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Week In Review: Grand Larceny Arrest; Gun Legislation Passes

Top stories this week in Great Neck.

State Acts Quickly to Pass Sweeping Gun Laws: New York lawmakers swiftly enacted Tuesday a comprehensive plan to reduce the firepower available to criminals and daily incidents of gun violence in the state.

Two Men Arrested in Great Neck For Grand Larceny: Two men were arrested in Great Neck Jan. 13 after using skimming devices and re-encoded bank cards to withdraw $13,700 from TD Bank branches in the tri-state area.

GNWPCD Swears in Reiter as New Commissioner: After recently being elected commissioner of the the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District, Steve Reiter was sworn in to his new post at the district’s East Shore Road offices.

Sarah Hughes Back on Great Neck Ice: Olympic figure skating champion Sarah Hughes participated in a Great Neck Figure Skating Club event Jan 13.

Large USMMA Group to March in Inaugural Parade: Nearly 200 United States Merchant Marine Academy midshipmen will participate in the 57th Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C., next week.

Schimel's Push For Microstamping Takes Hit: After taking the oath of office last week, it's been a busy few days in Albany for Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, D-Great Neck. Reelected in November to represent New York's 16th District where she has served since 2007, Schimel has pledged to makemicrostamping of guns a top priority on her legislative agenda.

New Bill Would Allow Distinctive USMMA Plates: State Sen. Jack Martins, R-Mineola, sponsored legislation in Albany last week providing for the issuance of distinctive plates for the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.

Study Details Characteristics of Great Neck Jews: With one of the highest concentrations of residents ages 75 and over, Great Neck Jews are also some of the most engaged in the New York area, according to the Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011 Geographic Profile

Domino Effect: Plaza Fills Vacant Village Posts: The Great Neck Plaza Board of Trustees approved Wednesday the nominations of two residents to vacant village posts.

Tylenol Brand Recalled from CVS Stores: If you pop in to CVS looking for Tylenol and can no longer find a bottle, the reason might be more complicated than your branch simply selling out. 

Options Exist For Property Valuation Concerns: Valuations are in, let tax season begin. For propoerty owners in need of some answers to questions regarding their property assessments, several options are available.

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