Martinez strengthens legislation to protect dogs kept outdoors
The Beginning of the Healing Process Arrests in Brentwood gang killings bring ‘great relief'...

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May 25, 2017

Rodman Serrano nació en Long Island hace 22 años y es ciudadano estadounidense, pero los últimos meses han sido terribles para él y sus dos hermanas adolescentes. Sus padres, de 51 años, quienes trabajan legalmente en este país gracias al Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS), podrían quedarse en el limbo... read more ››

March 16, 2017

Suffolk County has established a new hotline connecting homeowners at risk of foreclosure with free housing counseling and legal services.

Residents can call 631-853-4663 (631-853-HOME) to get help preventing foreclosure and mitigating the effects of foreclosure court proceedings, officials said Thursday during a news conference. The announcement came from Suffolk... read more ››

March 4, 2017
Suffolk County Legislator Monica Martinez

Politicians usually enact legislation that helps people who can vote for them, but on Tuesday, Suffolk lawmakers will hold a public hearing in Riverhead that is quite literally for the dogs.

Amendments sponsored by Legis. Monica Martinez (D-Brentwood) are aimed at greatly strengthening existing legislation intended to protect dogs that are kept outdoors in restraints day and night under filthy and wet conditions without water.

The new legislation, according to humane groups, would delineate specific protections that can be more easily enforced and prosecuted. read more ››

March 2, 2017
The corner of Ray Court and 28th Street in Brentwood

Brentwood residents have anxiously waited months for the arrests of those responsible for the shocking slayings of two high school girls so they could finally feel safe again.

On Thursday, relief swept through the community as news spread that MS-13 gang members had been indicted for three killings, including the... read more ››