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NuHealth Issues Requests for Proposals For Planned $1 Billion Redevelopment

Written by Thomas Duffy Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00

On April 15, Arthur A. Gianelli, president and CEO of NuHealth, held a press conference at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow to announce the issuance of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) with regard to two separate redevelopment projects planned for NuHealth’s campuses in East Meadow and Uniondale.


Judge Issues 30-Day Restraining Order To MTA’s Able-Ride Cuts

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00

Disability Groups Expected To Supply $80,000 Bond

A judge recently issued a 30-day temporary restraining order against the MTA, regarding cuts to its Able-Ride program and told disability advocacy groups to raise an $80,000 bond to help pay for the service, according to an attorney for the plaintiffs.


County Sets Out to Tackle Heroin Epidemic

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00

Three-Pronged System of Enforcement, Awareness and Education

In response to the recent heroin scare among Long Island teenagers, the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) has not only brought the fight to the streets, but to parents and students as well. 


This Earth Day, ‘B’ Greener

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00

Hicksville Entrepreneur’s Environmentally-Friendly Company

Forty years ago, the United States declared April 22 as Earth Day – a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth‘s environment. Over the past decade, Americans have become more environmentally conscious by recycling, reusing and reducing – especially when it comes to plastic waste.


Assembly Republicans to Host Town Hall Meeting

Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00

‘People’s Convention To Reform New York’ April 29

Assembly Republican Leader Brian M. Kolb (Canandaigua) and fellow GOP Assemblymen Michael Fitzpatrick (Smithtown), David G. McDonough (Merrick), Tom McKevitt (East Meadow), Michael Montesano (Glen Head) and Andrew Raia (East Northport) will hold a “People’s Convention to Reform New York” town hall meeting on Thursday, April 29 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hicksville Knights of Columbus, 45 Heitz Place.


MTA’s Able-Ride Cuts Delayed After Disabilities Advocates File Lawsuit

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00

Judge Suspends MTA Service Cuts by Two Weeks

A U.S. District Court judge recently ordered a two-week extension to the MTA’s effective date for limiting services in its Able-Ride program.

After the MTA announced in March that it would be limiting its Able-Ride services to save money, several disability advocacy groups filed a class-action lawsuit against the company.


Underage Drinking Discussed in Hicksville

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00

Calling underage drinking a serious issue would be a gross understatement; in addition to serving as a causal factor for a host of debilitating and potentially deadly conditions, underage drinking costs residents of New York state billions of dollars in medical costs and lost work hours.

Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services Inc. recently presented a special program entitled “Underage Drinking in Our Community,” to educate more people about the true risks that underage drinking presents. While parents and teachers do make some effort to discourage teens from drinking, from the information provided at the meeting, not nearly enough is being done.


America’s VetDogs Soldier’s Walk Saturday, May 15 at TR Park Marina

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00

Students from Oyster Bay and Hicksville are working together to hold the 1st Annual Soldiers Walk on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15. The walk will be held at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park Marina at the end of South Street, starting at 8 a.m. The Soldier’s Walk is to benefit America’s VetDogs, a nonprofit group that supplies service dogs to veterans.


Census Bureau Says Return Your Form

Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00

The 2010 Census is under way and those working on it urge residents to return their forms as soon as possible. The bureau hopes to receive as many back in the mail as possible prior to April 12. For those who do not mail back the form, a Census enumerator will begin knocking on doors after to record the information personally.


Hicksville Man Sentenced to 3 ½ to 7 Years for Running Gift Card Ponzi Scheme

Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00

Must Pay Nearly $2.4 Million in Restitution

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that a Hicksville man has been sentenced to 3 ½ to 7 years in prison after pleading guilty to operating a Ponzi scheme that promised investors gift cards to nearby stores at steep discounts, and then stealing nearly $2.4 million of their money.

Craig Ginsberg, 49, pleaded guilty in September 2009 to Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. Ginsberg must also pay restitution in the amount of $2,375,439.


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