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Up on the Board: Rebirth of Foley home, LIPA contracts, Obamacare delay

After years of debate over privatizing the nursing

After years of debate over privatizing the nursing center and various legal battles, the 50 remaining patients will have to leave by the end of the month. Credit: News 12 Long Island

The editorial board is talking about new ideas for the John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility, which shut down recently after Suffolk County failed to complete a sale to two sets of interested buyers. The building could be used to treat jail inmates with drug problems, or to house the homeless.

For Sunday, we’re looking at reports that consultants for the Long Island Power Authority used the utility as a personal piggy bank. The transition this summer to a new, smaller LIPA board must also include new rules on revolving-door job switching and conflicts of interest.

We’ll be blogging today about the political fallout after a key Obamacare mandate for employers was delayed a year, until 2015. Stay tuned for the update from summer intern David Uberti.

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Up on the Board is the editorial board's blog about what we just discussed at our weekday morning meeting. These meetings are where we talk about the news of the day and hash out our positions for the opinion sections of Newsday, Newsday Westchester and amNew York.