Joe Jonas on Justin Bieber: ‘There’s an Equation for Some Sort of Explosion’

(LOS ANGELES) — Joe Jonas spoke about working on his new music with Scene Mag‘s Michael Hafford for the magazine’s April 2014 issue, but he couldn’t help bringing up Justin Bieber, 20, – and Bieber’s dad – in the interview.

“[Bieber] is having a very tough time finding balance,” said Jonas, 24. “I think we all saw it coming. Your dad is your party animal – that’s going to sum it up pretty quick. There’s an equation for some sort of explosion.”

The former Jonas Brothers singer didn’t hold back when discussing the Canadian singer and his father. He added that the whole world watching with a “microscope” as Bieber grows up is partly to blame for his behavior.

“I’ve had an easier route than most,” admitted the Camp Rock star. “The youngsters just turning 20, the Biebers of the world, are under a microscope.”

Once all of that was off his chest, Jonas talked about his new solo music that he is working on, although the album is still in its “baby stages” because he wants to take his “sweet, sweet time with it.”

One of the problems holding him back from releasing music is how people will react to his new content. Fresh off the break-up with his band of brothers, the Jonas Brothers, Jonas doesn’t want listeners to expect his music to “sound like a certain thing.”

“[I hope that] when I hit the reset button and release new music, fresh ears will listen open-minded and not judge,” he said.

Posted On 05 Apr 2014

9,500 Students Opt Out!

Figures released by school officials show nearly 9,500 elementary and middle school students in more than half of Long Island’s public school districts refused to take the states English language arts exam administered over 3 days this past week.  Governor Cuomo who supports the Common Core Standards, has called the implementation flawed, and said it has resulted in frustration.

Posted On 05 Apr 2014

Man Seriously Injured in Oakdale Crash

Suffolk County Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured an Oakdale man last evening.

Daniel Farkas, 51, was driving a 2007 Lincoln SUV westbound on Montauk Highway in Oakdale when his vehicle crossed over into the eastbound lane, west of Lincoln Drive, and struck a tree and then a building that houses Clark’s Farmstand.

Farkas was extricated from the vehicle by members of the West Sayville Fire Department and he was transported via Community Ambulance Company of Sayville to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. He is listed in serious condition.

Police are investigating the possibility that wet road conditions may have contributed to the cause of the crash. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.

Posted On 05 Apr 2014

Four People Arrested for Selling Alcohol to a Minor

Suffolk County Police arrested four people after they were caught selling alcohol to a minor at businesses in Brentwood and Central Islip last evening.

The Third Precinct Crime Section conducted an underage alcohol sting operation of seven businesses and four were found to be in violation.

The following businesses failed inspection and each store representative was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Minor:

  • Felix Ulloa-Reyes, Los Primos Deli, 201 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Alberto Rodriguez, King Liquors, 727 Suffolk Ave., Brentwood
  • Ariel Espinal, La Gran Via Grocery & Deli, 20 Wicks Road, Brentwood
  • Celia Uceda, Perla De Oriente II Deli, 1643 Islip Ave., Central Islip

Ulloa-Reyes, Rodriguez, Espinal and Uceda were issued a Field Appearance Ticket and will appear in court at a later date.

The operation was part of an on-going effort by the Suffolk County Police Department to ensure compliance of laws pertaining to the sale of alcohol.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Posted On 05 Apr 2014