Saturday, December 7, 2013
In a long awaited and historic decision, Federal District Judge Arthur Spatt ruled today that the Village of Garden City in Long Island, New York violated the federal Fair Housing Act, the United States Constitution, and other civil rights statutes by enacting a discriminatory zoning ordinance in 2004 for the purpose of keeping minority households out of Garden City. The Court found that the Village’s action illegally discriminated on the basis of race and national origin against minorities in Nassau County, Long Island and perpetuated deep-seated segregation that has allowed Garden City to remain an overwhelmingly white enclave surrounded by predominantly minority neighboring towns.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013
Independence Chairman Frank MacKay posted the following on his facebook page describing the events that would lead to his Chairmanship of the Independence Party — an event that would change Long Island politics. “[Today is] A special anniversary for us – when we were attempting to take over the county party leadership, my chairmanship was […]
Thu, Dec 5, 2013
It is with the deepest regret that we have learned of the passing of our founder, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba. We want to express our sadness at this time. No words can adequately describe this enormous loss to our nation and to the world.We give thanks for his life, his leadership, his devotion to humanity and humanitarian causes. We salute our friend, colleague and comrade and thank him for his sacrifices for our freedom. The three charitable organisations that he created dedicate ourselves to continue promoting his extraordinary legacy.
Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter announces that Governor Cuomo has signed the Superstorm Sandy Assessment Relief Act for those owners of property affected by this horrific storm.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Edward Webber and Suffolk County Police Chief of Department James Burke will recognize members of the department who have been promoted during the past 12 months in a ceremony on December 5 at 10 a.m. at Suffolk County Community College.
The President has already taken significant steps to support America’s manufacturers, including by announcing nearly $250 million in funding to support four new manufacturing innovation institutes, aggressive new efforts to enforce trade agreements and open new markets, new investments in community colleges to help workers get the high-demand advanced manufacturing credentials needed by our manufacturers, and launching the first-ever federal effort to bring job-creating foreign investment to the U.S.