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Long Beach Police chief to ask for public input on police performance

Long Beach Police Commissioner Ron Walsh has disclosed that he plans to initiate a first-of-its-kind-on-Long-Island program that will ask anyone who has any type of contact with a city police officer …

Long Beach honors suffragette Edna Buckman Kearns

On a warm day in 1913, Edna Buckman Kearns hitched up her horse-drawn suffrage campaign wagon and traveled from New York City to Long Beach, to raise support to gain women the right to vote. …

Schumer secures funds to dredge Jone Inlet

Sen. Charles Schumer announced at a news conference Thursday that $19 million was allocated in President Joseph Biden’s proposed 2021-22 budget to complete a project to dredge the Jones Beach …

Long Beach's Surfrider builds Ocean Friendly Garden

Volunteers with the Surfrider Central Long Island chapter have built an Ocean Friendly Garden, which aims to increase water retention and reduce pollution runoff. There are three main aspects to …

Editorial

Saving the planet, in your backyard

The Central Long Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation recently constructed an “ocean-friendly garden” at Pennsylvania Avenue and Ocean Beach Park in Long Beach . . .

Randi Kreiss

Are we immune to Texas-style xenophobia?

There is a trifecta of trouble deep in the heart of Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas legislature and the state Board of Education.

Jerry Kremer

Ranked-choice voting? Not my choice.

I must confess that I’m an old-fashioned guy who honors certain customs. I hold doors open for women and people with packages. I put my hand over my heart . . .