Election years often bring out the worst in politicians, and this year is proving that as applied to the north shore Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (D-Syosset).
Lafazan burst upon the scene a decade ago as a fresh-faced 17-year-old kid - who ran against entrenched incumbents on the Syosset School Board and swept into office. Lafazan juggled college, and then graduate school, with elected office, but the narrative of the "kid-politician" who still "lives in his par
by Niall Fitzgerald A rash of recent sightings of bald eagles and coyotes across the north shore confirm what had been long expected: these apex predator animals have returned to the north shore. Bald eagles began nesting in Centerport several years ago, building a huge nest over Spring Pond off the Mill Dam Pond just north of 25A Northern Boulevard. This past spring, wildlife conservationists installed a spy camera to monitor the nest, with a live stream feed to YouTube. T
by Maureen Daly The future of the boathouse at Coindre Hall has community activists up in arms, although work that has already begun at the park. Police from the state Department of Environmental Conservation advised the individuals working at the Lloyd Harbor-West Shore Huntington site to "stop work" until the DEC investigates the latest complaints regarding necessary permits beyond the required DEC permit for the bulkhead reconstruction work that is already in place. Among
by Maureen Daly
During the Summer of 2020, Nassau Legislator Joshua Lafazan (D-Syosset) went "all-in" to support Black Lives Matter and their campaign to "defund the police" and launch violent street protests. Lafazan demanded support for the "Black Lives Matter" movement and even sponsored the re-naming of Nassau County buildings after 1960's pro-communist black Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. Lafazan openly courted and coordinated with the "Young Communists of L
by Maureen Daly Scott McKevitt of Oyster Bay was awarded the "Best Decorated House in Oyster Bay" prize by the Town of Oyster Bay for his tasteful and patriotic Independence Day decorations of his downtown Oyster Bay home.
McKevitt owns the colonial home at 92 Summit St, and decorated the property with flags and bunting to celebrate the 4th.
Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Laura Maier invited residents to "express their patriotism and the American Spi
by Niall Fitzgerald A registered sex offender committed a brazen home invasion last week in Huntington, bursting into the family home, strangling a woman in front of her young daughter, and then running off with her purse. Arrested is Eric Freeman, age 45, of North Bellmore. Freeman previously lived in Huntington, and "was familiar with” the neighborhood. According to Suffolk Police, Freeman entered the unlocked front door of the family home at 11AM on July 16th, and immedia
by Niall Fitzgerald This past Friday, Meagan McCarty, the Republican nominee for the Post Washington-Roslyn-Sea Cliff-Glen Cove seat in the Nassau Legislature received the endorsement of the influential NYPD Sargeant's Benevolent Association ("SBA") "We fully support Meagan McCarty in this campaign," stated SBA President Ed Mullins, himself a resident of Port Washington. "It is good to see Meagan interested in the preservation of the American Dream." "Nassau County deserves b
For the past 62 years, Cuba - America.s nearest neighbor to the south - has suffered and died under a ghastly totalitarian dictatorship established in 1959 when a former member of the Cuban elite, Fidel Castro, shot his way to power at the head of a band of proclaimed Socialist revolutionaries. Castro quickly imposed one of the world's most stifling dictatorships: Every block as its own "Committee for the Defense of the Revolution" - local spies to watch and record everythin
By Priya Persaud On June 17th at approximately 3:15 in the afternoon, a LIRR track inspection car came careening around the westbound curve at the Cold Spring Harbor rail station, derailed, and crashed into a New York & Railway freight train that had stopped on the opposite tracks. According to witnesses, the LIRR train was traveling at a speed of about 40 MPH, and it had derailed when it crashed into the stationary freight train, injuring eight railroad workers. Five of the
By Maureen Daly Suffolk Police raided and busted a Huntington Massage Parlor operating as a front for an illegal Chinese prostitution and sex trafficking ring. At around 4PM last Friday, detectives from the Second Precinct raided the W Foot Spa located on New York Avenue in Huntington. Two women were arrested during the raid. Guimin Zhang, age 54, of Flushing, Queens, was arrested and charged with two counts of prostitution. Also arrested was Jiang Wei, age 45, also of Flush