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Long Beach Medical Center’s costs associated with Hurricane Sandy are expected to reach $56 million. CEO Doug Melzer said he is hopeful the Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover most, if … more
Sustainable Long Island held the first of the city’s boardwalk focus group meetings on Feb. 6, where the organization gathered community input on how to rebuild the iconic structure that was … more
Amid continuing recconstructing efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Assemblyman Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook) has submitted a bill to waive sales tax on building materials for Sandy victims. … more
Less than two weeks after the city hired an engineering firm to begin the process of reconstructing the storm-battered boardwalk, city officials announced that a series of public meetings will be … more
After months of political wrangling and desperate calls from city and state officials to release much-needed federal aid, Congress passed a $50.5 billion Hurricane Sandy aid package on Monday, a … more
With the removal of the storm-battered boardwalk nearly complete, the City Council voted 4-0 at its Jan. 22 meeting to hire an engineering firm to oversee the reconstruction of the iconic … more
Just days before the Federal Emergency Management Agency was set to end its Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program for displaced Hurricane Sandy victims who are staying in hotels, the agency … more
“We can’t live as seniors in a building with no security,” said Annie LaSalle, who lives at 415 National Blvd., a Long Beach Section 8 senior housing building. The six-story apartment … more
House Republicans killed a measure on Tuesday that would have provided New York and New Jersey with billions of dollars for Hurricane Sandy relief, days after the Senate approved a $60.4 billion … more
Construction crews will begin removing Long Beach’s iconic boardwalk in January, after the 2.2-mile structure was badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy. The city will mark the beginning of the … more
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