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We received several requests to repost this letter, so here it is…
In response to a shooting that occurred in September 2009, the county held a forum to address growing concerns of safety in Huntington Station.  Frank Petrone, Mark Cuthbertson, Glenda Jackson, and Susan Berland did not show up to the forum.  Stu Besen who was […]

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After decades of abuse and neglect by all levels of government, the residents got together to demand attention.  In March of 2010, they held a rally in the hopes of being heard.  The message was that they wanted to feel safe and they wanted all levels of government to work together to protect the surrounding […]

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Note: Normally, the Huntingtonian provides very specific details in our stories.  In this story, we make reference to homeless shelters, sober houses, and other homes that are owned by the Town.  Because of the delicate nature of the situation and because children are involved, we have decided not to release the addresses of these dwellings.  […]

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From left to right: Frank Petrone, William Spencer, Don Pius, Robert Fonti
There has been much chatter over the years that Don Pius is supported by Supervisor Frank Petrone, Robert Fonti, who is Chair of the Huntington Housing Authority (HHA) and former HHA Chair, Dr. William Spencer, who is running for the 18th Legislative District. Don […]

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On July 7, 2010 the Town of Huntington issued a press release claiming the following:
“Continuing the Town’s crackdown on illegal apartments, Code Enforcement officers, in coordination with Suffolk County police, executed search warrants at four locations July 1, finding illegal apartments at all of the locations. The Town placed notices of hazardous conditions at three locations […]

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Code Violation Timeline

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This is how a typical case of a home with code violations goes through the system in the Town of Huntington. This is intended to give the reader a clear picture of why the the illegal housing problem is growing and is destroying the quality of life and contributing to the high taxes throughout our town. Since the system is broken there are people […]

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The Don Pius scholarship was established several years ago as part of a deal that the Town Board made with this notorious landlord.  Pius is especially well known in the Huntington School district since his more than 70 homes in that school district are eyesores in the community and have many school aged children living in them.  […]

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Another Pius House – Story Update

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This home is owned by Community Properties, LLC which is one of Don Pius’ holding companies. Besides the obvious problems with the “No Crack” sign, there are many other issues of concern.  Wires hanging across windows is a violations of  Town code.  Notice the kiddie pool in the bottom right of the picture.  It is more than disturbing to think […]

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On Wednesday, Sept. 7, at about 1:45 p.m., the Town’s Public Safety Department received a call from someone identifying himself as Mangous Captain, who said he lived in an apartment at 12 Mara and that he had no electricity or water. Mr. Captain told town officials that the owners had moved out a few weeks […]

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The Cost of Doing Business

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On August 10, 2011, a group of about 20 concerned Town of Huntington residents went to the 3rd District Court, on New York Ave. in Huntington Station, to see first hand how code violations are being dealt with.  Some of the people who attended are part of a group called the Citizens for Huntington Code Enforcement.   This group was […]

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