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Karl Grossman: Long Island-grown State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

July 20th, 2014

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Karl Grossman:  Long Island-grown State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

The only Long Islander running statewide on a major party ticket in New York State this year, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, was just on the island feted at an unusual political happening

New York State Comptroller candidate Bob Antonacci to Tom DiNapoli: What Took You So Long?

July 16th, 2014

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New York State Comptroller candidate Bob Antonacci today called out incumbent State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli for waiting more than a year to audit the administration’s highly-secretive and controversial START-Up NY ad campaign.

Long Island Pols Speak Out on the potential LIRR strike

July 16th, 2014

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Representatives from Long Island were united in their demand for the MTA/LIRR to make immediate contingency plans for the potential LIRR strike in 3 days and the return to the negotiating table

Statement from Anthony Senft, Jr.: I am declining the Republican, Conservative and Independence party nominations

July 15th, 2014

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I officially notified the Board of Elections I am declining the Republican, Conservative and Independence party nominations to run for the New York State Senate.

Karl Grossman: The Battle for New York’s First Congressional District

July 14th, 2014

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Karl Grossman: The Battle for New York’s First Congressional District

Karl Grossman has covered Long Island for over 50 years. He is an honored member of Long Island’s Journalism Hall of Fame.

Zeldin Calls For End Aid to the Palestinian Authority

July 10th, 2014

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NYS Senator Lee Zeldin, candidate for Congress in New York’s 1st Congressional District, has released the following statement regarding the recent attacks by Hamas terrorists against Israel.

Michael McDermott: Don’t Be Duped By The “Stop Common Core Party”

July 8th, 2014

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Astorino republicans are now reportedly starting a “Stop Common Core Party” to perpetuate the same thing to dupe voters into thinking that to stop common core they MUST vote for Astorino.

Karl Grossman: I’ve known a couple of geniuses in my life … Richard Cummings was one

July 5th, 2014

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I’ve known a couple of geniuses in my life. Richard Cummings was one. Author, professor, attorney, playwright, environmental activist, a thinker par excellence, he was involved in local, Suffolk County, national and international affairs. A dear old friend, Richard passed away on June 18 at 76 after a long fight with prostate cancer. Richard ran […]

Bruce Blakeman: Our worst fears have been realized

June 30th, 2014

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“Our worst fears have been realized with the discovery of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers’ bodies – including Naftali Frenkel, who holds dual United States citizenship with Israel.

Anthony Senft: NYC Dems Trying to Take Over Long Island

June 30th, 2014

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ayor DeBlasio and a group of extreme, radical left New York City Democrats want to take over control of the New York State Senate.

Rudy: Vote For Demos Tomorrow

June 23rd, 2014

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Rudy: Between President Obama’s divisive far-left agenda and Congressional Democrats’ partisan games, one thing is crystal clear: it’s time for new leadership in Washington, and that’s why I’m asking you to vote for George Demos tomorrow, June 24th, in the Republican primary for Congress.

Blakemen: Kidnapped Israeli Teenagers Must Be Found, Captors Punished to Full Extent of International Law

June 21st, 2014

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In a horrific two tiered terrorist act, three teen-age students from the Makor Chaim Yeshiva in Israel were kidnapped on their way home last Thursday night. The kidnapping occurred in Judea, between Jerusalem and Hebron. Both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the United States Department of State have pointed to the terrorist organization Hamas as the perpetrator of this crime.

Karl Grossman: PSEG is facing a pushback on Long Island

June 21st, 2014

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Karl Grossman: PSEG is facing a pushback on Long Island

PSEG, the New Jersey company which at the start of 2014 became THE electric utility on Long Island under a scheme advanced by Governor Andrew Cuomo, is facing pushback on the island.

Steve Levy: Kremer cited Long Island’s transportation problem; here is the solution

June 17th, 2014

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Steve Levy is President of Common Sense Strategies, a political and business consulting firm. He served as Suffolk County Executive 2004-2011, and as a NYS Assemblyman

Karl Grossman: The Investigation of Roberto Clemente Park, Simon Perchik and Its 1975 Roots

June 14th, 2014

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Karl Grossman:  The Investigation of Roberto Clemente Park, Simon Perchik and Its 1975 Roots

The ECU has been investigating the dumping of 50,000 tons or more of hazardous materials, including asbestos-laden debris, in Brentwood, Central Islip—two largely minority communities in Suffolk—and other area communities. The dumping grounds for the toxic waste include the Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood named after the star baseball player from Puerto Rico.

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