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Long Beach hires first female paid firefighter in its history

On Sept. 11, 2001, Catherine Lewis sat in her fourth-grade class at Our Lady Queen of Peace School on Staten Island, watching TV images of smoke billowing from the World Trade Center. As a …

Long Beach City manager marks year full of challenges

Donna Gayden, who had been a municipal finance expert in the Midwest, became Long Beach’s city manager a little over a year ago. She is already preparing to move on. But not quite yet. …

Long Beach police arrest off duty NYPD officer for allegedly shooting gun into the Ocean

Long Beach police arrested an off-duty NYPD officer, who was on restricted status and therefore not authorized to possess or carry a firearm, for allegedly firing his gun into the Atlantic Ocean on …

Long Beach seeks deputy city manager

The City of Long Beach earlier this week posted an ad on its website seeking to hire a deputy city manager, a new position in the current government. The posting led many in the city to ask …

Editorial

High-speed rail for L.I. deserves public support

With the Biden administration pushing a $2 trillion national infrastructure plan, what once seemed like a fantasy — high-speed rail for the Northeast — is slowly, steadily becoming a distinct possibility . . .

Editorial

Should municipalities opt out on marijuana?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, once an ardent detractor of any measure to legalize recreational marijuana, last week signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act . . .

Randi Kreiss

Oldies but goodies have the right stuff

I married an older man, and this week he’s turning 75. When we met, I was 14 and he was 15.