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There's a show of support for the #BlackLivesMatter  movement on Long Island. The Village of Hempstead has renamed Main Street 'Black Lives Matter Way.'

Nassau prosecutors are reviewing a previously closed 1998 case in which a Hempstead police officer fatally shot a village resident with a history of mental illness after he attacked police with a baseball bat.

It’s time for @HempsteadVill  to step up - particularly Mayor Don Ryan - and make these two affordable housing projects a reality. Don't thwart future of Hempstead Village Mayor, trustees must approve new-housing developments.

A push has emerged to disband and replace leadership in the Village of Hempstead Fire District after a firefighter made a controversial Facebook post.

“We spend across the nation well over a trillion dollars,” the Hempstead Village Trustee said of Black Americans. “One way to get change is to utilize or leverage that spending power."

A Hempstead Village trustee is calling on abolishing the village fire council and asking the village to appoint a new commission to review a firefighter's suspension for an "insensitive" social media post.

The village of Hempstead has been the epicenter of Nassau County's outbreak.

Village of Hempstead is keeping parks closed this weekend because they are afraid of people gathering and not wearing masks #nbc4ny 

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Mascoll made history when he became the first African American to serve as the Village of Hempstead prosecutor, and again when he was appointed the Town of Hempstead’s assistant attorney. A decade later, he joined the county as the deputy attorney.


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Officials in Hempstead Village, which has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Nassau, say they will have officers patrol streets in search of gatherings.

The top story on @Newsday 's Friday front page: Nassau officials want State Police help to curb violence in Hempstead Village

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An uptick in shootings in the Village of Hempstead has prompted the county's police commissioner to call for a larger police presence.

CORRUPTION SCANDAL: Hempstead is rocked again by yet another scandal. This time, top cops in the village have been arrested for allegedly fixing tickets in exchange for promotions. #CBSNewYork 

Thursday's cover: Hempstead Village Chief of Police Paul Johnson, others indicted in alleged traffic ticket-fixing

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Corruption probe widens to include Hempstead Village Police ChiefPaul Johnson, one of 4 indicted today in an alleged ticket fixing scheme for a local businessman. He’s the 6th member of the Hempstead PD facing some sort of criminal charges over the last 3 1/2 years.

Friday's cover: Nassau and Hempstead Village police officers are on high alert and stepping up enforcement after MS-13 twice threatened cops, pledging in one case to “take the streets back” in retaliation for arrests of gang members.

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Joseph A. McNeil, who lives in Hempstead Village, is a founding member of the Greensboro Four, who staged a lunch counter sit-in in 1960.