Four years after Hurricane Sandy forced the closure of Long Beach Medical Center, the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved a plan last month that would allow South Nassau Communities Hospital to build an emergency medical facility in town and expand its Oceanside campus.
After Hurricane Sandy pummeled the barrier island and its residents four years ago, local, state and federal officials formulated extensive plans to rebuild the devastated city. Though Long Beach residents can now stroll on the rebuilt boardwalk, locals have continued to raise their homes and the Army Corps of Engineers has begun a large-scale coastal protection project, some proposals designed to shield the north side of the city from another storm remain in the design phase.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday to allow the Town of North Hempstead and the Long Beach School District to keep millions of dollars in Hurricane Sandy relief funds, following the release of federal reports recommending that the funds be disallowed.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, along with his wife, Linda, and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, were arrested early Thursday on a 13-county indictment, according to published reports.
A number of Democrats and Republicans called on Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto to resign on Thursday following their arrests on federal corruption …
Racing to rebuild
To mark the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Race2Rebuild, a nonprofit that raises money through marathons and other endurance races to help displaced homeowners rebuild after natural disasters …
For the second time in two years, the Assembly race in the 20th District is an open and contested battle, as Democrat Anthony Eramo, a Long Beach city councilman, and Atlantic Beach resident Missy Miller, a Republican, are the major party candidates. Joseph R. Naham is running on the Green Party ballot line.
Shop ’til you drop
The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce is set to kick off its annual Restaurant Week and Merchants Week events on Thursday and Friday, part of an initiative to attract shoppers and diners to town, …
Dennis Edison’s hands once saved a drowning boy when no Long Beach lifeguards were on duty. In 2009, they gripped the handlebars of a bike that he rode thousands of miles to raise money for a 6-month-old with a rare disease. But on Oct. 14, Edison’s hands sat tightly clenched in handcuffs behind his back as two officers led him into the courtroom.
“Can you hear me OK?” City Manager Jack Schnirman bellowed into a megaphone, as he addressed the dozens of reusable bag advocates surrounding him in Kennedy Plaza on Tuesday night before the City Council passed legislation to reduce plastic bag use in Long Beach. “We need all of Nassau County to hear how we’re setting the tone.”
The New York State Education Department last week released new draft English and math learning standards for public comment, according to Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, but teachers in the community are looking for more changes to the Common Core system.
Three more Long Beach City Council members have spoken out against proposed luxury condominium towers at the site of the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach, a week after Councilman Scott Mandel called on the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals to reject the project.
City Hall and Kennedy Plaza could be relocated to the Stop & Shop property as part of a larger comprehensive development and economic revitalization plan that city officials said they hope to pass this year and implement over the next few decades.
The city recently recouped more than $1 million in unpaid real estate taxes and other fees owed by the Allegria Hotel, part of a deal reached in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in July. Corporation Counsel …
St. Mary’s Church — at 300 E. Park Ave. — will host the Long Beach Fair in its parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair is a family-oriented shopping experience with all vendors offering items that are not readily available in local stores and malls. For more events, click above.