Long Beach School Board Vote (5/16)

The Long Beach school board and budget vote is this Tuesday, May 16th. There are two Board of Education seats up for election. The term for a BOE member is 3 year. For more information on polling locations and absentee ballots click here. The Central Council Parent Teacher Association candidates forum will be held on Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at Long Beach City Hall. Continue reading

Long Beach Board of Education Candidates Forum (5/8)

The Long Beach school board and budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 16th. There are two Board of Education seats up for election. The term for a BOE member is 3 year. The Central Council Parent Teacher Association will be holding a candidates forum on Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at Long Beach City Hall. Continue reading

McAvoy Impresses in NHL Debut

19-year-old Long Beach native, Charlie McAvoy, logged over 24 minutes of ice time in his NHL debut for the Boston Bruins on Wednesday (4/12) night. McAvoy proved why he was the 14th overall pick in the 2016 draft as the Bruins earned a 2-1 victory of the Senators in Game 1 of the playoffs. Game 2 will be aired Saturday, April 15th at 3pm on NBC. Click here to read more from the Boston Herald.

“New York Legend Drowns in Puerto Rico” -Surfline

“Loved ones gathered at the Puerto Rican surf spot Marias on Saturday for the first of what will be several memorial paddle-outs honoring Brian Ward — a 58-year-old retired Long Beach, New York, firefighter who’d recently relocated to Puerto Rico. Ward died while surfing in the Rincon area on Monday, March 6th, apparently from drowning, possibly after suffering a heart attack.”

Click here to read more from Surfline

Charlie McAvoy and Team USA Win Gold at World Juniors

Long Beach native, Charlie McAvoy, helped lead Team USA to a 5-4 win over Team Canada yesterday at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. Charlie was named the US Player of the Game after netting the first goal for the US in the second period and then adding an assist in the third. Another Long Islander, Adam Fox from Jericho, tallied three assists for the US. McAvoy was also named to the Media All-Star Team. For a full game recap check out the USA Hockey Website and for video highlight click here.

Herald’s 2016 People of the Year: Miguel Rodriguez & Isaiah Bird

In an article published last week, the Herald named Long Beach locals Miguel Rodriguez and Isaiah Bird the 2016 People of the Year. Isaiah, born with no legs, met Miguel after moving from Florida to Long Beach. The two have been inseparable ever since. Their story has been featured on ESPN and on BBC. Congrats to these local heroes!

Will Skudin Competes in Nazaré Challenge (12/20)


On Tuesday, Will Skudin competed amongst the wold’s best big wave surfers in the inaugural World Surf League’s Nazaré  Challenge. The event was part of the Big Wave Tour and was the first ever paddle-in event to take place at the famous Nazaré.  Will was one of 24 surfers invited to compete and he did not hold back, as indicated by the video replay. Congrats to Will on being part of history!