Suffolk County

New York’s restrictive voter access rules came under scrutiny during Tuesday’s presidential primary, and some are saying there’s a need for change.

The potential disenfranchisement of over 125,000 voters in Brooklyn, first reported by WNYC on Primary Day, has led to probes by the state attorney general and the New York City comptroller. 

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Clean air advocates say residents of Connecticut and Suffolk County are breathing unhealthy air.

The American Lung Association has released its annual report card, which gives a failing grade for ozone pollution to every county in Connecticut and to Suffolk County on Long Island.

Security Increases In Advance Of Passover Holiday

Apr 21, 2016
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Police on Long Island are ramping up patrols near synagogues and in Jewish neighborhoods for the upcoming Passover holiday.

Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter says the department has updated its plans following the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.

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Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta is calling for the suspension of the county’s red light camera program.

The program is designed to stop drivers from running red lights and causing accidents. But Trotta said Monday that the county’s recently released Red Light Camera Traffic Safety report revealed that accidents with injuries in his district have increased at intersections with the cameras.

Suffolk County Tops NY State In Heroin Related Deaths

Apr 10, 2016

Suffolk County had the largest number of heroin related deaths in the state of New York from 2009 to 2013.

That’s according to a new state report, which says that at least 337 people died from heroin overdoses during that five year period. The Bronx had the second highest number at 226 deaths.

The report says that Suffolk County is plagued by cheap heroin coming into the country. Suffolk officials say hospitals in the county are handling more heroin-overdose treatment cases than at any other time in modern history.