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Mineola Men Arrested For Assault

Two Mineola men were arrested for assault in Massapequa on Friday, Dec. 20 at 11:32 p.m.

 

According to detectives, Mineola residents Nicolas Russi, 19 and Santiago Orrego, 18, were driving and exited a 1999 Audi at a traffic light located at Louden Street and Sunrise Highway so they could confront a 20 and 28-year-old man who were driving a 2005

Cadillac. Police said the four were involved in verbal dispute while driving.

 

Orrego hit the 28-year-old man in the right side of his head with a hammer, causing a large laceration, police said. Orrego then hit the 20-year-old victim twice in the back of his head after the victim attempted to tackle him.

 

Orrego and Russi then fled the scene in their car, according to police. The two victims were transported in a Nassau County ambulance and treated for their injuries at a local nearby hospital.

 

Orrego and Russi surrendered themselves to the Third Precinct a short time later. Seventh Squad detectives responded and placed both defendants into custody without incident. 

 

The two were charged with two counts of second-degree assault.

News

As the night sky fell on Memorial Park last Thursday, Mineola residents and officials paused to remember the almost 3,000 lives that were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

 

Mayor Scott Strauss, a former NYPD EMS worker and 9/11 first responder, was one of the many who rushed into Manhattan after the attacks, searching the rubble for survivors. He was part of the rescue effort that saved the lives of Port Authority Police officers Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin.

Swaths of nearby and local residents flocked to the sixth annual Mineola Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 14. With vendors lined up and down the streets featuring local businesses and restaurants, live performances and various entertainment for kids, the Mineola Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event didn’t disappoint Mary Cheung of Great Neck.

 

“These fairs are always fun,” she said. “It’s not too hot, not too cold. The music is the best part.”


Sports

Though it had already hosted the series of lacrosse games during the regular season this past spring, Chaminade High School’s new Gold Star Stadium was officially christened on Saturday, Sept. 6, named in honor of the 56 alumni who had perished during combat.

 

“Tradition holds that when one dies in the service a gold star is given to the family,” said Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary. “Our 56 Gold Star Alumni are honored for their selflessness, courage, and integrity.”

Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

International Night - September 18

Bereavement Support Group - September 19


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