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Long Island Man Sentenced to Two Terms of Life in Prison for...
April 14, 2014 - U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Joseph Romano, 51, of Levittown, New York, was sentenced to two terms of life in prison for conspiring to murder the Assistant United States Attorney and the United States District Judge involved in his prior prosecution for fraud.
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Inquirer's Saffron, critic of the built environment, wins Pulitzer
Inga Saffron grew up in Levittown, N.Y., the model of modern, mass-produced suburban communities.
NY Con Man Gets Life for Failed Decapitation Plot
A con man already imprisoned in a collectible coin scam was sentenced to a life term on Monday for a bizarre, behind-bars plot to decapitate a judge and a prosecutor.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Veterans' tax exemptions have LI school boards struggling
John Barry Scheu of Levittown, who was in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1968, lobbied for the veterans school tax exemption, which the Levittown school board unanimously voted to support.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Commercial fisherman admits to underreporting fluke catches
A commercial fisherman from Levittown pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to four criminal counts in connection with a scheme to underreport the amount of fluke he sold by hundreds of thousands of pounds between 2009 and 2011.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Levittown Welcomes School For Autism
According to the ELIJA school's executive director, Debora Thivierge, there are a total of 15 students attending the school, where they receive one-on-one lessons.
Editorial: Be A Dog's Best Friend
Nassau County's animal protection agency just launched a new website feature that offers another way to report animal cruelty, and at the same time announced cash rewards of up to $5,000 for folks who turn in abusers.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Schwartz: Long Island's Mick Foley Is Grappling For A Good Cause
Under normal circumstances, any kind of physical altercation at a middle school would be grounds for a trip to the principal's office.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Bill O'Reilly at Catholic Fundraiser: I Want to Beat Up De Blasio
Bill O'Reilly wants to pummel the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, for demonizing the wealthy.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Forgotten Friends of Long Island
I know I usually write about puppy mills, or the shelter I have been with for the past 2 years but I would also like to share the spotlight with another shelter I am involved with.
Long Island Business News
Rentals to replace Valley Stream retail vacancies
Two boarded-up Valley Stream buildings containing 10 vacant stores will soon be redeveloped into a 39-residence, transit-oriented rental complex.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Together We Can Make A Difference
Tammy Mayer teaches Art at Mac Arthur High School in Levittown. She has been teaching in the district for over 25 years.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Editorial: Giving In The Off-Season
It's easy to forget suffering in spring. When the winds blow warm and gentle, the world feels like a tender, forgiving place.
Segregated Housing, Segregated Schools
School reform alone cannot substantially raise performance of the poorest African-American students unless we also improve the conditions that leave too many children unprepared to take advantage of what schools have to offer.
Sat Mar 22, 2014
Stony Brook's Vanderka throws 3rd career no-hitter
Stony Brook's Frankie Vanderka pitched his third career no-hitter, striking out 10 in a 7-0 victory over Albany on Saturday.
Thu Mar 20, 2014
As fetal alcohol exposure gets bigger spotlight, here are 9 things parents and parents-to-be should know about it
After Mark Braverman and Jane Waldman of Levittown, N.Y., adopted their daughter, Elaina, who has fetal alcohol syndrome, they hired tutors, behavioral therapists and speech therapists to help her.
Wed Mar 19, 2014
Levittown Vets Get Tax Break
At a public hearing, on March 12, members of the Levittown Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the exemption.
Letter: Remembering William Levitt
Someone once said that America is an epic so sweeping that virtually anything said or written about it is apt to be equally true and equally false.
Letter: Much Ado About Farmedge
Long Island is quickly becoming "Lost Island," further fueled by the short-sighted thinking of Levittown residents who would rather maintain unused and outdated school buildings in the unrealistic hope that children will one day return.