Top 5 Stories in Long Island Press This Week: Signature Bank, Angela Pollina, and More

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A sign is displayed at a branch of Signature Bank in New York, Monday, March 13, 2023. President Joe Biden is telling Americans that the nation’s financial systems are sound. This comes after the swift and stunning collapse of two banks that prompted fears of a broader upheaval. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Signature Bank Seized as Feds Aim to Stem Run on Banks


L. to R.: Thomas Valva was a third-grade student at East Moriches Elementary School. The boy’s father, Michael Valva, and live-in fiancee, Angela Pollina, have been found guilty of murder in the boy’s death.

Angela Pollina Found Guilty in Murder of 8-year-old Thomas Valva

Angela Pollina was found guilty for the murder of 8-year-old Thomas Valva after about a two-week trial, and after her fiancé, Michael Valva, was sentenced to 25 years to life in December 2022 for the boy’s death.

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Lavish Port Jefferson Estate on the Harbor Asks $21M


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John Williams in 2007 (Photo by TashTish)

53 Film Scores That Earned Hollywood Composer John Williams The Record of Most Oscar Nominations

Floral Park native John Williams, the movie composer who’s scored some of highest-grossing films in Hollywood history, holds the record for the most Oscar nominations for a living person.

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In this Nov. 20, 2012 photo, actress Lindsay Lohan attends a dinner celebrating the premiere of “Liz & Dick” at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File

Merrick Native Lindsay Lohan Pregnant With First Baby