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….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

 

BREAKING: [Allegedly] A second City Employee Allegedly running an Anti-Candidate facebook page [allegedly]

[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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Fake facebook group has been deleted, but

The fake facebook group that was targeting candidate John Bendo has disappeared. This is, I’m assuming, a result of my post from yesterday when I declared the said page author as being a city employee, allegedly…… [SEE: To the City Employee who created the Fake anti-Bendo facebook group. I know who you are. (allegedly)]

The fake facebook page has been tagging Seabythecity and other facebook groups with their posts for sometime now. I always ignored the tags because it was all nonsense and quite frankly, a pure example of what’s wrong with the current political nature of our city by the sea. Along with Seabythecity, Project 11561 and the LB Republicans have screenshots that show the perpetrator’s name, as well as a screenshot of what happens when you clicked on the tag. Yeah, there is other stuff as well which I won’t talk about for now.

I sent all my information to the appropriate people and will leave this story for now until new developments happen. I will not be posting the perpetrator’s name for now, so I have nothing to do with whatever guesses you folks are making.

Here’s a video of what happens if you try to find the page:

Developing…..

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Long Beach Update: September 8th Edition

Long Beach & vicinity news/rumors/opinions:

  • Read about the Kramer family & volunteers kicking major major major ass with their hard work and donations for Harvey victims [LB HERALD]
  • Speaking of hurricanes, IRMA’s path is still unknown. Here is your best source of information: [www.nhc.noaa.gov]
  • Speaking of hurricanes, City Of Long Beach New York Fire Department is posting updates on IRMA on their facebook page [FACEBOOK]
  • I wish Long Beach did this: Patchogue bans window border lights in downtown businesses [NEWSDAY]
  • I heard some car drove off the Long Beach Bridge yesterday. The last thing I want to do is pressure myself to post all these ambulance chasing stories, so I have no idea how this panned out. I did hear a lot of sirens though. Nope. That did not happen. False Alarm. 

Election 2017:

  • Meet Leah Rosensweig-Tozer, Republican Candidate for City Council [SEABYTHECITY]
  • How about the other candidates? I’m working on it.

Resident’s Corner:

  • A painted fire hydrant on Monroe Blvd. Should we start a campaign to paint all of them funky colors? 
  • From Richard Boodman, CEO of the LB DOMS: “Committee beginning project renewal.Former famous LB artist and occasional fashion designer ( Herald July 2003) Ron La Bear is volunteering his creative genius. This is just the primer.” [This is in front of healing Oasis. If you see the artist, tell him Seabythecity sent ya.]
  • This next photo was sent in by a resident, who said, “this could explain some flooding issues on Park Avenue.” She took this photo near Baskin Robins. 

Long Beach Events:

(I know I’m missing a lot. Please contact me)

—Weekly and throughout the summer—

—September Events—

  • Shabbat on the Beach (September 8th, 6:30pm at Long Beach Blvd Beach) [link]
  • The Michelle O’Neill Foundation to Benefit Children with Cancer and Special Needs Volleyball XXI Fundraiser – Laurelton Beach, Long Beach NY September 9, 2017 [monfoundation.org]
  • 15th annual Long Beach Jazz Festival, Sept 14-17, at the Library and other venues. [More info at  ]
  • NY Fit Fest (September 17th) [link
  • Long Beach Oyster & Music Fest (Saturday, September 23rd at Long Beach Catholic Regional School. [info

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Hi, my name is Anthony. The blog has been quiet. I’ve been busy. I’m still here by myself sitting in a dark and damp basement. 

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Long Beach Update: August 29th Edition

Long Beach & Vicinity News/Rumors/Opinions:   

  • Donations for Harvey relief: SEE HERE
  • So today I met with Leah Rosensweig-Tozer, who is running for City Council this upcoming election. I will do a separate ‘Meet The Candidate’ post on all that in a day or two, but what I did learn was the following:
  • A FREAKIN’ SELF-STORAGE FACILITY is apparently coming to Long Beach behinds McDonalds. WHAT A COMPLETE WASTE OF SPACE. Leah and I both agreed it’s ridiculous. How many jobs will this facility create?  Not man, I’m sure.  I will post more about this in my Meet The Candidate post for Leah Rosensweig-Tozer.
  • A new restaurant: Lost at Sea (888 Beech Street, LBNY), from the folks of Lost&Found. You know it’s going to have amazing food, yet impossible to get in. I am so happy to see more foodie places opening in Long Beach. I cannot wait to try it! [FACEBOOK]
  • More on Lost at Sea @ [NEWSDAY]
  • What else?

