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Celeste Hadrick

Mangano nominates three district court judges

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano.

(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, a Republican, has asked the GOP-controlled county legislature to confirm three appointments to the district court.

All three nominees are Republican.

Mangano has nominated Hempstead Town Board member James Darcy to fill an opening in Hempstead district court created when Terrence Murphy was elected to county court in November.

The county...

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Nassau's Blakeman could return to Hempstead Town board, GOP insiders say

Come January, unsuccessful Republican Congressional candidate Bruce Blakeman could wind up where he started in politics — on the Hempstead Town Board.

Here’s the scenario from three GOP insiders: If the GOP-controlled Nassau legislature confirms Republican County Executive Edward Mangano’s appointment of Hempstead Town board member James Darcy as a district court judge in January, the Republican-controlled...

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Nassau PBA party draws political crowd

A crowd of about 650 people attended the Nassau Police Benevolent Association’s annual holiday party at the Crest Hollow Country Club Wednesday night including, as usual, a number of local politicians.

Rep. Peter King was there. So was Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, Nassau Chief Deputy County Executive Rob Walker, county Comptroller George Maragos, Nassau Republican Legis. Rich Nicolello,...

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Denenberg tax workshops scheduled despite court date

A day before Nassau Legis. David Denenberg appeared in federal court Dec. 11 to answer charges of mail fraud, the Merrick Democrat sent out a county-paid mailing announcing a series of workshops he was hosting to teach constituents how to protest their property tax assessments — including four dates after he is supposed to enter a guilty plea next month.

U.S. District Court Judge Joanna Seybert...

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Hempstead's Goosby urges voices be heard on village project

Hempstead Town Board member Dorothy Goosby, who was not allowed to speak at a recent Hempstead Village planning board meeting about a 336-unit apartment project proposed by Renaissance Downtowns, has sent a letter to all village residents urging them to call Mayor Wayne Hall, a fellow Democrat, “and let him know that we deserve to have our voices heard.”

Goosby successfully sued Hempstead...

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Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player?

Hollywood actor and director Danny Glover urging New York City to keep horse carriages. Actress Edie Falco making a TV ad to abolish horse carriages. Ex-Sony exec Mitch Singer, last week: “Why do so many believe that this is Sony’s war to fight?"

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