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An estimated 500 people marched from the Baldwin Long Island Rail Road station today toward Merrick to peacefully protest police brutality and the death of George Floyd in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. more
Baldwin resident Tim Koch was supposed to serve with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia until September 2021, but the global outbreak of Covid-19 cut his trip short. He returned home to his family in … more
Neatly placed junk might sound like an oxymoron but many people think a junk man can't be an environmentalist either. more
If you live in Baldwin, you’ve probably driven past the Kolstein & Sons shop, with its distinctive purple awning, many times, never realizing that it houses a number of string instruments that are … more
After a number of residents urged the city to install mats on the barrier island’s beaches so that those with mobility issues can easily access Long Beach’s iconic shoreline, the city last week released a plan to do just that. more
Visitors to Long Beach’s iconic boardwalk will now have more food options along the 2.2-mile span beginning Memorial Day weekend, after the City Council approved the vendors to occupy new comfort stations for the upcoming beach season at Tuesday’s meeting. more
Long Beach’s Channel Park Homes were neglected after Hurricane Sandy, according to a report released last week by ERASE Racism, a Syosset-based civil rights organization. It concluded that there had been a lack of remediation at the public housing development, and that mold-infested homes there continued to pose a health hazard. more
In the wake of a study released by ERASE Racism last week that raised concerns about health and safety issues at the Channel Park Homes after Hurricane Sandy, the city sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, FEMA and the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery this week calling on those agencies to address the report’s findings. more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $37 million contract to a Bay Shore-based construction and engineering firm to begin the first phase of a long-awaited coastal protection project for the barrier island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. more
Daylight saving time is March 13, when we spring our clocks forward by an hour. It is also a great time to review your home fire safety and check your detectors. more
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