News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics
BloggersDan Janison Rick Brand Tom Brune Robert Brodsky Paul LaRocco Yancey Roy Celeste Hadrick
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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,...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »