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WEEKLY RECAP: Dr. Barbarino Way, Abuse Lawsuit, American Idol 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 8:

  1. Lynbrook Names Street After Dr. Santo Barbarino: The Lynbrook village board created a lasting tribute to the late Lynbrook Schools Chief and long-time resident Dr. Santo Barbarino last week by renaming a street near the high school "Dr. Barbarino Way." Click on the link for the story and photos.
  2. Assemblyman Names West Hempstead Man in Abuse Lawsuit: NYS Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg and his wife filed a federal lawsuit Monday against an agency that serves developmentally disabled people living in residential settings and one of its former employees, a West Hempstead resident, for allegedly abusing their son. 
  3. Malverne Surveys Commuters in Effort to Restore Morning Train: As Malverne village officials and local state representatives continue to work with the Long Island Railroad to restore a popular morning train on the West Hempstead branch that was cut in recent years, they decided to poll commuters to find out exactly what they want. Click on the link above to learn more and take the short survey.
  4. West Hempstead Chiropractor Charged With Medicare Fraud: A West Hempstead chiropractor was among 92 others nationwide who were charged with Medicare fraud this week in a major sweep. 
  5. Lakeview Gang Leader Charged With Attempted Murder: The leader of the "Insane Gangsta Crips," a gang based in Lakeview, was indicted on additional charges this week including attempted murder. 
  6. Holiday Inn Requests Permit to Demolish Lynbrook Homes: Although the Lynbrook village board denied the Holiday Inn Express' request to build a parking lot where three homes now stand, the hotel has requested permits to demolish the houses. Click on the link above for the story to find out how the village is handling this request.
  7. West Hempsteaders Share Desires for Marian Delaney School: See what members of the West Hempstead School District's Space Utilization Committee would like to do with the soon-to-be vacant school building on Eagle Avenue. After reading the article, scroll down to vote in our poll to let us know whether you'd want the district to lease, sell or demolish it.
  8. American Idol's Robbie Rosen Sings to Save Frost Valley [Video]: American Idol star Robbie Rosen used his talents to raise funds for the Malverne school district's sixth grade trip to Frost Valley. Click on the link to see video highlights from the Save Frost Valley Concert and hear what students, faculty, parents and Rosen himself had to say about the cause.

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