of the State Senate, and his son, Adam, in connection with AbTech Industries, an Arizona company that hired the latter and received a $12 million storm-water treatment contract from Nassau County, even though another company submitted a lower bid. more
It has been a little more than two months since Erin King Sweeney was appointed the new councilwoman in the Town of Hempstead’s 5th District, following the retirement of Angie Cullin. more
Facing pressure from state and local officials, New York Rising announced a major policy change on Thursday to part of its reimbursement formula that officials say has stalled the rebuilding process … more
Shortly after Fred Senti, 28, a chief with the Lakeview Fire Department, got engaged, he was looking to rent an apartment with his fiancée for $2,000 a month when he was advised otherwise. “My friend told me, ‘You’re going to be paying someone else’s mortgage; why not pay your own mortgage?’” he recalled. Luckily, Senti had enough money to make a down payment, and became a proud owner of his own home. more
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