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The same traditions that connect us to our past can limit us in the present. In rural Afghanistan, wealthy men still practice the ancient custom of bacha baz, where men purchase poor boys from their … more
Village of Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy stood before a set of three maps in the Village Hall boardroom on Tuesday morning, reviewing a proposal that, he said, could save Nassau County from the next great flood. more
Michael Barnett, the owner of Michaels Music and known around town as a local guitar legend, died suddenly on May 3. He was 62. Barnett was born and raised in Long Beach, where he attended West … more
The Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 17 held its Tasting By The Sea fundraiser on May 20, an event that highlighted restaurants from across the barrier island and supports the AOH’s various … more
Strap on the parachute. Clip into the chair and secure the harnesses. Headset, check. Canopy, check. Safety, check. more
One of the most impressive aspects of our Long Beach community is the pride and commitment our residents have for our City by the Sea. While we are fortunate to have an outstanding team of first … more
Five years ago, we inherited a fiscal crisis from the previous administration, and just 10 months into our first term, we were all hit with Superstorm Sandy. Though progress has not come easy, Long … more
The City of Long Beach will pay tribute to those who died while serving in the country's armed forces with its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29. The parade begins at Ohio Avenue and West … more
The owner of a Lynbrook-based liquor store was charged with seven violations by the New York State Liquor Authority and submitted a $50,000 payment for a fine on May 24. more
“We’re not allowed to talk about politics in school,” a 16-year-old Oceanside High School student said, claiming that the policy extended into government classes. “You’re not allowed to … more
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