Long Island

Schumer Urges Cell Providers To Fix L.I. 'Dead Zones'

Aug 26, 2016
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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., wants the major cell phone carriers to fix over 200 “dead zones” in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

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After 10 years of hiding and running from the government, Long Island businessman Jacob Alexander pled guilty to securities fraud in federal court this week. The case has spawned a new type of fear of financial crimes.

Veterans Help Their Own On Long Island

Aug 24, 2016
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A Long Island chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America is working with the Suffolk County Courts to help veterans on the wrong side of the law readjust to civilian life while treating their mental health issues.

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Banking regulators in New York have issued the first fines stemming from the leaked Panama Papers. Mega Bank of Taiwan will have to pay $180 million for ignoring possible money laundering. This is expected to be the first of many penalties related to the discovery of widespread tax avoidance.

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The village of Islandia in Suffolk County will receive $2 million a year for the next 20 years from gaming company Delaware North as part of a deal to allow a video lottery terminal casino to operate in the village.

Mayor Allan Dorman calls it a “taxpayer relief agreement,” and says it could cut residential property taxes in half.