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Bob West July 21, 2014 at 06:28 PM
Go Greenwich! Love it, more local new coverage in Patch. We could have a tote bag day like this inRead MoreL ong Beach, except there's hardly any stores left to buy anything. (... Except booze and sushi, and they don't travel well.)
Bob West July 21, 2014 at 06:37 PM
Go Greenwich! Love it, more local news coverage in Patch. We could have a tote bag day like this in Read MoreLong Beach, except there's hardly any stores left to buy anything. (... Except booze and sushi, and they don't travel well.)
Bob West July 20, 2014 at 11:59 PM
Go Peabody! Thanks again to the editors for keeping us up to date on local news, even it's theRead Morewrong locale. I hope they follow up with a poll on who's our favorite player on the team.
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Bob West July 17, 2014 at 01:26 AM
I appreciate your info about North Shore/ LIJ. I consider them the worst example of turning healthRead Morec are into a business. They've bought small local hospitals (like Glen Cove) just to close them, or rip off their profitable services, or use them as a dumping ground. HIP has done the same thing in their service areas. And South Nassau is now doing that to us in Long Beach. Profits before patients. As lame as the care at LBMC could be, they would care for any patient regardless of ability to pay. Obviously they failed, as did greater places like St Vincent's and LICH. They obviously needed better management, but all those places were trying to serve the needs of their communities. Please keep us updated on what's happening on Long Island. I know at Jamaica, 1199 put off the strike vote for a couple of weeks.
Bob West July 17, 2014 at 01:30 AM
Sorry, I still can't respect South Nassau for taking our FEMA money and giving us a trailer, anyRead Moremor e than you would probably respect a strike-breaker. Yeah, it's an abstract ethical thing for me, but I think ethics should still play a part in our health care decisions. Taking our hospital rather than fixing it is a crime, and I can't praise it as an acceptable solution as you seem to.
nurseshelly July 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM
I agree with you I would not respect a strike breaker. I come from a long line of union workers who Read Morefought for what we consider entitlements today. I also agree that a trailer is not an acceptable solution if money was secured to provide better. I'm only trying to emphasize that if a strike occurs at LIJ North Shore Hospitals the wait time at non-union hospitals for emergent care will be totally out of control with possibly devastating results. A few weeks ago I fell off my bicycle and had some nasty skin abrasions. I went to one of the new walk in clinics on a Saturday and they were closed at 5pm The trailer would have been a better option than going home and treating my wounds Had I gone to SNCH ER my injuries would be classified as non-emergent and I probably would still be there!! And yes I have a strong sense of ethics as you seem to have but ethics and health care decisions in todays times are basically non-existent. It's all about the large corporations and health care facility owners making the big money at the expense of their health care clients and workers.
Bob West July 18, 2014 at 05:19 PM
Re SNCH Orthopedics- It's much deeper than you understand about Orlin/Cohen and SNCH. They are aRead More&qu ot;great" group in terms of their staff and skills. But Dr Orlin, who is a great Doc about to retire, virtually built the SNCH Orthopedics Floor and the Physical Therapy unit attached to it - I'm talking going back 30+ years, before the private practice got gigantic. The Ortho/Rehab service at SNCH is really good- besides generating big bucks. If you skim over the Dr list from SNCH, about half of the local ones are from Orlin-Cohen, even if they don't list it. (They have the same phone numbers.) The SNCH web site says... >> "Under the direction of Dr. Craig Levitz, South Nassau's Center for Advanced Orthopedics has surgically repaired more knees and shoulders using minimally invasive surgery than many other prestigious hospitals in New York..." << BTW, Dr Levitz is part of the Orlin-Cohen group. You have no idea how deep the "sweetheart" arrangements are in parts of South Nassau. It almost makes our local governments seem "open" in comparison. Sorry to get off on this tangent.
Bob West July 18, 2014 at 05:22 PM
I'm sure that beautiful, well staffed P.T. area at LBMC overlooking the Bay always made otherRead MoreOrtho' s a little jealous. It was lovely sitting on one of the exercise bikes watching the boats go by. Well, as lovely as P.T. can be, at least in terms of the view.
BSM July 20, 2014 at 04:07 PM
And that beautiful, well appointed PT area was so underutilized it was criminal! OP cases wereRead Moreneve r seen there, they were referred to Bridge or Dr. Uh's office. This was one of the areas that was pointed out as a source of revenue that the administration ignored.
