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For the past seven months, the Village of Freeport has been building a new emergency management center in preparation for the next big storm the likes of Hurricane Sandy, or any other disaster that … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and County Executive Ed Mangano announced a plan Oct. 29 at the Friedberg JCC in Oceanside to pay for a joint state-county project to send treated … more
After Hurricane Sandy devastated the Oceanside-Island park area, local activists, and local and state officials, began working on a plan to make sure a storm would never again leave behind so much … more
Five years ago, black 50-pound trash bags, full of demolition debris and waterlogged belongings, lined the streets of Freeport after Superstorm Sandy left a long trail of destruction on Oct. 29, … more
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand visited Freeport on Monday to announce the reintroduction of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program for 10 years. Gillibrand’s … more
Long Island has faced a housing crisis for years, if not decades. Rapidly accelerating prices in the early 2000s caused a housing bubble, which led to a market crash in 2008 and 2009. As a result, … more
Nautical Mile resident Ilona Jagnow stepped into what was once her parents’ backyard on South Long Beach Avenue in Freeport recently. She walked carefully through the overgrown grass full of stray … more
After a number of residents urged the city to install mats on the barrier island’s beaches so that those with mobility issues can easily access Long Beach’s iconic shoreline, the city last week released a plan to do just that. more
As many still live in the shadow of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the homes and lives of many Long Beach residents nearly three and a half years ago, the city took another stand against the storm last weekend with its Race2Rebuild event. more
Visitors to Long Beach’s iconic boardwalk will now have more food options along the 2.2-mile span beginning Memorial Day weekend, after the City Council approved the vendors to occupy new comfort stations for the upcoming beach season at Tuesday’s meeting. more
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