Tag: Nassau County
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman signed an executive order Wednesday stating that Nassau County Police Department must release daily reports on each arrested individual’s pending criminal case and bail status.
Gov. Kathy Hochul stood firmly by her Covid-19 mask mandate on Friday, adding that counties do not have authority to override the state law, a day after Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman set his own executive orders defying mask requirements.
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman signed three executive orders on Thursday reaffirming that Nassau will not follow New York State’s mask mandate, instead leaving it up to local school boards, small businesses, and individuals to decide on mask wearing.
Anne Donnelly, a county prosecutor for more than 30 years, was sworn in as Nassau County District Attorney on Wednesday during an inauguration ceremony in Garden City.
Republican Bruce Blakeman has officially taken the reins as Nassau County executive, marking a tonal shift in county leadership from his predecessor Laura Curran, a Democrat who served since 2018 and helped lead Nassau through the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The Chief of Detectives for the Nassau County Police Department, the first black woman to hold that role. And now she will make history again as the first woman to become commissioner of the largest police department in our country, if not the globe,” New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams said.
Republicans reclaimed elected positions across Nassau and Suffolk counties on Election Day, but while some Democrats saw the heavy losses as reason for soul searching, others set their sights on higher office.
Bruce Blakeman, who will take office as Nassau County Executive on Jan. 1, has chosen a team of more than 50 community leaders to help transition county administrations, Blakeman’s office announced on Thursday.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has fallen short 2,150 votes in her bid for re-election to Republican Bruce Blakeman, a Town of Hempstead councilman.