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  • Long Island (Firefighters) Bagpipe band knocks kneeling, won’t play for Jets

    10/13/2017 7:02:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    Newsday ^ | Oct 13, 2017 | Sloan Yan
    A Nassau bagpipe band has passed on the Jets’ invite to play during halftime over NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem, officials said Friday. A Jets group sales representative asked the Nassau County Firefighters Pipes and Drums Band early this week to entertain the crowd during the Nov. 2 game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, said band manager Bobby Hughes, an original member of the band and an East Meadow volunteer firefighter. “We don’t feel we belong there,” said Hughes, a longtime Jets season ticket holder. “We cannot in good...
  • Solar Installer Level Solar sneaks away in the dead of night..

    09/26/2017 5:43:23 PM PDT · by Shady · 17 replies
    Newsday ^ | 9/25/17 | Mark Harrington
    A big player in the solar-energy installation market has closed, according to PSEG Long Island and several former employees. Level Solar, which operated offices in Hicksville and Ronkonkoma, terminated employees Tuesday, according to a copy of a note sent to one of the employees. The company’s website has been suspended, and calls to the company’s Long Island and Manhattan offices were not answered. In 2015, the company reached an agreement to borrow up to $25 million from the state’s Green Bank program.
  • Democratic IT staffer who fled the country strikes deal to return, face charges

    09/06/2017 5:27:02 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | |Sep 6, 2017 | Todd Shepherd
    A former House Democrat tech staffer who fled the country to Pakistan while under criminal investigation has struck a deal with federal officials to return to the U.S. and appear at an arraignment, according to court documents. Hina Alvi is the wife of Imran Awan, and both face charges of conspiracy and bank fraud. Both worked for Democrats for several years, and Awan worked directly for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., when she was chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. A document filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia indicates that federal prosecutors have struck a...
  • Two Patchogue bars raided as MS-13 hangouts, police say

    08/19/2017 6:43:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | August 19, 2017 7:36 PM | John Asbury
    Suffolk County police arrested seven people and detained two others on immigration holds during a raid of two Patchogue bars they said were MS-13 hangouts. Suffolk police and the state liquor authority raided Cuscatlon Sport Bar & Grill at 290 East Main St. and at El Capitan Sports Bar at 125 Medford Ave. about 1 a.m. Saturday, police said. Both bars were condemned and shut down because of unsafe conditions and structural issues, police said. Suffolk police Commissioner Timothy Sini said the bars were targeted as public nuisances, where gang members were known to gather. …
  • Police: Racist graffiti found in Huntington Station [eastern Long Island, NY]

    08/16/2017 10:54:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    News 12 Long Island ^ | Aug 15, 2017 7:38 AM EDT
    There is a call for change after racist graffiti was found in Huntington Station. News 12 has learned someone wrote “rape and kill all white people” on a fence on Depot Road, near Bogart Street. […] Suffolk County’s hate crimes unit is investigating. …
  • Teen Dead After Minivan Chases, Crashes Into (stolen) Dirt Bike on LI: Police

    06/22/2017 7:06:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    nbcnewyork ^ | June 22, 2017 | Greg Cergol
    One teen was killed and another is in critical condition after an apparent deliberate car crash with a dirt bike on Long Island, police said. Suffolk County police said it appeared the bike had been stolen Thursday morning, and the driver of the minivan was attempting to get it back when he spotted two men on it in North Bellport. "The driver of the minivan spotted his bike and he attempted to obtain the dirt bike," Suffolk Police Commissioner Timothy Sini said.
  • Sheriff blames Obama for wave of MS-13 gang violence [Suffolk County NY]

    05/09/2017 9:56:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 7, 2017 | 3:47pm | Emily Saul
    Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco took to the airwaves Sunday to bash President Obama’s immigration policies — blaming him for the recent rash of murders linked to MS-13 gang activities across Long island — while lauding U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent visit to address local law enforcement on the same topic. “In the community of Brentwood, where there is a big El Salvadoran population, we have had over the last nine months or so 11 bodies turned [sic] up,” Sheriff DeMarco told John Catsimatidis during an early morning interview on “The Cats Roundtable.” The victims, many of whom were...
  • Violent street gang MS-13 puts Long Island towns in its grip

