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The Week in Review in Great Neck

Top stories this week on the peninsula.

Great Neck Man Charged in Fatal DWI: A Great Neck man was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated in the death of a Jericho man early Saturday along the Long Island Expressway, according to the NYPD.

Dolan to NRA: Schools No Place For Armed Policemen: A request by the National Rifle Association asking for federal support of a plan putting armed police officers in schools was met with swift opposition Friday from the head of the Great Neck School District.

Great Neck Village to Rethink Clothesline Ban [VIDEO]: Village of Great Neck officials on Tuesday agreed to rethink a law passed earlier this month that regulates clothesline usage.

Large Fire Engulfs Saddle Rock Home: A large house fire broke out Tuesday at a home in the Village of Saddle Rock. Great Neck Alert Fire Company, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department and Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company crews responded to scene of the blaze at 40 Bayport Lane at just after 10 p.m.

Village of Great Neck Regulates Noise: On Tuesday, the Great Neck Village Board of Trustees approved enumerations to village code which now outlaws disturbing sounds on most days between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m.

Some GN Leaders Join 750 Mayors in Letter to Pres. Urging Tighter Gun Laws: In the aftermath of the Newtown school tragedy, five Great Neck area mayors this week joined a bipartisan coalition of more than 750 mayors urging Pres. Barack Obama to put forward an agenda to make it harder for dangerous people to possess guns, and easier for police and prosecutors to crack down on them.

Coming Soon: Bagel & Deli Cafe: A new eatery will be opening up soon in the Plaza — the Bagel & Deli Cafe. At a Village Hall public hearing Wednesday, the Great Neck Plaza Board of Trustees granted a conditional use permit to the cafe's owner, Ju T. Lee of Lake Success.

Plaza Welcomes Newest Trustee: Lawrence Katz was welcomed Wednesday as the newest member of the Great Neck Plaza Board of Trustees.

MTA To Hike LIRR Fares: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Tuesday voted to raise its fares across the board, including a 9 percent Long Island Rail Road hike set to impact Long Island commuters and travelers in March.

GN School Officials 'Extra Vigilant and Caring' Monday After Newtown Tragedy: Great Neck School District officials say staff members are going out of their way to be extra vigilant and caring Monday following Friday's shootings at a Newtown elementary school — with visible increases to security present. 

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