Top 5 News Stories in Long Island Press This Week: NYPD Bribes, Casino Vote, And More

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Former Queens NYPD Officer from East Islip Gets 33 Months in Prison for Tow Company Bribery Scheme

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Bayville Adventure Park (also known as Bayville Scream Park during the ghoulish month and Bayville Winter Wonderland during the winter season), is a popular amusement park on Bayville Avenue in Bayville. (Photo by Jennifer A. Uihlein)

Bayville Adventure Park Owner Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million Dollar Covid Relief Fraud

The owner of Bayville Adventure Park has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and disaster relief fraud for receiving millions in Covid-19 pandemic small business loans and allegedly using them to buy a house, according to Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

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

Las Vegas Sands Casino Plan Advances as Nassau Pols OK Lease

Nassau County lawmakers approved Monday a 99-year lease with Las Vegas Sands, which proposed replacing the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum with a $4 billion casino resort in Uniondale, over the objection of neighbors concerned about crime.

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Fast Food Spot Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Plans 3 LI Locations

Raising Cane’s, a chain fast food chicken finger joint, plans to enter Long Island with three new restaurants in 2025.