Vides secures nomination in 20AD Democratic primary

Juan Vides from Oceanside defeated his opponent Jack Vobis of Island Park late Thursday night to became the Democratic nominee to take on Republican incumbent Assemblywoman Melissa Miller of Atlantic …

Long Beach targets ‘zombie homes’

The City Council voted unanimously on Sept. 4 to establish a new registry to identify, track and clean up abandoned properties in Long Beach, often referred to as “zombie homes.” The city said …

Former Long Beach athlete featured in Nike ad

By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com Long Beach native Isaiah Bird, a 10-year-old wrestler who was born without legs, was featured in Nike’s latest commercial called “Dream Crazy,” …

Michelle O'Neill Volleyball Tournament draws thousands

By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com The beach was packed on Sept. 8 as thousands of people gathered on the sand to play volleyball in the 22nd annual Michelle O’Neill Volleyball …

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. …

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 …