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The City of Long Beach is thrilled that the Army Corps of Engineers’ beach protection project is proceeding ahead of schedule. This long-overdue project — decades in the making — was … more
Images of Texas being battered by Hurricane Harvey struck a chord with many Long Beach residents, and brought back memories of the days immediately after Superstorm Sandy. We’ve seen the best … more
As we kick off preparedness month for the fifth time since Superstorm Sandy, it truly is remarkable how far we have come as a city and as a community. Together, we have grown stronger, built back … more
Hurricane season is upon us, last week we saw the devastation that Tropical Storm Harvey brought to Texas. Living in a coastal community, we should do our best to be both resilient to storms, and … more
The New York State Education Department released the results of this spring’s Common Core exams last month, showing improved scores for Long Beach Middle School students who took English Language … more
“We’re screwed, basically,” Bay Park resident Frank Ferraro said, as he watered the plants outside of his home at the east end of Waterview Street. Ferraro was referring to the expiration of the National Flood Insurance Program on Sept. 30, and the possibility that federal lawmakers will not renew it. more
The villages of Lynbrook and East Rockaway are each hosting 9/11 ceremonies to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday threw his support behind Legislator Laura Curran in the Democratic primary for Nassau County Executive. more
The high school district’s Board of Education has approved the creation of a committee that will study a decades-old district policy that allows incoming students to choose the school they attend, and the policy’s impact on enrollment. The move, at a meeting on Aug. 29, came after parents and teachers signed a petition to the board in June protesting the policy, which its critics believe contributed to overcrowding at North High School that has now reached a tipping point. more
The Valley Stream Fire Department collected about 100 boxes full of batteries, blankets, first-aid supplies, toilet paper and canned pet food last Sunday at the Brooklyn Avenue firehouse for the victims of Hurricane Harvey — and with more collections under way at village facilities through Sept. 8, Valley Streamers are making an impact on the relief effort. more
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