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Crews on Long Island have started preparing Jones Beach for the summer beach season.(Credit: CBS 2)

Crews Begin Preparing Long Island Beaches For Start Of Summer Season

Beach prep has started on Long Island. For the next seven weeks crews will be working hard to get Jones Beach ready for summer crowds.

04/01/2014

Jones Beach (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Jones Beach To Get $65 Million Overhaul

The five-year project includes restoration of historic structures and the fountain at the Central Mall, new picnic areas and recreation fields, and an adventure play area with rock climbing walls.

03/20/2014

Raymond Roth (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Man Who Faked His Own Death Due In Court To Face Charges In Separate Case

Police said Raymond Roth, 49, impersonated an officer and attempted to kidnap a woman in Freeport just hours after accepting a plea deal in his 2012 fake-drowning case.

03/05/2014

Jonathan Roth (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Man Who Helped Fake Father’s Death Gets Year In Jail

Jonathan Roth, 23, of Massapequa pleaded guilty last year to falsely reporting an incident and was originally expected to receive no jail time, but lost the deal after jumping bail.

03/04/2014

The Blue Angels support plane "Ernie" is seen at Republic Airport - May 25, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Blue Angels To Return To Bethpage Air Show

The Blue Angels flew to Long Island this week to officially announced their return to the annual Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach.

12/15/2013

Jonathan Roth (credit: CBS 2)

No Bail For L.I. Man Who Helped Fake Father’s Death

Jonathan Roth, 23, appeared Friday in Nassau County Court. He was captured Thursday by a bail bondsman, who tracked him to Ohio and brought him back to Long Island.

09/27/2013

Jonathan Roth

Man Who Helped Fake Father’s Death Misses Sentencing Hearing

The man who helped fake his father’s disappearance in Long Island has now pulled his own disappearing act, prosecutors said.

09/24/2013

So where exactly is "Jonse Beach"?(Credit: David Podhaskie/Twitter)

What Beach? Spelling Error Directs L.I. Visitors To ‘Jonse Beach’

The Department of Transportation plans to have the sign fixed with an adhesive overlay at no additional cost.

08/09/2013

Children play in a soccer tournament at Jones Beach in the heat. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Scorching Temperatures Don’t Slow Kids Playing In Jones Beach Soccer Tournament

Despite the blistering heat, over 100 children gathered for a soccer tournament on Saturday. They didn’t seem to mind the temperatures.

07/20/2013

The beach in Long Branch, N.J., was packed on July 18, 2013, the hottest day of a week-long heat wave. (Photo: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Residents Flock In Droves To Area Beaches For Relief

As far as pregnant Dina Moran was concerned, sitting on beach chairs in the water on the Jersey Shore was the only way to live Thursday.

07/18/2013

A natural gas company wants to build a gas transfer station 17 miles off the coast of Long Island's South Shore. (Photo: Handout)

Second Hearing Wednesday On Natural Gas Plan For NY-NJ Coast

Liberty Natural Gas has applied to federal authorities for permission to build a port in the ocean 17 miles off Jones Beach on Long Island and 24 miles off Long Branch, N.J.

07/10/2013

Coney Island (credit: CBS 2)

City Launches ‘Clean Streets=Clean Beaches’ Program

The city has hired 100 young New Yorkers to help clean up trash on surrounding streets and storm drains that end up in the ocean.

07/09/2013

BJ Timoner walks for pancreatic cancer awareness, June 23, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Cross-Country Walk To Raise Awareness For Cancer To End On Long Island

BJ Timoner has gone through four pairs of running shoes and has lost 40 pounds over the course of his 3,000-mile excursion. He crossed the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday en route to Jones Beach, where his cross-country run is scheduled to end on Tuesday.

06/23/2013

People cool off as they relax in a fountain in Bryant Park on May 30, 2013 in New York. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area In The Grip Of More Hot And Humid Weather

The heat is expected to continue through Sunday. There’s a chance for strong to severe thunderstorms on Sunday night or Monday.

05/31/2013

Nikon At Jones Beach Theater - May 30, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Jones Beach Theater Reopens Friday Night, 7 Months After Sandy Devastation

After being inundated by the floodwaters of superstorm Sandy, the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater is ready to reopen Friday night, with a performance from Rascal Flatts.

05/30/2013

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