Year in Review: 10 Most Popular News Stories in Long Island Press 2022

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Here are the 10 most popular news stories in Long Island Press this year, from least- to most-clicked.

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Long Island resident Laura Pazienza was arrested on March 22 for allegedly pushing 87-year-old Barbara Gustern to her death.
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  1. Port Jefferson Woman Cuffed for Pushing Woman to Her Death in NYC

A Port Jefferson woman turned herself in for allegedly pushing an 87-year-old woman to her death in Chelsea in March.


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Lianne Webb was crowned Miss Long Island 2023 (J & L Dream Productions, Inc.)
  1. Baldwin Woman Crowned Miss Long Island 2023

A Baldwin woman was crowned Miss Long Island 2023 during the Nov. 20 beauty pageant at the Madison Theatre at Molloy University in Rockville Centre.


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Co-owner Bryant Postell and Executive Chef Trevor SpauldingPhoto by Jennifer A. Uihlein
  1. Lynbrook’s Prime 39 Is a New-age Steakhouse Exuding Club Vibes

Reporter Alan Krawitz got the scoop on how a popular restaurant in Lynbrook came to be.


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Suffolk County Police Sgt. Jon-Erik Negron appears on the Jennifer Hudson Show
  1. Suffolk Police “Baby Whisperer” Visits The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Jennifer Hudson Show welcomed a Suffolk County police sergeant known as the “Baby Whisperer” onto the talk show in an episode that aired Dec. 9. 


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  1. Jennifer Lawrence Filming New Movie, No Hard Feelings, on Long Island

In October, actress Jennifer Lawrence was spotted filming a new film at very locations on Long Island.


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  1. Long Island Doctor Indicted for Alleged Kickback Scheme Involving Fraudulent Medical Exams

A Long Island doctor was indicted on accusations that he paid kickbacks to physicians for patient referrals and defrauded Medicaid by performing unnecessary medical exams.


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  1. First Case of Monkeypox on Long Island Confirmed

The first case of monkeypox on Long Island was confirmed in late June in Suffolk County.


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  1. NYPD Officer Arrested for Alleged Road Rage Incident in Selden

An off-duty New York City Police Officer was arrested in Selden in July after getting into an altercation after a road rage incident, according to police officials.


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The owners of Sunrise Mall have not been renewing leases.
  1. Long Island Retail Enters New Era With Pending Closure of Sunrise Mall

Business reporter Claude Solnik covered the changing landscape of retail on Long Island, especially with the closure of the majority of stores in the Sunrise Mall.


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Longtime News 12 reporters Shari Einhorn and Jackie Lukas. (Photos via Facebook)
  1. 4 Longtime News 12 LI Reporters Leave Amid Staffing Shifts

Four News 12 Long Island anchors and reporters announced the end of their employment with the Altice-owned news station in January 2022.

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