News Clips

  • N. Hempstead residents can view town expenditures on website

    February 23, 2017 - 12:00am

    North Hempstead residents can now precisely track how their tax dollars are spent, with the town’s recent launch of a comprehensive website showing years of its expenditures.

    From auto equipment purchases to contracts awarded to vendors, residents can access online checkbooks dating from 2014 up to January 2017.

    Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth said the website — — is part of her administration’s ongoing effort to boost openness and transparency.

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  • National Democratic Leader And Businessman is a Political Role Model

    February 21, 2017 - 12:00am

    February 17, 2017 - 12:00am

    The bitterly contentious issue of how to permanently fix Nassau’s $6 billion property tax assessment system is developing into a dominant focus of this year’s emerging county executive race, as tens of thousands of taxpayers file assessment challenges before a deadline extended amid heightened public concern.

  • Laura Curran proposes Nassau contracting reform

    February 14, 2017 - 12:00am

    Democratic Nassau County executive candidate Laura Curran on Tuesday rolled out a multipronged plan to reform the county’s contracting system, which has been the focus of nearly two years’ worth of local and federal public corruption investigations.

    At a news conference in the living room of her home in Baldwin, Curran, a Nassau County legislator, detailed nine proposals.

    Most have already been proposed, either by the Democratic legislative minority, District Attorney Madeline Singas or County Executive Edward Mangano.

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  • Nassau DA Madeline Singas and Sen. Todd Kaminsky push anti-corruption bills

    February 8, 2017 - 12:00am

    Two Democrats are calling for changes to state law that would increase penalties for public corruption convictions and give local prosecutors some of the same tools as the federal government in investigating cases.

    Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas and State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, of Long Beach, on Wednesday announced the proposals in response to what they said were the most-common roadblocks met during local corruption probes — ones that often result in charges not being filed, or filed instead by the U.S. attorney’s office.

  • Long Beach City Council appoints new member over protests

    February 3, 2017 - 12:00am

    Long Beach City Council members Friday appointed Chumi Diamond to the council during a divisive meeting where residents raised questions about outside political influence.

    Council members Anthony Eramo, Scott Mandel and Anissa Moore unanimously appointed Diamond to the council through the end of the year, with Council President Len Torres absent.

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  • Democrats set slate for county races

    February 2, 2017 - 12:00am

    In the wake of several corruption scandals involving Long Island elected officials, Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) was endorsed by county Democrats on Monday to run for county executive, and she pledged to clean up government and restore the public’s trust.

  • Pol seeks Nassau County audit of NICE bus contract

    January 24, 2017 - 12:00am

    A Democratic Nassau lawmaker is calling for an audit of the county’s contract with its deficit-ridden transit provider, raising questions about whether the taxpayers and riders are paying too much for too little.

    Legis. Siela Bynoe (D-Westbury) on Wednesday sent a letter to Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos asking him to audit Nassau’s contract with Transdev — the parent company of the Nassau Inter-County Express, or NICE — “to determine whether the interests of County residents are being fully protected.”

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  • John Brooks wins 8th Senate District race, officials say

    December 15, 2016 - 12:00am

    Democrat John Brooks has won the 8th Senate District race after a five-week count of more than 8,000 paper ballots, election officials and political party leaders said Thursday.

    After finishing their count, Nassau election officials said Brooks, a former Seaford school board member, won by 258 votes over incumbent GOP State Sen. Michael Venditto (R-Massapequa) in the Nassau portion of the district.

    Suffolk County’s Board of Elections has 211 ballots still to open Friday, but GOP officials conceded the race was over.


  • Board renames school after late Nassau legislator Judy Jacobs

    December 5, 2016 - 12:00am

    The Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education on Monday night unanimously voted to rename Parkway Elementary School in honor of longtime Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs.

    Jacobs, who died in September at age 77. She was an 11-term Democrat representing Woodbury at the time of her death.

    The 7-0 vote represented the first time in the district’s history that the board named a school after an elected official, said President Debbie Bernstein.

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