Long Beach Events:

(I know I’m missing a lot. Please contact me)

—Weekly and throughout the summer—

—August Events—

  • August is almost over

—September Events—

  • Movies on the Beach: Sept 2nd: MOANA – Edwards Blvd, 7:15pm
  • 15th annual Long Beach Jazz Festival, Sept 14-17, at the Library and other venues. More info at  
  • NY Fit Fest (September 17th) [link
  • Long Beach Oyster & Music Fest (Saturday, September 23rd at Long Beach Catholic Regional School. [info

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Blog News:

 

Hi, my name is Anthony. I’ve been slacking off with the blog lately, but I promise to have some good stuff in the pipeline. 

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Long Beach Update: August 25th Edition [A slow blog week for me]

Long Beach & Vicinity News/Rumors/Opinions:   

  • Regarding that fake store in Oceanside that sells Gorilla meat, I reported that Netflix show that’s being filmed is called ‘Maniac,’ Newday says that was the original name, it’s now called ‘Ronald.’  [SEABYTHECITY] [NEWSDAY]
  • Long Beach City Council Candidate John Bendo speaks the truth when he says Long Beach shouldn’t screw up free lunch [Army Corp needs to continue working]. I posted a similar opinion a few weeks ago. Let them finish. We can deal with it. This project is too important to delay. [LB HERALD]
  • Last, but not least. The Verge is reporting how drones are going to deliver hamburgers and beer in Iceland [VERGE]. I was once an advocate of drone delivery for our beach [SBTC]. I don’t know now. First of all, wow, would that be annoying having these hovering over our heads all day. But what happens if the artificial intelligence of these flying devices get to the point where we have to start worrying about them turning against us? I think it’s imperative for our City Manager and City Council to immediately enforce the Three Laws of the Robotics, as outlined by science fiction author Isaac Asimov. These laws should be applied to all drones usage within our city limits. You can laugh about it now, but don’t come running to me when pizza drones start attacking.

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—

—August Events—

  • 2017 New York to California Bike Tour, hosted by Shines! (Saturday 3pm to 3:05pm) [event info].
  • Long Beach Historical Society Arts & Crafts Fair [Saturday & Sunday on the boardwalk [event info].
  • Zumba Fundraiser (August 26th, 4pm at the Long Beach VFW) 

—September Events—

  • NY Fit Fest (September 17th) [link

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Blog News:

 

Hi, my name is Anthony. It’s been a slow blog week.

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Long Beach Update: August 22nd Edition

ECLIPSE:

At first I didn’t think I filmed the eclipse, but I did! This is from an iphone on a tripod with timelapse for 15  minutes. That bright stuff is lens flare.

Didn’t get the eclipse, but I did get some sky movement

A post shared by seabythecity (@seabythecity) on

Long Beach & Vicinity News, Rumors, Opinions:

  • I’m hearing that Jonah Hill and Emma Stone are filming in Oceanside for a Netflix series called Maniac.
  • Cops and robbers [NEWSDAY]
  • DuMont’s Modern America Buffet & Sushi, which has seafood and sushi and sushi  just posted a sign with their hours. Like the larger sign says, they are open for lunch and dinner. (Thank you, Richard for the photo)

Resident’s Corner:

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

  • A followup to a post from last week:
    “Just wanted to let you know that the rocks have been removed from the handicap parking spots! Thank you so much for posting my email..power of the blog! Haha  Have a great rest of the summer! -Whitney”
  • From Richard Boodman: “Filthy sidewalksMy choice for dirtiest block is the south side of East Park Ave between Riverside and Edwards Blvd. Super Pollo 18 E.Park Ave, Los Latinos 24 E.Park Ave, The Cuban. 26 .E.Park Ave, La Bottega.  36 E.Park Ave. The filth is from the leaking food containers. The sidewalks are stained.
    Power washing and serious scrubbing is needed.”
  • Anther resident is concerned over the leaking showers on the boardwalk ramps:

EMAIL: I know that you are righteously concerned about city water use. I have noticed that the beach shower at the base of the Lincoln ramp is often dribbling when it is not in use. Sometimes it is even wasting water at more than a dribble. Jiggling the handle stops the water waste, but most users just release the handle and walk away. Maybe a bit of maintenance/ lubrication would do the trick. Maybe this is happening at other showers.

ANSWER FROM PUBLIC WORKS: Thanks for your email. Unfortunately sand and shower fixtures are not compatible.When the slightest bit of sand gets in the automatic faucet they clog in the open position.  The auto faucets are still better then manual which people would leave on all the time. Our beach staff cleans them as they become issues and we are trying some different type of auto faucets to see if there is a better one out there – Commissioner of Public Works

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—

—August Events—

  • 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—

  • NY Fit Fest (September 17th) [link

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Blog News:

 

Hi, my name is Anthony.  Thank you to those who are using my referrals 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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