Long Beach residents criticize proposed 12.3 percent tax hike

The City Council voted unanimously May 15 to override the state tax cap amid a fiscal crisis that could lead to a 12.3 percent tax increase or service cuts and layoffs. At the council’s second …

The many tastes of the barrier island

Tasting by the Sea returned to Long Beach on May 11, featuring food and beverages from local restaurants and breweries around the barrier island. The second annual event, hosted by the Ancient …

Obituary

Stanley Fleishman, longtime Long Beach community leader and booster

Stanley Fleishman, a longtime chairman of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, who was known for his community leadership, sense of humor and instrumental role in convincing the …

Whale found in Long Beach likely hit by a boat

The dead humpback whale that washed up on Long Beach Friday was likely hit by a boat, experts say. The 32-foot long female humpback was found beached on Friday afternoon near Lafayette Boulevard. …

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New York state comptroller to audit Long Beach

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office announced Tuesday that it would audit the City of Long Beach’s financial operations amid questions swirling around payouts to former City Manager Jack …

Guest Column

Long Beach faces an 'unnecessary' cash crisis

Six years ago, Long Beach was a city on the brink. We faced an inherited fiscal crisis and the daunting prospect of rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy. But working together, we rebuilt and made hard …

Guest Column

Don’t let the Flu get you down

As a person who helps sick people in their time of need, I recognize that the flu is no joke, and once again has affected many people. The 2017-18 flu season has already been linked to multiple …

Pride on the Beach returns to Long Beach

Pride on the Beach is returning to Long Beach next month, and survivors of the Parkland, Fla. shooting will lead the parade as grand marshals. The three-day festival, organized by the LGBT …

A show of support for Long Beach's Surf for All

Surf for All, a Long Beach-based non-profit that organizes surf outings for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities — as well as war veterans and disadvantaged youth — …

The Week Ahead

— Chabad of the Beaches Carnival Chabad of the Beaches is hosting a family carnival on Friday, May 25 from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 26 from 2 to 10 p.m., Sunday, May 27 from 12 to 10 p.m. and …