“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]
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?
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]
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: