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A Memorial Day remembering the fallen and the coronavirus

There were two waves of death the Long Beach VFW Post 1384 needed to observe on Memorial Day: those who died in America's wars, and those who died in its current pandemic crises. A small group …

Going to the beach, with masks, stark warnings of keeping a distance, but pails, shovels and bicycles too

Under slate-gray skies the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend in Long Beach, they unfolded their umbrellas and chairs and sat on the cool sand, staring at the still sea. They jogged on the boardwalk or …

Long Beach man arrested after allegedly reselling resident beach passes

A Long Beach man was arrested after attempting to resell four Long Beach beaches passes for a marked up price, Long Beach police said. According to the Long Beach Police Department, resident …

Kenneth Ostrove, Covid-19 victim, lived with sand in his shoes

Kenneth Ostrove was proof of what is often said about Long Beach: you can leave, but you always come back. And Ostrove did. He was born and raised in Long Beach, served as a lifeguard and pitched …

Long Beach man who battled back from coronavirus shares story of near-death illness, recovery and new perspective on life

Lots of ski enthusiasts in Saint Anton, a resort in Austria, took television and other media talk of coronavirus lightly in March. They even joked bout the illness and ordered Coronas in taverns, …

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

New York can learn a lot from South Korea

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to open beaches statewide, including Jones Beach, on Friday. It is a moment we have all eagerly awaited, a symbolic gesture signaling . . .

Editorial

Stay strong, Nassau

Last weekend was cold and windy, which likely prevented many people from venturing outside to potentially crowded spaces like the Jones Beach Boardwalk. For now, that’s a good thing.