Pulitizer Prize winning columnist Jimmy Breslin, who died Sunday at age 88, touched the lives of so many New Yorkers with his hard-hitting, poetic prose.
It’s easier to acquire documents listing Nassau and Suffolk county authorities’ secret investigative files than obtain records detailing taxpayer-funded workers’ salaries in the villages of Island Park, Manorhaven or Port Jefferson. Those were among the many findings of an unprecedented audit of 195 Long Island municipalities and agencies’ responsiveness to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), the four-decade-old process that the public, media and others use to obtain government documents. The data was compiled into the first-ever Long Island Government Transparency Report Card grading local agencies’ compliance with open records laws, a 16-month-long project in which the Long Island Press collaborated with the Press Club of Long Island (PCLI), where this reporter chairs the Freedom of Information Committee. The cumulative grade that LI localities received for FOIL compliance is a ‘C.’
A former Nassau County police commander surrendered Thursday morning to county jail to begin serving his 60-day sentence after he was convicted of helping cover up a burglary, officials told the Press.
Exclusive: Authorities have linked an unidentified woman’s torso found 19 years ago in Rockville Centre with skeletal remains discovered on Ocean Parkway amid the Long Island Serial Killer investigation, the Press has learned.
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