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State Senate Democrats approved what was described as historic legislation on Tuesday to ban offshore oil and natural gas drilling along the New York coast, a rebuke of the Trump administration’s … more
A special screening of “When Harry Met Sally” — considered one of the best romantic comedies of all time and a film that propelled Long Beach native Billy Crystal to Hollywood superstardom — … more
On Jan. 30, state lawmakers approved the first new gun control laws since the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act passed in 2013. Gun control advocates cheered the further tightening of … more
On Jan. 30, state lawmakers approved the first new gun control laws since the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act passed in 2013. Gun control advocates cheered the further tightening of New York’s laws, which address bump stocks and recent pushes to arm teachers. more
By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com Catherine Pirrone, a former Long Beach city treasurer who worked in the tax department for more than 40 years, died on Dec. 26 after being diagnosed … more
The state Senate passed a bill on Jan. 23 to make the property tax levy increase cap permanent. The cap, passed in 2011 and set to expire in 2020, prevents increases in the tax levy from exceeding 2 … more
For 35 days, a single mother from Island Park struggled to make ends meet as President Donald Trump’s historic government shutdown continued, which caused her to work her job at the Internal Revenue Service while not getting paid. more
Many Lynbrook residents will soon receive a survey asking them what improvements they would like to see at Greis Park, as part of the village’s effort to develop a master plan to overhaul the facility. more
With Feb. 14 drawing near and marking the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. that left 17 dead, the nation’s legislators, students, parents and activists continue to fight for stricter gun policies. In New York, proposed gun reform laws could be passed in Albany as soon as this week, according to State Sen. Todd Kaminsky. more
It is a spectacle that has become less frequent as private-sector union labor has declined over the past three decades, but there it was in Valley Stream last week: a 12-foot-tall rodent standing in … more
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