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Police hire four officers, promotes three to detective

Rockville Centre’s Police Department has promoted three officers to the rank of detective and added four new officers to the rank and file, expanding its police force to 58. Mayor Francis Murray said that when he was elected 11 years ago, there were 52 officers on the force. “Times have changed, and we recognize that,” Murray said. “We believe in policing in this village. This board believes in policing.”
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Grace Reform is ‘blessed’ with new playground

When Ian Conlon was preparing to do his Eagle Scout project, he thought long and hard about whom he’d like it to benefit. After toying with some ideas, the 17-year-old North Merrick resident settled on the Grace Reform Baptist Church, where he’d attended preschool many years ago. Conlon...

Two Suspects Arrested After Attempting Million Dollar Heist on Victim's Long Island, NYC Residences

Police report that two individuals have been arrested in connection with a million-dollar heist on the Long Island and New York City residences of their purported victim. Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney announced Tuesday that Raymond Bouderau of Manhattan, 49, and Jacqueline Jewett of Connecticut, 57, are accused of breaking into their wealthy victim's home in Sag Harbor on September 25 and making off with “well over a million dollars in proceeds."

Police Seeking Tips After Burglary At Massapequa Business

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man caught on surveillance footage breaking into a Long Island business before fleeing with a wad of cash. The burglary happened at around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Massapequa, at the Carmill Cleaners on Carmans Road, according to Nassau County Police.

Woman killed in house fire on Long Island: officials

SEAFORD, N.Y. (PIX11) – An 80-year-old woman died in a house fire on Long Island Tuesday morning, authorities said. The fire happened at a home in Seaford on Riverside Avenue around 6:15 a.m., according to the Nassau County Police Department. The house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, officials said. Around 70 firefighters […]

Man stabbed to death, another hurt in Queens: NYPD

A man was stabbed to death and another was wounded during an incident in Queens Wednesday afternoon, police said. Man stabbed to death, another hurt in Queens: NYPD. A man was stabbed to death and another was wounded during an incident in Queens Wednesday afternoon, police said. App lets you...
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Clavin, Khzouz, Smith, Richner honored at gala

It was a night to remember, and a night to recognize the people and businesses that help make Nassau Community College what it is. It was the annual gala of the Nassau Community College Foundation, taking place not far from the campus at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.
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Elmont man sentenced to 25 years in prison for 2019 Hempstead shooting

Floyd McNeil, 26, was sentenced to 25 years in prison today for the attempted murder of Malachi Blaylock, 28, according to the Nassau Country District Attorney. In the early morning of September 15, 2019, McNeil shot Blaylock four times in the back at point-blank range with a high-caliber weapon in front of the entrance to 100 Terrace Ave. near Bedell Street.

1 dead, 1 injured in Queens stabbing

NEW YORK -- Police are investigating a double stabbing in Queens that left one man dead on Wednesday.It happened just before 3 p.m. in Ozone Park.Police say the victim died after being stabbed twice in the chest.Another person was slashed in the leg and is expected to survive.Both men are believed to be in their 20s.Police have not said what led up to the violence, and no arrests have been made.

Queens neighborhood on edge amid drastic rise in robberies: ‘Never felt so unsafe’

New York City’s crime wave has seeped into a quiet pocket of Queens known for bustling businesses and heavy foot traffic — with some locals telling The Post it’s the most unsafe they’ve felt in decades. The enclave of Flushing, covered by the NYPD’s 109th precinct, has seen a shocking surge in robberies and grand larcenies that has left workers and business workers on edge. “The area is horrible. It’s getting so bad,” said Monica Ortiz, the store manager at GNC on Flushing’s Main Street. “I’ve lived in the area for 30 years and I never felt so unsafe.” Ortiz said she’s worked at...
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RVC is rockin’ around the village green

Members of the Rockville Centre community filled the Village Green along Maple Avenue on Thursday, Dec. 1, to ring in the holiday season with the annual lighting of the Christmas tree and Chanukah Menorah. Since this year marked the first time that the village celebrated the holiday season with both...