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Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P) [Sunday, April 30th]

Time to get rid of your kerosene and double-bagged asbestos! The Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P.) program will be in Long Beach this Sunday. It’s seriously the best way to rid your house of whatever toxic junk you’re collecting.  For more info and a complete list of what you can bring, please visit:  Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P)

Sunday, April 30
Long Beach City Hall Parking Lot
Centre Street off Park Avenue
8am to 3pm

iStar Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the “We don’t want to pay our fair share of taxes”

It’s real folks. According to our City, iStar is actually going to give it another shot for a tax break. They say third time is a charm, but I’m sorry, iStar. This just cannot happen. You can send your people to clog up city hall, but the residents of Long Beach have already spoken. We will speak again (assuming there’s some sort of meeting, which I hope there will be.)   Continue reading iStar Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the “We don’t want to pay our fair share of taxes”

“The City has learned that iStar Financial, owners and developers of the Superblock, will soon submit a third and final application for tax abatements to the Nassau County IDA”

I’ll post some personal feelings on this in a bit.  From the City of Long Beach:

The City has learned that iStar Financial, owners and developers of the Superblock, will soon submit a third and final application for tax abatements to the Nassau County IDA, which has the exclusive authority to grant or deny the application. It is unclear whether the IDA needs to hold a public meeting in connection with this new application.

Therefore, the City feels it is imperative that the residents be provided with the details of this application, and an analysis of its short-term and long-range effects on the City. Residents will also have an opportunity to ask questions regarding this topic of critical concern to the community.

Meet Sam Pinto, Candidate for Long Beach Library Board Trustee [Vote May 16th]

Long Beach resident Sam Pinto recently announced his candidacy for Long Beach Library Board Trustee, a vote which takes place on May 16th.  I recently spoke to Sam about his vision for one of the great assets of our community: The Long Beach Public Library. My family uses the library multiple times a week, so this vote is very important to me. I also know Sam [disclaimer!] and truly believe he would make a wonderful Trustee. Here is why: Continue reading Meet Sam Pinto, Candidate for Long Beach Library Board Trustee [Vote May 16th]