Top 10 Most Talked About Levittown Patch Stories in 2012

Stories we covered in 2012 that were the talk of the town.

Will you shop at the Walmart Market in 2013?
Will you shop at the Walmart Market in 2013?
Are you wondering what Levittown Patch stories of 2012 got the most comments from readers?

Here is a list of the top 10 stories with the most comments in 2012:

#10 Lawyer: Assisted Living Proposal "Good Fit for Community" (55 comments) - The developers of the proposed assisted living facility at the North Village Green plan to demolish the former North Levittown Lanes building and construct a three-story facility for senior citizens in its place.

#9 Sound Off: Will You Shop at the New Walmart Market? (56 comments) - Residents voiced mixed feelings about the planned opening of a Walmart supermarket at the former Walbaum's.

#8 Residents Report Teen Violence, Recklessness (70 comments) - Residents reacted to reports of teen violence after a YouTube video titled "Levittown Beatdown" surfaced.

#7 Nassau Police Precinct Merger: The Vacuum Effect, Transport Time (74 comments) - As Nassau County announced that they'd cut its eight police precincts into four, residents responded to potential problems with the merger.

#6 County Eyes Private Partnership for Sewage System (77 comments) - Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced a Debt Reduction and Sewer Stabilization Plan to eliminate $750 million -- 25 percent -- of the county's $3 billion debt. The Debt Reduction and Sewer Stabilization Plan includes the implementation of a public-private partnership to operate and maintain Nassau's three wastewater treatment plants.

#5 Cuban Food Truck Brings New Flavor to Levittown (80 comments) - Rollin' Cubans landed in Levittown in August and was spotted parked in the Office Max parking lot off Hempstead Tpke. The truck is owned and operated by Hicksville resident Roberto Baez, a former chef in Oyster Bay.

#4 Police Identify Teen Killed on Hempstead Turnpike (84 comments) - Residents reacted to news of a teenager killed while crossing Hempstead Tpke. back in April.

#3 Nassau Notebook: Hate Crimes, Jail Demotions, Pharmacist Security (95 comments) - Our weekly Nassau Notebook covered reports of bias incidents against a broad spectrum of religious symbols and houses of worship, which spread across Long Island.

#2 Patch Question: Former Kmart Building (96 comments) - The former KMart building has been closed for a long period of time, prompting residents to question what could replace the vacant property.

#1 Walmart Market to Replace Vacant Walbaum's in Levittown (156 comments) - The original story on the news of Walmart's planned opening of a supermarket in Levittown drew a ton of comments and mixed opinions from residents. The chain of grocery stores offer a full line of groceries, health and beauty products, photo services, general merchandise and other items.


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