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Attempting to reverse Long Beach’s sagging fortunes after ”years of structural deficit, mismanagement and scandal,” the city council voted Thursday night to hire a 59-year-old African-American woman with a lengthy background in municipal finance as its new interim city manager. She is the first woman and African-American to hold the post. more
The Long Beach City Council has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday night to appoint a city manager, two days after acting city Manager John Mirando announced his plans to step down after only … more
John Mirando, Long Beach’s acting city manager only since September who has been under pressure from the city council amid a major change in the City's Charter, will step down from his post, a spokesman for the city said Tuesday. He is the third acting city manger to step down in the last two years. more
Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital said for the first time Tuesday that it had named three firms that are qualified to compete to build a $40 million medical outpatient center near the former property … more
They stood along Center Street in Long Beach as crisp wind blew off Reynolds Channel on Friday morning. Some walked arm-in-arm the few blocks from their apartments in a housing project to get there on … more
Life for the roughly 60 residents at the Michael Valente housing project, on National Boulevard in Long Beach, is never easy. Many are in their late 60s or 70s, and have been retired from low-income … more
The three-day LGBT Pride Festival, which brought thousands of people and dollars to Long Beach for the last few years, will not be returning this summer, City Manager John Mirando said Wednesday. The … more
Score one for customers in New York American Water's Lynbrook area. The Public Service Commission announced earlier this week that it has decided to defer a 27 percent rate in April and instead … more
Despite 40-degree weather and gloomy skies, the Long Beach Polar Bears did what they have done for 20 years on Super Bowl Sunday — plunge into the icy Atlantic to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Metro … more
The Long Beach City Council plans to vote Tuesday night to set a public hearing for Feb. 18 on substantial changes to the city charter that, if approved, would strip the city manager of virtually all … more
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