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Public corruption key issue in Nassau DA's race, Singas says


Public corruption is a top campaign issue going into the fall's Nassau district attorney race, acting Nassau County District Madeline Singas said in a radio interview Sunday.

Singas told 970/AM radio host John Catsimatidis that a process review unveiled Friday by her office found many problems with how the county's contracts are issued.

The probe was conducted in light of charges against then-state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) alleging he illegally steered a $12 million county contract to a company that hired his son, Adam.

"The people...| read more

Combating racism post-Charleston

LI Herald

Congresswoman Kathleen Rice last week called a private meeting with leaders of Nassau County’s traditionally black churches and organizations to discuss the safety needs of their communities in a post-Charleston era.

“We thought it would be a good idea to get leaders together in Nassau County, along with elected officials and law enforcement, to have a n honest discussion about race, bigotry and hatred,” said Rice after the meeting, which was held at the African American Museum in Hempstead.

Rice, who said the meeting was not a “one shot deal”, said the group would be getting...| read more

Acting Nassau DA: Implementation of Anti-Bullying Dignity Act Has Failed


Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas expressed skepticism Friday about the numbers in a new report on bullying.

As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, Singas believes the trend of kids bullying other kids is a big problem. She said the Dignity Act requires school districts to report those who have been bullied.

But she said a new study shows 58 percent of all schools statewide have failed to report even one incident, and 82 percent found no incidents at all of cyberbullying.

“If a school administrator told me that there was not a single noteworthy...| read more

Two Great Neck men among three alleged 'smash-and-grab' jewel thieves

The Island Now

A Brooklyn man and two alleged co-conspirators from Great Neck are in police custody in connection with a string of “smash-and-grab” burglaries that took place at Nassau County businesses over the last six months, including several jewelry stores from which more than $200,000 in merchandise was stolen, county prosecutors said.

Joseph Borelli, 42, of Brooklyn and brothers Rotem Balila, 25, and Edan Balila, 27, both of Great Neck, face various burglary-related charges for their alleged involvement in at least nine overnight incidents since the start of 2015, prosecutors said.

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