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.
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.
The Nassau County Police Department will hold a press conference Tuesday on the death of 15-year-old Chaim Weiss.
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.
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.
A groundbreaking was held for Saturday for the new $44.2 million boardwalk on Long Beach, Long Island.
Preliminary construction of Long Beach’s new $44.2 million boardwalk is set to begin next week, but it won’t be complete for the summer.
A new group called ‘Friends of Long Island’ plans to raise $500,000 to help up to 100 people get back into their Sandy-ravaged homes. The group is made up of local residents and community leaders.
A dog that was brought to a temporary shelter in Nassau County after Superstorm Sandy is now in need of a new home as the shelter prepares to close its doors.
Coastal communities across the Tri-State area could experience minor to moderate flooding during times of high tide through Thursday morning.
The system will arrive Wednesday around midday, bringing heavy rain and snow that could disrupt travel and cause power problems throughout the Tri-State Area.
Long Beach officials expect to have a new and stronger boardwalk by summer. It is expected to cost $25 million.
The heaviest snowfall is expected Friday night and into Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning, which remains in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday.
Demolition of the boardwalk, which was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy, began weeks ago.
One Long Beach family, fed up with the government’s response to Superstorm Sandy, has decided to send a powerful message to the feds.