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When is this flag NOT a symbol of hate? I’ll show you…

When is this flag NOT a symbol of hate? I’ll show you…

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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My in-laws live in Gettysburg, so I’m up-to-date with all the controversy, in regards of the removal of the Confederate flag, from the nation’s Parks and Civil War battlefields.  To be honest, I can see both sides of the argument — but as time goes on I’m leaning towards those who want to remove it […]

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Long Island 4th of July 2015 Events, Parades, Fireworks

Fri, Jul 3, 2015

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What better way to celebrate the Independence Day than by attending one of the many fireworks shows hosted across Long Island this weekend? Parades & Events Fireworks by Grucci The 2015 Long Island Fireworks Guide

Same-Sex Marriage: Why Is It Even Up For Discussion?

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

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Congratulations.  You are most likely 1 in ten who saw the headline and decided to actually read the column before commenting/condemning.  So, thank you! Let’s start by setting some Ground Rules. There will be no discussion about religion.  So, there will nothing about what Jesus said or didn’t say;  or which rules in Leviticus apply […]

Karl Grossman: Nuclear Power in Space — Still A Bad Idea

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

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NASA has released a study claiming there is a need for continued use of plutonium-energized power systems for future space flights. It also says the use of actual nuclear reactors in space “has promise” but “currently” there is no need for them. [1] The space plutonium systems—called radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs)—use the heat from the […]

Karl Grossman: Is Suffolk’s new push for sewers all about nitrogen in our waterways?

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

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  Not since 50 years ago has there been such a major push for sewering in Suffolk. The drive back then was led by construction interests which wanted the sewer work, development interests that wanted the increased density a switch from cesspools to sewers would allow, Newsday which editorialized ceaselessly for sewers, and Suffolk County […]

Suffolk County Sheriff’s “Youth Tier Initiative” Featured on MSNBC

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

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Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco’s “Youth Tier Initiative” was the subject of a recent episode of the MSNBC series, “Lockup: Extended Stay-Long Island.”  The episode, which was fittingly titled, “Old School, New School” will replay on Saturday, June 27th at 9 p.m. EST, followed by a new show at 10 p.m. The documentary series […]

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to sign Toxin Free Toys Act

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

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Legislator Hahn’s initiative implements stricter limitations on six toxins found in some children’s toys; prohibits the sale of new children’s toys that contain potentially unsafe levels of known carcinogensTomorrow June 23, 2015, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will sign into law a proposal intended to safeguard children by prohibiting the sale of new toys containing […]

Karl Grossman: The Suffolk County Legislature has done again what it’s known for: passing pioneering law. This time it’s the Toxic Free Toys Act.

Sun, Jun 21, 2015

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The Suffolk County Legislature has done again what it’s known for: passing pioneering law. This time it’s what is titled The Toxic Free Toys Act. It’s outrageous that toys containing poisons are being sold in Suffolk County and the rest of Long Island—and all over the United States. It’s equally outrageous that the federal government […]

COPS OPPOSE CONTROVERSIAL PLAN TO MERGE NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENTS

Wed, Jun 17, 2015

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James Carver, president of the Nassau Police Benevolent Association, will join Freeport Village Police PBA president Sean Randall and Hempstead Police PBA president Frank McNamee at a press conference at 11:30 am Thursday, June 18 at 89 East Jericho Turnpike in Mineola to oppose a plan to merge the two Village departments into the Nassau […]

Karl Grossman: Reform of the LIPA Reform Act is desperately needed

Sun, Jun 14, 2015

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As the New York State Legislature has been readying to end its 2015 session in coming days, a drive continued—led by State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. of Sag Harbor and the organization Action Long Island—to “reform” the so-called LIPA Reform Act. The act was pushed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to severely cut […]

FIRST STATE TERRORIST REGISTRY IN THE NATION PASSES NYS SENATE

Fri, Jun 12, 2015

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NYS Senate Passes Croci’s Legislation To Create Historic First-Ever State Terrorist Registry Proposed to Protect the Number One Terrorist Target in the United States – New York The New York State Senate is the first legislative body in the United States to pass legislation creating a Terrorist Registry, sponsored by NYS Senator Thomas D. Croci […]

Suffolk Breaks Ground on the William J. Lindsay Memorial

Fri, Jun 12, 2015

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The William J. Lindsay Memorial Committee and the Suffolk County Legislature today held a groundbreaking ceremony for the William J. Lindsay Memorial in front of the William H. Rogers Legislature Building. The event was held concurrently with a dedication ceremony and unveiling of signage renaming the North County Complex the “William J. Lindsay County Center” […]

Scotto Calls Nassau DA’s Office Inefficient

Tue, Jun 9, 2015

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Earlier this week, Michael Scotto called the Singas DA’s office inefficient and in need of reorganization. “It has become obvious over the last few months that the DA’s office is not running at peek efficiency,” said Michael Scotto, candidate for Nassau County District Attorney. “We are seeing too many sweetheart plea bargains and issues with […]

Karl Grossman: Yet another summer of unrelenting, health-threatening aircraft noise?

Mon, Jun 8, 2015

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“Yet another summer of unrelenting, health-threatening aircraft noise?” That was the heading of a statement from the Quiet Skies Coalition as what’s become Long Island’s biggest noisemaker started up again: helicopter traffic in and out of the Town of East Hampton-owned airport. “As the thunderous roar of aircraft overhead demonstrates, the Town of East Hampton […]

Nassau: Scotto Calls on Singas to Return “Tainted” Campaign Donations

Mon, Jun 8, 2015

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Michael Scotto, Democratic Candidate for Nassau County District Attorney, today called on Madeline Singas to return all contributions donated to her campaign by Anthony Bonomo and his company Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers. ​ “The acceptance of money from Anthony Bonomo, who is currently under federal investigation, raises serious questions about the integrity of the DA’s office […]

Assemblyman Mike Fitzpatrick: New York State’s Expanding Pension Bubble Continually Threatens to Further Increase Cost-of-Living

Mon, Jun 1, 2015

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    New York State taxpayers are sitting on an ever-expanding pension bubble that needs to be popped. Due in large part to the billions of taxpayer dollars the state and its localities are required to contribute toward New York State’s public pension fund, residents endure some of the most oppressive property taxes in the […]


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