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1999 Stories by Ward Harkavy

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  • Law & Disorder

    published December 7, 1999

    Judge Sam Levine, president of the Board of Judges of Nassau County District Court, has scheduled a commencement ceremony this week to give a... More >>

  • A moment of silence

    published November 16, 1999

    As midnight approaches, and it's clear to everyone outside of Levittown Hall that the voters have already transformed the Nassau Republican Party... More >>

  • Let the games begin

    published November 16, 1999

    The lawyers who operate the gears and levers of the vaunted Nassau GOP machine were feeling pretty cocky last spring about continuing their... More >>

  • Here come the machine's judges

    published November 2, 1999

    If there's one thing a judge should have, it's a good memory. How else do you keep straight not only the facts of the case in front of you but... More >>

  • The scary days when thousands were lobotomized on Long Island

    published October 26, 1999

    You have to wonder about Henry Brill's sanity. A Yale-educated psychiatrist, he was director of Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center from 1958 to... More >>

  • Gelt trip

    published October 19, 1999

    Like many other people in a place ruled by a single political party, Marion Miller of Rockville Centre thought a campaign contribution to... More >>

  • That's my boy!

    published October 19, 1999

    One of the most clear-cut choices in the Nassau County Legislature races this fall is between two people who, in some ways, are remarkably similar... More >>

  • The crying game

    published October 19, 1999

    While I lay on a gurney in the emergency room of a Phoenix hospital 12 years ago, broken and practically catatonic from depression, the first... More >>

  • Pesticides and Propaganda

    published October 12, 1999

    Nassau County officials, skilled at public relations, placed full-page ads in Newsday announcing the aerial spraying of Anvil, weather... More >>

  • Howie Safir, cub reporter

    published September 14, 1999

    There's a photo in an old Hofstra University yearbook that would prompt plenty of guffaws in press rooms from Boston to the Beltway: Howie Safir,... More >>

  • A Change Is Gonna Come

    published September 7, 1999

    When Phoebe Goodman is told that Charlie O'Shea's Nassau Assessment Improvement Commission wants to see her report, she rolls her eyes and says,... More >>

  • Eating Reform For Lunch

    published September 7, 1999

    You can't tell from Charlie O'Shea's wide-eyed, innocent expression that he's one of the Nassau GOP machine officials who are mortgaging the... More >>

  • Zone Defense Beats GOP Machine Beats GOP Machine

    published August 17, 1999

    Against all odds, a little group of homeowners in Bethpage rose up and slew the mighty GOP machine in a neighborhood zoning battle.The... More >>

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