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Undercover Detectives Fight Prostitution

Written by Betsy Abraham Wednesday, 15 May 2013 00:00

Undercover detectives are cracking down on prostitution in Westbury. According to detectives, Lauren Regan, 26, of Valley Stream, and Annie Cruz, 25, of Long Beach, offered to engage in a sexual act with an undercover detective for an agreed upon amount of money while in a Westbury motel. Both defendants were placed under arrest without incident. An hour later, Korah John, 22, of Westbury, was arrested at the same hotel on the same charges. A month ago, two Rhode Island women were also arrested for prostitution in a Carle Place motel. Deputy Inspector Kevin Smith said prostitution is a problem all over the tri-state area, and that a majority of the arrests made in Nassau County are not local residents. 

 

Westbury BOE: Six Candidates Vye for Three Seats

Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00

Westbury Board of Education elections are May 21. The Westbury Times asked the six candidates vying for the 6 open seats why they want your vote and their plans for the district. 

 

Crime Blotter

Saturday, 11 May 2013 00:00
No Arrests in Park Ave. Robbery  

The Third Squad reports a robbery that occurred at 1:00 pm on April 28, 2013 in Westbury.

 

According to detectives, a 38 year old male victim was approached by an unknown male African American who told the victim to meet him in the rear of the Park Avenue School located at 955 Park Avenue so he could buy a cell phone. When the victim met subject one he was also met by a second subject described as being male African American, 20 years of age. Both subjects then began punching the victim in the face, and took an undetermined amount of US currency and his cell phone. They both fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was transported by a Nassau County Ambulance to a nearby hospital and treated for contusions of his face.

 

Space Adventures

Written by Betsy Abraham Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

Military astronaut Col. Shane Kimbrough visited Carle Place High School recently, sharing his experience in space during a mission to the International Space Station. 

 

Dressed in a blue flight suit, Kimbrough educated the 7-12th grade students on the space program, taking questions and revealing the truth about common misconceptions about space. 

 

Students asked questions such as what astronauts ate in space, how they showered, and what the crew did in their free time on the Endeavour. 

 

A Solid Foundation

Written by Betsy Abraham Thursday, 09 May 2013 00:00

Class of ’75 Alum Credits Success to Carle Place Teachers

He’s been to the corners of the world, worked with Jay Leno, and has served in the Middle East. Col. Mark Rado is currently the commander of the U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade, but back in June 1975, he was just a teenager with a lot of dreams graduating from Carle Place High School. 

 Rado fondly remembers growing up on Roosevelt Ct., walking to school, playing outside with the neighborhood kids and going to Carvel or Bill’s Candy Store to get a treat.  

 

“It was an idyllic childhood,” Rado says. “It was a comfortable and nurturing suburban upbringing and a great place to grow up.” 

 

Second Chance For Avanti?

Written by Betsy Abraham Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

It looks like Avanti Nightclub’s doors will be closed at least a little bit longer, as the village board considers whether or not to grant them a special use permit. The Latin dance club, located at 272 Post Ave., has been closed since a month ago, when their special use permit was revoked after they violated several conditions. 

 

In early April, the board refused to renew the club’s special use permit, stating that they had violated several conditions. One in particular was a hot topic for debate during last Thursday’s village meeting. At April’s meeting, the mayor accused Avanti of advertising events of a sexual nature that were in direct violation of their permit. Club owner Barry Ceriano continued to deny knowing anything about the ads, saying he was unaware that the singles night was being inaccurately portrayed as a swinger-type event. 

 

Police Blotter

Saturday, 04 May 2013 00:00
Women Busted in Carle Place Motel 

Two Rhode Island women were recently arrested for prostitution in a Carle Place motel. 

 

The arrest occurred April 20 when Janina Mendez, 21, and Gina Miranda, 21, offered to perform a sexual act on an undercover detective for an agreed upon amount of money. During a search after the arrest, Mendez was also found in possession of cocaine. Both women are being charged with prostitution and Mendez is additionally being charged with fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. They were arraigned Sunday April 21 in First District Court, Hempstead. 

 

Bridal Reflections: 40 Years Of Redefining Elegance

Written by Betsy Abraham and Christy Hinko Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00

A wedding day is one of the most memorable and stressful in a person’s life. In the months leading up to the big day, there are flowers to be bought, cakes to be tasted, and rings to be sized. But for a bride, one of the most, if not the most, important part is picking out the dress they have been dreaming of their whole life. 

 

Bridal Reflections is here to make that dream come true a little easier.   

 

A Freshman And Author

Written by Betsy Abraham Thursday, 02 May 2013 00:00

Carle Place freshman Samantha Georges can now add, “published author” to her resume. Her book ,Timber: A Struggle for Survival, is now available on Amazon for the Kindle. 

 

The book centers around a wolf named Timber. As Timber grows from pup to adult, he comes to realize the war humans have waged against wolves, and has to fight to survive against dangerous hunters. 

 

Georges started researching and writing in November and finished the 100-page book in February, getting advice and feedback from her former tennis coach, Paul Mila, who is also a published author. She says that she’s always been a writer, writing picture books on construction paper as a kid. 

 

A Hometown History

Written by Betsy Abraham Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00

Before the malls, apartments, industrial buildings and paved roads, Westbury was a much different place. Settled by the Quakers in the 17th century and now a developed village of over 15,000 residents, there aren’t many traces of the original Westbury. But, that’s where the Historical Society of the Westburys comes in.

 

The Historical Society aims to preserve historical materials related to Westbury, Old Westbury, Carle Place and New Cassel. Housed in a small brick building attached to the Westbury Children’s Library and a few feet away from the main library, passersby might not even notice the red “open” sign hanging inconspicuously in the window of the old white door. The cottage, as it is aptly named, was built in the 1940s as a home for the children’s librarian, which can be evidenced by the kitchen, fully equipped bathroom and door that leads into the adjacent children’s library. Various librarians lived in the building up until the early 1970s. In the late part of the decade, interest for a historical society arose and with the cottage unused, it was deemed the perfect location. 

 

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