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Extentions given to Sandy Victims

New York Rising, the program that gives out federal grants to get Superstorm Sandy victims back on their feet, announced it will extend mortgage and rental assistance for the next 18 months. Many Long Islanders protested outside of the Nassau Legislative Building in Mineola voicing frustrations over the slowness of payouts. So far about $200 million of the $800 million has been allocated.

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Nassau County Wage Freeze ending

The 3 year wage freeze in Nassau County may be no more. A deal has been reached between county officials, the Nassau Interim Finance Authority, and the Nassau Police Officer’s Union to end the wage freeze for police  officers after 3 years.
The new deal requires that new officers must pay into their pensions and health care costs. PBA President James Carver said his union should be able to vote and ratify the agreement by the end of the month. Talks are continuing for the wage freeze affecting other county workers.
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3 arrested for selling alcohol to a minor

Three arrests were made while the Suffolk County Police Department’s Third Precinct Crime Section conducted state liquor license inspections at seven locations in Brentwood and Bay Shore  for selling alcohol to a minor.

Compruebe Mini Market employee Sandy Victoriano-Hernandez, 30, of Brentwood and Village Market employee Maria Samayoa, 29, of Brentwood were charged with unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree. Danny’s Deli employee Rosa Alfaro, 36, of Bay Shore was charged with a state liquor violation, police said.

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Guilty plea in LIRR scam

Two men have plead guilty to stealing from Long Island Railroad riders. Officials said Dorin Hus and Niculae Petre of Elmhurst, admitted they along with three others used cameras and credit card skimmers at several ticket machines at LIRR and Metro North Stations. The district attorney said they stole more than $70,000 total.

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Stony Brook falls short again

For Stony Brook to earn its first ever NCCA tournament birth, they needed to with the America East Championship game at home against Albany yesterday. That didn’t happen against the Great Danes, as the Seawolves lost 69-60.
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“It was a close game. We didn’t make plays when we had to,” said Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell. “We won 23 games…we’re going to be back in this thing again.” It was Stony Brook’s third appearance in a conference championship game in the last five years and have fallen short each time. 
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2 Shot at Garden City Restaurant

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Two people were shot at a Garden City restaurant early Sunday morning, Nassau County police said.

Police said they received a call just before 3:30 a.m. reporting a shooting at Mint Restaurant & Lounge, at 1 Ring Rd.

When they arrived, police said they found two people had been shot.

Police did not immediately have information about the conditions of the people or the circumstances of the shooting.

Garden City police referred all calls to Nassau County police. The Nassau police homicide squad was working at the scene.

Shortly after noon on Sunday, investigators re-opened the parking lot of the Mint, which had been cordoned off with yellow police tape after the shooting.

Investigators were inside the building on Sunday afternoon.

No one answered the phone at Mint Sunday morning.

Posted On 16 Mar 2014