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Following the Long Beach School District’s adoption of a budget with a zero percent tax levy, local officials on Thursday urged other school districts to follow suit. At a news conference at … more
The Long Beach Board of Education on Tuesday adopted a $144 million budget, about half a million lower than the current spending plan - with no tax increase. Michael DeVito, the district’s … more
Saying it is almost $500 million in debt, the Long Beach City Council voted unanimously at a special meeting Tuesday night to hire two firms with deep experience in financial restructuring to figure … more
Following New York State’s legalization of recreational marijuana earlier this week, Long Beach, like other municipalities in the state, will now have the option to either opt-in or out of the sale … more
Long Beach remains one of three Nassau County municipalities that remained in financial stress in 2020, according to a recent report by the New York State Comptroller’s office. Comptroller … more
Long Beach’s new police commissioner made clear when he took office in February that changes would be coming to the city Police Department, and this week he released a pilot plan that calls for … more
A team of health professionals and engineers have spent the last year reviewing more than 250 strategies to keep patrons safe at the new US Arena when it opens in the fall, and are now ready to … more
On Monday afternoon, Sharif Fordham was dribbling a basketball, as he has been doing in many other places for most of his 42 years, starting as a teenager, playing alone in the late-evening hours … more
Nassau County has faced unprecedented issues over the past year, with the loss of more than 3,000 residents to the novel coronavirus and renewed calls for police reform. But through it all, County … more
Donna Gayden, who had been a municipal finance expert in the Midwest, became Long Beach’s city manager a little over a year ago. She is already preparing to move on. But not quite yet. … more
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