Tag: Long Beach

Democrat Todd Kaminsky declared victory in Tuesday’s special election for a New York State Senate seat that could sway the balance of power in the chamber, but Republican Christopher McGrath hasn’t conceded. Kaminsky, a freshman state Assemblyman and former federal prosecutor from Long Beach, leads McGrath, an attorney and first-time candidate from Hewlett, by 780 votes, according to unofficial results tallied by the Nassau County Board of Elections. If confirmed, a Kaminsky win could give state Senate Democrats a majority for the first time since 2009—although that also hinges on if a handful of breakaway Democrats that caucus with Republicans rejoin their party.

A special election Tuesday will decide who replaces ex-State Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), who was convicted of corruption.

The incoming chancellor’s remarks—made the same day as the gathering at East Islip Middle School—consequently carry enormous weight. Education advocates therefore view her acknowledgement that she’d “opt-out” as indication of a historically seismic shift—an alignment, even—away from the state’s long-held support of Common Core, and toward what opponents term “common sense” education policy.

Across the Island some municipalities are clearly ahead of the pack. These communities possess the good fortune to have visionary leaders, courageous council members and the right combination of assets, infrastructure and drive to make a difference in people’s lives. When you look for local role models, a few stellar examples quickly come to mind: Jack Schnirman, Long Beach city manager; Paul Pontieri, mayor of Patchogue; Francis X. Murray, mayor of Rockville Centre; and state Sen. Jack Martins, the former mayor of Mineola.

The governor cited security, economic and environmental concerns.

The governors of New York and New Jersey have until the end of the year to decide if they'll veto the plan.

Marine biologists are performing tests on its remains to determine the cause of the stranding.

Modest Mouse invades The Space at Westbury, Gary Vider cracks up McGuires, Huey Lewis serenades NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Boz Scaggs rocks The Paramount, & so much more!

Johnny Cash & Patsy Cline are resurrected at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, hip-hop legends EPMD, Rakim, Biz Markie & Onyx invade NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Warren Haynes rocks The Paramount, & so much more this week!

The Queers rock Revolution Bar and Music Hall, Long Beach International Film Festival mesmerizes LBC, Ja Rule raids The Emporium, Alan Parsons serenades The Paramount, and so much more all this week!