    04/28/2017 7:56:59 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 28, 2017 | CLAUDIA TORRENS, FRANK ELTMAN and COLLEEN LONG
    Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what's going on. "You just think, 'Oh, God, whose child is it now?'" said Stephanie Spezia, a longtime resident of this suburb in the heart of Long Island that is caught in the grip of a violent street gang with Central American ties, MS-13. MS-13 has been blamed for a trail of 11 corpses of mostly young people discovered in woods and vacant lots in Brentwood and neighboring Central Islip since the start of the school year. The bloodshed in the two...
  • More Than 200 MS-13 Members Reside in Long Island, FBI Says

    04/26/2017 9:19:40 AM PDT · by davikkm · 70 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDE
    There are more than 200 members of the violent, El Salvadorian MS-13 gang in the Long Island, New York area, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI’s Long Island Gang Task Force Director Geraldine Hart told NBC New York in an interview that members of MS-13 “bolster their ranking among other gangs by using violence.” Hart told the media that the MS-13 gang problem, specifically as its members are usually illegal immigrants, is a national issue across the U.S. “This is not a local problem,” Hart told NBC New York. “This is a national and international problem. We...
  • Teen Visiting NY on Vacation Among 4 Young People Brutally Killed in Park: Police

    04/16/2017 3:30:05 PM PDT · by BBell · 27 replies
    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/ ^ | 4/14/17 | Katherine Creag and Pei-Sze Cheng
    Authorities say the victims had suffered significant head trauma and other serious injuriesA teenager visiting New York with family for spring break was among the four young people found brutally killed in a park in a Long Island neighborhood that has for years contended with a growing problem of gang violence. Jefferson Villalobos was one of the victims found dead in Central Islip Recreation Village Park Wednesday night, his cousin Yensy Fuentes told News 4 Friday. He had been on vacation with his grandmother, and arrived from Pompano, Florida, last Friday, to visit family in Brentwood.Villabolos, who would have turned...
  • VICTIMS FOUND VIOLENTLY MURDERED IN LONG ISLAND PARK IDENTIFIED

    04/16/2017 9:52:37 AM PDT · by BBell · 51 replies
    http://abc7ny.com ^ | 4/14/17 | CeFaan Kim
    CENTRAL ISLIP, Long Island (WABC) -- The four men who were found brutally murdered in a Long Island park Wednesday night have been identified, as their devastated families mourn the loss of their loved ones. Their mutilated bodies were found at the intersection of Lowell Avenue and Clayton Street in Central Islip, and authorities say one of them was so badly disfigured that he could only be identified through a tattoo. The youngest victim was just 16 years old. "He had a plastic bag over his head in order to suffocate him," said Yensi Fuentes, victim's cousin. "And from what...
  • Four Murdered on Long Island Likely MS-13 Gang Killings, Say Police

    04/14/2017 6:11:58 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 32 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 13, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    Suffolk County Police are looking for suspects after four bodies were found in Central Islip on April 12. The four victims’ identities have not been released, but Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini said they are all males—one is aged 16, two are 18, and one is 20. “They all suffered from significant trauma throughout their body,” Sini said in a press conference on April 13. “It appears they were killed with a sharp or edged instrument.”
  • MS-13 gang members busted for high school girls’ murders on Long Island

    03/02/2017 8:44:39 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 3/2/17 | Laura Dimon
    MS-13 gang members busted for high school girls’ murders on Long Island Federal authorities and police in Long Island arrested four MS-13 gang members Thursday morning for the murders of three teenagers, a source said. The gangbangers will be charged with the murders of two high school girls who were murdered in Brentwood in September, and the murder of an 18-year-old gang member whose skeletal remains were found in Brentwood in October, the source said. The U.S. attorney was expected to discuss the updated indictment Thursday afternoon in Central Islip. In recent months, more than 30 violent MS-13 gang members...
  • IRS lawyer in D.C. charged in methamphetamine conspiracy

