Long Beach opt-out rates increase

By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com While more students across New York sat for the state’s grades three to eight English and math tests last spring, fewer Long Beach District students …

Remembering John Elges, Long Beach firefighter

“He was my best friend, and he was lots of people’s best friend. He just kind of had that way about him. He touched a lot of people’s lives, and he’s going to be missed by many, many …

PSEG awards grant to Baked by the Ocean

PSEG Long Island presented a check to the owner of a new bakery in the West End for building her business with energy efficient equipment in a longtime-vacant space. Catherine Schimenti, the …

Driver arrested for DWAI after hitting pedestrian in Long Beach

The driver of an SUV was charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol after police said she struck and seriously injured a Long Beach man while he was crossing East Park Avenue last Sunday. …

Hundreds turn out for annual Oyster Fest

More than 200 people made their way to JJ Coopers on Sept. 15 for the 3rd annual Long Beach Oyster Fest, where they enjoyed live music, beer and oyster sampling. “It was home run,” said …

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 …

Long Beach city manager search ‘progressing’

The City Council is considering retaining a search firm if one of several candidates who applied for the city manager’s position earlier this year is not selected in the coming weeks, though …

Hundreds turn out for Irish Day festival

By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com Thousands of people made their way to the West End on Saturday for the 29th annual Saint Brendan the Navigator Irish Heritage Day Parade and Festival. …

The Week Ahead

— Fall Festival The Fall Festival will be held at Kennedy Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be craft vendors, a carousel, a pumpkin patch, a …