Long Beach City Council is proposing $335,000 in tax cuts to the budget, including $50,000 each to building and vehicle repairs and temporary recreation salaries. The tax cut is less than 1 percent, so still a 7 percent tax hike on the table. https://t.co/rFgLwVwHHr— John Asbury (@johnasbury) May 31, 2019
Former-DuMont’s Modern America Buffet & Sushi, which served Seafood, Sushi, Lunch and Dinner will become an Italian restaurant. I know what you are thinking: “Not another Italian restaurant!” Well, I heard this one is going to be really good. The owners currently run Spolini’s of Rego Park [spolinismenu.com]. I’ve never been, but I heard good things.
Beach Local, which was on the west end of the boardwalk looks to be Beach Burger. [Thank you, galgidget for the photo!)
It looks like Lola’s Kitchen is turning into Roc & Olive:facebook.com/rocandolivelbny/
Nu-Clear Laundry has exploded, as reported by Project 11561:
AND Cherry Valley Sandwiches and the Lemon ice King of Corona is coming to the West End:
As some readers remind me, former-Don Juan’s is transforming into Margaritas.
Am I missing anything else? Please let me know and I will add it!
UPDATE: FRIDAY THE 13th. Long Beach really is a horror show….
Attention residents and media: Be on the lookout for an announcement for a special meeting Friday, July 13th at 9am regarding the next City Manager. The announcement is apparently happening tonight. This is not official, so keep refreshing the city page. A resident and friend told me the following after hearing about this sneaky meeting:
This is precisely the opposite of what most engaged citizens requested. We all wanted someone who is non-partisan, unattached, who could bring some order and function to the management of the city and its finances. If they do this I would like to barrage the Herald with letters to the editor regarding the failure of our city council members to respond to constituent demand. So much for transparency.
The Rumor: A secret meeting this Friday to announce our next city manager. I heard the same, but for now this is nothing, but a rumor. I really hope it’s not true, because that would be a really sad way to run our government.
If true… then Long Beach is done. Destroyed. Finito. The future of Long Beach will be the following:
The only residents who live here will be those who work for the city and use the tax revenue as a piggy bank. The rest of the folks living here will just be seasonal, airbnb tourists or that couple who just lives here for a year or two, with no intentional of settling down.
There is a rumor about the next City Manager and residents are pissed. Just go on Long Beach social media and you’ll see what I’m talking about…. I am not going to say who this rumored-person is, but it’s not the independent City Manger residents rallied for last week. I am so f***ing disappointment by the politically connected hacks running this city.
We have questionable separation payouts with two bonds to cover them, employees who got full time wages, but were believed to be part time. WTF is happening here? And how many times can iStar sue us? It’s two lawsuits so far. Will they go for a hat trick? Nobody is even talking about the other lawsuits our city got us into. Haberman, anyone?
City Councilmen John Bendo said at the rally last week, some folks are using this city as a personal piggy bank. This is very alarming. We have broken benches on the boardwalk that look like shit. Do you think we have money to fix them? No. Shitty roads all over Long Beach. The City of Long Beach looks like absolute shit, but as long as the incompetent friends and families of those in power get on the payroll, things should be ok, right?
“We welcome the FBI because everyone seems to be doing a cover-up.” – County legislator Denise Ford at the Rally last Tuesday, July 3rd.
She is absolutely right. Call the FBI because the Nassau DA and NYS Comptroller aren’t going to do anything. They are all connected. This city is so f***ed the way it’s being run, and that includes the MAJOR mess that Jack Schnirman left us. All those mailers we got in 2017 telling us how great our city finances were was a complete lie. Anissa Moore and John Bendo are the only people who actually care about what’s going on around here. Trust me when I say that. And we will remember this next election. I plan on organizing with all social media groups to change the powers that be. It’s going to work.
For those who missed the rally, I posted a video of it on youtube: Rally at Long Beach, NY City Hall – July 3rd, 2018
FILED UNDER: OPINIONS & RUMORS.
In blog news: I received a ton of email the past 2 months. I’ll get back to you! The current state of affairs in Long Beach has not been fun at all, so this blog just makes me depressed posting these types of articles.
This encrypted post is all I got. 6 W. Park Avenue is the former Ay Caramba location (across the street from the LIRR station). Oh man, I love Wildfeast. IT LOOKS LIKE TACOS! I sure hope so! Developing……
….Outside department heads were called to City Hall to see Mr Tangney. They were told that unless employees could show paid receipts for vacations, all vacations were cancelled because the City doesn’t want to pay overtime to cover shifts. Insider scuttlebutt is that the Water Pollution Control plant will be privatized soon with the water dept likely to follow.
….Concerned recent retirees who took the city’s incentive are concerned that they won’t be paid.
….Multiple calls – some from those who moved out of state – remain unanswered.
Sent in by a verified anonymous source. More rumors to come. – Anthony
[This is sort of a repost of my last post]
[Allegedly] a second City Employee [allegedly] was running an Anti-Candidate facebook page [allegedly]. The fake facebook group was called Long Beach Against Trump Republicans, but it also attacked Democratic candidate John Bendo by lying about his voting history.
As mentioned by John Bendo in his statement earlier [see the last post], the City Employee has been caught with compelling evidence. I have seen the screen shots. It is very compelling.
Candidate John Bendo made a statement, asking for this person to take the page down or their name will be revealed. The page was down shortly after.
This is Russian Fake News at it’s finest. Developing…
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