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Jerry Seinfeld to Help Hurricane Relief

 Jerry Seinfeld wil perform  Dec. 19 at NYCB Theater in Westbury, with all proceeds going to aid those providing relief to the victims of Hurricane Sandy and many of those hard hit by the storm’s devastation. Seinfeld, along with Colin Quinn, will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from that show, in addition to previously-sold-out performances at the Walt Whitman Theater in Brooklyn and at the St. George Theater in Staten Island, to local relief organizations.

Great Neck Bans Frontyard Clotheslines

By unanimous vote Tuesday, the Great Neck Village Board of Trustees agreed that front lawns are no place for undergarments to be blowing in the wind. The board limited clothesline use to backyards of neighborhood homes. Village Mayor Ralph Kreitzman said the need for the new law came about because of a complaint from a resident who witnessed a neighbor drying clothes from a front yard clothesline.

Salvage of Storm-Damaged Cars Revs Up Tempers

Hurricane Sandy-damaged cars continue to spark contention on the East End. On Friday, Southampton Town attorneys went to Supreme Court after commencing litigation against the same car auction firm currently in hot water with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation over cars ordered to be removed from environmentally sensitive property at Enterprise Park at Calverton.

11 Accused of Public Assistance Fraud

Eleven people are facing up to 15 years in prison after police say they stole over $400,000 in public assistance benefits, according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice's office. A multi-departmental investigation uncovered that individuals had stolen a combined $413,000 in taxpayer-funded public assistance benefits while lying about their incomes and employment, Rice said. The investigation was performed by the DA's Public Assistance Fraud Unit and Nassau County Department of Social Services Special Investigations Unit.

Bellmore Superintendent to Retire

Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District school district Superintendent Dr. Henry Kiernan officially announced his retirement at this week’s Board of Education meeting. After 39 years in education, including eight years in Bellmore-Merrick, Kiernan will be stepping down from his position on July 1.


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