When a group of mobsters decended upon Malverne this month, it certainly grabbed readers' attentions. And when two youth sports programs were competing for time on a new turf field, the dispute definitely had people talking.
From the discoveries of dead bodies in a neighboring community to a local celeb's public apology to teachers, here are the Patch stories from September that garnered the most readers and comments.
- Mobster Film Shoots in Malverne [Photos]: The street outside Angelo's Pizzeria in Malverne was transformed into a movie set for one Friday in September as this mafia crime drama was filmed.
- Crimes Nearby: These weekly rundowns of major crimes happening in the communities close to Malverne, West Hempstead and Lynbrook were quite alarming -- , and
- : Violent winds and heavy rain from this month's major storm downed wires and trees, including one that fell dangerously close to a home in West Hempstead, and caused many to lose power.
- Cops Arrest Pair for Robbery at Malverne Park Gas Station [Updated] An altercation between a gas station attendant in Malverne Park and two customers turned violent on a recent Sunday afternoon, leading to the arrests of these two people.
- : Malverne High School graduate and Who's the Boss? star Tony Danza published a book in September reflecting on the year he spent teaching in an actual American public high school. See what he had to say about his experience.
- : The new, artificial turf field at Malverne High School is so nice that it's created tension among two local sports leagues that both want to use it. This story sparked the most conversation this month, generating more than 80 comments from readers.
- Malverne Officials Green Light New Restaurant at Old Cork N' Board: The Malverne village board approved a parking variance and design plans for a new restaurant that will open in this vacant building on Hempstead Avenue.
- Officials Call for Town Clerk's Resignation After Arrest: Readers were shocked to learn of the allegations made against Town Clerk Mark Bonilla and the stand that his fellow town officials took last month.
- : An $1,800 ring, cash and other items were stolen from one Lynbrook home and a break-in was reported at another during the week of Sept. 21. Click on the link to see what other crimes Lynbrook Police handled.
- West Hempstead 7-Eleven Robbed at Knifepoint for Second Time: This 7-Eleven store on Hempstead Avenue was robbed twice in a three-week span, but in late September Nassau County Police nabbed the man they say was responsible for these crimes and other knife-point robberies in the area.