New York lawmakers approve ban on offshore drilling

State Senate Democrats approved what was described as historic legislation on Tuesday to ban offshore oil and natural gas drilling along the New York coast, a rebuke of the Trump administration’s …

Agostisi named acting Long Beach city manager

The City Council voted 3-2 to appoint Corporation Counsel Rob Agostisi the new acting city manager on Jan. 30, at the end of a contentious special meeting that focused on a search process that …

'When Harry Met Sally' screening in Long Beach

A special screening of “When Harry Met Sally” — considered one of the best romantic comedies of all time and a film that propelled Long Beach native Billy Crystal to Hollywood superstardom — …

Long Island wrestlers to fight drug use

Kevin Murphy never had the time to get in trouble in high school — he was always too busy wrestling. “I always just enjoy the camaraderie of it,” said Murphy, who wrestled at Lynbrook High …

Legislators tighten New York's gun laws

On Jan. 30, state lawmakers approved the first new gun control laws since the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act passed in 2013. Gun control advocates cheered the further tightening …

Closures expected on Loop Parkway

Motorists should expect overnight closures in both directions of the Loop Parkway between Meadowbrook State Parkway and Lido Boulevard beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 22. There will be full closures …

Long Beach City Council to SNCH: Hold public meetings at night

The Long Beach City Council recently called on South Nassau Communities Hospital to hold additional public meetings “sooner rather than later” to update residents about its revised plans for the …

A poetic homage to her Brooklyn roots

Long Beach City Councilwoman and Brooklyn native Anissa Moore published a book of original poetry in September that touches upon powerful themes of discrimination, family, women’s empowerment and …