'Last Call:' Babylon Restaurant Closes After 24 Years 'Last Call:' Babylon Restaurant Closes After 24 Years
'Last Call:' Babylon Restaurant Closes After 24 Years  A beloved restaurant with a long history will be closing down to make way for a new eatery. Argyle Grill & Tavern, located at 90 Deer Park Avenue in Babylon, announced that its last day in business will be Sunday, June 30. “We will be making last call at The Argyle,” the restaurant wrote in an Instagram post. “In our closing days here at…we would like to take this time to thank our friends, our families, our amazing staff, the village of Babylon, and most importantly you, who are some of the most incredible guests we have had the pleasure of serving over the last 24 years.” Ac…
Winning $50K Jackpot Winning 'Bonus Match 5' Ticket Sold At Kensington 7-Eleven Winning $50K Jackpot Winning 'Bonus Match 5' Ticket Sold At Kensington 7-Eleven
Winning $50K Jackpot Winning 'Bonus Match 5' Ticket Sold At Kensington 7-Eleven A winning Maryland Lottery ticket worth $50,000 is burning a hole in one lucky player's pocket, and they may not even know it. One top-prize winning Bonus Match 5 ticket worth five figures was purchased at 7-Eleven in the 10500 block of Metropolitan Avenue in Kensington for the drawing on Wednesday, though it has not been cashed in a day later. The winning numbers for the June 19 drawing were: 06-11-17-37-39 with a Bonus Ball of 28. "Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place," officials said. "The player has 182 days to claim the prize…
Owner Busted Selling Marijuana At New Fairfield Business, Police Say Owner Busted Selling Marijuana At New Fairfield Business, Police Say
Owner Busted Selling Marijuana At New Fairfield Business, Police Say A Connecticut business owner is accused of illegally selling drugs out of his establishment. In Fairfield County, agents conducted a routine inspection at L&A Smoke Shop, located on Route 39 in New Fairfield, on Tuesday morning, June 18. According to Connecticut State Police, they uncovered "significant" evidence of illegal distribution of THC edibles, flowers, and vape cartridges. Agents seized the items. The shop’s owner, 68-year-old Mohamed Albrashi, of the Bronx, was arrested on suspicion of sale of a narcotic substance and was later released on a $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to …
Brazilian Steakhouse In Belmar Owed Workers $84K In Unpaid Overtime Wages, Feds Say Brazilian Steakhouse In Belmar Owed Workers $84K In Unpaid Overtime Wages, Feds Say
Brazilian Steakhouse In Belmar Owed Workers $84K In Unpaid Overtime Wages, Feds Say A Brazilian steakhouse in Belmar was forced to pay nearly $90,000 in back wages and fines for violating federal overtime rules, officials said. Flames Brazilian Steakhouse was ordered to pay more than $84,000 in back wages and damages for 13 workers, the Department of Labor said in a news release on Tuesday, June 18. The restaurant on the corner of 10th Avenue and Main Street also paid $4,459 in penalties. DOL investigators said owner Dariusz Targonski didn't give overtime pay to hourly or non-exempt salaried employees who worked more than 40 hours in a week. "Peop…
Amazon Fresh Opening In Eatontown's Former Toys 'R' Us Building Amazon Fresh Opening In Eatontown's Former Toys 'R' Us Building
Amazon Fresh Opening In Eatontown's Former Toys 'R' Us Building A new Amazon supermarket is about to open in Monmouth County, officials said. The Amazon Fresh in Eatontown will officially open on Thursday, June 20, the company said in a news release. It will be the second Amazon Fresh location in New Jersey after one opened in Paramus in July 2022. The Eatontown store is located at 137 Route 35 in a 35,500-square-foot space once occupied by Toys“R”Us. "This new, affordable grocery store in the community will offer wide selection of quality groceries and a convenient shopping experience," Amazon said in its release. "We’re also proud to support the…
Habit Burger Grill Opens In Hamilton: 'Fresh-From-The-Flame-Food' Habit Burger Grill Opens In Hamilton: 'Fresh-From-The-Flame-Food'
Habit Burger Grill Opens In Hamilton: 'Fresh-From-The-Flame-Food' With a promise of mouth-watering flame-cooked food, The Habit Burger Grill opened its 17th restaurant in New Jersey on Tuesday, June 18. The California-based restaurant chain is renowned for its award-winning Charburgers grilled over an open flame, signature sandwiches, fresh salads, and more. The new restaurant and drive-thru are located at 1227 Route 33 in Hamilton. “It’s a dream come true to be able to open The Habit Burger Grill here in Hamilton and feed this city the best Charburgers, salads, shakes, kids’ meals, and sandwiches," said franchise owner John Tomasulo. The 3,100 sq. foot…
Fogo de Chão Opening Bridgewater Location Fogo de Chão Opening Bridgewater Location
