Debora Cartagena / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nassau County Police say that Massapequa has turned into an opioid “hotspot,” and they warn about a possible bad batch of heroin.

Mathew Sumner / AP

Governor Cuomo’s administration is moving ahead on a recommendation to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, a move immediately criticized by Cuomo’s Republican opponent for governor.

Long Island Sees Success With Opioid Overdose Map

Mar 15, 2018
Eric Schmid / WSHU

On Long Island, East Meadow is the latest community to become part of Nassau County’s new opioid overdose mapping system. Officials say it’s the next step in the fight against the opioid crisis.

The new system maps overdoses and overlays related crimes in real time. It’s being rolled out one community at a time.

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas says the program helps get drugs off the street.

David Goldman / AP

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to impose a tax on manufacturers of prescription opioids to help pay for state programs that help people who are addicted to them. But some say it will be patients who will ultimately have to pay the price.

Jay Shah / WSHU

Nassau County will use real-time data to map hotspots of heroin overdoses.