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In the face of rising anti-Semitism nationwide, coupled with the recent synagogue shooting at the Chabad of Poway in San Diego, the Merrick Jewish Centre, which takes in congregants from Merrick and Bellmore, is instituting new security measures, including armed guards. more
A graffiti vandal or vandals defaced a vacant building on Merrick Road two weeks ago, leaving behind spray-painted marks, known in street parlance as tags. more
For 90 years, everyone who has lived on Long Island for more than a few months or who has visited Jones Beach State Park has had a favorite story about it. The official anniversary of the … more
Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced Thursday that an Uber driver was arraigned on a grand jury indictment for allegedly kidnapping a 15-year-old girl in July. more
Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin called on County Comptroller Jack Schnirman to resign on Tuesday amid an investigation into a “payout scandal” in Long Beach that Clavin … more
An East Rockaway resident was arrested on June 30 and charged with making purchases with a debit card that she allegedly stole at Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick, where she works as a teacher. … more
A jury convicted a Merrick woman on July 9 in Brooklyn federal court of embezzling $1 million from the Lynbrook nonprofit organization for the disabled that she led. She used the money to renovate her home and fund vacations and cosmetic surgeries, prosecutors said. more
A North Bellmore man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly struck a Nassau County police officer on routine motorcycle patrol. The suspect, police said, was … more
Nassau County police have arrested 21-year-old Ryan Lindquist, of Massapequa, in connection with the murder of Merokean Evan Grabelsky, a 32-year-old special education paraprofessional who dedicated his life to helping others. Lindquist was to be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Saturday. At press time early Saturday morning, police did not say precisely how Lindquist was involved in the murder. A news conference was to be held later in the day, at which time further details were to be offered. more
TJ Hatter, a representative of the Attorney General of New York Letitia James, stopped by the Merrick Senior Center on May 23 to raise awareness of senior scams — the fraudulent phone calls, emails … more
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