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LANDMARK STATUS. The Hempstead Town Board held two public hearings to consider granting landmark status for the former site of Eleanor Roosevelt’s childhood home in Westbury and a historic black cemetery in Wantagh earlier. Both sites were unanimously approved for national landmark status. Read Aisha Al-Muslim’s Twitter updates below. 


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4 LI DISTRICTS WANT TO BUST TAX CAP, LOWEST NUMBER EVEROnly four Long Island school districts are challenging state tax caps in their proposed 2014-15 budgets -- the lowest number ever -- with educators acknowledging that cap-busting efforts face growing obstacles.

HEMPSTEAD TOWN PROBES 'HATE-FUELED RACIAL INCIDENT' In a news release, officials said they "are responding to a picture of a monkey that was apparently displayed on a Highway Department bulletin board, making reference to an African-American employee."

OUR TOWNS TOP STORY: ISLIP WANTS TO INSTALL METERS IN BAY SHOREBusiness owners in downtown Bay Shore are bracing for an impending parking meter plan they say will be detrimental to the hamlet's growth - and they aren't going down without a fight.


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