Expert: Vaping dangers abound

By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com More than a hundred people gathered in the Long Beach Middle School auditorium on Monday to hear what Dr. Stephen Dewey, an adjunct psychiatry professor …

Events to honor Black History Month around town

With Black History Month in full swing, groups and organizations around town are hosting events to honor the contributions of black leaders throughout history. Temple Emanu-El of Long Beach will …

Thousands plunge into the Atlantic for a good cause in Long Beach

By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com “Part of my whole philosophy with the kids is giving back. I teach the kids philanthropy is very important,” said Darren Raymar, principal of the …

New York lawmakers approve ban on offshore drilling

State Senate Democrats approved what was described as historic legislation on Tuesday to ban offshore oil and natural gas drilling along the New York coast, a rebuke of the Trump administration’s …

Agostisi named acting Long Beach city manager

The City Council voted 3-2 to appoint Corporation Counsel Rob Agostisi the new acting city manager on Jan. 30, at the end of a contentious special meeting that focused on a search process that …

Closures expected on Loop Parkway

Motorists should expect overnight closures in both directions of the Loop Parkway between Meadowbrook State Parkway and Lido Boulevard beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 22. There will be full closures …

Long Beach City Council to SNCH: Hold public meetings at night

The Long Beach City Council recently called on South Nassau Communities Hospital to hold additional public meetings “sooner rather than later” to update residents about its revised plans for the …

A poetic homage to her Brooklyn roots

Long Beach City Councilwoman and Brooklyn native Anissa Moore published a book of original poetry in September that touches upon powerful themes of discrimination, family, women’s empowerment and …