County titles for Long Beach's Sibomana-Rodriguez and Andreula

Long Beach produced a pair of repeat champions and two other finalists on the way to finishing runner-up to Plainedge at the Nassau County Division 1 wrestling tournament last Sunday at Hofstra …

First tenants begin moving into the Superblock’s Breeze

The Superblock project, which has filled seaside lots that have been empty for 40 years, was partially completed late last year, and new residents are moving in sooner than expected. Work on an …

Polar Bears once again take the plunge

The day was surprisingly “warm,” and excited crowds returned to the boardwalk and sand Sunday and hit the waves in Long Beach to celebrate the 24th annual Long Beach Polar Bear Splash, …


Reflections on the special election

It isn’t often that a congressional race becomes the center of national attention. But that was the case in the campaign between Tom Suozzi and Mazi Pilip to succeed the disgraced George Santos in the 3rd Congressional District.


Check your Medicare statement carefully

If a poll were to be taken, I would have to be the last person on this planet who thinks that government is a perfect institution. I respect the FBI and the CIA, and I even trust the IRS. As a senior citizen, I have always considered Medicare one of the finest agencies we have, but some new facts have emerged that have convinced me that it is a sloppy and careless government behemoth.


Let’s be sure we don’t relive some of our history

Black History Month is a chance for us to celebrate the many contributions African-Americans have made to the country. They’ve done this despite discrimination and oppression — something even Long Island, in the past, was not immune to.


Writing climate change into the K-12 curriculum

We are living in the midst of a climate emergency, with the expectation that conditions will significantly worsen in the near future. In January, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirmed that 2023 was the hottest year ever recorded. In New York state, climate change is impacting the environment, society and the economy as extreme weather events increase in frequency and intensity. Floods are more frequent, and the growing season for crops is changing. Climate disasters have cost the northeastern United States over $80 billion since 1980.