Suffolk County police will deploy license plate readers in Brentwood amid recent gang slayings in the community. The short-term goal is to use the devices to solve open cases, officials said. But ultimately authorities hope to “decimate the gangs that have committed these crimes,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said outside the department’s third precinct in Bay Shore Monday morning.
John DeVito, a 25-year-old law student from Mastic Beach, won a three-way Democratic primary Tuesday, earning a spot on general election ballots to challenge freshman New York State Sen. Tom Croci (R-Sayville), according to unofficial results from the board of elections. That race was one of five Democratic primaries for state Legislative seats on Long Island. In the other four—two state Assembly seats each for Nassau and Suffolk counties—challengers were unsuccessful against three incumbents and a party nominee to fill a vacancy.
Nassau County lawmakers have hired a new jail heath service monitor after New York State authorities accused the county jail’s medical provider of neglecting to prevent the deaths of at least five inmates. The Nassau Legislature’s rules committee unanimously approved the $45,000 contract with California-based Community Oriented Correctional Health Services. The company will make sure that Florida-based Armor Correctional Health Medical Services, the current health care provider at Nassau jail, complies with its contract. It will also ensure a smooth transition to a new provider in the coming months as the county switches to a new company.
Registered Democratic voters will cast their ballots Tuesday in five Long Island primary races that will decide which New York State legislative candidates are among the choices on Election Day. The match-ups include a three-way Democratic primary in the lone LI state Senate race on September ballots and four primaries in local state Assembly races—two in Suffolk County and two in Nassau.
An online petitioner is seeking signatures in an effort to help reverse Bracco's Clam and Oyster Bar's liquor license suspension. The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) last week suspended Bracco’s license, meaning the bar cannot serve alcohol, and no booze can be consumed on the premises unless an administrative judge reverses the decision at a hearing.
The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) suspended the license of a Nautical Mile bar where Freeport village police officers were recently pelted with debris following a performance by rapper 50 Cent earlier this month. The ruling Tuesday by the three-member SLA board means that Bracco’s Clam and Oyster Bar on Woodcleft Avenue in Freeport may not serve alcohol and no booze can be consumed on the premises, effective immediately, the agency said. The suspension, which will be subject of a hearing, follows a string of other complaints and fines.
Two Freeport village police officers were injured when Nautical Mile bar patrons threw debris at the officers while they arrested a suspect after a 50 Cent performance over the weekend, authorities said.