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Landmark Decision in Nassau Crime Lab Scandal

Anthony Papa | Posted 06.26.2012 | New York
Anthony Papa

No one should be rotting away in prison, sentenced from a crime based on tainted evidence. What will happen to the potentially several hundred prisoners whose cases could have been tainted by problematic testing procedures?

Integrate Long Island Schools

Alan Singer | Posted 05.19.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

On Long Island, our diversity is one of our greatest resources. It is time to finally racially integrate our schools.

Penniless Counties Repel Purchasers

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.11.2012 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

A chat with a house-hunt dropout added another anti-buy refrain to the song shunned home sellers are hearing. "Your county is broke, I'm not going to fix it. No one's getting my money to clear up your deficit."

Suburban Man Allegedly Found With Bombs And Pot Crop Faces Judge

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.08.2012 | Crime

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — A man broke into his elderly parents' home in New York while they wintered in Florida and built up a cache of enough explosi...

Marijuana Crop, Weapons Arsenal Discovered In Suburban Home

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.07.2012 | Crime

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — A thriving crop of marijuana plants, an arsenal of guns, pipe bombs, grenades and enough explosives to potentially level an ...

A Lot of Blame, But No Accountability on Nassau County Crime Lab Scandal

Anthony Papa | Posted 01.18.2012 | New York
Anthony Papa

Potentially several hundred cases have been tainted by the testing procedures used by the Nassau County Crime lab. What is going to happen to the individuals who are currently serving prison sentences based on problematic evidence?

SAT Officials To Testify At New York Cheating Hearing

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 12.25.2011 | Education

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — A security firm run by the former director of the FBI has been retained to review security – and will recommend change...

Matt Sledge

As Budget Problems Loom, Nassau County Sees Quick Fix In Privatizing Services | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.20.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Angela Davis is worried. Four or five times a month, whenever the 58 year old with cerebral palsy needs to visit her doctor or shop at a s...

$5 Million Bail Set For NY Pediatrician Facing Sex Charges

AP/The Huffington Post | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 09.14.2011 | New York

MINEOLA, N.Y. — A New York pediatrician charged with sexually abusing young female patients, including some who were secretly videotaped or photogra...

Renewed Fight For Gay Marriage In NY Hits Suburbs

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 06.24.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Lady Gaga on stage on Long Island this weekend, actors Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick and Julianne Moore on video and Gov. Andrew Cuo...

Struggling Michigan Training 'Financial Swat' Teams

Bloomberg | Jeff Green and Jonathan Keehner | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

Michigan is giving hundreds of financial professionals and public employees a crash course in advising troubled municipalities, building an army of em...

At The Heart Of Darkness

Elizabeth E. Evans | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion
Elizabeth E. Evans

As we begin our religious observances this week, I hope that we will keep in mind the Maureens and Megans among us: dear to God even in death, but so deserving of a life of here on earth.

Long Island Serial Killer UPDATE: Bones Found At Jones Beach

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2011 | New York

UPDATE: (AP) – Police have found what they suspect are human remains in two locations near a New York beach, bringing to 10 the number of potential ...

Tainted Evidence from Nassau County Crime Lab May Be Nightmare for DA Rice

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

Will DA Rice pursue justice for dozens, hundreds, perhaps thousands of people who may be wrongfully incarcerated? Can Nassau County afford retrials?

How A NY Tax Cut Backfired On The Tea Party

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MINEOLA, New York (By Edith Honan and Kristina Cooke) - At his January 2010 inauguration, Tea Party-backed Republican Edward Mangano marched up to th...

State Takes Control Over Nassau County's Finances

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — One of the nation's wealthiest counties was placed Wednesday under a state fiscal watchdog that determined it was headed for f...

Nicole Suriel Should not be Forgotten

Peter Zucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Peter Zucker

Nicole Suriel of the Columbia Secondary School drowned off the beach of Long Beach, Long Island, while caught up in a riptide. What makes this so ultimately tragic is that Nicole was on a field trip.

Capturing the Friedmans Dad Was My Unforgettable Teacher: Apply His Classroom Lessons to Set His Son Free

Perry Binder | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Perry Binder

Intellectually, I know you cannot separate the person from the teacher. For me, it is contradictory and maddening that Mr. Friedman provided meaningful guidance to countless students.

Kathleen Rice Will Review Infamous Friedman Child Molestation Case

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — A prosecutor said Tuesday she will select a group of law-enforcement, legal and social science experts to help her investiga...

Female Corrections Officer Arrested In Long Island Shooting Spree

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP)-- Three people were shot, two of them fatally, during a shooting spree early Wednesday morning, and a corrections officer related...

NY Assembly Special Election Results Bode Ill for Paterson and for Dems in State Senate

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

In Tuesday's four special elections to fill vacant New York State Assembly seats, Republicans won three of the four races, and garnered a net gain of two seats.

Tanker Explodes On Long Island Expressway

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MELVILLE, N.Y. — A fuel truck flipped and exploded on New York's Long Island Expressway on Saturday morning, killing the driver and creating a f...

How The East Was Lost: Tom Suozzi & Democrats Lose Long Island

B.D. Gallof | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
B.D. Gallof

Tom Suozzi's supposed easy ride to a third term blew out in embarrassing fashion as many voters were not seeing change or results.

NY Judge Considers Dropping Charges In LIRR Disability Pension Scandal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MINEOLA, N.Y. — A New York judge is considering a request to drop criminal charges against a longtime Long Island Rail Road employee linked to a...

Lacy Reid Left Sick Mom On Kitchen Floor For 2 Days Before Calling 911

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

FREEPORT, N.Y. — A New York man is accused of leaving his ailing mother on the floor and stepping over her for two days before calling 911. Pol...