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Stories to follow today: LIers flock to Giants parade

Giants fans stand along Broadway waiting for the

Giants fans stand along Broadway waiting for the start of the the Super Bowl victory parade. (Feb. 7, 2012) (Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

LIers flock to Giants Super Bowl parade
It's standing room only Tuesday on the 6:54 a.m. express train from Hicksville to Manhattan, where throngs of Giants fans will cheer the Super Bowl champs in the Canyon of Heroes. A group of six including Billy Farley from Bethpage acknowledged they were supposed to be in school but this is a "once in a lifetime" opportunity. Besides, he said, "We're seniors." Their plan: "Follow Eli Manning jerseys" to the parade grounds. If you have a problem with large, high-decibel crowds, stay away from lower Manhattan. Everybody else can join the expected 1 million Giants fans who will pack Broadway for a delirious ticker-tape salute to the team that battled its way to its second Super Bowl championship in five seasons. -- Anthony M. DeStefano

Bethpage man arrested in burglaries
A Bethpage man was arrested on burglary charges Monday after breaking into three homes on his own street, Nassau County police said. Kristopher Lospitalier, 23, of 80 S. Millpage Dr., was arrested at his home without incident and charged with two counts of burglary and one count of attempted burglary, police said. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead. -- Gary Dymski

SMITHTOWN
Microbreweries, showrooms.
The Smithtown Town board meets at 2 p.m. at Town Hall, 99 W. Main St. and will hold a public hearing on a building zone ordinance relating to showrooms and microbreweries. Check Carl MacGowan’s Twitter updates @CarlMacGowan.

HEMPSTEAD VILLAGE
Downtown revitalization:
The Hempstead Village board meets at 6 p.m. in Village Hall, 99 Nichols Ct., and will hold a public hearing on a proposed master developer agreement for a plan to revitalize the downtown area. Read Aisha Al-Muslim’s Twitter updates @AishaAlMuslim.

LONG BEACH
Fiscal emergency:
The Long Beach City Council meets at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 1 W. Chester St. Independent auditors will present their findings about the city’s finances and the council will vote on a resolution to declare a fiscal emergency for the city. Check Candice Ruud’s Twitter updates @candicedotruud.

Tags: Bethpage , Smithtown , Hempstead Village , Long Beach

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