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The Long Beach Fire Department responded to a two-car collision at the intersection of East Chester Street and Franklin Boulevard on Thursday at around 12:18 p.m., according to a post on the … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation today that will rename a section of the Southern State Parkway in honor of fallen NYPD Det. Steven McDonald. more
By Peter Belfiore and Bridget Downes pbelfiore@liherald.com Long Beach City Hall hosted a spectrum of experts and officials at an Aug. 8 information seminar discussing ways for recovering Sandy … more
By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com City officials asked the Army Corps of Engineers earlier this month to postpone construction on two jetties — part of a $230 million coastal protection … more
Rolling River Day Camp directors want a new four-way stop sign. Jennifer Glatzer, the camp’s communications director, posted a change.org petition, “Help Rolling River Get Stop Signs on Ocean … more
Since the Village of East Rockaway’s Department of Public Works stopped collecting all recyclables at once in January, resident Vicki Perlman said she has noticed that at least three of the houses she passes on her daily drive to the Centre Avenue train station usually have the wrong recyclables out. She also noted that about 75 percent of the houses do not have any items out for a truck to collect at all, likely because of confusion created by an amended schedule for pick ups. more
Three Democrats challenging two incumbents in this year’s City Council race fought back this week against allegations that hundreds of signatures they gathered to qualify for a primary next month … more
After a falling tree limb nearly struck a pedestrian on Rockaway Avenue, the Village of Valley Stream decided to cut down seven rotting ornamental pear trees at the end of May — and the remaining trees, which are also suffering a fungus called “pear rust,” will likely be cut down within one-to-four years, according to Deputy Highway Supervisor Chris Vela. more
In an effort to preserve trees in the village, Valley Stream officials are in the early stages of discussing a new code — based on a similar one in the Village of Malverne — that would prohibit residents from cutting down trees on their property without a permit. more
Masjid Hamza, in Valley Stream, along with hundreds of mosques across the country, will open its doors to the community this weekend in an effort to break social barriers and have an honest discussion about Islam. more
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