Friday, 25 July 2014 00:00
On Monday, July 7, Vincent J. Calamia, 48, was arrested on charges related to the production and possession of child pornography. The criminal complaint, filed in the Eastern District of New York, alleges that between approximately 2005 and the date of his arrest, Calamia engaged in sexually explicit conduct with minors and possessed and produced child pornography. The complaint further alleges that approximately 10 videos seized from the defendant’s computer depict the defendant engaging in sexual contact with boys who appear to be as young as between 15 and 17 years old.
If convicted, Calamia faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years for each child victimized during the offense. Further investigation has revealed that instances of sexual abuse of children by Calamia may have occurred as early as 1982 and that the number of victims is significantly more than initially contemplated, say officials.
Calamia is a co-owner of Frankie and Vinnie's bar on Jericho Tpke. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact law enforcement immediately. The FBI’s 24-hour hotline is 212-384-1000.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
When a young woman named Elizabeth McFarland died of breast cancer, a group of women gathered together for a small meeting and Liz’s Day was born.
On Sept. 27, the 16th annual Liz’s Day took place at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The event featured a used book sale, a Chinese style auction raffle, foods, drinks and music. All of the money raised from the event went to breast cancer research.
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00
A Village of Stewart Manor Board of Trustees meeting turned into a lesson in the values of community engagement on Oct. 6. The regularly scheduled village meeting was attended by a group of Boy Scouts working toward a merit badge who witnessed new laws enacted and speeches from Fire Chief Tom Skinner and members of the Elmont School District Board of Education.
Members of Troop 134 attended the meeting to gain an Eagle Scout-required merit badge for Citizenship within the Community. They were required to go to a town hall-style meeting and witness a little democracy in action.