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A New York State appeals court has officially disbarred former State Senator Dean Skelos, who was found guilty for corruption in December. Last week, the Second Judicial Department Appellate … more
“It does trouble me, as a police officer, when kids say that they’re afraid of the police,” said Anderson Joseph, a detective with the Long Beach Police Department and one of two black officers on the force. Joseph, who lives in Long Beach and joined the LBPD in 2006, responded to a young woman who asked, “Why do police always think we’re going to hurt people?” more
Two years after the dismissal of a lawsuit filed nearly a decade ago by Long Beach resident Roy Lester — who claimed age discrimination against older lifeguards like himself — he successfully appealed the decision, and his suit will move to a trial. more
The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency is set to vote July 28 on a 20-year, $109 million tax break for a developer seeking to build two luxury apartment buildings on the long-vacant … more
Long Beach police say that a man attempted to lure a local teen into his van on Friday, and urged residents to be vigilant as they investigate the incident. Police said that at approximately 9:50 … more
Dean and Adam Skelos have officially appealed their corruption sentences, and are now petitioning to remain out of prison until the appeals process is complete. The father and son were sentenced … more
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. more
After years of financial setbacks and two Chapter 11 filings, the Allegria Hotel, which opened to great fanfare in 2009 — and the first upscale hotel to open in Long Beach in decades — was sold … more
As his kitchen television silently aired CNN’s footage of the chaos the day after five white Dallas police officers were killed by a black sniper during a peaceful demonstration, Malvernite and New York City Police Detective Steven McDonald was listening to a speech by Robert F. Kennedy, made nearly 50 years ago, on the day after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. more
The following is the text of Robert F. Kennedy's speech, given at the Cleveland City Club on April 5, 1968: more
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