Tag: Hempstead

Newcomer Raynor Declares Victory Over Deputy Speaker Hooper

Political newcomer Taylor Raynor declared victory in her Democratic primary challenge against Deputy Assembly Speaker Earlene Hooper (D-Hempstead) in a stunning upset, but the 30-year incumbent did not concede the race.

Ex-NYPD Cop Gets Probation For Helping Drug Ring

A retired New York City narcotics detective was sentenced to five years probation after admitting to her role in a large-scale heroin ring that operated in Nassau, Queens and Brooklyn.

Cuomo, Nixon To Debate at Hofstra University

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will debate his Democratic primary opponent, Cynthia Nixon, at Hofstra University in Hempstead on Wednesday, Aug. 29, two weeks before voters hit the polls.

Troubled Hempstead School Board Accuses Ex-Superintendent of Misconduct

The Hempstead Public Schools Board of Education voted this week to bring charges against its suspended Superintendent Shimon Waronker, who has alleged uncovering corruption in the long-struggling district.

Hempstead Village Trustee Accused of Taking Bribes

Hempstead Village Trustee Perry Pettus and a second man were arrested Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to threaten restaurant owners to pay him $25,000 in bribes this year or be hit with fines, Nassau County prosecutors said.

Hempstead Residents Form Educational Advocacy Group

The group is being led by Taylor Raynor, a 34-year-old business analyst who is also challenging the 18th district’s 30-year incumbent Deputy Assembly Speaker Earlene Hooper (D-Hempstead) in the Sept. 13 primary

Troubles Mount for Hempstead School District

A trustee arrested just as the school board majority with questionable roots gains more power.

Hempstead Voters Replace School Board President, OK Budget

Two challengers aligned with the troubled Hempstead School Board’s majority unseated a pair of self-described reformer incumbents in Tuesday’s elections in a vote that required a New York State Education Department monitor.

2 Convicted of Uniondale Revenge Murder

Two men were convicted this week of fatally shooting a 32-year-old man in the victim’s hometown of Uniondale two years ago in retaliation for a fight.

Hempstead Eyes Replacing Aging ‘Temporary’ Classrooms

“The portable classrooms ... were never intended to be here this long,” Acting School Superintendent Regina Armstrong says of trailers elementary school students have been in for more than 20 years.