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Cops Hunt Jericho Shooter

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The victim Hany Awad of Levittown

Cops are on the lookout for suspect in the cold-blooded killing of a gas station clerk in Jericho – an incident that might be connected to two other gas station robberies earlier in the week.

At a briefing at police headquarters in Mineola, Inspector Kenneth Lack, Commanding Officer of the Nassau County Police Department’s public information office, said the department is investigating the shooting death of BP gas station clerk Hany Awad, of Levittown, and the incident’s possible connection to robberies at BP station’s in New Hyde Park and Thomaston. [Read more...]

Cops: Man Drove Drunk With Daughter

Juan Martinez Landaverde

Juan Martinez Landaverde

Cops arrested a Glen Cove man in Jericho last night for drunk driving while his 2-year-old sat unsecured in the backseat.

According to authorities, Juan Martinez Landaverde, 34, was involved in a car accident on Broadway near Manhattan Drive at 5:50 p.m. Upon arrival, cops found Landaverde was drunk—they also found his 2-year-old daughter in the backseat, in an unrestrained child car seat. [Read more...]

Man Shot Dead At Jericho Gas Station

UPDATE: Nassau County cops have identified the victim as Hany Awad, 56, of Levittown. Police are looking into a possible connection between this incident and two other BP gas station robberies in New Hyde Park and Thomaston.

A man was found shot dead at a gas station in Jericho on Wednesday, cops said.

According to authorities, a customer entered the BP Gas Station at 39 Jericho Tpke. and saw the male attendant laying on the floor behind the counter. Cops arrived and found the man, a 56-year-old, dead with a gunshot wound to the torso. He was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m. The victim’s name is being withheld pending family notification.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-8477. All callers will remain anonymous.

Bethpage Man Behind Blaze: Cops

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Jonathan Harris

Cops arrested a Bethpage man in connection with a fire at a Levittown restaurant in 2012.

According to detectives, Jonathan Harris, 18, is believe to be behind a fire that gutted Fu Mei Kitchen and damaged another business on Division Avenue. Police said the fire broke out just before 2 a.m. on July 1 and fire officials said it started at the front window and burned upward, causing major damage. There were no injuries reported. [Read more...]

Eating Disorders And The Web

By Alexis Corbin and Alanna Levine

Names of some sources have been withheld to protect their privacy.

The Internet has become a dangerous world for those with low self-esteem and eating disorders. ED, Ana, and Mia are the unfortunate triad that encourages people to “skip one more meal” or “experience guilt after eating.” Many websites have personified eating disorders to connect with teenagers: ED stands for eating disorders, Mia for bulimia, and Ana for Anorexia. With the Internet’s ability to reach thousands of people, blogs and websites have increased the risks for teenagers to develop unhealthy lifestyles. [Read more...]

Spring Sports In Syosset

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Frozen Ropes co-owner Peter Witkow of Port Washington

It can be hard enough to get the kids out from in front of the television when the weather is nice. Add in some snow and zero degree temperatures and most parents probably have a bona-fide videogame-playing couch potato on their hands.

However, Frozen Ropes, an indoor sports facility, with two Long Island locations (Garden City and Syosset), which is centered on baseball and softball, might be the ticket to getting your children active during the season when they’re least likely to do so. But first, let’s answer a pressing question—what exactly does “Frozen Ropes” mean? [Read more...]

Syosset Youngsters In Style

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South Grove kindergartener Erika Ahn, won “Best Pant/Skirt” for her multi-tiered ruffle skirt.

A second-grade student and a kindergarten student at South Grove Elementary School, in the Syosset School District, will see their designs in print after recently winning the “Katie Woo Super Stylish Contest.”

The competition, sponsored by the Katie Woo series publisher, Capstone Publishing, encouraged children to use their imagination to create a unique outfit for the Katie Woo character, who celebrates her fifth anniversary this year. [Read more...]

Today: Author At Jericho Temple

Temple Or Elohim welcomes Amazon’s best-selling author Steven Jay Griffel today 51MPPE+ZElL._UY250_[1]at 11 a.m. Griffel, author of Grand View, will discuss his journey from the Bronx to the Jewish Alps, from New York City publishing executive to digital pioneer, from baby boomer to best-selling author. Admission is free, refreshments will follow. For more information, contact Artie Mayer at arthurmayer@gmail.com.

Artist Displays In Syosset

Pastels by Christine Di Mauro will be exhibited in the library’s art gallery from February 3 to February 26 during library hours.Pastels_013015A

Di Mauro is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of the Connecticut Pastel Society and is an active 20 year member of the local art group Wet Paints Studio Group in Sayville. [Read more...]

Woodbury Dancer Takes The Stage

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Jillian Miller and Otha Thornton Jr., president of the National PTA

A Woodbury youngster is dancing to the rhythm of numerous accolades.

Jillian Miller, a sixth-grader at HB Thompson Middle School in Syosset, recently performed a dance at the National PTA’s 2015 Reflections student art exhibition at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. The exhibition, “Believe, Dream, Inspire,” showcases the work of more than 200 Reflections award recipients in the categories dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts from the 2013-2014 school year. [Read more...]