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Not even retirement can slow down Peter King. After 28 years in the U.S. House — including a two-year stint as chair of the House Homeland Security Committee — as well as more than two decades serving on both the Hempstead town council and as Nassau County comptroller, King finds himself busier than ever. more
The Long Beach City Council, still weighing whether to reverse a decision it made in December 2021 to opt out of a New York state program to allow retail sales of marijuana, met with state cannabis … more
Masha Benitiz, the tiny Long Beach woman who underwent a double lung transplant last year, is back at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital this week, recovering from some infections, but her stay there … more
Lisa Dawn Romano’s family was so poor when she was growing up in Brooklyn that her mother used an open window in the apartment because they lacked a refrigerator. Romano grew up … more
About 36 years ago, Joe Sinnona was an English teacher at Junior High 141 in the Bronx. Then, he was forced to take a leave of absence. He never went back. Flash forward:  Sinnona is marking … more
The Superblock project, which is filling seaside lots that have been empty for 40 years, is to be partially completed sooner than expected, an executive at the development company told the Long Beach … more
The City of Long Beach and the Village of Lindenhurst, in Suffolk County, have each won competitive grants of $4.5 million to help them revitalize their downtown business districts, Gov. Kathy … more
The Community Development Block Grant Program supports community development activities to help build stronger and more resilient communities across the country. Activities may address needs such as … more
“Any time anybody was feeling down or out, he was the kind of person that put his arm around you and made you a better person,” Jason Pearl, Long Beach High School’s lacrosse coach, … more
In an unexpected move at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, council President Karen McInnis announced that she was stepping down, and would be replaced by council member John Bendo. McInnis, … more
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