Fogo de Chão Opening Bridgewater Location The wait is almost over in Bridgewater.  Fogo de Chão, the popular Brazilian steakhouse chain, announced it is opening in Bridgewater at Bridgewater Commons on Monday, June 24.  The Bridgewater location features an expansive dining room centered around an open-air churrasco grill, offering guests a view of gaucho chefs butchering, hand carving, and grilling their meat over an open flame. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Fogo de Chao (@fogo) Fogo de Chão has been expanding its Garden State footprint, recently openin…
Know Him? Burglar Nabs $5K From Pair Of Lindenhurst Businesses; Reward Offered For Info Know Him? Burglar Nabs $5K From Pair Of Lindenhurst Businesses; Reward Offered For Info
Know Him? Burglar Nabs $5K From Pair Of Lindenhurst Businesses; Reward Offered For Info Police are asking for help in identifying a commercial burglary suspect who helped himself to thousands of dollars from a pair of Long Island businesses. Suffolk County Police said the break-ins occurred at around 5:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, in Lindenhurst, at two businesses on Wellwood Avenue. Surveillance footage showed the suspect, clad in all black clothing and a black face mask, forcibly entering Paris 1 Nail Salon through a rear door.  He stole nearly $1,000 in cash before hitting the neighboring business, Vicky’s Casa del Sabor, where he grabbed another $4,000 from the register.…
Grocery Store Chain Opens New Location In Mount Vernon Grocery Store Chain Opens New Location In Mount Vernon
Grocery Store Chain Opens New Location In Mount Vernon A grocery store franchise has opened its third location in a Westchester County city.  An all-new Atlantis Fresh Market is now open for business in Mount Vernon at 422 Gramatan Ave., Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard announced on Thursday, June 13.  The location is the franchise's third store in the city. The other two are located on East Sandford Boulevard and South Columbus Avenue.  "We couldn't be more thrilled," Patterson-Howard said of the store's opening, adding, "Atlantis Fresh Market is more than just a well-run franchise; they are an amazing commu…
New Eatery Open For Business In Somers New Eatery Open For Business In Somers
New Eatery Open For Business In Somers If you're craving a bite to eat, you may want to check out an all-new café in Northern Westchester that just celebrated its opening.  Whatever Café, located at 18 Tighe Rd. in the hamlet of Shenorock in the town of Somers, opened for business on Saturday, June 8.  The all-new eatery, which brands itself as a "cozy new spot to the neighborhood," offers a wide variety of classic American and Mexican fare, including burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, tacos, burritos, and flatbread pizza.  The restaurant even combines the two, in items such as the "Big Mac tacos," …
Baskin-Robbins Sets Opening Date For New Guilderland Store Baskin-Robbins Sets Opening Date For New Guilderland Store
Baskin-Robbins Sets Opening Date For New Guilderland Store Ice cream giant Baskin-Robbins is set to open its only location in the Capital Region. The national chain, known for its “31 flavors” slogan, will hold a soft opening for its Albany County store – located in Guilderland’s Hamilton Square – on Friday, June 14, owner Taslim Yousaf told WTEN. A grand opening celebration will take place before the end of the month, manager Jennifer Loso teased on Facebook. Earlier Report: Baskin-Robbins Opening Store In Guilderland “It’s a proudly, locally-owned franchise,” Yousaf told WTEN. “We are here to serve our local community, bringing something…
Prince George's County Animal Shelter To Reopen After 'Strep Zoo' Infection Scare Prince George's County Animal Shelter To Reopen After 'Strep Zoo' Infection Scare
Prince George's County Animal Shelter To Reopen After 'Strep Zoo' Infection Scare A Maryland animal shelter is set to reopen its doors months after being forced to shut down due to a rapidly spreading infection that wreaked havoc at the facility. Officials announced that the Prince George's Animals Services and Adoption Center will reopen as of Friday, June 14, after temporarily shuttering its doors earlier this year due to an outbreak of Streptococcus Zooepidemicus, more commonly known as "strep zoo."  "Strep Zoo is a bacterium normally found in horses, cattle, and pigs that rarely causes disease," according to the agency. "When this bacterium infects immunoco…
Storied Disappearing Dumont Donkey Is Hero Mascot At Builder's New Ice Cream Shop Storied Disappearing Dumont Donkey Is Hero Mascot At Builder's New Ice Cream Shop
Storied Disappearing Dumont Donkey Is Hero Mascot At Builder's New Ice Cream Shop It was 2017 and Matt Dagistanli was in the process of building the structure that stands today at 65 W. Madison Avenue in Dumont, when his donkey went missing. He wasn't a real donkey, of course, but a statue that Dagistanli and his former business partner had affectionately called Dumbo. Dagistanli grew quite fond of Dumbo, and wasn't ready to get rid of him at the turn of his career change. "I didn’t want to sell it or throw it away, so I took it home," said Dagistanli, 63, of Rutherford. "My wife said, 'You need to take this away.'" Dagistanli had nowhere to keep Dumbo except for …
