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See What Your Neighbors Are Up to This Week

The top stories from Lynbrook, Rockville Centre and Long Beach this week.

See what news you may have missed in the towns surrounding Malverne and West Hempstead.

Below are the top stories of last week, as reported by Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, and Long Beach Patches.

Lynbrook Patch

With its former mayor, Brian Curran, moving onto the State Assembly, the village of Lynbrook officially sworn in its new leader, Bill Hendrick. Check out the full story .

The post Christmas blizzard caused many problems for local villages, including creating dangerous driving conditions. A driver speeding through Lynbrook lost control of a vehicle on New Years Eve, hit a snowbank and went airborne - flying 70 feet - on Merrick Road. See the photos and story .

Lynbrook also got a little bit sweeter recently with the latest addition to its business district - a new bake shop. Learn more about what the Sweet Peace Specialty Bake Shop is cooking up by clicking .


Rockville Centre

Patch reported that a David Perez, 18, of Rockville Centre, was arrested on New Year's Day and charged with second-degree burglary for allegedly burglarizing an Oceanside residence while the homeowners were out. Police said he had stolen an XBox 360 gaming console and a laptop. Full story .

In three separate incidents, unknown males burglarized or attempted to burglarize residences on Harvard Avenue in Rockville Centre. Two Apple iPods, $175 in cash, assorted paperwork were reported missing from the three homes. Several cars were also burglarized during the crime spree. Full story .

Patch wrote up articles on several popular eateries in Rockville Centre. Browse the page's Business page to read them.

Long Beach

Minutes after a Long Beach gas station was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, Long Beach police captured a suspect and charged him with the heist, authorities said. Responding to a call from the victim, about a dozen officers chased the suspect through neighborhood backyards, surrounded him and took him into custody. The suspect, identified as Jayshawn Magee, 22, of Charlotte, N.C., was charged with first-degree robbery and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said. Full story .

At Tuesday's meeting of the Long Beach City Council, residents — and even some members of the City Council — complained about snow removal after the post-Christmas blizzard. One West Penn Street resident said it took six days before his street was plowed. Full story .

Long Beach's tech columnist informed residents how to avoid viruses on your computer. See some of his techniques .

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