News Clips

  • New leaders have a fresh opportunity to develop Nassau Hub

    November 19, 2017 - 12:00am

    Could new leaders mean a new chance for an old piece of asphalt?

    If they have a vision, a willingness to take on a fight and the ability to form strong partnerships with New York State and private developers, the answer could be yes.

    And that could mean a vibrant future for the Nassau Hub.

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  • Nassau Democrats celebrate historic victories

    November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

    “I think there’s nothing more important than restoring trust in our elected officials,” said Jay Jacobs, the Democratic chairman of Nassau County, as he joined with County Executive-elect Laura Curran and newly elected officials on the steps of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building on Wednesday afternoon.

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  • Voting breakdown: How Laura Curran won in Nassau County

    November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

    Democratic Nassau County Executive-elect Laura Curran rode a relentless anti-corruption campaign message — boosted by the anti-Trump wave seen in other suburbs — to take parts of the county that Republicans typically dominate in local elections, political analysts said.

    A day after Curran’s victory over Republican Jack Martins, a breakdown of the vote shows that GOP stronghold areas in the Town of Hempstead, such as East Meadow and Merrick, went only narrowly to Martins or even outright to Curran.

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  • The way forward in Nassau County

    November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

    In 2001, Tom Suozzi swept into office as Nassau County executive, replacing Thomas Gulotta and the Republicans who had ruled for decades. Democrats replaced Republicans in the hundreds of “exempt” decision-making positions leaving Republicans out in the cold. Changes had to be made, and Suozzi needed to take the levers of power to make things happen. In 2009, Suozzi was swept from office by Edward Mangano and the Republicans. More than a 100 Democratic jobs were lost.

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  • Surprise win for Democrats in Hempstead supervisor race

    November 8, 2017 - 12:00am

    In a stunning upset to the GOP’s power base on Long Island, Laura Gillen will become Hempstead’s first Democratic town supervisor in more than a century.

    Gillen, 48, an attorney from Rockville Centre, triumphed over GOP incumbent Anthony Santino in an uphill battle in a town that has been controlled by Republicans for generations.

    “No one believed I could win this,” Gillen said early Wednesday morning. “No one would write me a check to donate to my campaign.”

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  • Editorial: Laura Curran for county executive

    October 31, 2017 - 12:00am

    Based on their résumés, former Republican state Sen. Jack Martins would seem to have a clear edge over Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran in the race for Nassau County executive.

    Martins, a Republican lawyer from Old Westbury, served as mayor of Mineola from 2003 to 2010 during which time he is credited with helping right the village’s finances and continuing a master plan that is changing the face of the downtown business district.

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  • Judi Bosworth for North Hempstead supervisor

    October 31, 2017 - 12:00am

    Incumbent Democrat Judi Bosworth wants a third term to continue making headway on transparency and the town’s fiscal health. She has pushed to livestream board meetings and for ethic reforms, including an anti-nepotism law. However, Bosworth has more to do.

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  • Laura Curran is the choice for county executive

    October 31, 2017 - 12:00am

    In 2017, it’s nigh impossible to get voters on the left and right of the political spectrum to agree on almost anything, but in Nassau County, this year’s election appears to have Republicans and Democrats united on one point: Change is needed in county government.

    In our view, Democrat Laura Curran is the best candidate to bring that change.

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  • Laura Curran seeks new milestone: Nassau County executive’s job

    October 31, 2017 - 12:00am

    Laura Curran delivered her first political speech when she was 8 years old, addressing a large crowd in a South Miami square to rally for the Equal Rights Amendment, which would have banned discrimination based on gender.

    Wearing a green jumpsuit — the color of pro-ERA signs — Curran was the final speaker, delivering a five-minute speech on equality and justice.

    Four decades later, Curran, 49, a second-term Democratic Nassau County legislator from Baldwin, finds herself as the first woman from a major political party to run for Nassau County executive.

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  • Column: Democrats are better for town, county

    October 31, 2017 - 12:00am

    In the wake of the calamitous failure of federal government, we are increasingly dependent on the policies and programs that come from state and local government — everything from environmental and consumer protection to public health, education, safety and infrastructure.

    And that means we are more reliant than ever before on the competence, intelligence and yes compassion of those we elect to leadership, from our villages and school boards, to our towns and county.

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