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Brittany Gianino entered the cage in her first mixed martial arts fight with a heightened purpose.When the Long Beach resident fought on June 18 before a packed house at Astoria’s Melrose Ballroom, the Orlando nightclub massacre, which occurred just six days prior, weighed heavily on her mind. more
More than 50 people turned out for the Long Beach Community Health Fair last weekend, an event aimed at raising health awareness and encouraging residents to practice healthy exercise and eating habits. more
Going into its fifth year, the Long Beach International Film Festival is set to deliver a busy lineup of film screenings, food and musical entertainment Aug. 3-5. The festival will feature an international slate of more than 40 films, including feature-length narratives, documentaries, short and animated movies for all ages along with a diverse lineup of local music acts. more
Two days after the Long Beach Board of Education voted against giving support to developers of the city’s Superblock, the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency denied the applicant’s request on Thursday for $109 million in tax breaks to build two oceanfront towers. more
Residents and community leaders joined members of the Long Beach City Council in Kennedy Plaza on July 19 to rally for city legislation that would ban single-use plastic bags. more
“It does trouble me, as a police officer, when kids say that they’re afraid of the police,” said Anderson Joseph, a detective with the Long Beach Police Department and one of two black officers on the force. Joseph, who lives in Long Beach and joined the LBPD in 2006, responded to a young woman who asked, “Why do police always think we’re going to hurt people?” more
On Saturday, July 30 at 9 a.m. on the boardwalk at New York Avenue, the City of Long Beach will host the Fourth Annual Larry Elovich 5K Fun Run. Race day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Click for more events... more
Two years after the dismissal of a lawsuit filed nearly a decade ago by Long Beach resident Roy Lester — who claimed age discrimination against older lifeguards like himself — he successfully appealed the decision, and his suit will move to a trial. more
Ralph Brady, a 72-year-old Mount Sinai resident and published writer, is educating Long Islanders about their homeland’s rich history — one presentation at a time. more
Born in Sighet, a town in northern Romania, in the early 1920s, Anna Lieberman Glatt, lived down the street from Holocaust survivor and writer Elie Wiesel, who died on July 2, and their neighborhood was not the only thing they shared. more
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