‘Scoundrels by the Sea’ is back in print and now available!

I just heard from Paul Jackson, the author of Scoundrels by the Sea:

‘Scoundrels by the Sea’ is back in print with the 3rd printing. Copies are now available at Amazon. Copies will be available at the L.B. Historical Society this week, but they’re not open every day during the summer.”
Definitely buy a copy at the LB Historical Society, but if you’re lazy and feel like supporting the blog, you can always use my affiliate link here: Scoundrels By The Sea / Amazon.com.

Long Beach Update: August 15th Edition

Long Beach & Nassau County News:

  • “Long Beach schools chief David Weiss leaving for new post”[NEWSDAY]
  • Officials, like the one mentioned in the previous article, want the speed limit on Lido blvd to be 30mph. I’m totally fine with this, but the stoplight timing is terrible. Rush hour waiting at almost every red light creates lots of impatient drivers attempting to fly through them all. It is a six lane highway. They should have brought it down to at least five with a bike lane and wider sidewalks. Leave three lanes for evacuation & two lanes going west. With properly timed lights, there would be no traffic with a lane reduction. Buuuut they just spent a fortune not too long ago ‘fixing’ all this….  TOO LATE NOW! [NEWSDAY]
  • NASSAU COUNTY: I love this article in [NEWSDAY]. Nassau Hub is outdated. NO S**** SHERLOCK! That entire area is a complete mess that is designed to create nothing, but more traffic. They could have had something special. My favorite quote is the following: “The existing plan is nothing more than a 20th century office park,” said Ann Golob, director of the Long Island Index, a Garden City-based group led by civic, academic, labor and business leaders which produces nonpartisan reports on housing, employment, transportation and the environment. “And that doesn’t make sense in the 21st century.” 
  • NASSAU COUNTY: While we are on the topic of Nassau County, my opinion above also includes the Roosevelt Racetrack area, where they are building this fancy Vanderbilt building that has lovely views of Lowe’s Home Improvement, Target and a giant water tower. The stupid mall is down the block and these residents won’t even be able to walk to it! Just look at this place: vanderbiltlongisland.com
  • Island Park comes in third when it comes to herion arrests in Nassau County [LB HERALD]
  • Long Beach get a $250k State Grant for some cool stuff. Just please by the right bike racks that will last a very long time. None of this cheap blue stuff that breaks and rusts.  [LB Patch]

Resident’s Corner:

(A new category! If you have a question, concern, comment that you’d like posted on this blog, please contact me. )

  • From a resident named Whitney: “I have a situation and  I didn’t know who else to ask for help. There are two big pile of rocks that have been in the handicap spot on broadway and New York for over 3 months and I reported it to Long Beach app with a photo 2 weeks ago And it says they haven’t even opened the request.  How do I get these rocks removed?!? As we know handicap parking is already limited in LB.thank you in advance for your help.
  • From Richard Boodman: “8 points, Illegal U, Wrong side of the road, Running a red light – On Broadway all day. We can replace the broken streets with the revenue.”
  • Also from Richard Boodman: “Mushrooms. Growing on the median below the  dog waste bag holder on Monroe and Olive.” 

Long Beach Events:

(there are way too many things going on to Long Beach, so sorry if I am missing something when it comes to events. If you have one you’d like added, please contact me.)

—Weekly and throughout the summer—

Aug 19th: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – Grand Blvd, 7:30pm
Sept 2nd: MOANA – Edwards Blvd, 7:15pm

—August Events—

  • Pigment Removal Class hosted by Susan Patashny (August 16th). [PLEASE NOTE: An advanced trainer needs models for a tattoo removal training. If you have permanent make up or a small body tattoo you are not happy with please contact Susan (516)889-3962.]
  • Bayfront Celebration (August 19th, 4pm – 10pm) [LINK]
  • The Lemonade Pedal: Bike-Ped Fair & Tour de Lemonade Stand (August 25th, 10am – 1pm) [link]

  • Zumba Fundraiser (August 26th, 4pm at the Long Beach VFW) 

—September Events—

  • (pending) Democratic Primary- election 2017 (September 12th)
  • NY Fit Fest (September 17th) [link

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Blog News:

 

Hi, my name is Anthony. I had a lovely weekend. 

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PRESS CONFERENCE on Aug. 16th All Hands Needed for FDNY Member Running for Long Beach City Council

I was asked to share the following:

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An Official Communication from the UFA
#44 of 2017 · August 14th

PRESS CONFERENCE on Aug. 16th
All Hands Needed for FDNY Member
Running for Long Beach City Council

Allow Long Beach residents to choose who is on their ballot, not the Nassau County party boss. Stop Jay Jacobs from trying to void resident signature petitions in court, in an attempt to remove retired UFA member Joe Miccio and his running mates from the ballot.

