Town expands free sunscreen program

By Elizabeth Thompson The Town of Hempstead wants you to lather up this summer and announced Monday that it was expanding a free sunscreen program at all town beaches, pools and other …

Long Beach residents claim iStar agreement is unlawful

The ongoing legal drama surrounding the development of the long-vacant Superblock property took another twist late last month, when a group of residents filed a motion to dismiss a $100 million …

Over five years after Sandy, Town of Hempstead homeowners are told they must elevate

When Oceanside resident Mike Cascio went to the Town of Hempstead’s Building Department last May to obtain the necessary permits for a home extension, the town informed him that he needed to …

Long Beach schools: No more homework!

The Long Beach school district is eliminating “traditional” homework for math and other subjects at the elementary school level beginning in September, and instead focusing on more reading and …

Long Beach approves budget with 8.3% tax hike

Following three heated budget meetings, and amid an outcry from residents over a proposed 12.3 percent tax increase, the City Council voted unanimously to approve a revised $95 million spending plan …

Guest Column

Don’t let the Flu get you down

As a person who helps sick people in their time of need, I recognize that the flu is no joke, and once again has affected many people. The 2017-18 flu season has already been linked to multiple …

The Week Ahead

— Beach Movie Nights The West End Neighbors Civic Association, Westholme Civic Association, Eastholme Civic Association and the Northeast Bay and Canals Civic Association, in cooperation with …

A show of support for Long Beach's Surf for All

Surf for All, a Long Beach-based non-profit that organizes surf outings for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities — as well as war veterans and disadvantaged youth — …