$177 Million for dunes

Newsday: Long Beach $177 million dune project bids sought

“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting bids to begin construction on a $177 million Long Beach dune project along the Atlantic coastline.”

Yeah, this is for our entire barrier island. I’m amazed by how long this process is taking. 16 foot dunes, but isn’t our boardwalk 15 feet high? UPDATE:

 

NEWSDAY: Gerard Terry, ex-Dem chairman, loses Long Beach contract

Well there you have it. Next?

Newsday: Gerard Terry, ex-Dem chairman, loses Long Beach contract

“The Long Beach Housing Authority has ended its contract with former North Hempstead Democratic Chairman Gerard Terry after Newsday reported that he compiled nearly $1.4 million in state and federal tax debts while receiving government jobs worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The housing authority board voted 7-0 Thursday to terminate Terry’s $12,000-a-year contract. [LINK]

Long Beach, Let’s give ourselves a round of applause

We have the Beach to Bay Civic, Eastholme Civic Association, Friends of North Park, High Rise Association, North East Bay & Canal Civic Association, West End Neighbors Civic Association & the Westholme Civic Association.

What other area on Long Island has so many civic associations!! Do we care about Long Beach or what?

 

[UPDATED] Gerard Terry watch list [OPINIONS]

Source: Newsday everyday (as of February 9th. I will update when I get official news, not rumors.)

  • North Hempstead Democratic Party Chairman (RESIGNED)
  • Commissioner at the Nassau County Board of Elections (RESIGNED)
  • Attorney for the North Hempstead board of zoning appeals (TERMINATED)
  • Representing the Roosevelt Library Board (TERMINATED)
  • Attorney for Long Beach Housing Authority (TERMINATED)
  • Attorney for Freeport Community Development Agency (STILL ACTIVE)

Some background info. Check out this column written by Joye Brown: Gerard Terry case shows intersection politics and patronage

“Why would people be upset about Democrat Gerard Terry, the former North Hempstead political leader who lost four of his six part-time, publicly funded jobs last week?

Maybe because he’s more than $1 million behind in his state and federal income tax obligations?

Or because he managed to get, and hold, six part-time jobs with local governments? Perhaps it’s a bit of both. [Newsday – LINK]

A statement from the City of Long Beach regarding flooding

Many of my readers tell me they don’t have facebook, so I figured I’d share this here since they might not see it otherwise. This is a message from our city regarding flooding:

A statement from the City of Long Beach…
We have been through a great deal in Long Beach over the past several years, and we remain in constant contact with our residents who live in our lowest elevation zones during significant weather events. The flooding that Long Beach and our neighboring communities are enduring is exactly why our City Council stepped up and stated that the routine flooding that had been common in our City for decades prior to Sandy is unacceptable. This administration will not stop fighting until we finish the $30M of infrastructure and drainage enhancements that our City Council has aggressively advocated for so we can finally achieve comprehensive flood mitigation. There are major, comprehensive projects in the works that the City continues to move as fast on as the state will allow. In the meantime, we will continue to do everything we can to alleviate flooding that has been a problem for way too long for all of us, not only in Long Beach but for the entire south shore. [LINK]

Schumer pushing for $ for the “The Army Corps’ soon-to-be-finalized work plan” regarding our bay

Pretty critical stuff regarding the bay and flooding. From the official LB website, read: SCHUMER MAKES MAJOR PUSH TO GET ARMY CORPS TO ALLOCATE SIGNIFICANT FED FUNDS FOR CRITICAL NASSAU BACK BAYS RESILIENCY PROJECT

Dear feds, we need this $. Our community on the bay floods. These photos were taken today (all courtesy of Long Beach Matters To You):

Dear IDA: Only Long Beach residents should be able to speak at the upcoming IDA/Istar meeting [Opinion]

February 24th is the Nassau County IDA istar Long Beach Meeting. There’s great concern amongst those I’ve spoken to how this meeting will be flooded with non-residents who’ll be loud and vocal for jobs, with no real concern about our community.

Dear IDA:  Long Beach residents with IDs should be the ONLY ones who speak, or at least be given preference to speak first. 

That’s just my opinion as a taxpaying resident. Mark your calendars:

Nassau County IDA istar Long Beach Meeting
Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 PM

City Hall Long Beach
1 W Chester St, Long Beach, New York 11561

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