Westbury

The Ellison Avenue Bridge over the Long Island Rail Road in Westbury will be closed for a year as it is replaced. (Credit: CBS2)

Westbury Residents Not Looking Forward To Replacement Of Bridge Over LIRR

A deteriorating, heavily-used Long Island bridge over railroad tracks is going to be replaced. But that means a year of detoured traffic, and snarled road closures near the busy Roosevelt Field Mall in Nassau County.

02/27/2015

Some residents on Long Island are against a proposed video gambling parlor at an old Fortunoff store in Westbury. (Photo: CBS2)

LI Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Halt Gaming Facilities In Nassau, Suffolk Counties

After the Westbury community came together and fought the plan to bring a casino to their neighborhood, a lawmaker has proposed a bill that would halt gaming facilities in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

02/24/2015

Westbury Burglary suspect (Credit: Nassau County Police)

Nassau Police Search For Suspect In Westbury Burglary, Attack

According to Nassau County police, the 21-year-old woman arrived at her basement apartment on Oliver Avenue in Westbury to find the door open.

02/18/2015

Crews in Westbury, NY work to fix a broken LIRR rail on Feb. 13, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

LIRR Fixes Broken Rails That Caused System-Wide Delays

The system was getting back to its regular service for the afternoon rush, spokesman Sal Arena said Friday afternoon.

02/13/2015

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Elmont Legislator Worries Nassau OTB Will Look To His Community To Open Casino

Now that the Nassau County Off-Track Betting has decided not to pursue opening a casino in Westbury, one Elmont, New York, legislator is worried it will look at his community.

02/03/2015

Some residents on Long Island are against a proposed video gambling parlor at an old Fortunoff store in Westbury. (Photo: CBS2)

Nassau OTB Backs Off Plans For Casino In Westbury Following Strong Opposition

The attorney for Nassau OTB said although they believed the site would have received all the necessary approvals, the opposition no longer made the property viable.

01/31/2015

Some residents on Long Island are against a proposed video gambling parlor at an old Fortunoff store in Westbury. (Photo: CBS2)

Off-Track Betting, Long Island Residents Fight Over Proposed Video Gambling Parlor

More than a year ago, New York State approved video gambling in Nassau County, but residents now say it’s a gamble they don’t want to take.

01/30/2015

The vacant Fortunoff store in Westbury, Long Island is seen on Jan. 21, 2015. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Lawsuit Planned In Effort To Stop Westbury, Long Island Gambling Hall

Three municipal governments and a number of residents said Thursday that they plan to ask a judge to issue a restraining order to try to stop a proposed gambling hall in Westbury, Long Island.

01/29/2015

The vacant Fortunoff store in Westbury, Long Island is seen on Jan. 21, 2015. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Huge Crowds Expected At Meeting On Proposed Nassau County Gaming Parlor

The proposal by Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting would turn the former Fortunoff store in Westbury into a video gaming parlor with 1,000 slot machines.

01/21/2015

Pumps were stolen from this out-of-business gas station in Westbury, Long Island, along with others in Islip Terrace and Hauppauge. (Credit: CBS2)

Pumps Stolen From 3 Out-Of-Business Gas Stations On Long Island

Police on Monday were trying to find the thieves who stole seven gas pumps from several shuttered service stations on Long Island.

01/19/2015

The Nassau Coliseum. (Credit: CBS2)

Opponents: Move Planned Westbury, L.I. Casino To Nassau Coliseum

Some opponents of a controversial proposal for a gambling hall at the former Fortunoff store in Westbury, Long Island have said it should be built at the Nassau County Coliseum instead.

01/14/2015

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Cops: Westbury Man Stabbed Ex-Girlfriend In Uniondale

Police say they have arrested a man on attempted murder charges for allegedly stabbing his former girlfriend multiple times in the neck and shoulder.

01/08/2015

Water pipes could freeze in extreme cold, experts warn. (Credit: CBS2)

Experts Warn Extreme Cold Could Freeze, Burst Pipes

The cold weather was causing problems Thursday for people not just outdoors, but indoors too.

01/08/2015

Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting has chosen the vacant Fortunoff store at The Source mall in Westbury  as the site of a new gambling hall. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

North Hempstead Supervisor: Residents Worried About Planned Westbury Gambling Parlor

OTB announced last month it had chosen the vacant store in The Source mall for the gambling parlor, which would include up to 1,000 slot machines and table games. It could open sometime in 2015.

01/07/2015

Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting has chosen the vacant Fortunoff store at The Source mall in Westbury  as the site of a new gambling hall. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Nassau OTB Eyes Vacant Westbury Store As Site For New Gambling Hall

The facility would include up to 1,000 slot machines and table games. OTB hopes to open the facility next year, but strong community opposition is already forming.

12/31/2014

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