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Comedian Billy Crystal (credit : Al Bello/Getty Images)

Long Beach Native Billy Crystal Touts Tourism After Sandy

Billy Crystal is going to bat for his hometown following the pummeling it took from Superstorm Sandy.

07/12/2013

Long Beach Shark Scare

Shark Scare Prompts Swimming Ban On Long Island Beach

Swimmers were banned from the water for a period of time in Long Beach, Long Island, after a shark scare Wednesday.

07/10/2013

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

Long Islanders Have Their Say, Rip Proposed Natural Gas Transfer Station

A heated debate unfolded on Long Island on Tuesday night. At issue was a controversial plan to build a natural gas port off the South Shore, with a promise of jobs and lower energy costs. The people would have none of it.

07/09/2013

A destroyed home along the Jersey Shore more than six months after Superstorm Sandy hit - May 14, 2013 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Housing Comeback – Buying A Home After Sandy And The New Housing Bubble

All this week, we’ve been taking a look at the comeback of the housing market and the trends that are going on.

06/28/2013

Long Beach rebuilding t-shirt (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Long Beach Residents Keep Pushing Forward With Rebuilding From Sandy

Long Beach has come a long way from the devastation of superstorm Sandy, but the work isn’t done, and residents and business owners told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs that they won’t stop until it’s all finished.

06/07/2013

Long Beach boardwalk construction, June 5, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Long Beach Residents Lament Slow Boardwalk Rebuilding Process

One quarter mile of boardwalk facing the most popular beaches will open on July 23. The other 80 percent is expected to be complete by early November.

06/05/2013

(file / credit: Long Beach Medical Center)

Struggle Continues To Fully Reopen Long Beach Medical Center

Officials at the last hospital still closed because of damage from Superstorm Sandy are no longer predicting when they will be able to reopen.

06/05/2013

An apartment building in Long Beach, N.Y. after a balcony collapsed - June 4, 2013 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Engineers To Assess Situation After Apartment Balcony Collapses In Long Beach

Residents of the old two-story brick apartment building are being told to stay off the balconies after last night’s collapse down on to a vacant patio.

06/04/2013

Long Beach Balcony Collapse

Balcony Collapse On Long Island Leaves Several Injured

Five people were hurt Monday night when a balcony collapsed in Long Beach, Long Island.

06/03/2013

Chaim Weiss (credit: Handout)

Nassau County Police Seek Clues In Student’s 1986 Murder

Chaim Weiss was found murdered in November 1986. Police said the 15-year-old was stabbed to death in his sleep at the Mesivta of Long Beach.

05/28/2013

Memorial Day At Coney Island (credit: CBS 2)

Throngs Of Sun Worshippers Hit The Beaches For Memorial Day

For many people, Memorial Day is considered the start of the beach season and the unofficial start to summer, but the beginning of the holiday weekend got off to a cold, windy and rainy start.

05/27/2013

People walk through the arcade area on the newly rebuilt boardwalk after it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy May 4, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Summer After Sandy: Jersey Shore Reopens As Storm Recovery Continues

Declaring the Jersey shore officially open for the summer, Gov. Chris Christie cut a 5-mile long ribbon Friday symbolically linking some of the shore towns that were hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.

05/24/2013

Nassau County police cruiser (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS/File)

Police Reopening Investigation Into 1986 Murder Of Long Beach Student

The Nassau County Police Department will hold a press conference Tuesday on the death of 15-year-old Chaim Weiss.

05/24/2013

Sarah Colletti's bicycle (credit: CBS 2)

Long Beach Man Pleads Guilty To Hitting Teen, Dragging Her 600 Feet

German Gutierrez, 50, pleaded guilty Thursday to assault, depraved indifference, aggravated driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident with serious physical injury, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced.

05/17/2013

The ruins of a destroyed home sit in the sand on November 21, 2012 in Mantoloking, New Jersey. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

6 Months After Superstorm Sandy, Signs Of Progress But More To Be Done

Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage and left tens of thousands of people homeless after coming ashore Oct. 29. Six months later, major issues including housing, business, tourism and coastal protection still remain.

04/29/2013

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