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Senator Hassell-Thompson Calls for State and Federal Intervention to Eliminate Gun Violence in Inner Cities and an Assessment by NYS Special Prosecutor

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson Statement (Long Island, NY) I am calling upon Governor Cuomo and our Senators in Washington to increase police support to cities like Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Rochester, Albany and Syracuse, to help in the fight to eliminate gang and gun violence in our streets. It is clear that despite the committed efforts of […]

Suffolk Police Seeking Female Suspect Who Stole $750 in Perfume from Commack Store

August 31, 2015

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 Commack store last month. A woman stole Chanel and Gucci perfume bottles from Ulta, located at 78 Veterans Memorial Highway, on July 30, […]

Queens Council on the Arts Excited to be Recruiting New Students into High School to Art School

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Queens Council on the Arts is excited to be recruiting new students into the High School to Art School (HS2AS) fall session, which will run October through January on Thursday and Saturdays. Interviews will take place Saturday, September 19th from9am-2pm at QCA, 37-11 35th Ave, (Entrance on 37th St) Astoria, NY 11101. If you […]

Woman Killed, Two People Seriously Injured in West Babylon Motor Vehicle Crash

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a female passenger and seriously injured two other passengers in West Babylon on Sunday, August 30. Aramis Broadus was driving a 2010 Nissan Maxima northbound on Little East Neck Road near Gordon Avenue last night at 8:50 p.m. […]

Chain-Snatching Thief Who Struck in Hempstead Nabbed by Police

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Third Squad detectives report the details of an arrest for a robbery that occurred in Hempstead on Sunday, 08/30/15 at 5:08 P.M. According to detectives, Rashawn Galloway, 17, of Hempstead, while on Fulton Ave./Cathedral Ave., approached a male victim, 27, grabbed him by the neck and took his gold chain. The defendant […]

Police: Man Beaten with Baseball Bat, Robbed on Roosevelt Street

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) First Squad detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred in Roosevelt on Sunday, 08/30/15 at 4:30 A.M. According to detectives, two subjects armed with a baseball bat, approached a male victim, 32, on E. Fulton Ave./Babylon Tpke., and began striking him on the head with the bat. The victim fell to the […]

Suspects in Custody After Posing as Employers to Steal Victim’s Banking Info, Cops Say

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Third Squad detectives report the arrest of three men for Grand Larceny which occurred in Westbury between Monday, August 17, 2015 and Monday, August 24, 2015. According to detectives, Joshua Nembhard, 17 of Westbury, Robin Diaz, 24 of New Cassel and Rodney King, 22 of New Cassel did contact the female […]

Suffolk Police Officers Rescue Bird Entangled in String on Offshore Fuel Platform

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued a bird that was entangled in string on an offshore fuel platform on Sunday, August 30. Suffolk County Police rescued a bird that was entangled in string on an offshore fuel platform on Sunday, August 30. Photo Credit: SCPD. Marine Bureau Officers Charles Marchiselli and […]

Hoverboard Stolen at Gunpoint on Grounds of SUNY Old Westbury College

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Third Squad reports the details of a Robbery which occurred on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 1:30 A.M. in Old Westbury. According to detectives, three male victims, 20 and two (2) 19 year olds were walking on South Apple Road on the campus of SUNY Old Westbury, when a tan minivan […]

Nassau Police Investigating Armed Robbery of Seaford Gas Station

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Major Case Bureau reports the details of a Robbery which occurred on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10:49 P.M. in Seaford. According to Robbery Squad detectives, a male black suspect, 5’ 7” tall, 160 lbs. with a thin build wearing a black t-shirt with a white logo, jeans and a gray […]

Suffolk County Police Report Eleven People Arrested at Sobriety Checkpoint

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol Bureau arrested 11 people and seized one vehicle during an overnight sobriety checkpoint in the Smithtown area on Friday, August 28. Police officers from the Suffolk County Highway Patrol Bureau conducted a sobriety checkpoint at 575 Smithtown Bypass (Route 347) Smithtown. The operation was conducted for […]

Homeless Man Arrested for Wyandanch Attack; Victim Suffered Stab Wounds to Chest, Back

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police arrested an undomiciled man after he stabbed another man in Wyandanch on Friday, August 28. First Precinct patrol officers responded to South 26th Street for a report of a fight in front of a residence. The victim, Gerald Guerrier, 41, of Wyandanch, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center […]

