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The chances that a young person will become addicted to alcohol or drugs are less than 1 percent –– if use of a substance begins after the frontal lobe of the brain is fully developed, which … more
Four years — to the day — after Hurricane Sandy ravaged Long Beach and the entire barrier island, runners gathered on the boardwalk to fight back against a storm that still affects many locals. more
With communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 still awaiting state and federal funds to help buttress against the effects another storm of its size, some groups on Long Island continue to fight their battle against what they see as the root: climate change. more
After Hurricane Sandy pummeled the barrier island and its residents four years ago, local, state and federal officials formulated extensive plans to rebuild the devastated city. Though Long Beach residents can now stroll on the rebuilt boardwalk, locals have continued to raise their homes and the Army Corps of Engineers has begun a large-scale coastal protection project, some proposals designed to shield the north side of the city from another storm remain in the design phase. more
Four years after Hurricane Sandy ravaged communities along the South Shore, U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, along with U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice, announced Monday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency would provide $4.6 million in federal recovery funding to the city of Long Beach and Island Park and Lawrence school districts. more
U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice and Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford have backed a plan to spend $130 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds on hospital upgrades in Oceanside and $40 million on a medical arts pavilion in Long Beach, despite opposition from many Long Beach residents. more
On Feb. 18, 2014, officers from state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office raided the Uniondale offices of HiRise Engineering P.C., responding to allegations of fraud involving flood insurance reports prepared after Hurricane Sandy. On Monday, Schneiderman’s office unsealed a 50-count indictment charging Matthew Pappalardo, 38, of Whitestone, Queens, and HiRise with altering engineering reports that assessed the structural damage of residential properties resulting from the storm. more
After a number of residents urged the city to install mats on the barrier island’s beaches so that those with mobility issues can easily access Long Beach’s iconic shoreline, the city last week released a plan to do just that. more
As many still live in the shadow of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the homes and lives of many Long Beach residents nearly three and a half years ago, the city took another stand against the storm last weekend with its Race2Rebuild event. more
Visitors to Long Beach’s iconic boardwalk will now have more food options along the 2.2-mile span beginning Memorial Day weekend, after the City Council approved the vendors to occupy new comfort stations for the upcoming beach season at Tuesday’s meeting. more
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