    02/01/2017 6:57:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/17 | Spencer S. Hsu
    An attorney with the Internal Revenue Service’s professional standards office in Washington has been charged with conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, U.S. prosecutors said. Jack Vitayanon, 41, an IRS attorney since 2012 allegedly participated in a meth ring with others in Arizona and on Long Island between about September 2014 and January, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday. Public records show Vitayanon living in the U Street corridor. In the criminal complaint, prosecutors noted that during one alleged transaction, Vitayanon directed a buyer to make a cash deposit of $1,650 to...
  • Long Island's 'Amityville Horror' house is being bought

    11/18/2016 4:42:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2016 7:39 AM EST
    The Long Island home that served as the inspiration for the book “The Amityville Horror” and the subsequent films of the same name is being bought. […] Before gaining fame with the release of the original movie in 1979, the house was where 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his parents and four younger siblings in 1974. …
  • The Legacy of George Soros Part 3

    08/23/2015 6:08:29 PM PDT · by samovar123 · 10 replies
    September 11, 2001 was a moment deeply etched into the psyche of the American mind. It brought this country together like at no other time in the past. For Geeoge Soros it had a completely different meaning. To Soros it showed that foreign policy under Clinton, Bush and further even in the Obama presidency was arrogant, leading to an anti-American hatred across the globe. Soros himself had decided Bush was “evil” for no other reason than that he called our enemies “evil. Bush also expressed exceptionalism in the American way of governing and in the country in general. Where the...
  • NASSAU COUNTY EXECUTIVE ED MANGANO ARRESTED IN BRIBERY SCHEME

    10/20/2016 6:51:01 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    WABC 7 ^ | October 20, 2016 | Eyewitness News
    CENTRAL ISLIP, Long Island (WABC) -- Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife were arrested Thursday morning in a bribery and kickback scheme that also netted Oyster Bay's town supervisor. Mangano and his wife, Linda, walked out of his Bethpage home without handcuffs just before 7 a.m. Thursday and got into waiting vehicles.
  • Poll: LI equally divided on Clinton, Trump for president [New York]

    10/06/2016 4:21:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    News 12 Long Island ^ | October 6, 2016
    WOODBURY - A News 12 Long Island/Hofstra University poll shows that Long Islanders are divided about who they want to win the presidency. A total of 40 percent said they want Hillary Clinton to be the next president, while 40 percent said they supported Donald Trump. Six percent said they want another candidate, and six percent aren't voting at all. Eight percent of those polled said they were undecided. Political analyst Michael Dawidziak said the result are not surprising. "That's consistent. That's what the polls have been on Long Island almost from the time when these two candidates were chosen,"...
  • ‘They Keep Finding Bodies’: Gang Violence in Long Island Town Fuels Immigration Debate

    10/02/2016 1:42:29 PM PDT · by Boomer · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCTOBER 2, 2016 | LIZ ROBBINS and ALAN FEUER
    BRENTWOOD, N.Y. — Four dead teenagers. Two weeks. One town. And a ruthless gang, the authorities say, was most likely responsible for the toll. Again. On Sept. 13, Nisa Mickens, 15, and her best friend, Kayla Cuevas, 16, were murdered, their battered bodies found near an elementary school here. A week later and just two miles away, the skeletal remains of two more teenagers — identified as Oscar Acosta, 19, and Miguel Garcia-Moran, 15 — were found in the woods near a psychiatric hospital. Oscar had been missing since May, Miguel since February. Their deaths have been ruled homicides.
  • Roadwork Signs On Long Island Hacked With Pro-Donald Trump Messages

    09/30/2016 7:07:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    CBS New York ^ | September 29, 2016 9:47 PM
    Two roadwork signs on Long Island were hacked in what appeared to be pro-Donald Trump messages. […] The portable Highway Department sign on Route 25 in rural Suffolk County asked drivers to “Vote For Donald Trump.” Another state Department of Transportation sign was hacked on Ocean Avenue in Ronkonkoma reading “Trump — Suck One Hillary” before it was removed. Many who saw the sign were outraged. …