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It was Sunday night just before Halloween, and I was headed to the grocery store in an attempt to further put off my homework after neglecting it to dress up like a spaceman for the weekend. I … more
After Hurricane Sandy, I was lost. I had been hurt on the job just a few months before the storm, and I was unable to move anything. I lost a lifetime of treasures in the storm, including my high … more
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The continuing squabble between the financially strapped Long Beach Medical Center and the New York State Department of Health comes at the expense of the safety of barrier island residents. LBMC … more
To the Editor:I just read the article “Hundreds of Long Beach Homes Need to be Rebuilt” (March28-April 3) regarding people raising their homes. The article fails to address one key issue: … more
My name is Damian Amiruddin and I am a junior at East Rockaway High School. East Rockaway has two elementary schools and one junior/senior high school. We are a small, tight knit community that … more
On Sept. 12, 1960, I stood on Washington Boulevard with my father, who pointed out to me that the ocean was meeting the bay during Hurricane Donna, a Category 1 hurricane with 95 mile per hour winds … more
It has been just over four months since Superstorm Sandy descended upon our city. In that time, despite suffering the highest storm surge and some of the heaviest damage in New York State, we have … more
Hurricane Sandy led to one of Long Island’s worst environmental disasters ever, if not the worst. Sandy’s massive storm surge flooded hundreds of South Shore homes. Fuel oil tanks broke loose and floated away, spilling oil as they went. Cars were flooded as well, which sent a witches’ brew of chemicals spilling out. Sewage leaked from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant. more
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, attorneys have descended upon Long Beach offering to represent homeowners in recovering compensation from their insurance companies. Attorneys from all over the … more
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