Trio Busted Selling Alcohol To Minors At Riverhead, Wading River Businesses, Police Say Trio Busted Selling Alcohol To Minors At Riverhead, Wading River Businesses, Police Say
Trio Busted Selling Alcohol To Minors At Riverhead, Wading River Businesses, Police Say Three employees were arrested after allegedly selling alcohol to minors at Long Island businesses. Riverhead Town Police conducted compliance checks at 15 businesses in Riverhead and Wading River on Monday, June 10. Of those, violations were reported at three stores. The following suspects were arrested on suspicion of unlawful dealing with a child, a misdemeanor: Suat Akkaya, age 33, of Wading River; employee of Village Beverage on Wading River Manor Road in Wading River Nicholas Alaia, age 21, of Calverton; employee of Riverhead Liquor Mart on Old Country Road in Riverhead Jenny Flores …
Driver Smashes Into Precision Tune Auto Care Shop In Montgomery County Driver Smashes Into Precision Tune Auto Care Shop In Montgomery County
Driver Smashes Into Precision Tune Auto Care Shop In Montgomery County One person suffered minor injuries after crashing into a Montgomery County auto shop on Wednesday afternoon. Montgomery County Fire and EMS personnel were called shortly before 3:30 p.m. on June 12, when a driver crashed into the Precision Auto Care building in the 19300 block of Montgomery Village Avenue in Gaithersburg Twitter/@mcfrsPIO According to a spokesperson for the agency, one person suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and there was some structural damage to the building. Twitter/@mcfrsPIO The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Twitter/@mcfrsPIO Want breaki…
$18.5M Aerospace Innovation Center Planned Near Atlantic City International Airport $18.5M Aerospace Innovation Center Planned Near Atlantic City International Airport
$18.5M Aerospace Innovation Center Planned Near Atlantic City International Airport A new facility near the Atlantic City International Airport focusing on aerospace innovation will be the first of its kind in New Jersey, officials said. The $18.5 million Aerospace Innovation Center (AIC) will be built in the National Aerospace Research & Technology Park (NARTP) in Egg Harbor Township, Gov. Phil Murphy announced in a news release on Tuesday, June 11. It will be the state's fifth strategic innovation center and the first dedicated to aerospace. The AIC will have space for aerospace research, high-speed connectivity with the data systems and labo…
Winning $50K 'Match 5' Ticket Sold At Glen Burnie Liquor Store Winning $50K 'Match 5' Ticket Sold At Glen Burnie Liquor Store
Winning $50K 'Match 5' Ticket Sold At Glen Burnie Liquor Store Check your tickets! A lucky Lottery player won a five-figure prize after hitting big on a "Bonus Match 5" ticket that was sold at a popular liquor store in Anne Arundel County. The winning numbers for the drawing on Tuesday, June 11 were 07-09-13-15-23 with a 'Bonus Ball' of 22. It was sold at Southgate Liquors at 314 Hospital Drive in Glen Burnie and remained unclaimed a day later. The liquor store will also receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling the top-prize winning ticket. "Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe plac…
Guerriero Gelato Shutters Morristown Location Guerriero Gelato Shutters Morristown Location
Guerriero Gelato Shutters Morristown Location Guerriero Gelato, the popular New Jersey gelato and cakes spot, is bidding ciao to Morristown. The Morristown location, which opened just last year on South Street, has shut its doors and is getting new ownership, the store announced on social media.  "Morristown, we had fun, we shared laughs, and memories," the store wrote on Instagram. "It was a disservice to you spreading ourselves so thin and we know the new owner has the time to manage and make sure you have the experience you deserve. Morristown you will always have our 💜." Customers expressed their sadness about the closure in …
Tommy's Tavern + Tap Announces Edgewater Opening Date Tommy's Tavern + Tap Announces Edgewater Opening Date
Tommy's Tavern + Tap Announces Edgewater Opening Date A popular bar and restaurant with nine locations in New Jersey is opening another later this month. Tommy's Tavern + Tap announced on Instagram that its Edgewater location will open at City Place on Wednesday, June 26. The expansive Tommy's menu includes pizza, burgers, salads, small plates, sushi, beer, cocktails, wine, happy hour specials, and more. Tommy's has locations in Sea Bright, Freehold, Clifton, Bridgewater, Edison, Princeton, Morris Plains, Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, and now Edgewater. Tommy's Tavern + Tap, 11 The Promenade at City Place, Edgewater.
