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Long Beach to hire two firms to help it resolve nearly $500M in debt and other obligations

Saying it is almost $500 million in debt, the Long Beach City Council voted unanimously at a special meeting Tuesday night to hire two firms with deep experience in financial restructuring to figure …

Long Beach Police Department plan calls for more community engagement

Long Beach’s new police commissioner made clear when he took office in February that changes would be coming to the city Police Department, and this week he released a pilot plan that calls for …

Long Beach to spend $33 million on flood relief

Hazel Webb, a 65-year-old City of Long Beach maintenance worker, describes herself as a calm person. When it comes to water — flooding in particular — she becomes quite animated, …

Scoring points with kids at the MLK Center

On Monday afternoon, Sharif Fordham was dribbling a basketball, as he has been doing in many other places for most of his 42 years, starting as a teenager, playing alone in the late-evening hours …

Long Beach to consider recreational marijuana

Following New York State’s legalization of recreational marijuana earlier this week, Long Beach, like other municipalities in the state, will now have the option to either opt-in or out of the sale …

Editorial

High-speed rail for L.I. deserves public support

With the Biden administration pushing a $2 trillion national infrastructure plan, what once seemed like a fantasy — high-speed rail for the Northeast — is slowly, steadily becoming a distinct possibility . . .

Editorial

Should municipalities opt out on marijuana?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, once an ardent detractor of any measure to legalize recreational marijuana, last week signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act . . .

Randi Kreiss

Oldies but goodies have the right stuff

I married an older man, and this week he’s turning 75. When we met, I was 14 and he was 15.