Top 5 Stories in Long Island Press This Week: Casino in Nassau, Car Thefts

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Rendering of the proposed casino at the Nassau Coliseum site
Courtesy Las Vegas Sands

Las Vegas Sands Proposes Casino at Nassau Coliseum


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2020 Land Rover stolen in MineolaCourtesy NCPD

Nassau Police Urges Drivers to Lock Cars Following Gas Station Car Thefts

The Nassau County Police Department is urging drivers to turn off and lock their cars while pumping gas after seeing an increase in car thefts at gas stations in the county.


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Nassau Republicans held a news conference Jan. 11 to urge Geoge Santos to resign (Long Island Press/Briana Bonfiglio)

Nassau Republicans Urge George Santos to Resign

Nassau County Republican party leaders and lawmakers called for the resignation of U.S. Rep. George Santos (R-Nassau, Queens), who is facing multiple investigations upon his first week in office after admitting he lied about his background.


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L. to R.: Christina Johnson, Kim Stetz, James Kahn, and Marquis Hayes.Courtesy of Keep it 100 LLC

Meet The Group Behind One of LI’s First Legal Pot Retailers

A chef who helps previously incarcerated people return to society, a rabbi who founded a leading medical marijuana dispensary, a yogi who leads a wellness center, and the first Black and Latina cannabis company owner in Maryland are among the first people to win licenses to sell recreational pot on Long Island.

Long Island Restaurant Week
Long Island Restaurant Week

Long Island Restaurant Week Returns Jan. 29-Feb. 5