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Theft charge dismissed against former director of Long Beach shelter
John Orlandini, 49, of Long Beach surrendered Wednesday and was arraigned in Long Beach City Court on grand larceny charges after police said he stole $15,000 in checks made out to a local animal shelter he headed.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Long Beach expands beach food choices, approves new shelter operator
The City Council voted 4-0 Wednesday night to enter into agreements with 15 vendors to operate food trucks, stationary carts and mobile sales on the beach from Memorial Day through Labor Day for a total fee of $59,500.
Roundup: Long Beach accepting bids for parking mall reconstruction
The City of Long Beach on Thursday will start accepting bids for reconstruction of a parking mall on Park Avenue between Roosevelt and Neptune boulevards.
Planning Livable Communities
Suburbs don't appeal: Young adults want more urban environments
Suburbs are losing their young adult population as the number of 25- to 44-year-olds are declining -- especially in affluent communities, says this article in the New York Times looking at US Census data.
Stars and Stripes
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand takes up fight for veterans with mental issues
For years after leaving the Army, Iraq War veteran Kristofer Goldsmith seethed over his forced discharge after combat-related depression led him to attempt suicide days before he was scheduled to be sent back into battle.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
The Jewish Journal
His gentle, Jewish humor is again Crystal clear in '700 Sundays'
After two sellout runs on Broadway - nine years apart - as well as a book and a successful world tour, actor and comic Billy Crystal brings his one-man, autobiographical play, "700 Sundays," to television via HBO on April 19. The show was taped before an audience earlier this year, near the end of its latest Broadway production.
Long Beach Fire Department Reinvents Community Preparedness
April 16, 2014 - The City of Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department has partnered with Trivirtus Solutions Group - An organization of safety professionals, to bring emergency preparedness to each member of the community.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Postal Service investigates Freeport mail thefts
U.S. Postal Service inspectors are investigating the theft of mail from two "relay boxes" in Freeport earlier this month.
East School Spring Fling Dance Showcase
To the delight of family and friends, fifth-graders at East School in Long Beach danced the night away in their Spring Fling dance showcase, demonstrating the fancy footwork and teamwork they had mastered in the Dancing Classrooms program.
Mississippi Mud to Present Shotgun Cottage Plays, Begin. 5/9
NYC based theatre company Mississippi Mud Productions announces its first production in Lido Beach, NY located about 25 miles outside of NYC.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
MTA & LIRR Announce Start of Major Restoration Project on the Railroad's Long Beach Branch
To better fortify the branch, construction is starting on a four-year project to build three new power stations, replace switch machines, signals and communications systems as well as third rail equipment and, lastly, harden the electrical system that powers the Wreck Lead Bridge, which spans Reynolds Channel and connects Island Park to the City of ... (more)
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Award-Winning Austin Pendleton to Direct a Staged Reading of a Streetcar Named Desire, 4/28
Tony-nominated and Obie-winning director Austin Pendleton directs a staged reading of A Streetcar Named Desire as a fundraiser for the Long Beach Martin Luther King Center.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
LIRR launches $120M storm-proofing project for Long Beach branch
The Long Island Rail Road has begun a $120 million effort aimed at protecting the vulnerable Long Beach line from powerful storms like superstorm Sandy.
NCPD: Fatal Vehicular Accident in Long Beach
April 11, 2014 - The Homicide Squad reports the details of a Fatal Vehicular Accident that occurred on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5:50 AM in Long Beach .
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Man Struck by Car, Killed in Long Beach
A man has died after he was struck by a car in Long Beach Friday morning, according to Newsday .
Thu Apr 10, 2014
LI people on the move, April 10, 2014
Troy Rosasco , a St. James resident, has been appointed to the Lutheran Counseling Center of New York 's board of directors.
Crime Report: Graffiti, Domestic Incident, Shoplifting
The following information is taken directly from the latest Felony Report. None of the defendants has been convicted of a crime, but were arrested for the charges listed below.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Cops: Passenger attacks, robs cabbie in Bayville
Kyle J. Johnston, 20, of Bayville, was arrested in Bayville Sunday afternoon, April 6, 2014, and charged with second-degree robbery and theft of services in connection with the attack and robbery of a cabdriver, Nassau County police said.
NCPD: Bayville Man Arrested for Robbing Cab Driver
April 7th, 2014 - The Second Squad reports the arrest of a Bayville man on Sunday, April 06, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. for a Robbery that occurred in Bayville .
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Protest against deportations draws 70 to Long Island march
Members of labor, religious, and civil rights groups took to the streets of Hempstead Saturday, April 5, 2014, to urge President Barack Obama to suspend deportations of immigrants who are in the country illegally, and to call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.