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A Freeport man was sentenced to six to 18 years in prison on Monday for charges related to a car crash on the Southern State Parkway last year that killed an Oceanside man. more
“You could ask any police officer, and they’ll tell you that you’re not going to arrest your way out of this,” said Steven Dodge, an Oceanside High School graduate and former drug addict who started the Saving Lives from Addiction through Treatment and Education Project to educate youth about the dangers of substance abuse. “It has to come from every sector of the community. I mean, essentially, that’s what communities are for.” more
The developer of the Superblock property intends to file a $105 million lawsuit against the city as early as this month if the city does not show its support for tax breaks the developer is seeking … more
Three members of the Latin Kings street gang were sentenced today for brutally stabbing, beating and kidnapping a member of the Bloods street gang who had entered the window of a Valley Stream home to collect his girlfriend’s belongings in March 2016. more
Fourteen people, including an Elmont man, have been indicted for their alleged roles in running a “large-scale” heroin ring in Nassau, Queens and Brooklyn, according to District Attorney Madeline Singas. Much of the heroin was sold in Long Beach, Hicksville and Levittown. The Rockville Centre Police Department was among the units that helped bust the ring, Singas said. more
Musician Rachel Platten, best known for her 2015 hit single “Fight Song,” will headline this year’s Pride on the Beach concert on June 11, the singer announced on Friday. “I am so excited … more
A Roosevelt man was sentenced four to 12 years in prison on May 5 for a fatal car crash that killed his girlfriend, Lakeview resident Diamond Hawkins, in 2015. more
Hundreds of people packed City Hall on April 20 to voice their concerns about an Army Corps of Engineers coastal protection project that kicked off in Long Beach last month, saying that the work has … more
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli endorsed Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman Thursday in his election bid for Nassau County comptroller, citing the city’s financial recovery and his leadership … more
In an effort to join a movement to provide safer and stronger communication between all police departments across Nassau County, the Lynbrook Police Department switched its radios over to a countywide system, which is encrypted to ensure that other people cannot hear their communications. more
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