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Hempstead, New York, USA. January 1, 2018. L-R, Hempstead Town Supervisor LAURA GILLEN, New York State Lt. Governor KATHY HOCHUL, and Hempstead Town Clerk SYLVIA CABANA pose for photo shortly before Lt. Gov. swears-in Gillen, at Hofstra University.

Inaugurating a New Era for Long Island

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
January 3, 2018

Sunday, New Year’s Eve, I turned off the TV and headed to bed soon after watching the ball drop in Times Square. But this unusually low-key start to 2018 was necessary, for by lunchtime the next day, I’d covered the Inaugurations of three Democrats – LAURA CURRAN, LAURA GILLEN, and SYLVIA CABANA – replacing three GOP office holders here in Nassau County. 

Hempstead, New York, USA. January 1, 2018. Center L-R, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor JUDI BOSWORTH and BRIAN MUELLERS, member of Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen’s Transition Team and a former Nassau County legislator, discuss program before the Swearing-In ceremony of Gillen and Hempstead Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana, at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Hempstead, NY, USA. Jan. 1, 2018. Center L-R, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor JUDI BOSWORTH and BRIAN MUELLERS, member of Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen’s Transition Team and a former Nassau County legislator, talk before Swearing-In ceremony of Gillen and Hempstead Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana, at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Though it was New Year’s Day morning, close to a packed house at Hofstra University’s Adams Playhouse watched New York Lt. Governor KATHY HOCHUL and Congresswoman KATHLEEN RICE swear-in Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen and Hon. MICHAELLE SOLAGES swear-in Hempstead Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana.

Hempstead, New York, USA. January 1, 2018. NYS Lt. Governor KATHY HOCHUL (in green dress) and Congresswoman KATHLEEN RICE (seen partly behind podium) swear-in LAURA GILLEN (center) as Hempstead Town Supervisor, at Hofstra University (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Hempstead, NY, USA. Jan. 1, 2018. NYS Lt. Governor KATHY HOCHUL (in green dress) and Congresswoman KATHLEEN RICE (seen partly behind podium) swear-in LAURA GILLEN (center) as Hempstead Town Supervisor, at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Hempstead, NY, USA. Jan. 1, 2018. L-R, Lt. Gov. KATHY HOCHUL congratulates LAURA GILLEN after Hochul and Congresswoman Rice swear her in as Hempstead Town Supervisor, at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Hempstead, NY, USA. Jan. 1, 2018. L-R, Lt. Gov. KATHY HOCHUL congratulates LAURA GILLEN after Hochul and Congresswoman Rice swear her in as Hempstead Town Supervisor, at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

U.S. Senator CHUCK SCHUMER was a speaker at both the Town of Hempstead and County County Inaugural ceremonies.

Hempstead, NY, USA. Jan. 1, 2018. L-R, U.S. Senator CHUCK SCHUMER and Hempstead Town Democratic Leader LAUREN CORCORAN-DOOLIN pose for photo after Schumer spoke at Swearing-In ceremony of Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen & Hempstead Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana at Hofstra University. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Hempstead, NY, USA. Jan. 1, 2018. L-R, U.S. Senator CHUCK SCHUMER and Hempstead Town Democratic Leader LAUREN CORCORAN-DOOLIN pose for photo after Schumer spoke at Swearing-In ceremony of Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen & Hempstead Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Hempstead, New York, USA. January 1, 2018. L-R, KEITH CORBETT and LAURA CURRAN are on-stage before start of swearing-In of Laura Gillen and Sylvia Cabana, at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Hempstead, NY, USA. Jan. 1, 2018. L-R, KEITH CORBETT and Nassau County Executive LAURA CURRAN are among dignitaries on-stage before swearing-In ceremony of Laura Gillen and Sylvia Cabana at Hofstra University.  © 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Hempstead, New York, USA. Jan. 1, 2018. R-L, NYS Senator JOHN E. BROOKS, Nassau County Comptroller JACK SCHNIRMAN, N.C. District Attorney MADELINE SINGAS, and Hempstead Town Councilman BRUCE BLAKEMAN are among dignitaries on stage at Swearing-In of Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen and Hempstead Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Hempstead, New York, USA. Jan. 1, 2018. R-L, NYS Senator JOHN E. BROOKS, Nassau County Comptroller JACK SCHNIRMAN, N.C. District Attorney MADELINE SINGAS, and Hempstead Town Councilman BRUCE BLAKEMAN are among dignitaries on stage at Swearing-In of Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen and Hempstead Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana at Hofstra Univ. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

About an hour after that, and even though it was a bone-chilling 14 ℉ / -10 ℃, a thick arc of bundled-up onlookers stood thisclose together in front of the Theodore Roosevelt Legislative & Executive Building to witness Gov. ANDREW CUOMO administer the Oath of Office to Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.

