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Attempting to reverse Long Beach’s sagging fortunes after ”years of structural deficit, mismanagement and scandal,” the city council voted Thursday night to hire a 59-year-old African-American woman with a lengthy background in municipal finance as its new interim city manager. She is the first woman and African-American to hold the post. more
The hall of the Baldwin Masonic Temple on Prospect Street was crowded on Feb. 18 for a celebration of history, art, language, food and legacy in honor of Black History Month. The fourth annual … more
Whether it was the base guitar that Brian Schnee made when he was 15, or the work he does on his 1906 Victorian home in Rockville Centre, the 67-year-old has spent much of his life building things … more
The Baldwin School District recently held its annual Choral Festival, featuring the highly esteemed Shoshana Hershkowitz as a guest conductor, on Feb. 13. Performances included Baldwin High … more
The East Rockaway Board of Education is in for a major shakeup after President Keith Gamache announced that he would not seek another term, while longtime Trustee Neil Schloth said he had not yet decided if he will run again on May 19. more
Like many local business owners, Kaitlyn Gateson said she has spent many hours researching alternatives in preparation for a new statewide plastic bag ban that will take effect March 1, and she has come up with a plan. more
A number of retailers in Franklin Square and Elmont are struggling to figure out how to meet the requirements of a new plastic-bag ban that will take effect statewide on March 1. The Plastic Bag … more
Maria Siniscalchi’s Island Park business has several shelves stocked with boxes of plastic bags. They were purchased in bulk many months ago for use by her customers, but she will soon have to find another use for them, after a new statewide plastic bag ban takes effect March 1. more
Nassau County officials announced on Wednesday that 83 residents have been asked to undergo voluntary isolation as they are monitored for possible exposure to the coronavirus, and test results for one resident are pending. more
The Long Beach City Council has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday night to appoint a city manager, two days after acting city Manager John Mirando announced his plans to step down after only … more
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