News Nearby: Swastika Painted at School; Serious Injuries in Middle School Fight

Check out the top headlines from the past week from nearby Patch towns.

Miller Place-Rocky Point

WATCH: Viral 'Harlem Shake' Firefighter Video from Rocky Point

The 'Harlem Shake' has taken YouTube by storm harder than Gangnam Style of late, and one of the most viral videos of the hot trend reportedly stems from the Rocky Point Fire Department.

The video has taken the internet by storm and is one of the most popular 'Harlem Shake' videos on the web. Click above to watch.


Port Jefferson

Boys & Girls Club Relocates to New Clubhouse in Port Jefferson Station

For the Boys & Girls Club of Suffolk County, more space means more opportunities for kids to learn, play and grow.

That's exactly what the organization's new clubhouse in Port Jefferson Station will offer, according to program coordinator Dina DeMeo. The BGC is leaving its Setauket clubhouse on North Country Rd. to establish a new one at Calvary Baptist Church on Jayne Blvd. in Port Jefferson Station.

The new BGC facility will be introduced to the community at a Feb. 25 open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.



Serious Injuries Sustained in Middle School Fight

Schoolyard bullying turned violent this week at Hauppauge Middle School when a seventh grade boy was seriously injured during a bathroom brawl.

Principal Maryann Fletcher said that the incident originally came through as an accident, but after further investigation, the administration discovered that it was not.


Kings Park

Police Investigating Swastika Spray Painted at KP High School

Suffolk County Police are investigating an incident of graffiti, which occurred at the high school parking lot guard booth recently.

Kings Park District Superintendent Susan Agruso, said school employees discovered a swastika spray painted on the guard booth on the morning of Feb. 6. The district then contacted police to notify them of the incident, which is being investigated by the hate crimes unit.


Three Village

Civic Association Calls for Stiffer Penalties for Illegal Rooming House Landlords

The Civic Association of the Setaukets and Stony Brook wants heftier fines for unscrupulous landlords who are turning single-family homes into illegal rooming houses for university students, and has asked the town to release the names and addresses of those homes cited for such violations within the past year.

Residents in Three Village have long complained about these houses to the Civic Association and to the Town of Brookhaven, saying the situation often turns an otherwise quiet residential neighborhood into a noisy, chaotic one.



Police: Drugged Driving Ends in Crash

A Commack driver was allegedly on drugs when she crossed over a double yellow line and crashed into oncoming traffic in Smithtown Feb. 15.

According to police, Rachel Shavzin, 29, was driving a 2012 Honda Accord on Old Willets Path in Smithtown when she started driving on the opposite side of the road and crashed her vehicle into an oncoming car.


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