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WEEKLY RECAP: Billy Crystal, Holiday Lightings, Rape-Murder Case and More

In case you missed them, here are this week's top stories on Malverne-West Hempstead-Lynbrook Patch.

Busy week? No worries. Every Sunday, Patch highlights the top stories of the week so you can catch up on all of the big local news. 

Here's a look at this week's Top 7 stories.

  1. UPDATE: Billy Crystal Invites Long Beachers to Private Film Screening in Lynbrook: In his quest to lift the spirits of residents in his hometown of Long Beach who were devastated by Superstorm Sandy, Billy Crystal is bringing them to the Lynbrook cinema Monday, where he'll greet them and treat them to a private showing of his new movie. Click on the headline above for details.
  2. Malverne Appoints Successor to Late Judge James Dougherty: Malverne Mayor Patricia Norris McDonald swore in the village's new justice. Click here to find out who will take over the seat formerly held by Judge James Dougherty.
  3. Jury Rules in Favor of NCPD in 1984 Lynbrook Rape-Murder Case: After being convicted and then later exonerated of raping and murdering a Lynbrook teen in 1984, three men sued the Nassau County Police Department for its actions during the investigation. Click on the headline above to read about the outcome of the six-year case.
  4. West Hempstead Fire Commissioner Elections: West Hempstead residents will have a choice between two candidates when they vote Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the fire commissioner elections for their district. Click on the following links to read our interviews with each candidate -- Avi Rosman; Susan Scognamiglio
  5. Malverne Students Thank Superstorm Sandy Heroes: Click here to see how Maurice W. Downing students showed their appreciation for the men who kept their families safe and secure throughout Superstorm Sandy and the aftermath.
  6. West Hempstead Begins 2013-14 School Budget Discussions: The West Hempstead School District kicked off public discussions of the 2013-14 budget Monday by hosting a Budget Cafe. Click on the headline to see what residents told school officials and to learn how you can get involved in the budget process.
  7. Holiday Lightings: Malverne, West Hempstead and Lynbrook all held their annual holiday lightings last weekend. Click on the following links to view photos of the festivities:
  • Malverne Rings in Holiday Season with Annual Lighting [Photos]
  • Lynbrook Celebrates Holidays with Annual Lighting [Photos]
  • West Hempstead Celebrates Holidays at Halls Pond [Photos]
  • West Hempstead Kids Party with Santa and Friends [Photos]

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