In Long Beach, homes and lives are still being rebuilt in the wake of superstorm Sandy. But now children in the Long Island community may have to weather another kind of storm.
The second oldest resident of New York state celebrated a milestone Wednesday, as she celebrated her 113th birthday.
Evidence of Sandy’s wrath still remains in communities across Long Island. Nearly 100,000 buildings were destroyed in the storm, causing more than $8 billion in damage. Parts of the Long Island Rail Road were washed away and permanent repairs won’t be finished for another five years.
On Thursday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin its beach replenishment project that will stretch from Manasquan up to Belmar.
A 16-year-old boy was honored Sunday night for saving an elderly man during Superstorm Sandy in Long Beach, Long Island last year.
A Superstorm Sandy anniversary was held Saturday to thank the first responders, and to pray for those who remained out of their homes on Long Beach offshore from Long Island.
City-run Magnolia Day Care Center in Long Beach was hit with eight violations in July.
The school reopened with a “Wizard Of Oz” theme Monday. All the teachers and staff are wearing ruby red slippers.
New York Says Thank You was formed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Each year, the group travels to different cities across the country on the week of Sept. 11 to help communities hit by disaster rebuild.
A Roman Catholic Church on Long Island was being rededicated this week, after extensive repairs to damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
“The best thing we can offer somebody is to have a little bit of peace of mind in a tense situation,” Jeff O’Neil with the Red Cross said.
Tenants and officials claim the elevators at 10 Monroe Boulevard haven’t been working properly since they were damaged in the Oct. 29 storm, leaving many elderly and disabled residents trapped in their apartments.
Upgrades to the boardwalk included stronger tropical hardwood, a new retaining wall, and energy saving LED lighting.
The original boardwalk on Long Beach was destroyed in storm. The reopening is part of the city’s “Stronger, Smarter, Safer” reconstruction effort.
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.