By: Jim Mancari
Though shelter—along with food and clothing—is a basic necessity of life, rising prices are making affordable housing increasingly difficult to find for young people and families on Long Island.
Nassau and Suffolk counties are ranked in the top-10 least affordable living counties in the U.S. Currently, over one-fifth of Long Island households spend more than half [...]
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By: Jim Mancari
You can consolidate credit cards, student loans or even thoughts and ideas, so why not consolidate special taxing districts?
This is the question many North and Central Merrick residents asked and formed a discussion about it at the North Merrick and Central Community Association meeting at the North Merrick Library on Thursday.
The meeting featured a presentation [...]
By Karen Rubin Long Island Populist Examiner
After a heated and contentious public hearing on Monday, May 9, the Nassau County Legislature is poised to vote to adopt the redistricting map at its Monday, May 16 meeting.
The intention here, under the guise of preserving “one-man-one-vote,” especially in the 2nd Legislative District, where racial minorities and the [...]
(03/02/11) HEMPSTEAD – The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to cut more than half of Long Island Bus routes this summer in an effort to close a $400 million deficit.
Out of Nassau’s 48 bus lines, 25 could be eliminated, leaving entire communities such as Great Neck and Elmont without bus service.
County Executive Ed Mangano (R-Nassau) says [...]
By Alex Costello
Part two in a series, “Plugging the brain drain.”
The lack of affordable housing on Long Island is forcing young adults to leave the area in droves. And as their population decreases and the cost of living keeps increasing, businesses are also taking part in the exodus, damaging the Long Island economy.
According to [...]
How outraged citizens are dumping the status quo
By Spencer Rumsey on Aug 19th, 2010
Two long Island women. One from Suffolk, the other from Nassau. One a Republican, the other a Democrat. Rosalie Hanson of Gordon Heights and Laura Mallay of South Hempstead didn’t know each other when they first found the cause that would change [...]
Written by Elizabeth Lanza Friday, 06 August 2010 00:00
Legislature Hears Employers’ Protest – Dismisses Plea
On July 26, a special session of the Nassau County Legislature was held to vote on the one dollar per hour salary raise promised to home health care workers employed by agencies that have contracts with the county, as per Nassau’s [...]
July 26, 2010
NEW YORK – The battle over the Living Wage Law is expected to heat up again today in Nassau County on Long Island. A special session of country lawmakers has been called to determine whether a one-dollar-an hour pay increase can be put on hold. Nassau County enacted its Living Wage Law in [...]
Updated: Jul 23, 2010 07:30 PM
By ALFONSO A. CASTILLO
A coalition of civic, transportation, business, labor, planning and environmental groups is opposing the MTA’s plan to pull its funding from Long Island Bus.
In a statement issued Friday, the coalition said the Metropolitan Transportation Authority ’s plan to withdraw about $40 million in funding from the Nassau [...]