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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 …

State Comptroller: Long Beach under significant fiscal stress

Long Beach remains one of three Nassau County municipalities that remained in financial stress in 2020, according to a recent report by the New York State Comptroller’s office. Comptroller …

Long Beach hires first female paid firefighter in its history

On Sept. 11, 2001, Catherine Lewis sat in her fourth-grade class at Our Lady Queen of Peace School on Staten Island, watching TV images of smoke billowing from the World Trade Center. As a …

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.