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.’
Colin Powell, Arlo Guthrie & Taj Mahal wow LIU's Tilles Center for the Performing Arts; Andrew Dice Clay & Piff The Magic Dragon crack up The Paramount; Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti, Tommy James & The Shondells & Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, & Phil Coulter & Andy Cooney rock NYCB Theatre at Westbury; Jonny Mac Band grooves Treme Blues & Jazz Club; 'Train of Love: A Tribute to Johnny Cash' hits Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, & so many more Long Island concerts & events all week long!
Move over, South Side of Chicago, the Long Island blues scene gets its due in 'Big Fish Blues,' a lively documentary about our own homegrown legends whose lives take this music to another place.
The highest court in New York State upheld Thursday the conviction of a former high-ranking Nassau County police commander who helped cover up a burglary committed by his friend’s son.
Legendary Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook discusses the bands' exploits at Book Revue; Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox and The Last Waltz 40 Tour: The 40th Anniversary Of The Last Waltz rocks NYCB Theatre at Westbury; Daddy Long Legs Blues Band grooves at Treme Blues & Jazz Club; Sebastian Maniscalco does a 10-gig stint at The Paramount; The Bollywood Musical Revue amazes Tilles Center for the Performing Arts; The Lox wow The Emporium; Lunar New Year Celebration hits Landmark on Main Street; Twinkle Tames A Dragon, The Musical mesmerizes Adelphi University Performing Arts Center; Kerry Kearney slays YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts; Judy Gold cracks up The Brokerage; Half Step jazz up The Space at Westbury; 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise' screens at Cinema Arts Centre; & many more phenomenal Long Island concerts and events!
An ex-Nassau County police commander’s attorneys argued Thursday before the New York State Court of Appeals that his conviction for covering up a burglary committed by his friend’s son should be overturned.
Aqua Cherry, Bunktown Falls & Chelsea Takami Band rock The Space at Westbury; Michael Carbonaro, Jimmy Kenny & The Pirate Beach Band floor The Paramount; Orgy & Powerman5000 destroy Revolution; The Village People slam Suffolk Theater; Dave Clive's Nawlins Funk Band grooves Treme Blues & Jazz Club; The Sex Pistols' Steve Jones shares stories at Book Revue; & so many more amazing Long Island concerts & events!
Madball, Memphis Crawl & The Dives destroy Revolution Bar & Music Hall; Robbie Maxx & Great American Ghost haunt Amityville Music Hall; Tyler Farr serenades The Emporium; The Purple Xperience: A Tribute to Prince & O El Amor rock The Paramount; Brother Dave And The Brave groove Treme Blues & Jazz Club; 'Lamb' & 'Leonard Cohen - Live at the Isle of Wight 1970' screen at Cinema Arts Centre; Josh Gondelman cracks up The Brokerage; Sonny Landreth shreds YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts; Clinton Kelly cheers up Book Revue; & so much more!