Racing to rebuild

Long Beach 5K event supports Hurricane Sandy victims

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 …

Candidates battle in the 20th Assembly District

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

L.B. Chamber of Commerce kicks off restaurant and merchants week events

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, …


Judge 'struck by the two sides' of L.B. man who drugged, raped woman

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.

City passes law to curb plastic-bag pollution

“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.”

State revamps Common Core

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.

City Council members oppose HALB site plan

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 gathering final feedback on Comprehensive Plan

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.

City collects millions from Allegria, Nassau County

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 …

    Upcoming events in and around Long Beach

    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.