Please spread the word ASAP to all Long Beach family and friends for turn out!

When: Wednesday, August 16th
Trial begins at 10 AM (pack the courtroom)
Press Conference at 1 PM (outside)

Where: Nassau County Supreme Court
100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola
Trial: Judge James McCormack’s courtroom

Press Conference: South steps of the Supreme Court building at lunch recess (approximately 1:00 PM, when the judge orders recess)

 

Long Beach Update: August 11th Edition #yearofthegroins

Long Beach & Vicinity News:

Long Beach Events:

(there are way too many things going on to Long Beach, so sorry if I am missing something when it comes to events. If you have one you’d like added, please contact me.)

—Weekly and throughout the summer—

Aug 12th: JAWS – Lafayette Boulevard, 7:30pm [NEW DAY!]
Aug 19th: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – Grand Blvd, 7:30pm
Sept 2nd: MOANA – Edwards Blvd, 7:15pm

—August Events—

  • 14th Annual C.U.R.B. bike ride (August 12th) [Click here for more information and registration]
  • International Food Festival Celebration @ St. Mary of the Isles (August 13th)
  • Pigment Removal Class hosted by Susan Patashny (August 16th). [PLEASE NOTE: An advanced trainer needs models for a tattoo removal training. If you have permanent make up or a small body tattoo you are not happy with please contact Susan (516)889-3962.]
  • Bayfront Celebration (August 19th, 4pm – 10pm) [LINK]
  • The Lemonade Pedal: Bike-Ped Fair & Tour de Lemonade Stand (August 25th, 10am – 1pm) [link]

  • Zumba Fundraiser (August 26th, 4pm at the Long Beach VFW) 

—September Events—

  • (pending) Democratic Primary- election 2017 (September 12th)
  • NY Fit Fest (September 17th) [link

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Blog News:

Hi, my name is Anthony. It’s Friday! Everybody’s working for the weekend. 

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Dem/ Board of Elections Court update [ELECTION 2017]

Sent to me from Joe Miccio:

“First our attorneys asked Judge McCormack, a Nassau County Democrat, to recuse himself for a list of reasons that he himself admitted were true, including the fact that his law clerk has contributed to Chumi Diamond’s campaign, the opposing attorney had formally represented his law clerk, and the judge’s wife works with Scott Mandel. There were other reasons, too, but this alone certainly gives the appearance of impropriety. The judge then said that he will be impartial, which is the reason he is keeping the case.
Then Barbara Bernardino, Runnie Myles and I were served with subpoenas from the opposition to testify tomorrow morning [Friday] before Judge McCormack, regarding the signatures. “

[Supplemental material] LB WATER, LOST KEYS, CARL SAGAN, LOCAL FRANCHISES AND COURT UPDATE

Supplemental material for my earlier LONG BEACH “NEWS” post.

  • UPDATE [opinion, rumors, news –  you decide] from Joe Miccio regarding the petition against LB DEMS and Board of Elections: “As I wrote to you yesterday, Judge Palmeiri recused himself and moved the venue to a Westchester judge. However, I was just informed by our attorney that Judge McCormack, Nassau County, brought it back to NC Supreme Court and is taking the case. He is a Democrat. Suspicious circumstances, we feel, considering that Jay Jacobs’ job is to help Democrat judge candidates get elected. We will be objecting tomorrow and requesting a recusal and venue change. Our attorney says the case begins at 10:30am at NC Supreme Court. Also, George Maragos, a Democrat candidate for County Executive, may be speaking there tomorrow at 10am regarding Jay Jacobs challenges to resident signatures. I spoke with one of his assistants and I’m waiting for a call back to confirm.” 
  • CHECK YOUR WATER CONTAMINATES! Some of you might remember my April Fools post when I made this fake advertisement for Long Beach:Rusty water is a on the minds of many of our residents. Just yesterday the City of Long Beach posted on facebook the following: “The Water Plant continues taking lead samples this week; to date all samples have met safe drinking water standards.”  But that doesn’t suffice with most residents. A reader named Steve sent in the following: ​“I found this sight that lets people find how many Contaminates are in the tap water. [LINK].” I don’t know what most of the info means, but perhaps someone out there does.
  • Check out the listing for 50 West Park Avenue [link]. I love it when these listings show nearby franchises, but not the local tenants who really matter.
  • LOST KEYS! Sent in by a person named Johnathan. if you found his keys, contact me and I will get it to him. “The other day I was jogging on the boardwalk and somehow my expensive pair keys fell out of my pocket.i was wondering if you post on your blog.” Johnathan thinks they might be near the food trucks.
  • Also, this: 

