Coast Guard evacuates man from tanker off Long Beach

The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated a 44-year-old man from a Greek-flagged tanker on Friday after he suffered from abdominal pains, Coast Guard officials said. Local command center …

Long Beach gets $4.4 million for boardwalk

Five years after Long Beach rebuilt its iconic boardwalk in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the city has received a final reimbursement from the state to cover the remaining cost of the $44 million …

Long Beach Fire Department holds inaugural Wing Eating Contest

The Long Beach Fire Department hosted its inaugural Wing Eating Contest on July 28, featuring dozens of people who competed to eat the most wings in the shortest amount of time. Out of 26 …

Long Beach City Council OKs 24/7 Army Corps work

The City Council voted unanimously last week to approve a noise variance that will allow the Army Corps of Engineers to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to complete a coastal protection project …

Long Beach considers raising event fees

Long Beach residents and event organizers turned out for a public hearing on June 19 to criticize a recent proposal by the city to raise the cost of special-event permits in the midst of the city’s …

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 …

Boardwalk 5K honors ‘Mr. Long Beach’

About 100 people came out last Saturday to honor the man remembered as “Mr. Long Beach” at the sixth annual Larry Elovich 5K Memorial Fun Run and Walk on the boardwalk. The event is hosted …

Long Island music fans turn out for Governors Ball

Long Islanders were in full force among the thousands who thronged Governors Island in early June for one of the region’s premier musical gatherings – the Governors Ball Music Festival. For …