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The shooting death of a Queens imam and his associate as they walked home from afternoon prayer on Aug. 13 in Ozone Park has left Long Island Muslims grief-stricken. While some leaders of local mosques fear that the incident — which activist groups say should be investigated as a hate crime — could lead to more violence against Muslims, they noted that they would continue... more
Long Beach police said that three ticket booths on the boardwalk were vandalized earlier this month, incidents that have sparked the ire of many residents who railed against the damage on social … more
Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) hosted a Substance Abuse Education Awareness Community Seminar at the Merrick Library on July 28. Curran, who had hosted two previous seminars with … more
Firefighters battled aggressive flames at a home on California Street Tuesday that could be seen across the West End. The fire occurred at 9:51 p.m. at a two-story home between West Beech Street … more
Nassau County is in talks to enter a two-year contract with a financial adviser to study a potential public-private partnership for the county’s sewage system, which some officials believe could help mitigate the burden of 10 years of sewage debts. more
Nassau County police rescued a Hempstead man on Monday after he attempted to swim across Reynolds Channel. According to police, the 33-year-old swimmer tried to cross the bay under the Long Beach … more
Dean and Adam Skelos have scored a victory in their bid to stay out of prison while they appeal their corruption convictions. On Aug. 4, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood granted the father and … more
A New York State appeals court has officially disbarred former State Sen. Dean Skelos, who was found guilty of corruption in December. Last week, the Second Judicial Department Appellate Division in Brooklyn formally took Skelos off the list of attorneys as a result of his felony conviction. more
“It does trouble me, as a police officer, when kids say that they’re afraid of the police,” said Anderson Joseph, a detective with the Long Beach Police Department and one of two black officers on the force. Joseph, who lives in Long Beach and joined the LBPD in 2006, responded to a young woman who asked, “Why do police always think we’re going to hurt people?” more
Two years after the dismissal of a lawsuit filed nearly a decade ago by Long Beach resident Roy Lester — who claimed age discrimination against older lifeguards like himself — he successfully appealed the decision, and his suit will move to a trial. more
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