Surf Week 2016 takes over Long Beach

Despite the overcast and poor wave conditions for this year’s open surf contest, NYSEA’s seventh annual Surf Week took over Long Beach last week, and kept spectators busy with a five-day, …

Local church to host L.B. community health fair

The Christian Light Missionary Baptist Church will host the Long Beach Community Health Fair on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizers said that the event is an opportunity for …


Man sets himself on fire in Oceanside

An unidentified 25-year-old Oceanside man doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire at the Sunoco Gas Station at 3414 Long Beach Road in Oceanside Thursday night according to Oceanside …


Lightning bolt strikes beach

As beachgoers gathered near Magnolia Boulevard early in the evening of July 14 to watch the final heat of Long Beach’s open surfing contest — part of NYSEA’s annual Surf Week — storm clouds began to crash the party, and the aura quickly changed.

Long Beach family duo reach "pinnacle" of CrossFit

A Long Beach mother and son duo has reached the international fitness stage while overcoming obstacles along the way. June Schecter, 60, and her son Logan, 26, qualified for the 2016 Reebok …

Crime Watch

Massive heroin and cocaine ring busted

Thirty-one people, including suspects from West Hempstead, Valley Stream and Elmont, were indicted on July 14 in one of Nassau County’s largest drug busts in history, according to District Attorney Madeline Singas.

More food concessions open on boardwalk

At the peak of one of the city’s busiest summer seasons, two more food concessions opened up in time for the July Fourth weekend, and more comfort stations are prepared for grand openings originally scheduled for May.