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Queens Tourism Council: It’s In Queens! (July 9 to July 16)

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) George Clinton and Funkadelic highlight a series of free outdoor concerts this week. In addition to the live music, fun-seekers can choose a Colombia flower extravaganza, a noncompetitive bike race, a book festival, plenty of movies, and a night market. Here’s the rundown. July 9, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, 7:30 pm. The […]

The All Music Lounge at The Space Presents Drum Clinic by Famed Session Drummer

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases John Macaluso Hosts Live Demonstration, Discussion, and instruction on Drumming Technique (Long Island, NY) On Wednesday, July 8th at 8:00PM, The Space @ Westbury’s All Music Lounge will be host to an incredibly informative event for drummers and musicians alike who want to learn from the best- drummer, producer, recording artist, and teacher John Macaluso. […]

Assemblyman Lupinacci Reflects on Retirement of SUNY Farmingdale President

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R,C,I-South Huntington) recently commented on SUNY Farmingdale President Dr. W. Hubert Keen’s decision to retire after seven years of service to the college. “President Keen, time and time again, has brought a higher standard to SUNY Farmingdale, clearly establishing the college as one of the most elite in New […]

Nassau Police Seeking Two Suspects Who Robbed Woman in Hicksville Park at Gunpoint

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Second Squad is investigating a Robbery that occurred on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 4:45 am in Hicksville. According to detectives, a female victim, 42, was walking through Cantiague Park- West John Street, when two unknown subjects approached her from behind and attempted to take her pocketbook. When the victim turned […]

Maragos: Homeless Shelter Violates Labor & Living Wage Law

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Some Employees Waited Months to Receive Pay (Long Island, NY) Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos released his audit of Eager to Serve, Inc., a homeless shelter provider for Nassau County. The findings included under paying employees $4,899, not paying employees bi-weekly as required by New York State Labor Laws (sometimes delaying payments for months), employee […]

Governor Cuomo Announces Solar Growth of More than 300 Percent from 2011 to 2014 in New York State

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases All Regions See Triple-Digit Growth of Clean, Cost-effective Solar Power to Lower Costs for Residential Customers and Businesses (Long Island, NY) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today the growth of solar in New York State has increased more than 300 percent from 2011 to 2014, which is twice the rate of U.S. solar growth overall. […]

Couple Sought by Suffolk Police for Alleged Credit Card Theft from Commack Store

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Fourth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a couple who are wanted for questioning in a grand larceny investigation in Commack. A man and woman were shopping in Dress Gala, located at 1143 Route 25, on May 21 at approximately 5:10 p.m. […]

Suffolk Officers and Good Samaritans Rescue Two Sisters from Drowning at Smith Point Park Beach

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Two Marine Bureau officers, along with Good Samaritans, rescued two girls and their mother from possible drowning at Smith Point Park beach on Sunday, July 5. Marine Bureau officers Chris DeFeo and Ray Harkins were on patrol at the Smith Point Park pavilion in a Marine Bureau police vehicle when a man […]

Hempstead Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder, According to Officials

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Third Squad reports the arrest of a Hempstead woman for Attempted Murder that occurred on July 5, 2015 at 3:30 a.m. in Hempstead. According to detectives, on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 3:30 a.m. a male victim, 32 years of age was inside the Miranda River Café, located at 221 Fulton […]

2016 Queens Arts Fund: Funding for Queens Artists and Arts Organizations Application Deadline – October 8, 2015

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Information Sessions begin on July 29, 2015 (Long Island, NY) Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) announces the 2016 Queens Arts Fund (QAF) funding cycle that supports the hard work and contributions of the borough’s creative citizens with grants for their programming. In 2015, QCA awarded over $180,000 in grants to 39 individual artists and […]

NCPD: Two Motorist Robbed at Gunpoint in Hempstead

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Fourth Squad is investigating a Robbery that occurred on Sunday, July 05, 2015 at 2:10 am in West Hempstead. According to detectives, two 19 year old male victims were driving on Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale when an unknown silver four door sedan driven by an unknown male black (no further description), cut […]

Calling All Long Island Student Vocalists – Music Masters Fellowship Program

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Full Scholarship, Nine-Week SOUL & R&B Vocal Ensemble Workshop, Fall 2015 With Professional Vocalist Anastasia René (Long Island, NY) East End Arts is accepting student applications for the 2015 Music Masters Fellowship Program, a nine-week, full scholarship, intensive vocal ensemble workshop opportunity which will be led and mentored by professional soul and R&B vocalist Anastasia […]

