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Mohamed Tarek, a 14-year-old Elmont High School student, was walking home from a basketball game when an unlicensed driver who was trying to move into the eastbound lanes of the Southern State Parkway from North Central Avenue struck him, leaving him in a coma. In the aftermath, representatives of the State Department of Transportation agreed to conduct a traffic study at Exit 13. more
The Republican-majority Hempstead Town Board on Oct. 30 passed its $432.5-million budget by a vote of 6-1. Town Supervisor Laura Gillen, a Democrat, did not endorse the spending plan, which, she said, relied on uncertain savings to fund an $11-million tax cut. more
In a race widely viewed as crucial for state Democrats’ efforts to take control of the Senate, Anna Kaplan, a Democrat from Great Neck defeated Republican incumbent Elaine Phillips from Flower Hill … more
Democrat Judy Griffin defeated incumbent Brian Curran in the 21st Assembly District in Tuesday’s election. Griffin, a Rockville Centre community activist and a former director of community outreach … more
Herald Community Newspapers editors and reporters have spent the past two months reporting on Election 2018, and on Tuesday, November 6th, it will all boil down to a single factor: your vote.  more
The Herald endorses Michaelle Solages, a Democrat from Valley Stream, for the 22nd Assembly District seat. Solages was first elected to the office in 2012, when the district was formed from parts … more
In the nearly two years that Atlantic Beach resident Melissa Miller has been a state assemblywoman, she has learned that government moves at a glacial pace — which Miller, the mother of a special-needs child, finds frustrating. more
North Merrick Republican Dave McDonough, 81, was first elected to the State Assembly in a special election in 2002 and was re-elected to his ninth term in 2016. more
Rep. Tom Suozzi has spoken of the importance of working across the aisle for a long time. After he was elected to Congress in 2016, he joined the Problem Solvers Caucus — 48 members of both parties … more
The Herald Gazette endorses Democratic challenger Jim Gaughran, of Huntington, for the State Senate’s 5th District seat. In addition to his years of public service on the Huntington Town Board … more
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