Tag: Hempstead

Hempstead School Superintendent Saga Continues

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress,” the superintendent says, quoting Frederick Douglass.

Latest Lawsuit Against Hempstead School Board Adds To Corruption Claims

The Hempstead school district has “rampant and corrosive corruption, waste, and gross illegalities,” a terminated deputy school superintendent claimed, in the latest federal lawsuit filed against the troubled district and members of its school board.

Deputy Hempstead Village Police Chief Charged With Bribery

Deputy Hempstead Village Police Chief Richard Holland was arrested after a grand jury indicted him for allegedly bribing a village trustee for a promotion, Nassau County prosecutors said.

Latest Hempstead School Official Arrest Adds To District’s Woes

Besides the Hempstead school district’s 37 percent graduation rate, crumbling schools, gang violence, and embattled superintendent, another vexing problem is that school officials just can't stay out of trouble.

Taylor Raynor: Hempstead Schools’ Savior?

Political newcomer Taylor Raynor’s stunning Democratic primary upset over 30-year incumbent Deputy Assembly Speaker Earlene Hooper (D-Hempstead) may have implications from Albany to Hempstead schools if Raynor unseats Hooper on Election Day.

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.