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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
The South Shore faces an increased risk of natural hazards — including erosion, coastal wave action, storm surge, floods and severe winds — caused by coastal storms, explained Peter Weppler, chief of the environmental analysis branch of the planning division of the New York District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ planning division to a crowd of residents at Seaford High School last week. more
Construction on seven storm drainage projects in Barnum Island and Harbor Isle could begin next year, according to representatives of Nassau County’s Department of Public Works and the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, who met with residents at the Island Park Library on April 26 to detail the efforts. more
After a number of residents urged the city to install mats on the barrier island’s beaches so that those with mobility issues can easily access Long Beach’s iconic shoreline, the city last week released a plan to do just that. more
As many still live in the shadow of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the homes and lives of many Long Beach residents nearly three and a half years ago, the city took another stand against the storm last weekend with its Race2Rebuild event. more
Visitors to Long Beach’s iconic boardwalk will now have more food options along the 2.2-mile span beginning Memorial Day weekend, after the City Council approved the vendors to occupy new comfort stations for the upcoming beach season at Tuesday’s meeting. more
Long Beach’s Channel Park Homes were neglected after Hurricane Sandy, according to a report released last week by ERASE Racism, a Syosset-based civil rights organization. It concluded that there had been a lack of remediation at the public housing development, and that mold-infested homes there continued to pose a health hazard. more
In the wake of a study released by ERASE Racism last week that raised concerns about health and safety issues at the Channel Park Homes after Hurricane Sandy, the city sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, FEMA and the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery this week calling on those agencies to address the report’s findings. more
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