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Anissa Moore, the first Black to be elected president of the Long Beach city council and a leader of the Black community in the city, has been appointed deputy Nassau County Executive, County … more
The City of Long Beach was founded 100 years ago by William Reynolds, a master builder and politician who developed the boardwalk and major parts of the barrier island. Today, women run the … more
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, who took office Monday, signed executive orders Thursday morning directing local boards of education to vote in January on whether their districts should … more
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, who took office Monday, signed executive orders Thursday morning directing local boards of education to vote in January on whether their districts should mandate mask use, while also lifting the mask mandate for all county agencies and the state's temporary mask mandate in public places. more
Long Beach has received an additional $4.6 million in state funds, in large part to help it pay two firms to help the city dig itself out of a financial hole and put it on a path to stability and to … more
Long Beach City Manager Donna Gayden, who was first hired in February 2020 to help the city climb out of a deep financial hole and who was believed to a short-timer, has signed a new contract that … more
The Long Beach City Council Tuesday night approved an extended contract for City Manager Donna Gayden, which will take her through 2023 and raise her base salary to $203,000, $13,000 above her … more
Town of Hempstead Councilman Bruce Blakeman, a Republican, retained his Election Night lead over Democratic Nassau County Executive Laura Curran after all absentee ballots were counted on Nov. 15, finishing with a 2,150-vote lead. more
Long Beach voters returned City Council president John Bendo to another term, and elected newcomer John Lester to the council. But incumbent Mike DeLury and Democrat Tina Posterli were locked in a … more
John Bendo Incumbent Party: Democrat Age: 59 Career: Nuclear engineer On the issues: Became City Council president in January 2020. Worked to get the West End Library branch reopened … more
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