Tag: Suffolk County

Feds: Suffolk DA Spota Quashed Investigations Into Conservative Party Chair Ed...

Federal prosecutors allege in court papers that Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota quashed investigations into embattled ex-county correction officer and Suffolk County Conservative Party Chair Edward Walsh, who was indicted last year on charges of defrauding taxpayers of more than $80,000 in no-show work.

Downtowns Are All the Rage These Days But Some Places Can’t...

Why is the Suffolk County IDA hiring an outside, New York City-centric organization to conduct planning work that could easily be done through the county’s myriad in-house professional departments including Planning and Economic Development, the Department of Public Works, and the Department of Health Services?

Ex-Suffolk Police Chief James Burke Pleads Guilty To Beating Suspect, Coverup

Disgraced ex-Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke pleaded guilty to federal civil rights violations and conspiracy charges Friday for beating a suspect and ordering police to cover it up. Burke was arrested in December 2015 on allegations by federal prosecutors that he had beaten Smithtown resident Christopher Loeb while in police custody two years earlier and coerced police officials who had witnessed the beating to lie to investigators about what they’d seen.

Long Island Municipalities That Get It Right: What Do They Know...

Across the Island some municipalities are clearly ahead of the pack. These communities possess the good fortune to have visionary leaders, courageous council members and the right combination of assets, infrastructure and drive to make a difference in people’s lives. When you look for local role models, a few stellar examples quickly come to mind: Jack Schnirman, Long Beach city manager; Paul Pontieri, mayor of Patchogue; Francis X. Murray, mayor of Rockville Centre; and state Sen. Jack Martins, the former mayor of Mineola.

10 WTF Things About Long Island

Beyond the obvious issues that everyone complains about–taxes, traffic, cost of living, the way we tawk–there are some seriously twisted things about this place we call home. Here are a few we take for granted that boggle the minds of interlopers who happen upon our fair Island. Did somebody say "Cheese Fries"!?

Long Island Snow Storm: Up To 8 Inches For Suffolk; 2...

"Blowing and drifting of snow with near blizzard conditions are expected due to strong winds. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency."

NYPD Muslim Spying Lawsuit: Civilian To Scrutinize Terror Probes

Civil rights attorneys lauded the agreement for establishing much-needed safeguards to prevent abuse and religious profiling of a disenfranchised population.

Here’s A Big Idea For Long Island: Stop Thinking Small

Thinking regionally and acting locally shouldn't be left up to the big developers alone if we want a sustainable, prosperous Long Island for years to come.

The Trouble with Thinking Regionally Comes When It’s Time to Act

The concept sounds great but when push comes to shovels, is it just a developers' scam?

Lawsuit Claims Suffolk Taxpayers Are Owed $250M

Calling it "the biggest ripoff" in Suffolk County history, a pair of well-connected lawyers say that the Southwest Sewer District has illegally overcharged 340,000 local taxpayers by $254.9 million since 2009--and they demand a refund.