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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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  • Naturalized American helps immigrants gain citizenship

    Naturalized American helps immigrants gain citizenship
    In her singsong voice, Sarah Moses asked the nervous 22-year-old Colombian man questions about American civics and culture: What is the name of the national anthem? At what age may a citizen vote? Why does the American flag have 13 stripes?
  • County firefighters mourn, honor those lost

    County firefighters mourn, honor those lost
    Peggy Faith was moving into her new home that morning when she heard a radio report about the planes striking and the towers falling. By evening she and her search dog, an Australian shepherd named Callie, were in Northern Virginia, trying to find...

    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...

    Dirty trucks in port targeted

    Dirty trucks in port targeted
    With more than a million miles on the road, Armand Patella's 19-year-old Ford 9000 truck has seen better days. But he's hung onto it, because new trucks aren't cheap. Patella, the head of Picorp trucking service on East Lombard Street, still uses the...

    Will IndyCars be racing through the streets?

    A Baltimore group is in serious negotiations with the city and the IndyCar Series about staging an annual street race beginning in 2011 near the Inner Harbor that state and city officials say could rival the Preakness in its economic impact and national...