News Roundup

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May
25
2017

Rodman Serrano nació en Long Island hace 22 años y es ciudadano estadounidense, pero los últimos meses han sido terribles para él y sus dos hermanas adolescentes. Sus padres, de 51 años, quienes trabajan legalmente en este país gracias al Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS), podrían quedarse en el limbo si la administración de Donald Trump no renueva en los próximos meses ese alivio migratorio para los salvadoreños, que actualmente los...read more »

Mar
16
2017

Suffolk County has established a new hotline connecting homeowners at risk of foreclosure with free housing counseling and legal services.

Residents can call 631-853-4663 (631-853-HOME) to get help preventing foreclosure and mitigating the effects of foreclosure court proceedings, officials said Thursday during a news conference. The announcement came from Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory (D-...read more »

Mar
4
2017
Suffolk County Legislator Monica Martinez

Politicians usually enact legislation that helps people who can vote for them, but on Tuesday, Suffolk lawmakers will hold a public hearing in Riverhead that is quite literally for the dogs.

Amendments sponsored by Legis. Monica Martinez (D-Brentwood) are aimed at greatly strengthening existing legislation intended to protect dogs that are kept outdoors in restraints day and night under filthy and wet conditions without water.

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Mar
2
2017
The corner of Ray Court and 28th Street in Brentwood

Brentwood residents have anxiously waited months for the arrests of those responsible for the shocking slayings of two high school girls so they could finally feel safe again.

On Thursday, relief swept through the community as news spread that MS-13 gang members had been indicted for three killings, including the September beating deaths of best friends Nisa Mickens, 15, and Kayla Cuevas, 16.

Officials hope the latest gang...read more »

Oct
27
2016

The MTA plans to tear down an elevated walkway that it closed last month near an elementary and middle school in Brentwood, officials said Thursday.

The overpass — which crosses Long Island Rail Road tracks a half-mile from the Brentwood train station — is expected to be demolished by the end of the year, Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Aaron Donovan said.

In September, MTA officials blocked the entrance to the...read more »

Aug
9
2016

Con el objetivo de brindar alternativas de entretenimiento familiar a los residentes del noveno distrito legislativo del condado de Suffolk, la Legisladora Mónica R. Martínez unió esfuerzos con el Departamento de Policía del Condado de Suffolk así como con las organizaciones sin fines de lucro Youth Empowerment Project Inc. (YEP), Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. (EOC) y Suffolk County Police Athletic League (PAL) para...read more »

Jun
20
2016

Suffolk lawmakers unanimously approved a bill Tuesday night that makes it a misdemeanor for adults to allow underage drinking in their homes instead of a violation.

The amendment to the so-called social host law, sponsored by Legis. Tom Cilmi (R-Bay Shore) and Legis. Monica Martinez (D-Brentwood), would allow police to better crack down on drinking as graduation and prom season heats up, sponsors and police officials said.

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Apr
14
2016

It was the first time the Suffolk County Democrats ever hosted a presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped raise $510,000 for the party, said Suffolk County Democratic Chairman Rich Schaffer at press time.

Clinton also attracted 850 supporters to the tightly secured Villa Lombardi’s catering venue in Holbrook.

Clinton swung through back-to-back appearances on Monday, including a roundtable...read more »

Oct
20
2015

La legisladora Mónica Martínez, representante demócrata del 9o distrito de legislatura del condado de Suffolk, realizó este pasado sábado 3 de octubre su vigésima oficina móvil en Central Islip. Martínez durante su campaña del 2013 prometió hacer su oficina más accesible a los residentes del distrito por lo que tomó 2 decisiones concretas: movió su oficina de distrito al corazón de la comunidad en la 2a avenida de Brentwood y cada primer...read more »

Mar
20
2014

Para la actual legisladora del condado de Suffolk Mónica Martínez la vida no siempre ha sido color de rosa. Ser la primera mujer en representar al Distrito Noveno ha significado muchos sacrificios tanto para ella como para su familia. Llegó a Estados Unidos siendo tan solo una pequeña de tres años de edad y desde entonces aprendió que nunca debe dejarse opacar o vencer por nada, ni nadie.

Sin saber hablar inglés y con muy poco dominio...read more »