LONG BEACH NEWS, OPINIONS AND EVENTS: AUGUST 9TH EDITION

News, Rumors, Opinions: Long Beach, Long Island and Italy:

    • Hooray for Long Beach Lifeguards! [PATCH]
    • aaaaand the guy got a ticket [PATCH]
    • Long Beach Movie Nights announced a new date for JAWS: This Saturday, August 12th, 7:30pm @ Lafayette Boulevard. [LINK]
    • Yesterday I posted the petition that was filed against the LB Candidates & Board of Elections [SBTC]
    • In Italy, but I would looooooove to see buildings like this in Long Beach [VERGE]
    • Raay-Nor’s Chicken coming to Lido is big news [NEWSDAY]
    • And finally (for now), this was released a few weeks ago and I forgot to post it. New Long Beach Commercial:

Other Stuff: 

Pirates arrived at Long Beach this past weekend and pillaged our most valuable asset: All of our parking spaces. Developing…. 

Long Beach Events:

(there are way too many things going on to Long Beach, so sorry if I am missing something when it comes to events. If you have one you’d like added, please contact me.)

—Weekly and throughout the summer—

Aug 12th: JAWS – Lafayette Boulevard, 7:30pm [NEW DAY!]
Aug 19th: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – Grand Blvd, 7:30pm
Sept 2nd: MOANA – Edwards Blvd, 7:15pm

—August Events—

  • 14th Annual C.U.R.B. bike ride (August 12th) [Click here for more information and registration]
  • International Food Festival Celebration @ St. Mary of the Isles (August 13th)
  • Pigment Removal Class hosted by Susan Patashny (August 16th). [PLEASE NOTE: An advanced trainer needs models for a tattoo removal training. If you have permanent make up or a small body tattoo you are not happy with please contact Susan (516)889-3962.]
  • Bayfront Celebration (August 19th, 4pm – 10pm) [LINK]
  • The Lemonade Pedal: Bike-Ped Fair & Tour de Lemonade Stand (August 25th, 10am – 1pm) [link]

  • Zumba Fundraiser (August 26th, 4pm at the Long Beach VFW) 

—September Events—

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Blog News:

Hi, my name is Anthony and I am more excited about the Karate Kid Reboot than you can possibly imagine.

Once more, there are way too many things going on to Long Beach, so sorry if I am missing something when it comes to events. If you have one you’d like added, please contact me. 

A big thank you to those who have been using my referral at Amazon.com and Target! It doesn’t cost you a penny more, I just make a small affiliate fee which helps pay for blog expenses.

Thinking of going solar with EmPower Solar? Please use this referral link: empower-solar.com/sea-by-the-city.  Use the promo code “SeabytheCity” by August 31st and receive a $25 gift card to a local Long Beach restaurant of your choice!! You must be a Long Beach homeowner to qualify for promotion. Other requirements may apply.

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More information on the Supreme Court Case Filed Against LB Candidates & Board of Elections

The following was sent to my by Joe Miccio, who is running for City Council this upcoming election and also one of the named on the following petition, which I am posting in its entirety. The document is a PDF, so you might have better luck viewing it on a computer rather than a mobile phone or table.

Here it is: Supreme Court Challenge Against Signatures

Hello Anthony,

See attached copy of signatures challenge. The original filing includes all the signature sheet copies they are challenging, too, which are not attached (almost an inch thick file). We appeared before Judge Brown at Supreme Court on this past Wednesday, and right after that we saw assistants in Judge Palmeiri’s court room to address procedural matters, because Judge Palmeiri was not in that morning.

We received the word the next evening regarding a recusal and Westchester judge/venue change. The judge recused himself and any other judges from Nassau County due to the conflicts of interest that we raised: both candidates, Mandel & Diamond, signed the challenge, and they work for judges in Nassau County, among other possible conflicts. A judge from Westchester will be coming into NC to handle the case. Next court date is scheduled for August 10 at NC Supreme Court.

Thanks,

Joe

PS—John Bendo did not sign the challenge.

Island Thyme Food Co. [780 W. Beech Street]

Photo taken by Chris S. 

A reader named Chris sent in the following:

“Hey Anthony, I haven’t seen any posts on this place yet. I ate here when I first moved to LB about 12 yrs ago and it’s been vacant ever since. Island Thyme….South East corner of Beech and New York Ave”

A quick google search gave me this: www.islandthymelbny.com. The menu looks really great! I don’t have any other info, but I cannot wait to try it out!

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