The Nassau County Police Department is reporting that two Amityville men have been arrested because of an incident that occurred on Clocks Boulevard and Oakley Street. According to detectives, Daron Morris, 33, and Tyron Doe, 25, allegedly were armed with a handgun when they met with a male victim, 22, and demanded money while simultaneously shooting him in the knee. Furthermore, according to detectives, one of the subjects then allegedly reached into the victim’s pocket and removed cash before both subjects returned to their vehicle and fled the scene.
With Romney scoring what many considered an upset victory over Obama’s decidedly lackluster performance in the first debate, this follow-up was going to be a “deal maker or breaker in this campaign,” according to political pundit Chris Matthews, who spoke at Hofstra the prior week. Shortly after moderator Candy Crowley took the stage at 9 p.m., it was clear both candidates were prepared to come out swinging, making for a lively hour and a half that found roughly 65 million viewers tuning in to the town hall-style debate, according to the Nielsen Ratings.
The Democratic and Republican parties have announced candidates for the upcoming 12th Legislative District special election. The winner of the election will finish the unexpired term of Legislator Peter Schmitt, who passed away in early October.
The Democrats have nominated Joanne Maglione, although she describes herself as “a lifelong Republican.” Maglione is the former deputy county attorney and is a resident of Massapequa Park.
According to Altadonna, a request for proposal has already been issued. Currently, the village and the hospital system are in the process of trying to secure property where the facility would be constructed. The mayor said that negotiations are currently taking place regarding a number of properties on Sunrise Highway. Altadonna, who served as an EMT in Deer Park, believes that an emergency center is needed in the village so that residents can be treated as quickly as possible when emergencies arise.
The Nassau County Police Department is reporting the arrest of five individuals at Fortune Foot Spa, located at 119 Front Street in Massapequa Park. According to the Nassau County Police Department, Xzan Zhu Chen, 32, Xing Yuhe, 41, Gaili Shi, 35, and Xuxiang Hong, 36, all from Queens and Mei Yun Zheng, 36, from Manhattan were arrested at the foot spa following a covert investigation by detectives from the Nassau County Police Department Narcotics/Vice Squad. The Nassau Police Department further reports that Zheng has been charged with three counts of unauthorized practice and that Chen, Yuhe, Shi and Hong are being charged with unauthorized practice. According to Detective Garcia of the Nassau County Police Department, these charges stem from the accused allegedly giving massages without a license. In addition, the Nassau County Police Department has also charged Hong with prostitution.
“Peter Schmitt will truly be missed, will always be remembered, and will never be replaced,” said Congressman Peter King who spoke at the funeral.
These programs were the victim of the ongoing tug-of-war between party lines in the county concerning borrowing and redistricting. Organizations such as YES Community Counseling Center in Massapequa as well others across Nassau County, like the Gateway Youth Outreach in Elmont, and Mineola Youth and Family Services in Mineola, were blindsided when the cut came down three months ago.
Theresa Gaffray of Massapequa, a senior at Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville, has been named a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. Gaffray placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Plainedge High School senior Andrew Sullivan has been named a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
The Town of Oyster Bay will be holding its 4th Annual Family Fall and Halloween Festival on Saturday Oct. 20, at Burns Park. The Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Community & Youth Services, Cultural and Performing Arts Division sponsor the event. For more information on the festival, call the CAPA Division at 797-7925 or visit www.oysterbaytown.com.
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