After a five-month investigation, more than a dozen MS-13 gang members have been charged with seven murders, including those of three teenagers from Brentwood in Suffolk County. U.S. Attorney Robert Capers announced the charges.
A public hearing was held Wednesday to help determine the fate of what was once the site of the world’s largest hospital. The Suffolk County Planning Commission heard testimony on the proposed Heartland Town Square Development at the former Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in Brentwood, Long Island.
One Long Island community is fighting back against gang violence. On Wednesday night community leaders will gather to try and find a solution to the recent uptick of gang activity in Brentwood and Central Islip.
The Long Island town of Islip said Monday that the air around Roberto Clemente park in Brentwood does not contain asbestos. Air sampling was necessary after officials found 32,000 tons of illegally dumped material there that did contain asbestos. There is now a criminal investigation underway and the issue is also becoming political.