After just a year, Karen McInnis steps down as council president

In an unexpected move at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, council President Karen McInnis announced that she was stepping down, and would be replaced by council member John Bendo. McInnis, …

Laurel Cleaners celebrates 60 years in Long Beach

After growing up in Long Beach and graduating from high school in 1976, Allen Schwartz attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, majoring in hotel management. Upon graduating, he actually did …

Latino group asks for Spanish in city documents

The president of the Long Beach Latino Civic Association appealed to the City Council Tuesday night to expand its outreach to Hispanic residents by placing more city documents into Spanish and other …

Schumer promises strong push for tech, the environment

Chuck Schumer has three goals for the new year: improve mass transit, ensure water and air quality are safe, and promote high technology on Long Island. The New York Democrat who maintained his …

Grandmother leads charge in N. Park barricade battle

The seven-year-old effort to persuade the powerful Metropolitan Transportation Authority to agree to the construction in Long Beach of barriers near LIRR tracks to help prevent serious flooding was …

Randi Kreiss

Folks scramble as the price of eggs soars nationwide

You can believe the hype. Last week, a boutique grocery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side was selling eggs for $17.99 a dozen.

Jerry Kremer

The era of ‘Marcus Welby, M.D.’ is over

I’ll bet very few readers remember television shows like “Dr. Kildare” and “Marcus Welby,” which featured physicians who made house calls and performed miracles of all kinds.


The tricky balance of fear and openness

It was like having security cameras in every room of a house but one. That’s how Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone described to reporters the decentralized, hodgepodge security infrastructure of the county’s computer network . . .

Peter King

D’Esposito will get the job done in Washington

Earlier this month I had the privilege of speaking at the ceremonial swearing-in of newly elected U.S. Rep. Anthony D’Esposito.