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Weekly Recap: Suspicious Van Seen in East Meadow, Residents Oppose Proposed Taxi Dispatch Center

A look at what happened around the East Meadow area this week.

Busy week? No worries. Patch highlighted the top stories of the week so you can catch up on all of the local news. This week, the top stories are:

4.Two men arrested on attempted robbery charges in a McVey Elementary School incident: Two men were arrested for an attempted robbery that occurred at the school earlier this month. One of the men allegedly displayed a badge and identified himself as a Nassau County Police Officer as he demanded items from the victim.

3.Restaurant owners in East Meadow said the Islanders' move can hurt businesses in the area: George Strifas, owner of the Colony Diner and Frank Borrelli, owner of Borrelli's said the Islanders' relocation to Brooklyn can negatively impact East Meadow businesses.

2.Residents opposed a proposed taxi dispatch center in East Meadow: More than 60 residents attended a community meeting at Nassau University Medical Center where they spoke out against a proposed taxi dispatch center on Clearmeadow Drive and Hempstead Turnpike. The potential buyer of the property withdrew his application from the Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals after hearing the concerns of the community.

1.Parents reported a suspicious maroon van in East Meadow: Residents notified police of a suspicious maroon van that was seen driving around East Meadow. The driver was said to be wearing a ski mask and the vehicle's back windows were covered.

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