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Nassau County elected officials expressed disappointment after Amazon announced Feb. 14 that it would drop its plan to open a second headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. The tech giant’s … more
By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com City officials are moving forward with a plan to revamp Edwards Boulevard in order to improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists, and plan … more
By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com While the Long Beach School District’s general 2019-20 budget has yet to be proposed ahead of a May 21 budget vote, the district floated its projected … more
The Hempstead Town Board voted on Feb. 5 to table the hiring of an outside consultant to audit the Town Building Department. The roughly $155,000 measure was intended to offer recommendations on how … more
By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com More than a hundred people gathered in the Long Beach Middle School auditorium on Monday to hear what Dr. Stephen Dewey, an adjunct psychiatry professor … more
With Black History Month in full swing, groups and organizations around town are hosting events to honor the contributions of black leaders throughout history. Temple Emanu-El of Long Beach will … more
By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com “Part of my whole philosophy with the kids is giving back. I teach the kids philanthropy is very important,” said Darren Raymar, principal of the … 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 … more
The City Council voted 3-2 to appoint Corporation Counsel Rob Agostisi the new acting city manager on Jan. 30, at the end of a contentious special meeting that focused on a search process that … more
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
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