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DA Rice on 'Swatting': 'We Will Hold Any Perpetrators Accountable'
Mineola, NY - April 24, 2014 - Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice issued the following statemen t on Tuesday's "swatting" incident in Long Beach : "Incidents like this are a dangerous and outrageous waste of law enforcement resources and taxpayer dollars.
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Call of Duty 'Swatting' Prank Gets FBI Response
A Call of Duty video gamer may be in big trouble after "swatting" and falsely eliciting a large police response after losing a game.
Wed Apr 23, 2014
So, It's Come To This: Call Of Duty Loser Calls Real Life SWAT...
Because if children are our hope for the future, then that future is hopeless, some little nobgoblin called a SWAT team on some other kid that killed him playing Call of Duty multiplayer.
FBI assisting Long Beach cops in hoax call probe
In Valley Stream slow moving maintenance vehicle. right lane closed on The Southern St Pkwy WB at Corona Ave/X15.
NCPD: Gamer's Hoax Provokes Massive Emergency Response
The search continues for an apparent sore loser in a virtual war game who faces very real consequences for allegedly making a 911 emergency call, claiming there was a shooting at the winner's home.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
NBC New York
Teen's Home Swarmed by Cops in Apparent "Swatting" Hoax
Police are searching for the hoaxer who called in a fake 911 call about a bomb and hostages in a New Jersey neighborhood, and part of their investigation is looking at Xbox gamers who were playing each other in Halo at the time.
Police: 'Call of Duty' loss prompts shooting hoax in Long Beach
Authorities say a gamer that lost a round of "Call of Duty" called police to the winner's home in Long Beach and claimed there was a shooting.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Theft charge dismissed against former director of Long Beach shelter
John Orlandini, 49, of Long Beach surrendered Wednesday and was arraigned in Long Beach City Court on grand larceny charges after police said he stole $15,000 in checks made out to a local animal shelter he headed.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Long Beach expands beach food choices, approves new shelter operator
The City Council voted 4-0 Wednesday night to enter into agreements with 15 vendors to operate food trucks, stationary carts and mobile sales on the beach from Memorial Day through Labor Day for a total fee of $59,500.
Roundup: Long Beach accepting bids for parking mall reconstruction
The City of Long Beach on Thursday will start accepting bids for reconstruction of a parking mall on Park Avenue between Roosevelt and Neptune boulevards.
Planning Livable Communities
Suburbs don't appeal: Young adults want more urban environments
Suburbs are losing their young adult population as the number of 25- to 44-year-olds are declining -- especially in affluent communities, says this article in the New York Times looking at US Census data.
Stars and Stripes
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand takes up fight for veterans with mental issues
For years after leaving the Army, Iraq War veteran Kristofer Goldsmith seethed over his forced discharge after combat-related depression led him to attempt suicide days before he was scheduled to be sent back into battle.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
The Jewish Journal
His gentle, Jewish humor is again Crystal clear in '700 Sundays'
After two sellout runs on Broadway - nine years apart - as well as a book and a successful world tour, actor and comic Billy Crystal brings his one-man, autobiographical play, "700 Sundays," to television via HBO on April 19. The show was taped before an audience earlier this year, near the end of its latest Broadway production.
Long Beach Fire Department Reinvents Community Preparedness
April 16, 2014 - The City of Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department has partnered with Trivirtus Solutions Group - An organization of safety professionals, to bring emergency preparedness to each member of the community.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Postal Service investigates Freeport mail thefts
U.S. Postal Service inspectors are investigating the theft of mail from two "relay boxes" in Freeport earlier this month.
East School Spring Fling Dance Showcase
To the delight of family and friends, fifth-graders at East School in Long Beach danced the night away in their Spring Fling dance showcase, demonstrating the fancy footwork and teamwork they had mastered in the Dancing Classrooms program.
Mississippi Mud to Present Shotgun Cottage Plays, Begin. 5/9
NYC based theatre company Mississippi Mud Productions announces its first production in Lido Beach, NY located about 25 miles outside of NYC.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
MTA & LIRR Announce Start of Major Restoration Project on the Railroad's Long Beach Branch
To better fortify the branch, construction is starting on a four-year project to build three new power stations, replace switch machines, signals and communications systems as well as third rail equipment and, lastly, harden the electrical system that powers the Wreck Lead Bridge, which spans Reynolds Channel and connects Island Park to the City of ... (more)
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Award-Winning Austin Pendleton to Direct a Staged Reading of a Streetcar Named Desire, 4/28
Tony-nominated and Obie-winning director Austin Pendleton directs a staged reading of A Streetcar Named Desire as a fundraiser for the Long Beach Martin Luther King Center.