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The New Normal

One of the harder parts of writing a public safety column is that while the information is based on facts and data, the facts and data can change. This is occurring often during the evolution of this …

Local officials ask state to consider opening hospital at Long Beach medical center site

State Sen. Todd Kaminsky and Assemblywomen Missy Miller are asking the state to consider opening up a hospital at the Long Beach Medical Center, amid the rise of coronavirus cases on the barrier …

Sisters, raising 6 kids, launch virus help Facebook page

It's not as if Giulia Simone-Kessler and her sister, Teresa Simone-Trapkus, have a lot of time on their hands and little to do. Simone-Kessler has four children and her sister has 2, including a baby …

Long Beach officially shuts down Boardwalk after rise in foot traffic there and increasing numbers of coronavirus cases

Long Beach officials took the extraordinary step Thursday of closing the 2.2-mile Boardwalk because of a rising number of coronavirus cases on the barrier beach and continuing foot traffic. John …

Long Beach school board asks Cuomo to set up temporary hospital on the barrier island

The Long Beach School Board has asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state officials to serve up some type of hospital facility on the barrier beach. In a letter to Cuomo and other state officials, …

Bay Park sewage project moves ahead

Officials are eyeing Oct. 29, 2022 — the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy — as a completion date for the Bay Park Conveyance Project, now that they have sent out a request for qualifications to interested design-and-build teams.

Long Beach Magazine

Long Beach attorney calling her own shots

From the time she began studying law, Long Beach resident Brittney Borruso knew she wanted to be her own boss. After graduating Cardozo Law School in 2013, she “made the leap” and launched …

Corrected: There's nothing to fear in bail-reform law

New York state’s new, long-overdue bail reform law, which passed last April and took effect Jan. 1, is desperately needed. Changes to the law were last made in 1971. Requiring anyone and …

Editorial

Even now, patronize your local small businesses

Coronavirus has swept across New York with astounding speed, leaving sickness, fear and uncertainty in its wake. Small businesses, particularly restaurants and bars, have taken a beating . . .

Editorial

Don’t let panic destroy our humanity

Fear can bring out the worst in us. When the coronavirus pandemic erupted in China in January, Asian-Americans shared stories on social media about how people would avoid them . . .