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Surfing family, known for battling the waves, now fight coronavirus pandemic

The Skudin family has been known in Long Beach for generations as the Surfing Family. The entire family rides the waves, they teach surfing and operate a summer camp for young people with autism and …

Officials: Shuttered Long Beach Medical Center be used during coronavirus fight?

Long Beach Medical Center, shuttered since Superstorm Sandy in 2012, is without a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system, most windows are broken, and the basement occasionally fills with …

Gov.: Schools, 'non-essential' businesses must stay closed until April 29

On Monday, Governor Cuomo ordered schools and non-essential businesses to remain closed until April 29 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Previously, they were to close until April 15. At …

School budget votes delayed to at least June 1; $177B state budget in flux

School budget votes have been delayed until at least June 1 because of the coronavirus outbreak, by order of Governor Cuomo.  The votes were to have taken place May 19. The governor issued …

NCDA announces creation of coronavirus scam hotline

In response to a surge in phone and internet scams in recent weeks, the office of Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas has created a coronavirus scam hotline. As communities across New …

Bay Park sewage project moves ahead

Officials are eyeing Oct. 29, 2022 — the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy — as a completion date for the Bay Park Conveyance Project, now that they have sent out a request for qualifications to interested design-and-build teams.

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

Governor Cuomo, Main Street needs a hand

Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, thousands of small business owners across New York state are losing sleep over . . .

Editorial

Don’t let panic destroy our humanity

Fear can bring out the worst in us. When the coronavirus pandemic erupted in China in January, Asian-Americans shared stories on social media about how people would avoid them . . .