Island Issues - Stories Concerning Long Island

Harvey Discusses Values, Education & Special Needs

Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg discusses where his values came from, difficulties with the State's approach to education, and serving people with special needs.



The 6th Annual Barrier Beach Blues & Arts Festival

The 6th Annual Barrier Beach Blues & Arts Festival, in Long Beach. Great music, beautiful art, and all in Long Beach, starts June 5.



Greenfest 2014

On Sat., May 24th, Kennedy Plaza was packed with artists, musicians, "green"-related businesses and organizations for Greenfest 2014.



Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg - On Raises For Direct Care Givers - Part 2

Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg discusses raises For direct care givers, his 50-yyear legacy of service to N.Y. State, Hurricane Sandy and Long Beach Hospital - Part 2 of 3



NY Rising - Baffled In Baldwin - Part 2

What does NY Rising cover? What constitutes site conditions? Tara Otero of Baldwin explains, in part 2 of 3.



Waterfront Warriors Kick Off 2014 Season at Lola's in LB

The Long Beach Waterfront Warriors began their season with another successful fundraiser at Lola's Kitchen and Wine Bar in Long Beach. 



Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg - On Retirement, Part 1

In this first of a multi-part series, soon-to-retire Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, D. Dist. 20, talks about public service, retirement, the media, and his successful restoration of $90 of funding cuts to the State Budget.



Panic on Pennsylvania - Anna Ervolina

Eighteen months after Sandy, Anna Ervolina and her family are still without a home, with no end in sight.



Greenfest 2014 - May 24, Long Beach Kennedy Plaza

Greenfest 2014 will be on May 24 (with May 25 as a rain date), at Long Beach Kennedy Plaza, in front of City Hall.



Greenfest Founder Joe Sinnona explains.



Everyone Deserves A Decent Life
Caring for People with Developmental Disabilities


Produced together with the Office of Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, Everyone Deserves A Decent Life is about the lives and families of people with developmental disabilities.



They need quality caregivers who are properly credentialed and properly paid.



They need protection from abuse, along with detection and enforcement.



And yet, budgets for these people who need us most, are being decimated.



Everyone deserves a decent life.



Reach Director Cites Link Between Depression and Addiction

The link between depression, anxiety-related disorders and addiction is discussed by Dr. Joseph Smith, Executive Director of Long Beach Reach, which has now expanded into Lynbrook and Port Washington.



A Kayak's Eye View - Coming Attractions: Spring

A Kayak's Eye View - Coming Attractions: Spring



PIX TV has their burning Christmas log. This is our version... Long Beach Style.



Denise Gets Ford Tough on Drugs & Ins. Co's

Legislator Denise Ford talks about needed post-Sandy changes, especiallly the area of emergency response.



She gets emotional when talking about holding our health insurance companies to higher standards, including longer rehabs for addicts and alcoholics.



Leg. Ford tells a story of someone close to her who battled addiction and allegedly bought their drugs in Long Beach.



Says Legislator Ford: "aren't these children worth the fight?"



Long Beach Reach - Facebook, Funding and Growth

Dr. Joe Smith discusses the spontaneous growth of Facebook pages related to recent local overdoses, the struggle to overcome deficits in funding and the demise of the Long Beach Medical Center substance abuse and mental health counselling services, and the expansion of Long Beach Reach into Lynbrook and Port Washington.



Reach Director Discusses Drugs

Long Beach Reach Executive Director Dr. Joe Smith discusses the issue of drugs in communities following several months of tragedies.



This is the first of a multi-part series.