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News Nearby: Local Crime Boss Pleads Guilty, Police Investigate Lindenhurst Burglary

A look at some of the top headlines from fellow Suffolk County Patch sites during the past week.

• Babyon Village Patch
A crowd of more than 200 people attended a ceremony on a hot morning this past Saturday to honor their fallen friend and family member, Seagent William McKenna, an Iraqi War veteran who lost his battle with lymphoma in December 2010. Read the on Babylon Village Patch.

• Deer Park-North Babylon Patch
An alleged underboss of the Bonanno crime family from Deer Park faces up to 22 years in prison as a result of a guilty plea in a Brooklyn Federal Court. Read the on Deer Park-North Babylon Patch.

• Lindenhurst Patch
Suffolk Police are investigating an attempted burglary that occurred in North Lindenhurst on the Fourth of July holiday. Read the on Lindenhurst Patch.

• Half Hollow Hills
Drew Quinto is a typical kid with big dreams. Unlike most 13-year-olds though, he’s already making them a reality. Quinto, who recently finished the eighth grade, has one main goal: to promote awareness, tolerance and acceptance for kids with autism. Read the on Half Hollow Hills Patch.

• Patchogue Patch
A New York City Police officer from Patchogue is alive today thanks to his bulletproof vest. Read the on Patchogue Patch.

• Sachem Patch
From his desk near the front window of the new storefront rented by the "Occupy" movement, Jay Ugenti reads the declaration first drafted at Zucotti park in lower Manhattan back in September of 2011. Read the on Sachem Patch.

• Sayville-Bayport Patch
Suffolk Police are investigating a possible hate crime, this time in Sayville, involving a swatiska and graffiti at a local park. Read the on Sayville-Bayport Patch.

• West Islip Patch
Suffolk County police have identified the  early Monday as Jason Nelson, 26, of Brightwaters. Read the now on West Islip Patch.

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