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Governor Cuomo Announces Historic Commitment to Solar Power

April 24, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (New York, NY) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a nearly $1 billion commitment to NY-Sun, which will significantly expand deployment of solar capacity throughout the state and transform New York’s solar industry to a sustainable, subsidy-free sector. The NY-Sun initiative provides long-term funding certainty that will boost existing businesses and attract new investments to […]

Lupinacci Introduces Legislation to Distribute Electoral College Votes by Congressional District Lines

April 24, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R,C,WF,I-Huntington Station) recently introduced legislation to modernize the way Electoral College votes are distributed in New York State. Under the proposal, New York’s 29 Electoral College votes would be broken up by congressional districts, with two of these votes being cast for the overall winner in the state. “Many […]

Police Arrest Valley Stream Man for Attempted Armed Robbery

April 24, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Fourth Squad reports an arrest for Robbery which occurred on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 9:58 A.M. in Valley Stream. According to detectives, Quaseem M. Talbot, 22, of 92 Ormonde Boulevard, Valley Stream approached a male victim, 66, as he was getting into his car which was parked on Ormonde Boulevard. […]

Hempstead Woman Charged with Leaving Scene of Fatal Car Accident

April 24, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Homicide Squad reports the arrest of a Hempstead woman on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:35 p.m. in Hempstead for Leaving the Scene of an Accident. According to detectives, on Monday April 21, 2014 at 4:40 a.m. the defendant Gregoria Canales-Bonilla, 32, of 485 Front Street was operating a 2000 Ford […]

Nassau Police Bust Two for Hicksville High School Burglaries

April 24, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Second Squad reports two arrests for a Burglary which occurred on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 4:20 P.M. in Hicksville. According to detectives, Second Precinct Officers were called to Hicksville High School to investigate two men who were in the locker room going through bags. Upon arrival, Karn Chauhan, 19, 0f […]

Three Men Arrested in Connection with Woodbury Assault

April 24, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Second Squad reports the arrest of three men for an Assault that occurred on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 3:50 p.m. in Woodbury. According to detectives, a male victim, 22 years of age, arranged to meet the defendants Benjamin S. Molina, 18 of 34 Roseanne Drive, Woodbury, Alexander D. Kolosakas 17 […]

Celebrating a Musical Legend: Ervin Drake Turns 95! at Landmark

April 24, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Great Neck, NY) TOMORROW NIGHT, legendary songwriter and Great Neck, Long Island resident Ervin Drake will turn 95. To mark the occasion, on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8 PM Musical Director Jon Weber will lead the tribute to Ervin’s illustrious career with Host Charles Grodin and a star-studded cast** including: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Anita […]

Suffolk Cops Investigating Commack Shoplifting Incident

April 24, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the woman who stole items from a grocery store in Commack in January. A woman entered Shoprite with three children, located at 1 Garet Place, put items in her cart […]

Suffolk Police Seeking Man who Vandalized Vehicle in Walmart Parking Lot

April 24, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Sixth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify the man who keyed a vehicle in Centereach. Following a verbal altercation between two men in the parking lot of Walmart, located at 161 Centereach Mall, one man keyed the other man’s […]

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Penalty Against Telemarketer for Illegally Soliciting Funds

April 24, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (New York, NY) Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office has reached a $50,000 settlement with Mark Gelvan, a telemarketer whose New Jersey-based companies solicit charitable donations, for violating an order that barred him from raising money for charity in New York State. The Attorney General’s Charities Bureau re-opened the case after […]

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Ban on NYC Attorney for Alleged Condo Fraud Sale

April 23, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (New York, NY) Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement with Brooklyn attorney Harold L. Gruber, Esq., and his law firm, Harold L. Gruber, P.C., for allegedly submitting at least nine fraudulent filings to the Attorney General’s Real Estate Finance Bureau and breaching his fiduciary duties as an escrow agent. Under the settlement […]

Bellone Honors Top Cops

April 23, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Brentwood, NY) Today, County Executive Bellone, Chief Burke and Suffolk County Stop DWI representatives honored twenty-three Police Officers for making the most DWI arrests in Suffolk County. The prestigious ceremony, held at the Suffolk County Police Academy, honored all the officers and awarded one officer with the Top Cop award after making 118 arrests this […]

