Female Southampton Town Police Officers File Sexual Discrimination Claims
on Feb 20, 2013
Two Southampton Town Police sergeants have filed civil rights claims against the town and the department, alleging a pattern of sexual discrimination by their superiors. Sergeant Lisa Costa and Sergeant... more
Prominent headlines in the local press in the last few weeks have touted efforts to address two especially vexing issues on the South Fork: traffic and affordable housing. These issues are intertwined in several ways, including this one: With one exception, it is too late to do anything about them. The time is almost over for any truly game-changing programs or initiatives. The more foreseeable future will be pretty much like the frustrating present of clogged intersections and longtime residents selling high here and trying to buy low in Georgia. Looking at traffic first, a few years ago there was ... by Tom Clavin
The Suffolk County Legislature last week approved the creation of a Permanent Housing Advisory Board to focus on housing discrimination here. The formation of a 15-person board follows a three-year investigation by Newsday that, as the measure establishing the board noted, “uncovered extensive evidence of impermissible steering of consumers seeking to purchase a home” — and this “on the basis of race,” and “throughout Long Island.” “This practice,” it went on, “has reinforced racial divides throughout communities, despite fair housing laws which prohibit such pernicious discrimination.” Among members of the board: the presiding officer of the County Legislature, who would ... by Karl Grossman
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