Town of Hempstead

Kayden's family lift him and his wheelchair up the steps  of their Roosevelt, Long Island, home on July 30, 2015. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Hempstead Grant To Help Family Bring Child With Cerebral Palsy Into, Out Of Home

The Johnsons have been struggling to bring 7-year-old Kayden, who sits in a wheelchair, up and down the few stairs outside their Roosevelt house.

07/30/2015

Town of Hempstead steps up BWI patrols

Town Of Hempstead Stepping Up Patrols For Boating While Intoxicated

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray said last year, eight people were arrested for BWI as they operated in the waters off of the town

06/26/2015

This house in Bellmore, Long Island, has been abandoned while it goes through the foreclosure process. (Credit: CBS2)

Town Of Hempstead Considers Legislation To Clean Up ‘Zombie’ Properties

A proposed law would cut out red tape so the town can cut weeds quickly and often, then attach the cost to the property tax bill.

06/23/2015

Nassau Coliseum as seen before the Islanders' home playoff game against the Washington Capitals on April 21, 2015. (Credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Hempstead OKs Redevelopment Plan For Nassau Coliseum Site

A group headed by developer Bruce Ratner will renovate the aging arena and build a movie theater, restaurants, stores, recreation and office space on the 91-acre site.

05/26/2015

Ryan Mallon and Enrique Montanez were kicked out of this Lido Beach playground for being too old. (credit: CBS2)

Long Island Men Kicked Off Playground Say Signs Weren’t Clear

While praciting their moves last week, their camera was rolling when two town of Hempstead public safety officers told them they were too old to be there and would have to leave,

04/09/2015

A Woodmere, Long Island man says noise from a leaf blower is disrupting his life. (Credit: CBS2)

Woodmere Man Says Landscaping Crews Are Driving His Neighborhood Nuts With Noise

A homeowner in Woodmere, Long Island said the noise from landscapers is driving him absolutely nuts.

04/07/2015

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Pothole Problems Persist Throughout Tri-State Area

It’s an all out war against potholes in the Town of Hempstead on Long Island.

03/16/2015

Snow falls in Massapequa, Long Island on March 5, 2015. (credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

As Another Snowstorm Hits, Long Islanders Fed Up With Winter

Long Islanders were saying “enough already” Thursday as yet another snowstorm hit the area, and some towns have also been hit with serious concerns about road salt shortages.

03/05/2015

A Long Island family criticized the Town of Hempstead after they were unable to get their disabled son into his pediatrician's office due to mounds of snow that went uncleared. (Photo: CBS2)

Family Of Disabled Teen Takes Town Of Hempstead To Task Over Lack Of Snow Removal

The snow, slush and ice create added problems for the disabled and their caregivers.

03/03/2015

Some residents on Long Island are against a proposed video gambling parlor at an old Fortunoff store in Westbury. (Photo: CBS2)

Off-Track Betting, Long Island Residents Fight Over Proposed Video Gambling Parlor

More than a year ago, New York State approved video gambling in Nassau County, but residents now say it’s a gamble they don’t want to take.

01/30/2015

Scales of justice (credit: ClipArt.com)

Former Hempstead Town Deputy Finance Commissioner Sues Over Firing

An attorney for a 21-year veteran deputy finance commissioner for the Town of Hempstead announced a legal claim Wednesday, alleging that age, sex and ethnic discrimination were the reason he was fired.

12/17/2014

Time and weather are threatening the dwindling number of marsh houses in the water off Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Time, Weather Taking A Toll On Historic Long Island Marsh Houses

You’ve probably seen them in the waters off of Long Island and were not sure what they were. Bay houses, some of them over a hundred years old, are seeing their numbers dwindle.

08/08/2014

Monkey picture labeled 'Jimmy's baby picture' that was posted on bulletin board of Town of Hempstead highway department facility in Levittown. (credit: Handout)

Town Official: Hempstead Highway Worker Target Of ‘Disgusting Act of Racial Hatred’

Officials said a photo of a monkey labeled “Jimmy’s baby picture” was found on a bulletin board at a Hempstead highway facility in Levittown.

04/29/2014

Town of Hempstead Supervisor holds a carbon monoxide detector as she pushes for a law requiring their use at places of public assembly, Feb. 25, 2014. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Hempstead Town Supervisor Wants Mandatory CO Detectors At Most Public Places

Officials on Long Island continue to push for laws requiring businesses to install carbon monoxide detectors following the death of a restaurant manager over the weekend.

02/25/2014

Geese gather in Seaford, Long Island. (credit: CBS 2)

Town Of Hempstead Outlaws Large-Scale Bird Feedings

The Hempstead Town Board voted uananimously Tuesday for a law that targets property owners who attract many birds with large amounts of food.

02/04/2014

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