Maria LaPlaca Bohrer, of West Babylon, spent her childhood weekends sitting on her grandmotherâs stoop on 18th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, wasting the lazy days surrounded by her large Italian family -- she has 18 cousins, not to mention all of her aunts and uncles in between. They traded stories in the sun with the smell of authentic home-cooked meatballs wafting out the open brownstone window.
Now, that Chris Algieri has plunged into the deep end of international media scrutiny in the lead-up to his fight with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night, his confident pronouncements are attracting far more attention and, in some cases, generating strong push back.
A bill introduced Tuesday in the Suffolk County Legislature would require "clearly visible" warning signs at school speed camera sites and a two-week grace period after cameras go online, when drivers would get warnings instead of tickets mailed to them.
A former Long Island Netas street gang leader who said he found God as a fugitive was sentenced to 37 years in prison Tuesday for the 2004 killings of two rival gang members after the judge pointed out that the killer never turned himself in.
Lee Zeldin, the incoming Republican congressman for Long Island's East End, met Tuesday with New York's senior senator, Charles Schumer, for a talk about local projects and support for Israel, but not their many policy differences.
Robert Stricoff, who faces a probe by Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota over possible misuse of Democratic Party funds, has decided not to take the $155,000-a-year job as executive director of the Suffolk Industrial Development Agency.
Three officials from a Holbrook company, and the company itself, have pleaded not guilty to cheating the government and private companies out of $116 million in an alleged scheme involving refunds on pharmaceuticals, according to federal prosecutors.
A Nassau County detective who helped arrest a man charged with patronizing a prostitute last year testified Tuesday that she never specifically discussed sex or money with the man -- one of 104 people swept up in the Flush the Johns anti-prostitution sting last year.
The eastbound and/or westbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway will be closed from Exit 68 at the William Floyd Parkway to Exit 69 at Wading River Road on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the state transportation department said Tuesday.
The Long Island Expressway is being closed at Exit 61 for about three weeks for night road work near Patchogue-Holbrook Road/County Road 19 on the bridge that spans the expressway, the state transportation department said Tuesday.