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New Long Beach Boardwalk (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Officials: New Section Of Long Beach Boardwalk ‘Stronger Than Ever’

Upgrades to the boardwalk included stronger tropical hardwood, a new retaining wall, and energy saving LED lighting.

07/27/2013

New Long Beach Boardwalk (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Calls New Long Beach Boardwalk A ‘Knockout Punch’ Against Sandy

The original boardwalk on Long Beach was destroyed in storm. The reopening is part of the city’s “Stronger, Smarter, Safer” reconstruction effort.

07/26/2013

Long Beach Medical Center (credit: WCBS 880's Mike Xirinachs)

Long Beach Hospital Officials To Meet With State Health Dept. Friday In Hopes Of Agreement

Now Long Beach Medical Center is repaired and is ready for business, but state health officials are refusing to allow it to reopen until it comes up with a better financial plan or merges with another medical center.

07/26/2013

Long Beach Medical Center (credit: WCBS 880's Mike Xirinachs)

Long Beach Residents Urging State To Reopen Sandy-Damaged Medical Center

Long Beach Medical Center has been repaired and is ready for business, but state health officials are refusing to allow it to reopen until it comes up with a better financial plan or merges with another medical center.

07/18/2013

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

Long Beach Residents Enjoy Symbolic Weekend Opening Of Boardwalk

The 2.2-mile boardwalk, which was destroyed by superstorm Sandy, is expected to be ready for the crowds by November.

07/15/2013

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

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