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Sign promoting businesses in Hempstead, N.Y. - May 30, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Hempstead Campaign Spreads The Word That Businesses Have Reopened

Some Sandy-damaged businesses on Long Island are getting help from a government-sponsored ad campaign.

05/31/2013

The Oceanside Senior Center has reopened following repairs from superstorm Sandy, May 6, 2013. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Sandy-Damaged Oceanside Senior Center Reopens Following Renovations

Hundreds of seniors were enjoying the newly opened center on Monday. The facility was badly damaged in the flooding from Sandy.

05/06/2013

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray presides as superstorm Sandy victims Edward and Ruth Samuelson of Meadowmere Park renew their vows at a ceremony on Long Island (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Superstorm Sandy Victims Renew Vows In Special Valentine’s Day Ceremony On L.I.

Superstorm Sandy victims are proving this Valentine’s Day that their love is stronger than the forces of nature.

02/14/2013

Motorists in Lake Grove try move their car. (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Slammed With Snow As Blizzard Moves Through

The heaviest snowfall is expected Friday night and into Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning, which remains in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday.

02/08/2013

LIPA truck (credit: CBS 2)

Hempstead Town Supervisor Might Back LIPA Privatization

A new proposal by the governor could pave the way for the Long Island Power Authority to become a private entity and it has the potential backing of one of the island’s prominent local leaders.

01/31/2013

A New York City police officer directs traffic along a gas line on City Island - Nov. 1, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Hempstead Town Board Approves Gas Station Generator Measure

It will be hard to forget the long gas lines that formed after superstorm Sandy hit and the town board in Hempstead, Long Island has approved a new law to try and prevent the lines from every happening again.

01/23/2013

Gov. Cuomo Delivers State of State Address Jan 9, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Cuomo Thunders On Gun Control During Passionate State Of The State Address

The governor admitted he’s a gun owner himself and said he doesn’t want to stop hunters and others from owning weapons, but Cuomo tried to shame the Legislature into action with a passionate speech on gun violence.

01/09/2013

Letter received by Sandy victims in Oceanside (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Official: LI Company Trying To Swindle Sandy Victims

A local private company that processes building permits for homeowners is apparently trying to pull a fast one on Sandy victims who are working to rebuild their homes, Town Supervisor Kate Murray said.

11/27/2012

LIPA crew at Richmond Avenue in Amityville on Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Hempstead Town Supervisor: LIPA Has Failed Those With Special Needs

The Hempstead town supervisor on Saturday accused the Long Island Power Authority of ignoring those with special needs.

11/10/2012

Sandy damage in Franklin Square, Long Island (credit: Michael Salerno)

Hempstead Town Supervisor Wants Extension On Property Tax Payments

The town of Hempstead’s supervisor has asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo to grant an extension for property tax payments in light of the destruction from superstorm Sandy.

11/03/2012

Bellmore Long Island Rail Road Station - Sept. 28, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Hempstead Residents Get Help Parking At Bellmore LIRR Station

Residents of one Long Island town can kiss the days of circling for a parking spot at the train station goodbye.

09/28/2012

Mark Bonilla (Credit: http://toh.li/town-clerks-office)

Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla Accused Of Sexual Harassment, Blackmail

Authorities said that there were four employees of the Hempstead, Long Island Town Clerk’s Office who complained about Mark Bonilla, including two women who said they were sexually harassed.

09/22/2012

Monument to Charles Lindbergh's takeoff - Westbury, NY - Aug 24, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Push On To Preserve Site Of Lindbergh’s Takeoff

On Long Island, residents and lawmakers want to preserve the site where Charles Lindbergh took off for his historic 1927 Transatlantic flight to France.

08/24/2012

A utility pole covered with signs - Hempstead, NY - May 30, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Hempstead Takes Action Against Sign-Covered Utility Poles

Residents were fed up with all the signs covering utility poles, fences, and trees in the town of Hempstead. So the town took action, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

05/30/2012

The site of the Billy Dean cabaret - Wantagh, NY - May 19, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Court Upholds Denial Of Permit For Cabaret In Wantagh

The New York State Supreme Court has upheld a town’s denial of a Long Island strip club owner’s quest to open a new cabaret, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

05/15/2012

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