🌱 Nassau DA Indicts Man For Murder + Mineola Hearing Loss Screenings

Hey, people of Mineola! Joanne Gallo here with a brand-new issue of the Mineola Daily.


First, today’s weather:

Rain in the morning. High: 52, low: 47.


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Here are the top stories today in Mineola:

  1. A Hempstead man has been indicted by the Nassau County District Attorney’s office on 20 charges, including multiple counts of murder, robbery and assault. District Attorney Anne Donnelly said that Deshaun Martin25, robbed Antojitos Express on Peninsula Boulevard in Hempstead on Jan. 30, shot and killed 49-year-old Santos Valeriano Argueta who tried to intervene, stole the victim’s phone as he lay dying and then ran. Martin plead not guilty. (Mineola Patch)
  2. NYU Langone Health in Mineola has started a Hearing Loss Awareness and Screening Program for Low-Income Immigrant Families to screen for and provide treatment referrals for hearing loss in children. The screenings will be held in community and faith-based centers to help spread the word for immigrant residents to get easier access to care. When undiagnosed and untreated, hearing loss can significantly impact a child’s quality of life and future. (NYU Langone Health)
  3. Longtime Franklin Square Fire Commissioner Joseph Torregrossawho participated in rescue efforts on 9/11, passed away on March 21 at age 61. Torregrossa battled cancers linked to 9/11 toxin exposure and died in the same hospital he was born in, NYU Langone Hospital Long Island in Mineola. Devoted to his wife and children, Torregrossa was a full-time sanitation worker as well as a bus driver for Great Neck schoolsa security guard at a Rockville Center church and an umpire for youth baseball games throughout the years. (Newsday)

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Today in Mineola:

  • Professional Development Meeting @ JA (am) & ME (pm) – Mineola Public Schools. (All Day)
  • HS Winter Guard World Championships in Dayton, Ohio Through April 10. (All Day)
  • Board of Trustees Meeting – Village of Mineola. (6:30 pm)
  • HS PTSA Meeting – Mineola Public Schools. (7 pm)
  • JA PTA Meeting – Mineola Public Schools. (7 pm)
  • HS Music Parents Meeting – Mineola Public Schools (7:30 pm)

From my notebook:

  • Public Information Representative Donna Harris, United States Postal Inspection Service – New York: “AARP and Postal Inspectors: Fighting Against Fraud Series. Join AARP and Postal Inspectors to listen to a webinar on fraud prevention. This is a 3-part series that will cover Identity Theft, Elder Fraud and Romance Scams. You don’t have to be an AARP member to join us and keep yourself safe from fraud! PS…You must register using the information in the flyer.” (Nextdoor)

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You’re all caught up for today! I’ll see you soon.

Joanne Gallo

About me: Joanne Gallo is a lifelong resident of Long Island and a writer/editor for 30+ years. After earning a BA in Journalism and an MA in Writing from NYU, Joanne was an on-staff editor for consumer publications, including Features Editor for Soap Opera Weekly, Senior Editor for Energy Times and Executive Editor for The Johns Hopkins White Papers. Raised in the nearby town of Roslyn, Joanne is happy to call Mineola her home for the past 7 years. She loves arts & entertainment, dining, gardening and all the natural beauty that Long Island has to offer.

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