Updated

Remembering the fallen

“My friend, Charlie, was an FDNY Lieutenant. He had been retired, but he went down [to Ground Zero] with his army truck, from Howard Beach into New York City, and he donated goods like water, …

Long Beach schools welcome new year, new faces

As students and faculty were ushered into the first day of school Sept. 5, some changes are in store for the 2018-19 school year, including no traditional homework for elementary school students. …

Transforming the beach

History is in the making as the beach landscape in Long Beach is transformed by the Army Corps of Engineers’ $230 million coastal protection project, which is intended to defend the city against …

Event organizers demand answers

The City Council may have tabled a second public hearing at last week’s meeting to discuss the possibility of increasing the cost of special-event permits as a response to the city’s financial …

Long Beach cardiologist joins South Nassau Communities Hospital

Dr. Lee Weitzman, a Long Beach-based physician who has been practicing cardiology and internal medicine for more than 34 years on the barrier island, has joined South Nassau Communities Hospital to …

Building a reef with seafood shells

Hempstead Town officials and environmentalists launched a living barrier reef composed of tens of thousands of discarded clam and oyster shells from nearby seafood restaurants near Long Meadow Island …

Annual jazz festival to honor late musicians

Every year, a group of local musicians take to the stage at the Long Beach Public Library for a festival that celebrates jazz music. This year, the festival will honor two late musicians who were …

Rec Center Dream Court to be refurbished

“I didn’t grow up playing in gymnasiums, I grew up as an outdoor kid and I had to rely on spaces available, like parks,” said Jerome Williams, president of Young3, a program that promotes …