Hochul Releases Report Critical of Fair Housing Obstacles

Two days after signing the $229-billion state budget, which was stripped of a massive plan to expand housing options, Gov. Kathy Hochul returned to the topic Friday, releasing a draft report that finds fault with many aspects of fair housing policies and practices. The Fair Read More …

MTA to Add More Cars to Ease LIRR Train Overcrowding

The MTA is adding extra cars to crowded Long Island Rail Road trains, starting Monday, to address commuter complaints about overcrowding that arose last week with the opening of Grand Central Madison service. Gov. Kathy Hochul directed  the LIRR to increase rush hour service to Read More …

Essay: Hochul Needs to Rethink Housing Plan

Assemblyman Keith P. Brown writes that Gov. Kathy Hockul’s proposal will take away the ability for local communities to make their own zoning decisions and give that power to a “super zoning board” in Albany. Read More …

State Awards $10 Million for Huntington Station Revitalization

Huntington was awarded $10 million Tuesday by the state for downtown Huntington Station revitalization. State and local officials announced the award, one of three communities on Long Island to receive money from the sixth round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Lindenhurst and Long Beach got Read More …

Letter: Housing Hyperbole Isn’t Helpful

The recent firing of missives between Governor Hochul and Supervisor Smyth of Huntington is unhelpful and will lead to no real solutions to the region’s housing crisis.  It’s time to back off the soundbites and really discuss this complex issue. First, Governor Hochul.  Comparing Huntington Read More …

Letter: Housing Coalition Supports Hochul Proposal

As an organization with a decades-long history of fighting exclusionary zoning on Long Island, the Huntington Township Housing Coalition proudly support the concepts and ideas of Governor Hochul’s New York Housing Compact Plan. Read More …

Hochul Outlines Plans on Bail, Mental Health, Housing

Gov. Kathy Hochul targeted mental health, bail reform and crime, the minimum wage, school aid and housing among the top items on her wishlist Tuesday in her State of the State speech before the Legislature. She proposed creating 1,000 new beds for mental health treatment Read More …

2nd Update: LaLota Defeats Fleming for Congress; Hochul Claims Victory

Republican Nick LaLota defeated Bridget Fleming for Congress in the 1st District in Tuesday’s election. At 1:58 am, Tuesday, LaLota issued the following statement declaring victory: “Thank you to my wife Kaylie and our three awesome daughters Maggie Rae, Reagan Elizabeth, and Brooke Murphy for Read More …