Kaminsky Hosts 4/13/15 NYS Hospital Forum


MONDAY, APRIL 13 – 7:00PM –

Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky hosts NY State Health Department to hear our thoughts on the closure and loss of Long Beach Hospital.

Please attend the hearing, speak out and be heard.

You will get to ask why Long Beach Hospital was (illegally) closed, for whose benefit, and why South Nassau is not required to use the $180 million they received to rebuild the hospital on the hospital, but can spend it elsewhere. Probably the same reason I would guess.

Letter to the editor from Beach To Bay Central Council of Civic Associations:

The recent Herald article entitled “South Nassau Unveils Hospital Plans” was troubling since it confirmed that South Nassau’s plans are unresponsive to the medical needs of the 40,000 (doubling in the summer) residents of the Long Beach Barrier Island.

The South Nassau (SNCH) CEO, Richard Murphy, was quoted as saying the proposed Nassau Medical Arts Pavilion was “essentially a hospital without beds”. A “hospital without beds” is not a hospital.

The residents and visitors of our barrier island and nearby communities require more than meaningless phrases…we require a FULL SERVICE HOSPITAL..

On MONDAY, APRIL 13TH at 7pm, NYS Dept. of Health is coming to City Hall, 6th floor, to listen to us, the citizens of this barrier island, concerning our medical/emergency needs. We should voice our concerns.

The Beach-to-Bay Civic Association (BBCA) is a rallying center for various civic groups, community organizations, the Chamber and others demanding appropriate medical services. The BBCA and thousands of our neighbors are seeking a full-service hospital, using approved FEMA funds to help restore this island from the damage inflicted by Super storm Sandy.

The BBCA proposal, not the SNCH proposal, will save lives, and develop a twenty first century health facility for the residents and summer visitors to our barrier island, while reducing the unnecessary and costly ambulance travel. Furthermore, using FEMA funds in Long Beach, rather than elsewhere as South Nassau proposes, is fair and equitable . It follows the intent of Congress in appropriating FEMA funds. It will assist in the restoration of the City that suffered Sandy’s horror.

Beach to Bay Civic, representing the citizens of this island, has been advocating for this Public Forum for well over a year. Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky should be congratulated for his leadership in requesting the April 13th public forum. The BBCA, working with Assemblyman Kaminsky, encourages all concerned residents to demonstrate their solidarity and resolve. We demand that the DOH and SNCH support the rebuilding of health services in this community!

As a community, let’s promote this meeting and help our barrier community achieve a safe future.

Barbara Bernardino​​​
Phyllis Libutti​​​
Martin Gruber, M.D.
Dr. Dennis Ryan​​​
Frank McQuade​​​
Mark Tannenbaum
Matt Adler​​​​
Ed Glister​​​​​


S.T.O.P. In Long Beach Sunday 4/27/14

The Town of Hempstead bring their Stop Throwing Out Pollutants program to Long Beach City Hall this Sunday, 4/27/14 8am-3pm



Click here for Info and list of pollutants they take

From their website:
The Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P.) Program is designed to provide area residents with a safe, environmentally sound method of disposal of the many hazardous materials found in the average home. By bringing such toxins as antifreeze, drain cleaners and pesticides on any of the scheduled S.T.O.P. collection days, you and your family can make a significant contribution to the protection of our precious groundwater supply and the preservation of our bays and estuaries. Please join with us in cleaning our homes of hazardous material and ensuring their proper collection and disposal. Together we can ensure the continued integrity of our fragile ecosystem.


Power Up Your Home


Powerup Communities event at Long Beach City Hall Monday, March 10, 2014 from 6-8 PM.

Learn how you can save energy, save money and increase the comfort and value of your home.

PowerUp Communities will be speaking about the benefits of energy efficiency improvements, the process, the rebates and financing available, as well as the specific benefits that come with being a PowerUp Communities homeowner, such as an additional 5% discount. Representatives will be there to answer any questions and to help interested homeowners get started in the process.

PowerUp Communities connect homeowners with government funds, one-on-one support and certified contractors, in receiving energy-saving home improvements. In addition to cutting waste, reducing our carbon footprint and saving people money, PowerUp Communities sparks job and business opportunities-right here in our neighborhoods. The LIPCs PowerUp Communities is the local Community Based Organization contracted through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authorities (NYSERDA) Green Jobs Green New York (GJGNY) initiative.