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By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com The 7th annual Long Beach International Film Festival returned to Long Beach Aug. 1 to 4, featuring film premieres, fundraisers and culinary events that … more
The second phase of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ coastal protection project hit a delay last week as a result of rough weather and a broken dredge, Project Manager Dan Falt said on Tuesday. … more
Jack Mackston, a former City Court and Nassau County Criminal Court judge who earned a reputation for being tough on slumlords during the tumultuous 1970s in Long Beach — and who made headlines … more
The large beach crowds have kept Long Beach lifeguards, firefighters and other emergency responders busy this summer — especially on days when the temperatures have reached 90 degrees or higher … more
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 … more
Beth Skudin, matriarch of the surfing community “I always love to be in the water,” Beth Skudin said, her bathing suit still wet under her cover-up. “It doesn’t feel like work.” … more
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 … more
“It’s all happening right here in Lynbrook and Long Beach — events and screenings that will appeal to the industry and general public alike,” said Craig Weintraub, founder of the annual Long … more
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 … more
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 … more
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