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BloggersAlvin Bessent Rita Ciolli Michael Dobie Joseph Dolman Lane Filler Sam Guzik Anne Michaud Larry Striegel
What to make of the results from this past week of school bond votes in Nassau County? Two were approved, one rejected. It’s tempting to note simply that the biggest one went down and leave it at that, but that might not be the whole story. The scorecard: Sewanhaka: Voters rejected a $99.5 million bond referendum, 53-47 percent. Bellmore-Merrick: Voters approved a $49.9 million referendum, 56-44...Read more »
At this point, you could almost praise Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano's close associates for the openness with which they're trying to manipulate the election system to improve their man's chances at winning. Almost, but not quite. There's a new candidate looking to represent the Green Party in the race, which will pit the Republican Mangano against one of two Democrats: former county Executive...Read more »
In a month-long sting operation begun in April by the Nassau County Police Department and the district attorney’s office, 104 men were arrested for soliciting prostitutes. Called “Operation Flush the Johns” (oh, to be a fly on the wall at the meetings where they argue over operation names), the plan involved creating online advertisements for escorts, getting men to agree to meet up at a hotel,...Read more »