“The City will be hosting a public engagement session regarding development of our new Skate Park on Thursday, March 5 at 7PM on the 2nd floor of the Long Beach Public Library. All residents are welcome to attend and participate. [LINK]
I, for one, am excited about this skatepark and I don’t care how unpopular that opinion is. I’m tired when people complain about one topic by dragging in something that’s completely unrelated: e.g., Why do we have a new boardwalk when our hospital is still closed. UGHHHHH
My personal favorites include: Jaws, Star Wars (original, non-se), Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Godfather 1&2, Godzilla vs Mothra, Lord of the Rings Trilogy (extended versions), original Dawn of the Dead, Rushmore, Spinal Tap. Or how about a wacky movie like Kentucky Fried Movie, Midnight Madness or Troll 2? Am I the only person in Long Beach who loves TROLL 2?? What are your personal favs? Continue reading What ONE movie would you and your family like to see on the beach this summer?→
“Great blog… Any idea why the Christmas lights are still up on the light poles? I’m a Catholic and love Christmas but it is almost March. I guess you can make a case to leave up the beach theme lights, but there are Christmas trees and candy cane lights in the east end. Long Beach is like that lazy neighbor who leaves their lights up all year. Not a good look….
Facebook group Project 11561 just brought this up the other day with the same idea: maybe leave the beach theme lights up, but xmas lights really need to be put away. I’m tired of looking at snowflakes when all I want is spring! I actually kinda like the idea of the nautical lights being up all year round. Is that crazy?
“On Jan. 14, a state appellate court upheld the Supreme Court’s 2012 ruling that real estate investors Louis Bombart and Steve Silverberg, who owned less than an acre of the six-acre “Superblock” project site, are owed an additional $5.5 million plus interest over the $3 million they initially got from the city when Long Beach condemned the property in 2006. [LINK]
City vows to appeal award for condemned property [LINK]
and regarding iStar:
“They have always said that shovels will be in the ground this summer,” said Long Beach Corp. Counsel Rob Agostisi.
An iStar executive didn’t respond to a request for comment. [LINK]
In 2014 New York State passed legislation that will allow healthcare providers to recommend the use of medical marijuana under carefully controlled circumstances. Doctors will then be able to prescribe the Ganja in a non-smokable form to patients with serious illnesses.
Of course, this will all be heavily regulated. Under the Compassionate Care Act, five manufacturers state-wide will be selected to grow and operate four dispensaries for distribution. These exact locations have yet to be determined, but Plattsbugh, NY wants to be one of them:
“Plattsburgh, N.Y.’s Common Council said it wants local entrepreneurs to get into the marijuana business. The council voted last night in favor of a resolution that encourages companies in Clinton County to seek permission to grow and sell pot legally..[LINK].
Should Long Beach follow their lead? That is a question one reader asks, who adds, “[Marijuana] would bring people to town and do wonders for that new bakery in the west end!” Of course, on a more serious note, sees it as an opportunity for our city financially: “It might even be more impetus to get the hospital open so people can get prescriptions, or they could just make the hospital one huge grow house and a small office for prescriptions.”
With the aging population of Long Island, medical marijuana is sure to find it’s way on our Island somewhere. Making Long Beach one of the five state locations to grow and distribute is something that could create jobs and really boost our local economy.
We have two humvees which are gas guzzling, prone to breaking down, and quite douche-baggy to own for non-military use. They are not needed. If we are under attack, I trust our fine and brave military will protect us.
I was at Jones Beach on Sunday enjoying the ice flow in the channel. It helped that the weather was warmer, but you should all try to see this in person while you still can. It was awesome.This occurred at Parking Field 10.[LINK]
I received an email from a worried LB taxpayer regarding the LBPD hummer/ humvee* photo that I posted yesterday. I just want to clarify how those vehicles came from army surplus a few years ago:
The City of Long Beach is pleased to announce the acquisition of numerous vehicles and equipment from US Army surplus, at no cost the City of Long Beach. Included in that acquisition, among other equipment, are two Humvees, a dump truck, crane, and a high axle 5 ½ ton truck. [LINK]