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Editors note: The state's legislative session ends on June 20 and the Herald will be releasing a follow-up story on the state of voting reform in our next edition.  As the state legislative … more
Dean Skelos, the former Rockville Centre politico who rose to become speaker of the State Senate, and his son, Adam, are scheduled to return to federal court on June 18 to face charges that Dean … more
A mistrial was declared on Thursday, Day 47 of the trial of former Nassau county Executive Ed Mangano and his wife, Linda. Jurors remained deadlocked on a verdict after nearly nine days of deliberations. more
State Democrats assembled at Hofstra University Wednesday and Thursday to pick their nominees for governor, attorney general and comptroller, with Sec. Hillary Clinton endorsing incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo. more
Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas has been appointed as a special prosecutor by Governor Cuomo to lead an investigation into allegations that former State Attorney General Eric … more
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen is looking to upend the way most people make it onto the Republican-majority Town Board. more
Part six in an ongoing series. Read parts [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7] here. When temporary protected status for Haitians was revoked last November, TPS recipients from other countries … more
All that was missing was a “Welcome to Freeport” sign, and the city of New Bedford, Mass., could have easily been mistaken for the village. Both communities are located on relatively small bays … more
Part two in an ongoing series.Dressed in olive-green fatigues and brandishing placards touting the legality of the AR-15 assault rifle, an estimated 300 to 400 gun rights advocates descended on … more
Elise Damas, director of the Pathway to Citizenship Long Island Program at the Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead, says she is really worried about the possible end to the Temporary Protected Status program for El Salvadorans, Hondurans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans because it could lead to a rise in crime. more
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