New Cassel Woman Arrested for Vehicular Assault, Drug Possession

April 23, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Third Squad reports the details of an arrest for Vehicular Assault that occurred on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM in Westbury. According to detectives, a 45 year old male victim was driving a 2009 work van southbound on Brush Hollow Road at the intersection of Hillcrest Drive when he […]

Suffolk County Urges Residents to Donate Blood

April 23, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Hauppauge, NY) Today, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone encouraged residents to participate in upcoming blood drives sponsored by Suffolk County and New York Blood Center. County Executive Bellone, donating blood himself, urged all residents to replenish the community blood supply as a result of cancelled blood drives from the harsh 2013/2014 winter. “Each and every […]

Former Theatre Group Head Convicted of Possessing Child Porn

April 23, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) A former director of production for a Lindenhurst community theater group was convicted this afternoon of possessing child pornography, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. In 2012, Detectives from the Computer Crimes Unit of the county police department, assisting the Probation Department, found images of child pornography on Vincent Sparagano’s computer. […]

Suffolk Grand Jury Indicts School Bus Driver for Selling Heroin

April 23, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted a school bus driver for selling heroin, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota has announced. Anna Kovarick, 38, of Bayshore, was a bus driver for Acme Bus who drove students to and from private schools in the West Islip area, including St. John the Baptist […]

Senator Hannon’s Food Drive Nets 960 Pounds of Non-Perishables for Island Harvest

April 23, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) “960 pounds of food and other non-perishable items were collected during a recent food drive I hosted,” said Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau). “The goods were collected on behalf of Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest food bank.” Hannon’s food drive took place on Friday, April 11th at the Levittown Super Stop and Shop. […]

Suffolk Police Seeking Two Commack Bicycle Theft Suspects

April 23, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate two men who stole a bicycle from the Sports Authority store in Commack. On April 7, 2014, two males entered Sports Authority, located at 124 Veterans Memorial Highway, removed a green mountain bike […]

Lupinacci Tours Child Care Council of Suffolk County

April 23, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R,C,WF,I-Huntington Station) recently met with Janet Walerstein and other officials from Child Care Council of Suffolk County and toured their facility. Child Care Council of Suffolk County works with parents, providers and businesses so that every child can be in a quality child care program. “To many, our children […]

Schneiderman, DiNapoli Announce Guilty Pleas For Met Council Directors in $9M Kickback Scheme

April 23, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (New York, NY) New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the guilty pleas of William Rapfogel, former executive director and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council), and David Cohen, also a former executive director of the council. Rapfogel […]

Nassau Cops Bust Valley Stream Man for Police Assault

April 23, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Fourth Squad reports the details of an arrest for Assault that occurred on Tuesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:15 PM in Valley Stream. According to detectives, 911 received a call for a domestic incident at a Fairmount Street residence. Fourth Precinct officers arrived at the scene; entered the home and were […]

Boyle, Bellone Partner to Launch Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Class

April 23, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Deer Park, NY) County Executive Steve Bellone, New York State Senator Phil Boyle, and the Suffolk County Department of Health announced a partnership to host an Opioid Prevention Training Program to train the general public on the use of the heroin antidote Narcan. Held at the Deer Park Fire Department on Tuesday, April 22, the […]

Suffolk Community College Foundation Gala on April 24

April 23, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Five distinguished Long Island labor leaders, including posthumous recognition of one who sought and won elective office and distinguished himself as a Suffolk County legislator and as the legislature’s presiding officer, will be honored by The Suffolk Community College Foundation at its annual Salute to Excellence Gala “The Year of Labor” whose […]

A.G. Schneiderman Op-Ed: Taming the Digital Wild West

April 23, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today published an op-ed in the New York Times. The following are excerpts from the op-ed: ON COOPERATION BETWEEN REGULATORS & THE TECH INDUSTRY: Just because a company has an app instead of a storefront doesn’t mean consumer protection laws don’t apply. The cold shoulder that regulators […]


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