A condominium at the Tom’s Point complex in Manhasset Isle ignited Friday. Details are sketchy, but a source close to the fire department said a contractor with a blowtorch working on a boiler in the basement accidentally caused the fire by ignited the ceiling, which affected the apartment above.
A Port Washington man was struck by a car while laying in the roadway at Main Street and South Bayles Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at around 1 a.m.
He was taken to North Shore University Hospital, with serious injuries.
The driver of the vehicle was not charged.
This is the second grave vehicular incident at Main Street and South Bayles Avenue in a month. In August, a Lynbrook man crossing Main Street, at S. Bayles, was killed in a hit and run in which the alleged driver was subsequently caught.
The town has been holding public hearings on the proposed law, which would require public utilities to remove any “decommissioned” utility poles from roadways, leaving just new poles in place. It comes after PSEG LI put up 210, 80- and 85-foot poles this year, next to older 40- and 45-foot poles, as part of an initiative to improve power reliability.
While wording in town media releases confines the proposed dual pole legislation to town roads, where the town has authority, Supervisor Judi Bosworth says the law “covers the entire Town of North Hempstead,” including roads that are governed by the state, the county and villages. [Read more...]
Motorists are advised that a single travel lane on westbound NY Route 25A/Northern Blvd. will be closed between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, August 25 to 27 in Flower Hill in the Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County. One of two travel lanes will be closed between Middle Neck Road and NY Route 101/Searingtown Road-Port Washington Blvd. These daytime closures are needed to perform pavement repairs to maintain the safety of motorists. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes or they will experience delays. Those who cannot use alternate routes are reminded to drive carefully through the work zone for their safety as well as for the safety of the highway work crew. [Read more...]
LLR Realty LLC of Port Washington has reached a $165,000 settlement with ERASE Racism, a Syosset-based nonprofit advocating racial equality, over a fair housing lawsuit filed last summer against Town House Apartments of Mineola.
According to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court, ERASE Racism reached out to the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) in Manhattan, which sent white and African American “test” renters to the 74-unit apartment complex in Mineola from August to October 2012.
Settlement documents say that on three separate occasions, black testers were quoted higher rents or told rooms were being renovated/unavailable. Attempts to reach Building Superintendent Jorge Agudelo were unavailing. [Read more...]
According to detectives, two male occupants along with two male employees were fueling a 33-foot Carver motor boat, when an explosion occurred, setting the boat and the dock on fire.
Police say one male victim, who was hurled into the water due to the explosion, sustained fatal injuries. Police confirmed the man’s identity Thursday as Robert J. Hogan, 74 of Port Washington.
A third male employee came running to their aid and managed to push the boat away from the dock, setting it adrift.
“A dock boy at the fuel station jumped into the water to save an elderly man,” said Debbie Pedeschi, who witnessed the explosion.
This victim suffered burns on his arms and face and was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
A pedestrian crossing the street in Port Washington was struck and killed by a vehicle on August 15.
Police say at 11:57 p.m., 49-year-old Donald Mooney of Lynbrook was walking across Main Street east of South Bayles Avenue from the north to the south side, when he was struck by a dark-colored vehicle in the eastbound lane. [Read more...]
It was a night of chaos on Aug. 5, with more onlookers than firemen and police turning out.
That was the scene as Port Washington had one of the biggest blazes in recent history, with a garage on Prospect Avenue exploding and destroying the house behind it, killing one man and sending flames over 100 feet into the air.
“There was a big crowd of people as far away as Town Dock (which is about two blocks away) and I was concerned because I thought a gas main may have blown,” said Steve Kaplan, Office of Emergency Manager for Port North.
The Homicide Squad has identified the body of the man found in the Port Washington house fire last week as Michael MacNeill, 48 of Port Washington. He was identified by the Medical Examiner through DNA.
July 15, at 101 Campus Dr., five broken windows were reported at this location.
July 18, at 23 Marino Ave., a burglary was reported at the location. [Read more...]