Long Beach targets ‘zombie homes’

The City Council voted unanimously on Sept. 4 to establish a new registry to identify, track and clean up abandoned properties in Long Beach, often referred to as “zombie homes.” The city said …

Former Long Beach athlete featured in Nike ad

By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com Long Beach native Isaiah Bird, a 10-year-old wrestler who was born without legs, was featured in Nike’s latest commercial called “Dream Crazy,” …

Michelle O'Neill Volleyball Tournament draws thousands

By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com The beach was packed on Sept. 8 as thousands of people gathered on the sand to play volleyball in the 22nd annual Michelle O’Neill Volleyball …

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Remembering the fallen

“My friend, Charlie, was an FDNY Lieutenant. He had been retired, but he went down [to Ground Zero] with his army truck, from Howard Beach into New York City, and he donated goods like water, …

Long Beach schools welcome new year, new faces

As students and faculty were ushered into the first day of school Sept. 5, some changes are in store for the 2018-19 school year, including no traditional homework for elementary school students. …

Building a reef with seafood shells

Hempstead Town officials and environmentalists launched a living barrier reef composed of tens of thousands of discarded clam and oyster shells from nearby seafood restaurants near Long Meadow Island …

Annual jazz festival to honor late musicians

Every year, a group of local musicians take to the stage at the Long Beach Public Library for a festival that celebrates jazz music. This year, the festival will honor two late musicians who were …

Rec Center Dream Court to be refurbished

“I didn’t grow up playing in gymnasiums, I grew up as an outdoor kid and I had to rely on spaces available, like parks,” said Jerome Williams, president of Young3, a program that promotes …