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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 […]

NYSDFS Obtains Temporary Restraining Order Against Subprime Auto Lender Accused of Stealing Millions from Consumers

April 23, 2014

Long Island Press Releases DFS Seeks Restitution for Consumers, Disgorgement of Profits; Condor Case is First Legal Action Brought by a State Regulator to Enforce Violations of Federal Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Law (Long Island, NY) Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, today announced that the Department of Financial Services (DFS) has obtained a temporary restraining order in federal […]

Nassau Police Report Fatal Vehicular Accident in Levittown

April 22, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Homicide Squad reports the details of a Fatal Vehicular Accident that occurred at 5:45am in Levittown on April 22, 2014. According to Detectives, victim Robert Chapman Sr., 81, exited the bus stop on the north side of Hempstead Turnpike walking to the south side just west of Gardiners Avenue. The victim […]

Assemblyman Ra Comments on the Closing of inBloom

April 22, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) reacted today to the news that inBloom, the data service company responsible for collecting student data for New York State, is closing and ending its cloud-based services. This comes on the heels of the state ordering the deletion of existing student records possessed by inBloom in the […]

The 13th Annual Brookhaven Fair Returns

April 22, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Farmingville, NY) The Brookhaven Fair returns to The Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill, Farmingville, for four weekends of fun, thrills and entertainment for the entire family on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day: May 9, 10 and 11; May 16, 17 and 18; May 23, 24, 25 and Memorial Day May 26; and May 30, […]

Mortgage Fraud the Allegation at Trial for Absent Defendant

April 22, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The trial of a 33 year old man facing mortgage fraud, scheme to defraud, falsifying business records and grand larceny charges began today in Riverhead with the defendant being tried in absentia, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. “The defendant, RAMON E. RIOS, of East Meadow, is a fugitive who faces […]

Two Men Arrested in Connection With String of Long Island Burglaries

April 22, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Third Squad detectives report the arrest of a Clifton Park, N.Y. man for six Burglaries that were committed in, Thomaston, Great Neck, and Sands Point. According to detectives, Spencer Williams, 51, of 30A Meyer Road, committed the following burglaries where assorted jewelry was removed in all incidents. December 12, 2012, inside a […]

Woodlands 2014 – Tribute to Pete Seeger/Beatles Celebration!

April 22, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Created just five years ago, the Woodlands Folk Festival, Long Island’s most eclectic celebration of music, has grown to become a summer music highlight. Woodlands 2014 announces that this year’s festival will be held on Saturday, June 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will include a celebration of early Beatles […]

Nassau Police Announce Two Arrests in Stolen Credit Card Scam

April 22, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Crimes Against Property Squad detectives along with the Fourth Squad report the details of two arrests for grand larceny that occurred in Valley Stream on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 12:15 P.M. According to detectives, Friday Imhiavan, 43, of 1003 Willmohr St., and Ana Agosto, 22, of 580 Van Siclen Ave., both […]

Long Island Schools Promote Sustainability through School Gardens

April 22, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Whitsons School Nutrition has partnered with several school districts to develop school gardens in order to promote sustainability in schools as well as healthy eating habits. Once just a “foodie” trend, eating local foods has now become a widespread movement. People have realized the extensive wellness and environmental benefits that purchasing local […]

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement with Major Retailer on Applicant Banning

April 22, 2014

Long Island Press Releases (New York, NY) Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today that his office has secured a settlement with Bed Bath & Beyond, a national retailer with 62 stores in New York, to ensure that applicants for employment are not automatically disqualified based on criminal convictions and without the individualized consideration that is required by New […]


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