Sasha Goldstein NY Daily News September 23, 2014
Miss America swears she’s just misunderstood.
Beleaguered pageant winner Kira Kazantsev appeared on “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning to explain away the hazing allegations that bubbled up Monday about her time as a member of a Hofstra University sorority.
The 23-year-old blond beauty said the bombshell allegations of “dirty hazing,” first reported Monday by the website Jezebel, are “just not true,” but that she and other Alpha Phi sorority sisters did subject some pledges to “sleepless nights crafting — things that were like menial tasks.”
“I was involved with some of those activities while I was at Hofstra and I came in as an impressionable freshman,” she told the ABC morning show. “Everybody wants to be a part of something and at the time, unfortunately, that was just the culture of the university. I was hazed and I was kind of brought up through the organization thinking that that’s appropriate behavior when clearly, I’m two years removed from the organization today and I understand, that that’s just not true.”...MORE (NY DAILY NEWS)
Greg B. Smith NY Daily News September 23, 2014
A Long Island state Senate candidate who promises voters that “Nobody Works Harder!” stole $2 million by routinely billing for lawyering that never happened, his own law firm charges.
David Denenberg, a Nassau County legislator who’s running for the Senate as a Democrat, created an elaborate narrative to justify years of fake bills, according to a lawsuit the firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron filed Tuesday.
The firm alleges Denenberg even drafted pretend court orders and forged judges’ signatures to justify some of his make-believe billing.
Denenberg, 51, was fired, and the matter was referred to Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, according to the law firm...MORE (NY DAILY NEWS)
Jeremy Tanner pix11.com September 17, 2014
HEMPSTEAD, Long Island (PIX11) - Yet another case of the enterovirus D68 has been confirmed — this time on Long Island.
The school-aged patient is from North Hempstead and is now recovering after treatment at a local hospital, according to the Nassau County Health Department.
As the dangerous respiratory virus spreads, new cases were also confirmed Wednesday in Westchester, New Jersey, New York City and Connecticut...MORE + Video (pix11)
NYS Department of Health Confirms Cases of Serious Respiratory Virus
Reminds Parents to be Extra Vigilant in Preventing the Spread of EV-D68
WABC NY September 15, 2014
NASSAU COUNTY (WABC) --Speed cameras begin operating Monday outside eight more schools in five Nassau County districts.
There are new fixed cameras in Levittown, Jericho, Greenvale and West Hempstead, as well as new mobile cameras in North Merrick, Plainedge and Oceanside.
They fixed cameras are at Island Trees Memorial Middle School in Levittown, Cantiague Elementary School in Jericho, Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School in Levittown, Harbor Hill School in Greenvale and West Hempstead High School.
Mobile cameras are outside Harold D. Fayette Elementary School in North Merrick, Plainedge Middle School in Plainedge and Oceanside Senior High School in Oceanside.
Nassau County now has 23 fixed and mobile cameras in operation from roughly 7 a.m. through 6 p.m...MORE (WABC NY)
JENNIFER LAHMERS, Fox 5 News: Growing, snapping, picking, sorting, and a little time for laughs in between take place at Homecoming Farm in Amityville, New York. The real mission is to feed the tristate area's hungry...
...Wednesday is delivery day when all of this produce -- hundreds of pounds of food -- is delivered to the Mary Brennan Inn in Hempstead, where more than 450 people are fed every day. It is Long Island's largest soup kitchen...MORE + Video (MyFoxNY)
Huffington Post 9/08/2014: Everything happens for a reason.
That was the thought that ran through 9/11 widow Marion Otten's mind when the memorial bracelet of her late firefighter husband, Michael Otten, appeared in her mailbox. She'd originally given the bracelet to her son Jonathan, who lost it on an East Islip beach on Long Island, New York, a decade ago.
"It was just a bracelet to me back then," he told NBC4 New York. "It didn't have such a big meaning as it does now."
Lucky for the family, Marlene Quinn recently came across the bracelet as she was walking along Robert Moses Beach, thinking of her own firefighter brother who'd recently died, CNN reported. She immediately reacted to the name -- her brother's name was Michael as well -- but then also recognized the last name. Quinn and the Otten family were both from the same town on Long Island and had, in fact, been neighbors in the past, according to NBC 4 New York...MORE (Huffington Post)
Joe Yerdon September 6, 2014
There’s been plenty to talk about concerning the sale of the New York Islanders lately. From Charles Wang’s dealings with Andrew Barroway, to the sale of the team to former Washington Capitals owner Jon Ledecky, and the recent revelation there was even a third party involved as well.
Of course, the biggest part of the Islanders’ situation is their impending move to Brooklyn from Long Island.
Wang tried valiantly to refurbish Nassau Coliseum with his own money only to be rebuffed by Nassau County politicians. As Neil Best at Newsday shared, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman puts all the blame for the Islanders’ slight relocation on the government leaders who helped make it all possible.
“This is a situation that is not of the Islanders’ making,” Bettman said. “The responsibility for what’s happened really lies with Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead. For the fans in Nassau, not just of the Islanders, but of circuses and rock concerts and the like, it’s a shame.
“The great news is the Islanders have a terrific arena to go to and this is an exciting opportunity for the franchise moving forward"...MORE (NBCSports.com)
News12.com September 7, 2014: Nassau County is throwing out more tickets issued by the new cameras placed in several school speed zones.
Newsday reports that when the camera program re-launched last week, eight locations lacked state-mandated warning signs.
The locations affected include Unqua Elementary School in Massapequa, Baylis Elementary in Syosset, Franklin School in Hempstead, Howard Herber School in Malverne...MORE (News12.com)