Sea Bye The City

UPDATE: Some folks on facebook challenged me about whether or not it was an emergency, how I went a little too far with my post. Well here is some additional info: I called three City Departments and also contacted two city council members. It seems like the vehicle was sanitation. The person in the passenger seat was a 10 year old kid. Both people in the vehicle were laughing and having fun. It was no emergency. Later, folks.

Original Post: “I call for the immediate removal of the two Parks Department /or Lifeguards who almost ran over my family on the beach.

One of those quad vehicles flew past my family, who were getting off the beach at Franklin Blvd. We just stepped onto the wooden ramp, but this vehicle flew by going west at least 50 mph. These perps had no way of knowing if one of my kids was about to jump back on the sand. They also had no way of knowing if anyone else was coming off the ramp and onto the beach. They were two males. One of them looked on the younger side. They both looked like they were having fun.

Don’t give me any bullshit that they were driving to some emergency. There was no emergency. They almost created a freaking emergency! My wife, who used to drive those vehicles for the Town of Hempstead and can attest how fast they were going. She yelled, “SLOW DOWN!” These males kinda heard. They slowed down for a second, but then went back speeding again.

What kills me is that there is no accountability in this city. Stuff like this happens all the time and nobody is ever reprimanded. It’s like lord of the flies around here.

I will call the city tomorrow about this, as well as getting in touch with our City Council and parks department. Our city employees have a history of running people over on the beach. Enough is a enough.

Been busy. Sorry for lack of updates, but here is a SBTC Update, plus ‘Going to the bathroom’ is trending on Facebook. #canyouspareasquare?

I know I missed a lot of Long Beach news these past few weeks. We are still dealing with water issues (way too much chlorine and the city still doesn’t know what caused that E. Coli), plus the LB Herald published an insane article on Separation Payments (read this if you haven’t already: Long Beach payouts are unprecedented). A few other things have happened, but I just can’t remember. What a great blog, right?

There is this:

That makes me happy (thanks, Sam for the pic!). Yes, I became a sponsor for Long Beach Movie Nights, but did not expect to see the logo on the big screen like that!

It’s funny. I advertised, but in way, I really don’t want more readers. It’s just too much pressure for me to be on top of every issue and crisis The City of Long Beach has to offer. So in a way, I’m not sure why I advertised. It does have me thinking though: In order for this blog to continue, the mindset for it has to change. If you don’t like the change, then I suggest you unsubscribe from the email list & unfriend me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Why would I want to lose some of you valuable readers?? Well, besides not being able to stand the pressure of relevance, I am also extremely bored here. Those of you who have been following this blog for the past eleven years know I’ve struggled with this:

I do want this blog to be somewhat relevant, but I am a one-man operation, plus this isn’t my day job, but how can I keep up with everything? Do I even want to keep up with everything? The current news isn’t fun. I hate politics and political talk. Should I really finally quit? But then I hear how folks (actually) love this blog, so should it continue?

I will most likely continue this blog for now. I just cannot 100% promise the content you are looking for. If you want all the politics, gossip, breaking news, etc: check out the LB Herald, Newsday or plenty of groups on Facebook. If, for some strange reason, enjoy the garbage this blog produces and plan on sticking around, I promise on keeping all content Long Beach-related. It will be opinionated, sometimes wacky, sometimes newsworthy, but all at my own pace. You are not going to get everything you need from this blog. If you don’t like the content, the best thing you can do is unsubscribe from the email list & unfriend me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Thank you! – Anthony

That being said, ‘Going to the Bathroom’ is trending on Facebook: #LBbathrooms #canyouspareasquare?

Councilwoman Anissa Moore, Councilman John Bendo & Councilman Scott Mandel sent Lame Ducks a letter to maintain status quo with bunch of city-related things.

The following email was sent to all current City Council Members & acting City Manager. It was also publicly posted on the Facebook pages of Councilwoman Anissa Moore, Councilman John Bendo & Councilman Scott Mandel.

Given the results of yesterday’s City Council primary election, the following email was sent to the Acting City Manager this morning. It is our intention to ensure our residents and our City employees that our City workforce will continue to provide quality services to the community within a safe and fair work environment.

Wed 6/26/19 10:21 AM
To: Robert Agostisi; Anthony Eramo; Chumi Diamond; Anissa Moore; Scott Mandel; John Bendo

ACM Agostisi,

Effective today, the status quo will be maintained regarding City employee personnel matters. This is including but not limited to:
• No new hiring or firing
• No grade changes
• No promotions or demotions
• No awarding of new stipends or changing the amounts of current ones
• No moving of exempt employees into union positions
• No title changes
• No transfers from one department to another
• No approval of separation and/or termination payments beyond contractual obligations or those listed in the City Charter and Code of Ordinances.

None of the listed actions will occur without prior consultation with the entire City Council and approval of a majority of the Council

Councilman John Bendo Councilman Scott Mandel Councilwoman Anissa Moore

Democratic Primary Day is Today! GO OUT AND VOTE!

Hey folks, if you are a registered democrat, please go out and VOTE! Today is the day! You know where to go. You know what to do!

By the way, I have a confession to make. Stick around either later tonight or tomorrow and all will be revealed.

That being said, do you actually like this blog? If so, please consider supporting it! It won’t cost you a nickle or a parking spot. Learn here:

“The Test Results are Negative for E Coli. Boil Water order is lifted effective immediately.”

“The Test Results are Negative for E Coli. Boil Water order is lifted effective immediately.” – Howard Zucker New York State Department of Health. Via Press Conference on Monday, June 24th at Long Beach City Hall.

I will post the video as soon as I can. Folks, do yourselves a favor and run the water in your house for about ten minutes before you use it.

Bottled water is now being distributed throughout Long Beach [E Coli / Water Bacteria Update]

From our City’s website:

6/21/19 – 3:00pm Beginning at approximately 4pm, 15 pallets of bottled water are being distributed at the following three locations: East School (on Neptune Boulevard), Kennedy Plaza (in front of City Hall), & Long Beach Catholic Regional School (Penn Street Playground). Please park legally and allow the workers to unload safely.

The Sign Guy is Back!

Elections are in the air, which means Richard “the sign guy” on Monroe and Olive is up to his old tricks with plenty of us to read and contemplate.

Richard tells me that his signs are meant to make the public aware of serious issues, plus to energize us to hit the polls. Primary elections generally get low numbers, so please don’t forget to VOTE this Tuesday, June 25th!

It might be a little too late now, but how about a sign contest for the November Election? Show us your best original political signs! Email me here.