Monthly Archives: February 2011

Nassau: Saving the Taxpayer Dime

By Eden Laikin A Nassau purchasing consortium, which aims to cut costs for the County, Nassau BOCES and its 56 school districts, will present the accomplishments of its first few initiatives at a public presentation tomorrow night. The demonstration, which … Continue reading

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CLOSURE OF CRIME LAB

By Eden Laikin Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano has ordered the immediate closure of the police department’s entire troubled crime lab, after new information surfaced in an ongoing investigation of errors that occurred there between 2007 and 2009. The former … Continue reading

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NIFA, HOLD UP

By Eden Laikin The Nassau Interim Finance Authority cannot assume control of Nassau County’s finances for up to three more weeks, when a judge will decide on the County’s arguments leveled against the takeover. And County Court Judge Arthur Diamond … Continue reading

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PRELIMINARY AUDIT PLAGUED WITH PROBLEMS, RESULTS INACCURATE

By Eden Laikin A Newsday cover story yesterday, which was based on a working draft of an audit of Nassau County’s assessment system, prematurely released unfounded and error-ridden findings which are expected to be corrected for the final audit. Newsday’s … Continue reading

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CAP Property Taxes Now

By Eden Laikin Nassau’s Chief Deputy County Executive testified today on behalf of County Executive Mangano who supports a property tax cap and relief from unfunded state mandates, saying both were necessary to bring tax relief to Nassau County residents, … Continue reading

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Have a toothache? Here comes help

By Eden Laikin Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano yesterday announced that Nassau would become the first County to join a statewide program that provides affordable dental care for residents who have no dental insurance. A group of area dentists … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Nassau

By Eden Laikin Nassau County was once again the location for the filming of a major motion picture. The setting: the new Allegria Hotel in Long Beach; The stars: Eddie Kaye Thomas Jr. and Thora Birch; The movie: Petunia. Thomas … Continue reading

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