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Long Beach (Nassau, New York)

Long Beach (Nassau, New York)
Long Beach - Riding the waves of a colorful history -- A mayor assassinated by a cop assigned to protect him. Political scandals. Celebrity residents like Bogie and Cagney. And a boardwalk construction project hyped with a parade of elephants.
Photo: Entrepreneur William Reynolds, who billed the city as The Riviera of the East, had a herd of elephants march in from his Dreamland on Coney Island in about 1907, ostensibly to help build the boardwalk, but in reality to generate publicity. (Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society)
Long Beach - Riding the waves of a colorful history -- A mayor assassinated by a cop assigned to protect him. Political scandals. Celebrity residents like Bogie and Cagney. And a boardwalk construction project hyped with a parade of elephants.
Photo: Entrepreneur William Reynolds, who billed the city as The Riviera of the East, had a herd of elephants march in from his Dreamland on Coney Island in about 1907, ostensibly to help build the boardwalk, but in reality to generate publicity. (Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society)
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  • Bob Hope Airport ranks second on airfare affordability index

    Bob Hope Airport ranks second on airfare affordability index
    A nationwide price survey among the 101 most searched airports on Cheapflights.com found that in June, Bob Hope Airport had the second-lowest average airfare at $248. Long Beach came in first at $223. The airport affordability list was compiled by...
  • Most MTA Subway, LIRR Service Restored Monday

    Most MTA Subway, LIRR Service Restored Monday
    While an exact time for complete MTA service to be restored is unknown, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and MTA Chairman Jay Walder announced that restoration will begin at 6 a.m. Monday. The restoration plan will have some lines on the subways, buses and...
  • Free Friday: Museum of Mathematics, Tony Hawk

    Free Friday: Museum of Mathematics, Tony Hawk
    Each week we tell viewers what they can get for free. On this week's free list: 1) Museum of Mathematics 2) Tony Hawk Skates ----- What: Celebrate the spectacular world of mathematics with The Museum of Mathematics' FREE, PUBLIC Math Encounter's...
  • Captain Harold Albert McGrath, Jr.

    Captain Harold Albert McGrath, Jr.
    Captain Harold Albert McGrath, Jr., USN (Ret), 81, of Roanoke, VA, died September 11, 2011, in his home.  Hal was born December 20, 1929, in New York.  He was preceded in death by his father Harold Albert McGrath, Sr.; mother Lucille Sievert and step-...
  • Harold Reed Stevens Jr.

    Harold Reed Stevens Jr. Harold Stevens passed away on July 13, 2011 in Huntington Beach. Harold was born November 12, 1924 in Los Angeles to Mary Ruth Stevens and Harold Reed Stevens Sr. Harold was a gymnast and cheer squad member at Bell High School. He...
  • LIRR Service Restored But Delays Continue After Lightning Strike

    LIRR Service Restored But Delays Continue After Lightning Strike
    There are going to be some residual delays on the Long Island Rail Road due to a lightning strike near Jamaica station Thursday afternoon. Commuters can expect delays of 30 to 60 minutes this morning, according to the MTA. Trains are operating with...
  • Unser Jr. arrested on DWI, reckless driving charges

    Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr., who helped bring the Baltimore Grand Prix to the city over Labor Day weekend, was arrested early Thursday morning on charges of drunken driving and reckless driving in New Mexico. Authorities with the...
  • Radioactive material in CdM doesn't stop beachgoers

    Corona del Mar may have topped the list of places where radioactive material linked to Fukushima, Japan, was found in kelp, but beachgoers were out in full force Tuesday afternoon, and some seemed unfazed by the findings. The beach activity comes on...
  • Daughter Accuses LA Kings Assistant Coach of Sexual Abuse

    Daughter Accuses LA Kings Assistant Coach of Sexual Abuse
    LOS ANGELES -- A charge of sexual abuse against an L.A. Kings assistant coach has been upgraded from a misdemeanor to a felony. This follows the daughter of Los Angeles Kings assistant coach Mark Hardy telling Washington, D.C. police that her own father...
  • John Leonard dies at 69; erudite critic was early champion of Toni Morrison and other writers

    Literary and cultural critic John Leonard, an early champion of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and many other authors, and so consumed and so informed by books that Kurt Vonnegut once praised him as "the smartest man who ever lived," has died. He...
  • 'Wifredo Lam' at the Museum of Latin American Art

    'Wifredo Lam' at the Museum of Latin American Art
    IN 19th CENTURY EUROPE, when modern science bumped aside the Christian God as the primary artistic foundation for meaning and moral value, artists lost a subject that had preoccupied them for hundreds of years. "Show me an angel and I'll paint one," the...