Mineola, NY, USA. January 1, 2018. Speaking at podium is U.S. Sen. CHUCK SCHUMER, and left of him is Nassau County Executive LAURA CURRAN, as she's sworn-in as County Executive, in front of Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building,. (© 2018 Ann Parry,  Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. January 1, 2018. Speaking at podium is U.S. Sen. CHUCK SCHUMER, and left of him is Nassau County Executive LAURA CURRAN, as she’s sworn-in, in front of Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building,. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. January 1, 2018. L-R, LIUBA GRECHEN SHIRLEY, Congressional candidate for District 2 on Long Island, and SUE MOLLER, 2017 candidate for Hempstead Town Council District 6, pose for photo outside Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building, after swearing-In  of LAURA CURRAN as Nassau County Executive. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. January 1, 2018. L-R, LIUBA GRECHEN SHIRLEY, Congressional candidate for District 2 on Long Island, and SUE MOLLER, 2017 candidate for Hempstead Town Council District 6, pose for photo outside Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building, after swearing-in of LAURA CURRAN as Nassau County Executive. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. Jan. 1, 2018. L-R, Nassau County Legislators DEBRA MULE, 55, (Freeport - 5th Dist. - Democrat) and JOSHUA LAFAZAN, 23, (Syosset - 18th Dist. - Ind.) are in Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building after attending the outdoor swearing-In of Laura Curran as Nassau County Executive. Lafazan is the county's youngest ever legislator. Mule has Curran's former Legislative seat. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. Jan. 1, 2018. L-R, Nassau County Legislators DEBRA MULE, 55, (Freeport – 5th Dist. – Democrat) and JOSHUA LAFAZAN, 23, (Syosset – 18th Dist. – Ind.) are in Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building after attending the outdoor swearing-In of Laura Curran as Nassau County Executive. Lafazan is the county’s youngest ever legislator. Mule has Curran’s former Legislative seat. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

It was a doubly historic day for Long Island. Before Laura Gillen took office, Town of Hempstead hadn’t had a Democratic Supervisor in over a century; plus, Laura Curran is the very first female Nassau County Executive.


SLIDESHOW:  Town of Hempstead Inaugurations 1/1/2018: 


Town of Hempstead Inaugurations:  GALLERY

Nassau County Executive Inauguration:  GALLERY

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Garden City, New York, USA. Nov. 3, 2015. At center, Democrat MADELINE SINGAS claims victory over Republican Kate Murray in race for Nassau County District Attorney. Singas's family - including (left of her) her husband Theo Apostolou, (right of her) daughter, and son, and Jay Jacobs (far right) Chairman of Nassau County Democratic Committee) joined her on stage at Nassau County Democrats Election Night Party at Garden City Hotel.

Election Night: Murray Singas the Blues

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
[ UPDATED: February 5, 2019 ]

In an upset victory, Democrat Madeline Singas, Nassau County Acting District Attorney and a first time candidate, won the D.A. race against Republican Kate Murray, the Supervisor of the Town of Hempstead.

Garden City, New York, USA. Nov. 3, 2015. At center, Democrat MADELINE SINGAS claims victory over Republican Kate Murray in race for Nassau County District Attorney. Singas's family - including (left) her husband Theo Apostolou, (right) daughter, and son, joined her on stage at Nassau County Democrats Election Night Party at Garden City Hotel. (© 2015 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Garden City, New York, USA. Nov. 3, 2015. At center, Democrat MADELINE SINGAS claims victory over Republican Kate Murray in race for Nassau County District Attorney. Singas’s family – including (left) her husband THEO APOSTOLOU, (right) daughter, and son, joined her on stage at Nassau County Democrats Election Night Party at Garden City Hotel. (© 2015 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

At Democratic Election Night Viewing Party at the Garden City Hotel on the night of November 3, 2015, when over 99% of the precinct were votes in, Singas went to the podium with her husband Theo Apostolou and their daughter and son, and thanked her supporters.

Garden City, NY, USA. Nov. 3. 2015. Dem. MADELINE SINGAS claims victory over Rep. Kate Murray in race for Nassau County D.A. Singas spoke with supporters at Election Night Party at Garden City Hotel. (© 2015 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Garden City, NY, USA. Nov. 3, 2015. Dem. MADELINE SINGAS claims victory over Rep. Kate Murray in race for Nassau County District Attorney. Singas spoke with supporters at Election Night Party at Garden City Hotel. (© 2015 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

In the race for Town of Hempstead Supervisor, Democratic candidate Rita Kestenbaum, a former member of the Hempstead Town Board, lost to Republican candidate Anthony Santino, a long-time Town of Hempstead councilman.

Garden City, New York, USA. Nov. 3, 2015. R-L, KEVIN BRADY, RITA KESTENBAUM, CHRIS MELNYCZUK, and ANDREW GOLDSTEIN attend the Election Night Party of the Nassau County Democrats, at the Garden City Hotel. Kestenbaum was the Democratic candidate for Town of Hempstead Supervisor. (© 2015 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Garden City, New York, USA. Nov. 3, 2015. R-L, KEVIN BRADY, RITA KESTENBAUM, CHRIS MELNYCZUK, and ANDREW GOLDSTEIN attend the Election Night Party of the Nassau County Democrats, at the Garden City Hotel. Kestenbaum was the Democratic candidate for Town of Hempstead Supervisor. (© 2015 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Democrat Claudia Borecky unsuccessfully challenged Republican Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads in the Legislative District 19 race.

Garden City, New York, USA. Nov. 3, 2015. R-L, CLAUDIA BORECKY and husband MICHAEL BORECKY, from Merrick, attend Election Night Party of the Nassau County Democrats, at the Garden City Hotel. Borecky was the Democratic candidate for Nassau County Legislative District 19. (© 2015 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Garden City, New York, USA. Nov. 3, 2015. R-L, CLAUDIA BORECKY and husband MICHAEL BORECKY, from Merrick, attend Election Night Party of the Nassau County Democrats, at the Garden City Hotel. Borecky was the Democratic candidate for Nassau County Legislative District 19. (© 2015 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

UPDATE – Feb. 5, 2019  [see above photo]

Claudia Borecky attended the 2015 Election Night party with her husband Michael Borecky, who died suddenly at the end of 2018, and I’m among the many who will miss this kind fellow Merrokean.


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