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Long Beach firefighters and police rushed to 233 Shore Rd. Tuesday morning after approximately five balconies collapsed at the Sunlit Terrace Apartments. more
The city prohibited swimming along its beaches on Tuesday due to strong rip currents generated by Hurricane Gaston. Though forecasters say that the storm will not impact Long Island and is losing … more
Two people are in critical condition after the personal watercraft they were riding in Reynolds Channel struck a metal stanchion on the Long Island Rail Road Bridge. The Long Beach Fire … more
One of two swimmers who were caught in a rip current on Monday died after Long Beach lifeguards pulled the men from the water at Edwards Boulevard beach during an after-hours rescue. Police have … more
Editor’s note: Merokean David Stonehill served as a Hillary Clinton campaign volunteer during the primary season and is now volunteering for Clinton’s effort to defeat Donald Trump. Below … more
A boat collision in Point Lookout sent three adults and three children into the water on Wednesday as their vessel began to sink, Nassau County police said. The department’s Marine Bureau said … more
The Nassau County Legislature recently unanimously approved a measure to waive all building fees for Superstorm Sandy victims. The law extends the fee-waiver period to Dec. 31, … more
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced new legislation on Aug. 10 aimed at helping firefighters across New York state combat cancer, which frequently affects those in the emergency services sector. … more
The shooting death of a Queens imam and his associate as they walked home from afternoon prayer on Aug. 13 in Ozone Park has left Long Island Muslims grief-stricken. While some leaders of local mosques fear that the incident — which activist groups say should be investigated as a hate crime — could lead to more violence against Muslims, they noted that they would continue... more
State Assembly candidates Jeff Toback and Anthony Eramo will face off at a candidates forum next week in the lead-up to the Sept. 13 primary, as the two make a push for votes less than a month before the election. more
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