Syosset's Top March Headlines

Here are the top 10 stories featured on Syosset Patch last month.

As Syosset moves into April, here is a quick look back at the headlines that topped Syosset Patch in March:

Top story of March 2013: Syosset Student Struck by Train

An 18-year-old Syosset High School senior was struck and killed by a train in Syosset, according to MTA officials. Jonghun Lee, 18, of Syosset, was identified Tuesday afternoon by MTA Police as the person killed by an oncoming train in Syosset.

Here are more stories surrounding the tragedy:

  • Syosset Students Mourn Fellow Senior
  • Syosset Tweets in Memory of John Lee
  • Funeral Services for John Lee Monday
  • Photo: Gathering to Remember John

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Woman Charged in Woodbury Prostitution Sting

Police have charged a Manhattan woman after a prostitution sting in Woodbury. As police conducted the investigation, Diana Espinal, 40, of Manhattan, allegedly offered to perform a sexual act on an undercover detective for an undisclosed amount of money, cops said.

A 78-year-old woman from Syosset died after being struck by a car on 25A, cops said. Suffolk County Police identified the victim as Jean Carr, of Syosset. Carr was crossing Main Street in Cold Spring Harbor at 6:01 p.m. when she was struck by a 2002 Honda Accord, police said. The driver, Rita Wallace, had a suspended license, reported cops.

LIE Reopened After Dumptruck Overturns

Two separate accidents, one eastbound and one westbound, caused lane closures one afternoon on the Long Island Expressway, cops said.

A driver safely escaped a car fire that destroyed a vehicle and took down a telephone pole Sunday night, fire officials said.

WATCH: Silent Tributes to John Lee

Teens, wearing Syosset varsity letter jackets and sweatshirts, went up one by one and lit candles, left gifts, and signed cards for their friend who was struck and killed by a train Monday night. As tears began to fall, fellow students held each others hands and gave each other lingering hugs as they tried to grasp the loss of their friend. The silence was broken only by low conversations, sniffles, and a passing train.

Chipotle Hits Snag with State Requirements

According to Town of Oyster Bay's Department of Planning and Development, Chipotle installed curb cuts and sidewalks on their property as they complete the new parking lot. Since Jericho Turnpike is a state road, they said, the eatery worked to ensure their groundwork complies with all state laws. The restaurant eventually opened their doors afterward.


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