Top News in the Neighborhood

The top stories for the week from Malverne-West Hempstead, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, Long Beach and Five Towns.

It was a busy week for Malverne and West Hempstead. Malverne residents prepared to host the first  event in the village for fight cancer and the village's police force arrested two teens, charging them with  electronics from unlocked cars parked in Malverne.  All over  residents struggled to dig out their cars and shovel their sidewalks after the 14-inche snowfall, while West Hempstead firefighters and those from surrounding towns .(The firefighters also received a from the West Hempstead school board.)

It was also an interesting week for our neighbors in Five Towns, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre and Long Beach. Here are the most top stories from these neighboring Patches for the week:

Five Towns

  • A man sitting in his car near the Woodmere train station was allegedly . The perpetrator, who stole cash and car keys, is still at large.
  • A member of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence told residents that they should put pressure on their local elected officials, especially Sen. Dean Skelos, and urge them to pass .
  • Nassau County is  its Department of Public Works garage in Inwood, a move that residents say will slow down road and snow removal services for the entire area.


  • Editor Michael Russo looks at last year's  in Lynbrook, which, like most of the county, saw a sharp decline.
  • Patch profiled a 21-year-old college student from Lynbrook who  to provide medical care and host educational presentations for local people.
  • Lynbrook High School students held an annual  to raise money for two local food pantries.

Long Beach

  • A memorial was held for a retired firefighter from East Atlantic Beach who died from lung disease.  was a first-responder on 9/11, spending about 60 days at Ground Zero.
  • A Long Beach waitress who used her tip money to play Lotto struck gold when she . 
  • In a tragic story, Shakur Moore, a junior at Long Beach High School,  while playing basketball. The cause of death is unkown at this time. A  can be seen here.

Rockville Centre

  • In a follow-upafter Rockville Centre officials decided to consolidate the village's voting district, they have chosen .
  • A Rockville Centre man and a Lakeview man were arrested after they  a 22-year-old who was walking home from the Lakeview train station. He had no money, so they left the scene empty-handed.

This is the final edition of this column, but be sure to check back here on Monday for an even better way to get out-of-town Patch news.


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