East Rockaway doctor indicted in alleged $120M auto scam

A doctor who practices in East Rockaway was among 13 people who were charged by federal prosecutors in two indictments that allege they schemed to defraud auto insurers out of $100 million by bribing 911 operators and others for access to motor vehicle accident records so that they could steer patients toward corrupt doctors.

Crime watch: Lynbrook, East Rockaway

Here is the latest crime report, courtesy the Lynbrook Police Department.

East Rockaway tops West Hempstead

The East Rockaway boys’ basketball team dominated its game against West Hempstead from the opening tip to the final whistle, as the team walked away with a 64-41 victory last Saturday. The main …

MMA fighter from East Rockaway wins bout for his grandfather

East Rockaway resident Charlie “The Cannibal” Campbell has won the majority of his fights in his professional career, but his victory on Dec. 17 in Atlantic City was even more special because it was the first time his grandfather was in attendance to see him compete.

Lynbrook veteran honored on his 100th birthday

Members of Lynbrook American Legion Post 335 recently presented a Certificate of Honor to retired U.S. Marine Col. James S. Knap for his 100th birthday on New Year’s Day at the Bristal Assisted Living Facility on Freer Street.

Op-Ed

An inauguration like no other

I have been blessed to raise my hand and pledge to serve my community as an elected official many times over the past 16 years. However, last Monday was the first — and hopefully, last — time that I will take the oath of office in my living room.

Op-Ed

How progressives might be left in the lurch

When U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi announced his Democratic primary run against Gov. Kathy Hochul, it may have seemed like a D’Amato moment.

Randi Kreiss

Can your stove talk to you?

I really needed to get on the Smart HQ website to get my new G.E. Café Series kitchen appliances online. Oh, you didn’t know? You must have internet-friendly ovens and cooktops these days.

Editorial

Bail reform law needs still more tweaking

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder convened a news conference on Jan. 13 to make a point: The state’s bail reform law, enacted in January 2020, needs further reform . . .