Adelle Drake July 12, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Kosher food will be available.
susan July 15, 2014 at 07:18 AM
Um, Adelle. That was truly disrespectful to those who are not of your apparent faith. I supposeRead Moreyo u would find it funny and not be incensed had it been a meet at a Rabbi's home and someone commented 'featuring a Pig Roast dinner". Try to hold your fingers, next time. Your brand of "humor" is offensive.
Hamburger July 15, 2014 at 08:13 AM
Kosher food is excellent - what do you have against kosher food?
rksocialmedia July 10, 2014 at 09:09 AM
Gerri has now been found as of Thursday AM. Thanks.
hlo855 July 10, 2014 at 03:32 PM
Is she found? there was a post earlier that she was?
Jean Bua Moran July 15, 2014 at 10:53 AM
Has Gerri Been found?
Bob West July 04, 2014 at 09:05 PM
Fun City. Nothing to do here today but drink and sleep it off. I guess all our legendaryRead More(imaginary) big-spender tourists decided it was easier to just go to brunch in Manhattan and then a tanning salon later.
Charlie Cheswick July 04, 2014 at 11:24 PM
We're labeled a beach community so granted people aren't going to come if the forecast was as badRead Moreas it was today but I couldn't agree with you more regarding something else to draw people to our town. It be nice to see our elected officials not only cater to the beach persona we have but also think of our town on a grander scale. Granted, it's an uphill battle to draw businesses here post-Sandy. I could understand a businesses being hesitant to set down roots or expand here if they have cold feet about future storms decimating their investment but I guess only time plus a potentially out-of-the-box thinking administration could hopefully sway entities otherwise. What you think Bob? Is it limited political vision, climate change anxieties, mix of both, other factors, etc?
Bob West July 05, 2014 at 11:28 PM
Yeah Charlie, I think it's more factors than I could ever grasp. I think the main problem isRead Morepolitic al, though not in the Republican/Democrat sense. We're used to political bosses, but I think it's higher powers the selfish, narrow-minded politicians have allowed to run things. We've become such a sweet political plum that forces like iStar are running things now. A couple of people have posted obvious truths in the past. One point is that Long Beach has never defined what it wants to be- an "attraction" like Atlantic City of a lovely seaside residential town. Another post really struck me with it's simplicity : what's good for the City is not necessarily good for the people who live here. We're all used to crime and corruption in the government, but never on such a massive blatant scale. The City gave away the Superblock at a great price, with compromises that will change the nature of the town. Same with the Bayfront hospital grounds. Just since the storm, they've given away hundreds of millions in assets. Future storms SHOULD be a concern. But judging from the way "newcomers" are paying big for residential properties, nobody outside the area "gets" how another Sandy could take away everything they've worked for within a few hours.
Charlie July 04, 2014 at 06:28 AM
I've seen these people working and spending significant time evaluating each tree. As for my block, Read Moreit's like a missile range with branches falling from the dying trees and we have a lot of kids playing and pedestrians walking under them. This year I've probably pulled down 15 branches with a rope because they were ready to fall. A slight pull and they came down hard. As for mobsters, they looked very professional to me.
Eddie July 04, 2014 at 09:06 AM
Like most of Long Beach, it's all about you Charlie. How about all the folks who are losingRead Moreperfect ly healthy trees? What about their rights to determine what they do with the trees they own and are responsible to maintain? Check out Olive Street by Edwards and you'll watch a stand of healthy 90 year old trees being pulled down for no reason but the lining of corrupt pockets. Glad you made out well. Not everyone is so fortunate. You got your dead tree removed, so screw them, right, Charlie?
Charlie July 05, 2014 at 05:56 AM
Eddie, I suggest you go back and read my post. Where did I say you shouldn't have a choice? And ifRead MoreI 'm so selfish why am I pulling branches from my neighbors trees? These are not my kids and I don't know these people who are strolling by. Also, how do you know how well I made out?
Wise-T July 01, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Finally the city has agreed that police cars can resume patrolling the boardwalk. The dog walking, Read Moreskateboarding and "late night" visitors to the boardwalk can be adequately addressed.
David Wine July 04, 2014 at 11:00 PM
its time to cut out the CRAP
Hamburger July 05, 2014 at 07:41 AM
Absolutely no dogs allowed on the beach or the boardwalk
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