JetBlue Launching Nonstop Service From MacArthur Airport To These Destinations JetBlue Launching Nonstop Service From MacArthur Airport To These Destinations
JetBlue Launching Nonstop Service From MacArthur Airport To These Destinations In the mood for a Florida vacation? JetBlue is set to launch nonstop service from Long Island MacArthur Airport to three destinations in the Sunshine State beginning this fall. The airline announced Tuesday, June 11, that it will offer daily flights to Orlando, and four flights per week to West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale starting in October. Flights to Orlando and West Palm Beach begin on Oct. 24, with trips to Fort Lauderdale starting the following day. Tickets went on sale Tuesday on JetBlue’s website. The airline said its expansion onto Long Island will bolster its presence in th…
Maryland Chef Wins James Beard Award Maryland Chef Wins James Beard Award
Maryland Chef Wins James Beard Award Three chefs in the DMV have earned a prestigious James Beard Award. The James Beard Foundation announced the winners last weekend. Among them, Harley Peet, of Bas Rouge in Easton, MD; Michael Rafaidi, of Albi in Washington DC; and Masako Morishita, of Perry's in Washington DC. Peet won Best Chef, Rafidi won outstanding chef, and Morishita won emerging chef. Best of luck to Chef Harley Peet at tonight’s @beardfoundation awards at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago. Chef Peet is... Posted by Bas Rouge on Monday, June 10, 2024 Peet is the first chef on Maryland's Eastern Shore to…
'Heavy Hearts': Quincy Restaurant To Close After 41 Years Serving Tex-Mex Cuisine 'Heavy Hearts': Quincy Restaurant To Close After 41 Years Serving Tex-Mex Cuisine
'Heavy Hearts': Quincy Restaurant To Close After 41 Years Serving Tex-Mex Cuisine The owners of a popular Quincy Tex-Mex restaurant say they are closing the doors after 41 years in business so they can spend more time with their family.  The owners of La Paloma said in a Facebook post that they will close for good on June 29. The restaurant is located at 195 Newport Ave. in Quincy.  It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing that La Paloma will be closing our doors for good on June 29. We have been blessed to serve our community for the past 41 years. We have made a lot of great connections, memories and friends along the way through good times and bad. Mic…
New Cafe To Celebrate Opening In Irvington: 'We Look Forward To Seeing You There' New Cafe To Celebrate Opening In Irvington: 'We Look Forward To Seeing You There'
New Cafe To Celebrate Opening In Irvington: 'We Look Forward To Seeing You There' Coffee lovers in Westchester, mark your calendars — an all-new cafe dedicated to enhancing its customers' daily caffeine intake will soon be celebrating its opening.  LuDy Cafe, located in Irvington at 7 North Astor St., will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. The establishment, founded by husband and wife Tim and Ashley Akapo, aims to "enhance your coffee experience and make every moment memorable," according to its Yelp page. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which will feature live music and giveaways, the eatery will offer coffee and complimentar…
New Rochelle Restaurant Announces Sale: Here's Last Day Of Service New Rochelle Restaurant Announces Sale: Here's Last Day Of Service
New Rochelle Restaurant Announces Sale: Here's Last Day Of Service After nearly a decade, the owners of a well-liked Westchester sports bar have decided to sell their business.  In an announcement on Monday, June 10, the owners of North End Tavern, located in New Rochelle at 1301 North Ave., said they would sell their establishment to a new ownership group after eight years in business.  Although the owners did not specify the circumstances behind their decisions, they said it was for "many good reasons."  "We were very proud to serve New Rochelle and the surrounding communities and value deeply the relationships we have made," the owners w…
Farmingdale Woman Sues Cold Stone Over Lack Of Pistachios In Ice Cream Farmingdale Woman Sues Cold Stone Over Lack Of Pistachios In Ice Cream
Farmingdale Woman Sues Cold Stone Over Lack Of Pistachios In Ice Cream A New York woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Cold Stone Creamery, claiming that the company falsely advertised a number of its flavors. The lawsuit, filed by Nassau County resident Jenna Marie Duncan, may soon move to court, according to documents. Duncan, who is from Farmingdale, claimed that in July 2022, she visited a Levittown Cold Stone for a frozen treat. She ordered the pistachio ice cream under the guise that it contained pistachios. However, Duncan later looked at ingredient lists on the Cold Stone website, which revealed that the pistachio ice cream did not list…
