Tag: Suffolk County

Ex-Suffolk Police Chief James Burke Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison

Disgraced former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 46 months in prison for civil rights violations and conspiracy charges for beating a 24-year-old burglary suspect in 2012 and ordering subordinates to cover it up.

Supervised Injection Facilities: Is This The Best We Can Do?

The New York City Council recently announced it is setting aside $100,000 to study the pros and cons of supervised injection facilities where, under the watchful eye of a health-care professional, drug users can shoot heroin using sterile equipment with naloxone nearby to treat accidental overdoses. It’s an interesting idea, and there are more than 100 such facilities in six countries, but I hate it.

White House Right to Tell Local Zoning Boards to Be Constructive

Good land use policy is all about achieving balance. The White House is correct to assert itself because the suburbs, ours in particular, aren’t working as effectively as they should to address these economic problems. Young families in our area shouldn’t have to look elsewhere for decent housing and jobs. But we must be smart about how we go about tinkering with the suburban model. Calling for a wholesale increase in density, as the White House proposes, wouldn’t be right, either. Growth and environmental sustainability must be taken into consideration because what we don’t need is a new kind of sprawl.

Creepy Clown Sightings Reported in Suffolk, Cops Say

Suffolk County police received reports Wednesday of a dastardly group of clowns jumping in front of cars in Brentwood, and a separate incident involving a creepy clown in North Babylon. Friday morning, two Long Island school districts initiated "lockout" procedures after clown-related social media threats later found to be unsubstantiated. There’s been reports of menacing clowns in at least eight states: Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Commack Motor Inn Murder-Suicide Under Investigation

Both bodies were discovered inside a hotel room at Commack Motor Inn on Jericho Turnpike just after 12:30 p.m., police said.

The Battle Of The Selden Hills Warriors & The Seven Beasts

A diverse team of runners dubbed The Selden Hills Warriors band together to battle the unforgiving "Hills of the Seven Sisters" aka "Then Seven Beasts," a harrowing set of steep climbs ascending upwards through the communities of Selden and Farmingville, often conquering not just the elevated terrain, but achieving personal triumphs along the way, too.

Can Government Clean Up Funky Lake Ronkonkoma?

It’s hard to fathom that Lake Ronkonkoma ever drew thousands of people. Today Long Island's largest freshwater body stands a monument to environmental neglect because an assortment of municipalities are either unwilling or unable to cut through the tangle of red tape that strangles it.

Long Island Advocates Launch Voter Registration Drive

Eight community groups are joining forces in an effort to register thousands of working-class voters of color on Long Island to encourage more to cast their votes on Election Day, organizers said. Those behind the initiative have nine weeks to enlist as many potential voters as possible before Wednesday, Oct. 19, the New York State voter registration deadline, to be eligible to vote in the 2016 general election.

Long Island Ghost Hunters Fend Off Paranormal Spirits & Hollywood Stereotypes

Hollywood and television have given non-ghost hunters an idea about what paranormal investigators are like, but art sometimes blurs lines while imitating life. Local experts dedicated to searching for the truth share their sometimes frightening experiences as real-life Ghostbusters. Tales from the paranormal frontlines include encounters with flying, glowing orbs, a "ghost pilot," and "a creature with an alligator-like body, a pig-like snout and horns" and "sunken-in red eyes," among many other otherworldly happenings.

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