Moody’s downgrades Long Beach's credit rating

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Long Beach’s credit rating from Baa1 to Baa2 on Wednesday — just two notches above what is considered junk bond status — saying that the city’s expenses …

Paving the way to progress

By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com City officials are moving forward with a plan to revamp Edwards Boulevard in order to improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists, and plan …

Long Beach School District floats school budgets

By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com While the Long Beach School District’s general 2019-20 budget has yet to be proposed ahead of a May 21 budget vote, the district floated its projected …

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 …

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 …