Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano
The Islanders are skating off to Brooklyn in 2015, leaving cash-strapped Nassau County once again on the hot seat to come up with a critically needed plan to save its coliseum.
This ongoing series will focus on shining a light in an attempt to autopsy why the NHL not only died in Nassau County, but who helped hammer in the nails of the proverbial coffin.
New York City and Long Island are following in New Jersey’s footsteps in instituting an odd-even gas rationing system.
It’s bad news for Nassau County homeowners. School tax bills for many are drastically higher — double digits higher.
According to an NHL source, Islanders owner Charles Wang will use the new developer aspects in Nassau County to put more pressure on the Barclays Center for a good deal. Things are starting to happen.
He’s vowing not to raise property taxes in the current political climate, but with sales taxes down, and revenues from red light cameras down, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano still faces a staggering budget deficit.
If you find positives in Nassau County’s new plan to renovate the area where the Islanders currently play, I have an old and dilapidated coliseum to sell you. This latest attempt to keep the NHL where it currently resides is pie in the sky.
As you continue to watch the playoffs, you might want to take a look at a team that was once in the same boat as the Islanders — the Florida Panthers. It will give you some perspective on why certain things play out the way they do.
Officials said the reorganization plan will begin May 1 with the Levittown station house being the first to become a community policing center with reduced staff and responsibilities.
More than a year ago an Islanders source warned me that the minority percentage of possible suitors outside of New York would rapidly climb. Eventually, that person said, this idea might even reverse, and become the bigger possibility. Well, it’s starting.
Police precincts in Nassau County have been chopped due to an ongoing budget battle. The Legislature voted along party lines, 10-9, on Monday afternoon in favor of closing half of the county’s eight precincts.
One of the wealthiest and safest counties in America is being targeted by thugs and thieves. Residents in Nassau County are living in fear with word that home invasions and burglaries have spiked more than 100 percent.
If the Islanders and Nassau County are to ever get together on a new plan to keep the team where it is, it appears the window for such a meeting of the minds has now been stretched closer to 2013.
One day before the Nassau County Legislature debates the future of the Coliseum site CBS 2 has learned several developers are drafting proposals that imagine Long Island’s future without the Islanders.
The full legislature will vote on the move in two weeks on February 27th.
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