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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
Long Beach’s Channel Park Homes were neglected after Hurricane Sandy, according to a report released last week by ERASE Racism, a Syosset-based civil rights organization. It concluded that there had been a lack of remediation at the public housing development, and that mold-infested homes there continued to pose a health hazard. more
In the wake of a study released by ERASE Racism last week that raised concerns about health and safety issues at the Channel Park Homes after Hurricane Sandy, the city sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, FEMA and the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery this week calling on those agencies to address the report’s findings. more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $37 million contract to a Bay Shore-based construction and engineering firm to begin the first phase of a long-awaited coastal protection project for the barrier island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. more
Daylight saving time is March 13, when we spring our clocks forward by an hour. It is also a great time to review your home fire safety and check your detectors. more
South Nassau Communities Hospital presented the results of a study of the barrier island’s medical needs to more than 100 residents at Lindell Elementary School on Monday, where hospital officials said that using $170 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency and state funds to build a hospital that resident have been calling for would result in the loss of more than $10 million a year. more
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