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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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Sec. of State John Kerry seeking more authority for the administration to fight ISIS. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warning of “dangerous concessions” if rivals win election. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.): “Is there ever a good time to admit our country tortured people?"

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