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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand visited Freeport on Monday to announce the reintroduction of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program for 10 years. Gillibrand’s … more
Long Island has faced a housing crisis for years, if not decades. Rapidly accelerating prices in the early 2000s caused a housing bubble, which led to a market crash in 2008 and 2009. As a result, … more
Nautical Mile resident Ilona Jagnow stepped into what was once her parents’ backyard on South Long Beach Avenue in Freeport recently. She walked carefully through the overgrown grass full of stray … more
Living in an elevated home presents special challenges for residents with disabilities and for senior citizens who may have difficulty accessing their homes. “My mother just had spinal surgery. … more
Tuesday, June 16, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Long Beach Hotel, 405 East Broadway, Long Beach more
Gorgeous weather shined down on Long Beach last weekend as numerous community organizations and volunteers came together to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy, clean debris from the beaches … more
After a meeting on March 11 with U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, and Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, of New Jersey, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate announced that the agency had agreed to reopen and review every flood insurance claim — approximately 144,000 — filed in New York and New Jersey by victims of Hurricane Sandy, and not limit corrective action to just the 2,200 claims that are now in litigation. more
Kate Hughes says that her 90-year-old mother, “Muzzy” — as she’s known to her neighbors and friends — has been victimized twice: once by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, and again, for the … more
Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the East Coast two years ago this week. Out of the storm came heartbreak, homelessness, financial woes and instability. But it also showed us what we can do as … more
Erin Bianco, a Lynbrook resident who lived in East Rockaway when the storm hit, said she would remember the kindness and charity the storm brought out. “The silver lining in all of this was when … more
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