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Civil rights attorneys have sent a letter with more than 300 signatures to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, asking to push back the April 1st deadline for communities to complete their police reforms. They say municipalities have not addressed the underlying issues of systemic racism and police misconduct.

Judge Pauses Rockland's Measles Emergency Order

Apr 8, 2019
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A judge has halted the Rockland County executive’s emergency declaration aimed at curbing a measles outbreak. Friday’s decision put an immediate pause on the county’s 30-day emergency order that began at the end of March.

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An acting state Supreme Court justice in Rockland County Friday halted the county executive’s emergency declaration aimed at curbing a measles outbreak. The 30-day emergency order that began March 27 barred from public places those under 18 years of age who are unvaccinated against measles.

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A district judge in White Plains federal court on Tuesday denied a request to allow unvaccinated children to return to a school in Rockland County. The lawsuit is moving forward during what the judge terms an “unprecedented measles outbreak.”

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A high school student in Orange County, New York who was the target of a racial slur on social media is speaking out. Her family says the Minisink Valley Central School District should have done more in response and is considering legal action.

An attorney representing a group opposed to the construction of a Legoland theme park in New York has taken legal action, alleging that the process and an Orange County community are being hijacked. He also wants the court to halt a public hearing set for Thursday.

No Demolition Work To Begin On Gov Center Before July

Apr 11, 2015
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The matter of a temporary restraining order concerning the planned demolition of a portion of the Orange County government center came before a judge Friday.

Attorney Michael Sussman had asked for a temporary restraining order to prevent demolition work on the architecturally significant government center until a lawsuit he filed in March is decided. Though the judge did not issue such an order, Sussman called the day in court successful as the county will not start any demolition before July 1.

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A lawsuit brought by three Orange County residents against the county executive and a county legislator seeks to halt the demolition of an architecturally significant building. That building, the Orange County Government Center in Goshen, has been the subject of debate for more than three years.

Goshen attorney Michael Sussman represents the plaintiffs. He says the suit seeks injunctive relief to halt the demolition. Sussman also alleges it’s a waste of taxpayer money.

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MARLBORO – Several Marlboro High School students, who are or were members of the varsity football team, and their parents, have filed a federal complaint in US District Court calling for the head coach to be fired.

The lawsuit, against coach Richard Ward, School Superintendent Ray Castellani and the Marlboro Central School District, alleges Ward verbally and physically abused the boys on his football team and that Castellani and the school district knew about it and did nothing to stop it.

GOSHEN – Top officials of Orange County NAACP chapters and a leading civil rights attorney, on Wednesday, called for the Orange County Legislature not to approve its redistricting plan when it meets on Friday saying it is purposely designed to keep minority representation in the City of Newburgh to a minimum.

Civil rights attorney Michael Sussman said one legislative district in Newburgh would be 85 percent minorities while the adjacent one would have 55 percent. That, he claimed, protects the white incumbent legislator, Patrick Berardinelli, a Republican, from losing his seat.

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GOSHEN – The Orange County Democratic Alliance has released a report documenting some 40 toxic sites in the county, many of which have been on the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s cleanup list for years and have yet to be remediated.