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When the Village of Freeport launched its Operation Safe Streets initiative and implemented a fiber-optic license plate reader in October 2015, Mayor Robert Kennedy said he was skeptical about its effectiveness. more
The Nassau County Police Department’s Special Victims Squad arrested Umari Taylor, 20, from North Ocean Avenue in Freeport for the attempted sexual assault of an unidentified 44-year-old woman at 11:30 a.m. on April 24 on South Main Street in Freeport. more
Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the credit rating on the Village of Freeport’s general obligation limited-tax bonds to Aa3 from A1, the rating agency announced earlier this month. The new … more
A former Freeporter who led Baldwin and Freeport Boy Scout troops in the 1980s was named in a report detailing alleged abusers in the Boy Scouts of America. Guillermo Gonzalez, 84, was a leader of … more
The Shared Services initiative, across the three counties, allows for the counties’ towns and villages to cooperatively purchase police vehicles at a discounted rate. more
Fourteen suspects, including Darrell “Fab” Boyd and his nephew Jason Costa, both of Freeport, were arrested and have been indicted on multiple drug trafficking charges. Authorities seized a kilogram of cocaine — roughly 50,000 doses — 192 grams of cocaine, 22 pounds of marijuana, one firearm and $220,000 cash. more
Even before leaving their squad cars, Nassau County cops are exposed to dangerous conditions, the Police Benevolent Association said. On March 5, union officials said dozens of police vehicles are … more
Former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife, Linda, were found guilty on a number of charges Friday morning following a second trial on federal charges that they abused their positions for personal benefit. more
The jury in the corruption retrial of former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife, Linda, began deliberations on Thursday. Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys presented closing … more
The former co-director of music at St. Agnes Cathedral was indicted by a grand jury last week on child pornography charges, prosecutors said. more
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