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The plane noise plaguing parts of Queens and Nassau counties was the focus of discussion last week at a citizen advocacy meeting to explain NextGen, a satellite GPS technology that the Federal Aviation Administration says has resulted in $1.6 billion in benefits to airlines and travelers by allowing planes to fly more frequently and closer together, take more direct routes and save time and fuel. more
To mark the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Race2Rebuild, a nonprofit that raises money through marathons and other endurance races to help displaced homeowners rebuild after natural disasters … more
City Hall and Kennedy Plaza could be relocated to the Stop & Shop property as part of a larger comprehensive development and economic revitalization plan that city officials said they hope to pass this year and implement over the next few decades. more
The first Long Beach Oyster Festival “Taste of the Sea” event is set to kick off on Oct. 22. The event will feature three different types of oysters and a clam bar at Jetty Bar & Grill from 1 … more
A number of Democrats and Republicans called on Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto to resign on Thursday following their arrests on federal corruption … more
The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce is set to kick off its annual Restaurant Week and Merchants Week events on Thursday and Friday, part of an initiative to attract shoppers and diners to town, … more
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, along with his wife, Linda, and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, were arrested early Thursday on a 13-county indictment, according to published reports. more
There’s a new attraction at Jordan Lobster Farms on Long Island. A 20-pound lobster currently resides in his own private tank at the Island Park fish market and restaurant, enjoying plenty of … more
St. Mary’s Church — at 300 E. Park Ave. — will host the Long Beach Fair in its parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair is a family-oriented shopping experience with all vendors offering items that are not readily available in local stores and malls. For more events, click above. more
“Can you hear me OK?” City Manager Jack Schnirman bellowed into a megaphone, as he addressed the dozens of reusable bag advocates surrounding him in Kennedy Plaza on Tuesday night before the City Council passed legislation to reduce plastic bag use in Long Beach. “We need all of Nassau County to hear how we’re setting the tone.” more
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