Local Group Suing County Due to Hazardous Jail Conditions
The New York Civil Liberties Union (NCLU) announced that it has filed suit against Nassau County due to the conditions that they say has led to the death of five inmates in the past two years, according to Newsday [paid link].
The suit comes shortly after the mother of an Iraq war veteran who committed suicide at the Nassau County Correctional Center on Feb. 28 filed suit against the jail and Nassau County for "the personal injuries and wrongful death of her son." Bartholomew Ryan hung himself with a noose made from a sheet just one day after being incarcerated at the East Meadow jail.
DA Rice Announces Tighter Security Measures for SAT, ACT Exams
Students taking the SAT and ACT exams this fall will face tighter security and scrutiny, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Tuesday. The new standards were revealed in the wake of a cheating scandal involving students and graduates of several North Shore high schools, including Great Neck and Roslyn.
There are 10 new guidelines to nsure there is no cheating on either exam. Click here to read more on the new security measures put in place for the exams.
Eisenhower Park Dog Run Making Progress
After months of rumors surrounding whether or not the county would move forward with two proposed dog runs in Eisenhower Park, the plan has been given the go-ahead.
Legis. Norma Gonsalves, R-East Meadow, told Patch that she recently spoke to Bob Dwyer from Nassau County's Department of Parks and Recreation, and he said that they're looking to complete the project as soon as possible.
The gate to the dog run will be located at the corner of Salisbury Park Drive and Stewart Avenue, with the main part of the new facility running along Salisbury Park Drive.
One dog run would be for larger canines and the other for smaller. Gonsalves said that she'd like to see the dog runs completed by June.