Pedestrian Killed in Lindenhurst Motor Vehicle Crash

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Lindenhurst on Friday, August 28. George Banos, 53, was driving a 2000 Saturn eastbound on Sunrise Highway, between New Highway and Straight Path, when his vehicle struck a pedestrian who was walking in the roadway […]

Hicksville Woman Arrested After Using Hand as Pretend Gun to Rob Local Pizza Parlor

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Second Squad reports the arrest of a Hicksville woman for a Robbery that occurred on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11:32 a.m. in Hicksville. According to detectives, Marina Tsoukalis, 28, entered the Domino’s located at 155 Levittown Parkway, concealing her hand under her sweater appearing to have a gun and demanded […]

Car-less Long Island Meeting on September 16

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases New Alternative Transportation Advocacy Group (Long Island, NY) Car-less Long Island, a new pedestrian, bicyclist, and alternative transportation advocacy group founded in Long Island this summer, will hold its monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30. The next two meetings are on September 16th and October 14th. Meetings will be held […]

“Sailin’ Shoes – A Tribute To Little Feat” comes to All Music Lounge in The Space at Westbury Thursday, September 3rd

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Performing Music From Each Incarnation of the Famed Rock Group’s Music From the 1970’s Through 1990’s as part of an all star band of accomplished musicians including Mark Newman (Long Island, NY) With a familiar classic sound bellowing with originality yet reminiscent of so many soul, blues, and rock greats of our time, singer/songwriter/guitarist Mark […]

Brentwood Woman Arrested for Assault With a Vehicle; Victim Treated for Non-Life Threatening Injuries

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives arrested a Brentwood woman for intentionally striking a pedestrian with her vehicle on Friday, August 28. Shaquita Passmore, 27, was attempting to cross Wheeler Road when she was struck by a 2012 Nissan Sentra, driven by Kendra Sterling, 24, at approximately 5:35 p.m. Sterling then fled […]

Woman Killed in Cold Spring Harbor Motor Vehicle Crash

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a woman in Cold Spring Harbor on Friday, August 28. Eugenia Kouwenhoven, 80, was driving a 2014 Buick Regal westbound on Woodbury Road when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the woods at approximately 6:25 […]

Victim Manages to Escape Attempted Street Robbery in Inwood; Three Suspects Currently at Large

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Fourth Squad is investigating an attempted Robbery that occurred on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 6:00 a.m. in Inwood. According to detectives, a male victim, age 26 was walking southbound on Madison Avenue when he was approached by three male black subjects. The first subject is described as 5’5” tall, 17 […]

Mastic Beach Improves Village’s Infrastructure

August 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases The Village of Mastic Beach maintains 88 miles of active roadway through the Village’s Department of Public Works (DPW)—and the team is dreaming big (Long Island, NY) The Village of Mastic Beach has the daunting task of caring for more than 88 miles of roads throughout the Village. The DPW employees have been tackling the […]

All Aces at Queens Tourism Kiosk during U.S. Open

August 28, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Queens, NY) Whether they root for Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, or Novak Djokovic, U.S. Open tennis fans will learn a lot about Queens from August 31 through September 13. For the fourth year in a row, the USTA has donated a kiosk to serve as an information and referral center during the entire championships at […]

Back to School Blast at Smith Haven Mall

August 28, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Entertainment and insight into best resources for back-to-school season (Long Island, NY) For the second year, Smith Haven Mall will host Back to School Blast, a daylong event featuring Long Island’s best family-friendly resources and essentials.  On Saturday, August 29 from 12 to 6 p.m. in Center Court, the expo will offer families an abundance […]

Senator Hannon Announces No-Cost Senior I.D. Program

August 28, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Island Trees Library, September 10th , 11 am – 2 pm (Long Island, NY) Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau) announces a FREE Senior I.D. Program on Thursday, September 10th,from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Island Trees Public Library (38 Farmedge Road, Levittown).  This program is being held in conjunction with Town of Hempstead Supervisor […]

Governor Cuomo Announces $2.5 Million to Improve Thirteen Playgrounds at State Parks

August 28, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the state has committed $2.5 million to build or improve 13 playgrounds at eight State Parks across New York. The park improvements are part of Governor Cuomo’s NY Parks 2020 state park revitalization plan, which includes a commitment to add or improve 100 playgrounds by 2020. […]


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