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.
Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00
Lights. Camera. Action. These are the words you may hear if you are in Floral Park’s village hall.
For almost two decades Floral Park has been home to Four Village Studio (4VS), a local community television station serving the four-village area.
The community station airs a variety of programs hosted by residents, a community billboard and its own weather station. However, according to Operations Manager James Green, this is not the only goal of the studio.
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
Senator Jack Martins mentioned education, business and drug use among other topics in a recent interview with the Floral Park Dispatch. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber.
Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped foster to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.