Popular Eatery To Open New Suffolk County Locale In Hauppauge Popular Eatery To Open New Suffolk County Locale In Hauppauge
Popular Eatery To Open New Suffolk County Locale In Hauppauge Health-conscious Long Islanders have a new lunch spot to add to their rotation. Just Salad – the chain of fast-casual restaurants focusing on, you guessed it: salads – will hold a grand opening ceremony for its fifth Long Island location at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, in Hauppauge. The new store, located at 410 Motor Parkway Suite 130, will have several promotions to mark the occasion, including discounted $5 meal deals from Thursday to Saturday, June 15. Just Salad Founded in New York City in 2006, Just Salad offers over 15 varieties of salads, wraps, warm bowls, soups, and smoothies.&nb…
Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting
Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting To fight the recent rise in shoplifting and retail theft, shoppers could see store security employees wearing body-worn cameras to help catch thieves red-handed.  TJX, the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Serria, HomeSense, and HomeGoods, said will begin equipping some employees with body-worn cameras similar to those worn by police, the Boston Globe reported. The company started testing the initiative last year.  The company operates nearly 3,400 stores nationwide.  A call to the Framingham, Massachusetts, headquarters of TJX for comment was not immediately r…
Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Yorktown Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Yorktown
Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Yorktown A popular cookie company that specializes in ever-changing unique flavors has officially opened a new location in Northern Westchester. A new Crumbl Cookies location in Yorktown at the Staples Plaza at 3333 Crompond Rd. celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 6. Earlier Report - Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Northern Westchester: Here's When The cookie shop, owned by brothers Justin and Scott Cinnamon, serves a rotating menu of gourmet cookies.  "We offer six gourmet desserts a week. We have a rotating menu of more than 300 flavors," expl…
2 New Businesses To Celebrate Openings In Dobbs Ferry: Here's Where, When 2 New Businesses To Celebrate Openings In Dobbs Ferry: Here's Where, When
2 New Businesses To Celebrate Openings In Dobbs Ferry: Here's Where, When More local businesses are set to open soon in a Westchester County village.  The two businesses, which will both be located in the village of Dobbs Ferry and will celebrate their openings with ribbon-cutting ceremonies, are:  Parlor Dental, which will open at 66 Main St., Suite A on Tuesday, June 18 at 5 p.m.; Hi There!, a gift shop that will open at 7 Cedar St. on Wednesday, June 26 at 5 p.m. Parlor Dental, which will be opened by maxillofacial prosthodontist Igor Chikunov, will be a family-owned practice dedicated to creating a "warm, welcoming environment" for patien…
Nissan Dealers Fined $350K For 'Junk Fees' Levied On Amityville, Patchogue Lease Customers Nissan Dealers Fined $350K For 'Junk Fees' Levied On Amityville, Patchogue Lease Customers
Nissan Dealers Fined $350K For 'Junk Fees' Levied On Amityville, Patchogue Lease Customers If you purchased a Nissan vehicle on Long Island, you may have some cash coming your way. Two Nissan dealerships in Amityville and Patchogue have agreed to pay over $350,000 for charging customers “junk fees” when they purchased their leased vehicles. An investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s Office found that South Shore Nissan, in Amityville on Sunrise Highway, and Route 112 Nissan, in Patchogue on Medford Avenue, for years added unnecessary fees or falsified the price of leased vehicles that consumers bought when their lease ended. Route 112 Nissan was also found to have…
Rocco's Doughnut Company Closes Burlington Store On Pastry Holiday Rocco's Doughnut Company Closes Burlington Store On Pastry Holiday
Rocco's Doughnut Company Closes Burlington Store On Pastry Holiday The Burlington branch of Rocco's Doughnut Company will say goodbye to the community on Friday, June 7, which happens to be National Doughnut Day.  The store at 19 3rd Ave. announced the closure in a Facebook post.  Our time here at 19 3rd ave will soon be coming to an end 🥺We came here one year ago (this June) as a pop-up and as our lease comes to a close we would love to thank you for the support you’ve all shown us. Our last day in Burlington will be Friday, June 7th which also happens to be National Doughnut Day 🍩🍩🍩 We hope to see you all these next few weeks and you can always…