Top 5 News Stories in Long Island Press This Week: Housing, Pollina Sentencing, and More

A plot of land that is being developed into multifamily housing, left, is seen in East Northport, N.Y., Thursday, March 16, 2023. Some elected officials from Long Island claim their suburban way of life is threatened by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s plan to spur more housing construction. They claim it would swamp the area with new apartment buildings and turn it into a “sixth borough” of the city. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Uproar on Long Island as NY Looks to Spur Housing Development — via Associated Press

Angela Pollina Valva
L. to R.: Thomas Valva was a third-grade student at East Moriches Elementary School. The boy’s father, Michael Valva, and live-in fiancee, Angela Pollina, have been found guilty of murder in the boy’s death.

Angela Pollina Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Death of Thomas Valva

Angela Pollina received the maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison on Tuesday for the murder of 8-year-old Thomas Valva, who she and her fiancé, Michael Valva, left in a freezing garage in Center Moriches in early 2020, leading to his death.

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Local officials rally against Hochul’s proposed housing plan in early March.Courtesy Town of Hempstead

Long Island Officials Continue Push Against Hochul’s Housing Plan As NY Budget Deadline Is Extended Further

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Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Derek Trulson, JLL

Midway Crossing Project Would Offer ‘Train-to-Plane Connectivity,’ Developer Says