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WEEKLY RECAP: Gun Control, General Store, Broadway Star and More

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

  1. Residents React to Malverne General Store Proposal: The Malverne village board and residents listened intently Thursday night as a proposal to convert the vacant supermarket in town into a discount variety store was presented. More than 25 readers have already sounded off on the issue. Click on the headline above for the story and to join in on the discussion.
  2. : Lynbrook and East Rockaway schools went under "lock out" this week as police searched for the gunman who robbed a local convenience store. Click on the link above for the story.
  3. Bail Posted for Teen Driver in Fatal Southern State Crash: The unlicensed teen driver and sole survivor of the crash on the Southern State Parkway in West Hempstead that killed four other young people was released from jail this week. Click on the link above for details.
  4. Curran: Public Safety Victory Outweighs Limitations in New Gun Law: This week, New York became the first state in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting to pass tough gun control laws. Shortly after voting in favor of the legislation, NYS Assemblyman Brian Curran, of Lynbrook, released these statements about the new measures
  5. Malverne Police Chief Talks Gun Control on Fox [VIDEO]: Malverne Police Chief John Aresta appeared on the Fox Business Network this week to discuss his personal and professional views on gun control legislation. Click on the headline to see what he had to say.
  6. WH Schools Chief Braces Community for 'Painful' Budget Year: West Hempstead Schools Superintendent John Hogan shared some sobering numbers Tuesday regarding the financial challenges the district is facing as it begins to craft its 2013-2014 budget. Click on the headline to learn more.
  7. Broadway Star Mentors Malverne's In the Heights Cast [Video]: The cast of Malverne High School's production of "In the Heights" the musical received some advice and direction from Janet Dacal, one of the stars of the show's original Broadway cast. Click on the link above to see our video report, which includes a special performance by the award-winning actress and singer.

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