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In an attempt to ease a reimbursement process that Hurricane Sandy victims and local officials have long described as sluggish and complicated, the city announced last week that it had reached an … more
“Clap once if you can hear me!” Miguel Rodriguez shouted during a recent wrestling practice at Lido Elementary School. A thunderous clap resonated through the room. “Clap twice if you … more
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
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
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