Pedestrian Killed in Central Islip Motor Vehicle Crash

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk Police County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Central Islip on Sunday, July 5. Waldys Rivas-Coreas, 39, of Brentwood, was driving a 2003 Acura MDX northbound on Route 111 when his vehicle struck a pedestrian who was crossing Route 111 north of […]

Woman Dies in Deer Park House Fire, Police Report

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives and officials from the Town of Babylon Fire Marshal’s office are investigating a fire that killed a woman in Deer Park on Sunday, July 5. Suffolk County Police First Precinct officers on routine patrol observed smoke coming from the home located on Pine St. […]

Merrick Woman Under Arrest after Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident in Freeport

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Homicide Squad reports the details of a Fatal Vehicular Accident that occurred on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 11:00 pm in Freeport. According to detectives, an unknown male victim was crossing Sunrise Highway west of Buffalo Avenue from north to south when he was struck by a gray Nissan Altima travelling […]

Oceanside Man Had 539 Loaded Firework Mortars Set Up on Resdential Street, Cops Say

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Arson/Bomb Squad detectives report the arrest of an Oceanside man for possessing fireworks which occurred in Oceanside on Saturday, 07/04/15 at 7:40 P.M. According to detectives, Fourth Precinct police officers responded after receiving complaints for firework violations. Officers observed Joseph Tullo, 29, in front of his residence, wiring Mortar tube racks in […]

Freeport Man Arrested After Attacking Previous Assailant with Machete, Authorities Report

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) First Squad detectives report the details of an arrest for an assault that occurred in Freeport on Saturday, 07/04/15 at 9:04 P.M. According to detectives, Alfred Santiago, 36, of Freeport, while in front of 90B Broadway was involved in a physical altercation with several males. After getting kicked several times by the […]

Police Report Armed Street Robbery of Motorist in Hempstead

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Fourth Squad is investigating a Robbery that occurred on Saturday, July 04, 2015 at 4:15 am in West Hempstead. According to detectives, a 25 year old male victim was sitting inside his vehicle on Rose Avenue when a male black subject with dark skin, approximately 5’10” tall, slim build approached the […]

East Meadow Man Arrested for Stealing over $50,000 in Items from Employer, Selling on Ebay

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The First Squad reports the details of an arrest for Grand Larceny that occurred from December 16, 2013 until February 22, 2015 in Freeport. According to detectives, defendant David Bevilacqua, 36, of East Meadow was employed as a shipping clerk at Green Art Plumbing in Freeport. The owners of the company began […]

Nassau Police Seeking Suspect in Hempstead Shooting Death

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Homicide Squad is investigating a Homicide that occurred on Saturday, July 04, 2015 at 4:41 am in Hempstead. According to detectives, a male victim, Victor Benitez, 28, of Hempstead, was found lying on the ground on Clinton Street. The victim suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the torso. Nassau County Police are […]

Man Fatally Shot, Crashes Vehicle into Hempstead Residence, Cops Say

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Homicide Squad is investigating a Homicide that occurred on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 10:54 pm in Hempstead. According to detectives, a 30 year old male victim, Gerraud Hill, 30, from Malverne, was shot on Chase Street. The victim then entered a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse and drove away from the scene. […]

Middle Island Teen Arrested for Shooting Man after Armed Robbery

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police on July 3, 2015 arrested a man after he robbed a woman and shot a man in Kings Park earlier this week. Gaven Benson was a guest at Amal Cummings home, located in Kings Park, on July 1, when he pointed a gun and demanded money from Cummings and […]

Holbrook Man Arrested for Committing Nine Suffolk Bank Robberies

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police on Friday, July 3 arrested a man for committing nine bank robberies since April. Since April 8, a man committed nine bank robberies at eight different banks, by handing a threatening note to the tellers demanding cash. Suffolk County Police on Friday, July 3 arrested Troy Brinkhuis, 46, of […]

Officials Report Taxi Driver Robbed in Westbury by Knife & Gun-Wielding Assailants

July 6, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Major Case Bureau reports the details of a Robbery that occurred at 2:10 am on Friday, July 3, 2015 in Westbury.  According to Robbery Squad Detectives, a TH Express taxi was called to pick up a fare in front of a residence on Livingston Street.  The taxi which was occupied by […]


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