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“It does trouble me, as a police officer, when kids say that they’re afraid of the police,” said Anderson Joseph, a detective with the Long Beach Police Department and one of two black officers on the force. Joseph, who lives in Long Beach and joined the LBPD in 2006, responded to a young woman who asked, “Why do police always think we’re going to hurt people?” more
State Senator Todd Kaminsky and Assemblyman Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) introduced legislation that would make it illegal for a person to offer a politician a gift, or for a politician to accept a … more
Although the already approved schedule of presidential debates did not include Hofstra University, home of one of the debates in 2008 and 2012, it will be the host of the Sept. 26 debate after all. … more
The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency is set to vote July 28 on a 20-year, $109 million tax break for a developer seeking to build two luxury apartment buildings on the long-vacant … more
The Christian Light Missionary Baptist Church will host the Long Beach Community Health Fair on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizers said that the event is an opportunity for … more
Long Beach police say that a man attempted to lure a local teen into his van on Friday, and urged residents to be vigilant as they investigate the incident. Police said that at approximately 9:50 … more
Dean and Adam Skelos have officially appealed their corruption sentences, and are now petitioning to remain out of prison until the appeals process is complete. The father and son were sentenced … more
As beachgoers gathered near Magnolia Boulevard early in the evening of July 14 to watch the final heat of Long Beach’s open surfing contest — part of NYSEA’s annual Surf Week — storm clouds began to crash the party, and the aura quickly changed. more
After years of financial setbacks and two Chapter 11 filings, the Allegria Hotel, which opened to great fanfare in 2009 — and the first upscale hotel to open in Long Beach in decades — was sold … more
About a dozen people blocked Huntley Road on July 16, adjacent to the south parking lot of Belmont Park, to protest a proposal by the New York Cosmos to build a new soccer stadium at the … more
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