From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
March 6, 2012
Since it wasn’t surprising I was at the Nassau County Legislative Building for much of the day – from before noon until after 5 PM yesterday – I should have brought more food than a small coconut bar, especially since the meals others brought in were off-limits for my gluten-free diet.
The Nassau County Legislature voted to Close 4 of 8 Police Precincts, many hours into their Monday, March 5, 2012 meeting, which was so well attended by residents and Press that it was often Standing Room Only.
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Mineola, New York, USA. March 5, 2012. Newly confirmed Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Dale. (© 2012 Ann Parry, Ann-Parry.com)
The 19 legislators voted along party lines, with the 10 Republicans voting YES and the 9 Democrats voting NO to the police precincts closing and – earlier in the meeting – to confirming THOMAS DALE as Nassau County Police Commissioner.
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Mineola, New York, USA. March 5, 2012. At right, Milagros Vicente, of N. Valley Stream, protests vote to close 4 Nassau County Police Precincts. (© 2012 Ann Parry, Ann-Parry.com)
And the pizza wafting from the waiting room outside the Legislative Chambers smelled really good.
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