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WEEKLY RECAP: New Hotel Coming, Lido Beach Fire, Zoning Cases

A look back at the week's top stories in Long Beach.

Busy week? No worries. Patch highlighted the top stories of the week so you can catch up on all of the local news. This week, the top stories are:

New Hotel to Replace The Jackson

The Jackson Hotel, at 401-405 East Broadway, was sold last week and new owners will reconstruct the building and open a new hotel, renamed the Long Beach Hotel, possibly by next year. David Rosario, the project manager, told Patch that a group of local investors purchased the property and plan to renovate the building and open a new hotel with 122 rooms with nightly rates between $169 to $189.

Lido Beach Home Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

Four Long Beach firefighters sustained non-life threatening injuries after a ceiling in a Lido Beach home collapsed on them during an early morning fire Friday. Fourth Precinct police officers responded to a residence on Blackheath Road for a house fire, and on arrival the home was fully engulfed. Point Lookout, Long Beach, Oceanside, Island Park, and Freeport Fire Departments responded with 150 firefighters, 17 pieces of apparatus and extinguished the fire, police said.

The Long Beach Zoning Board of Appeals will hear two cases next week involving properties located directly across the street from each other, a proposed residential development and a commercial parking lot, which could impacted a westside neighborhood and school. According to the zoning board’s calendar for June 26, Arcadia Management of Long Beach proposes to build a 30-unit multiple dwelling at 158 New York Ave., and CMJ Group of Long Beach will seek permits to use a yard as a commercial parking lot at Long Beach Catholic Regional School, at 721 W. Broadway.

Corinne Buda July 23, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Not to mention all of the garbage that was left behind on the boardwalk as a result of this fund-raiser!! Does anybody care about this city?!?!
exhausted July 23, 2012 at 12:18 PM
We have become the new Jones Beach....Welcome.
Earthling July 23, 2012 at 02:52 PM
If a fire was reported, the first to respond should have been the 150 firefighters and 17 pieces of equipment, not the four precinct officers. This exemplifies what's wrong with America, what a waste...150 firefighters, 17 pieces of apparatus, yet no one would say it is a waste, this is how my hard-earned tax money is wasted. I pay dearly for those brave firefighters. Does anybody know when is the next special district election for the fire district?
Candygram for Mongo July 23, 2012 at 03:15 PM
perhaps so many departments responded so they could "put in for it"?
Kat Tee July 23, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Yep ... Thats exactly why we all respond to alarms we're called to .... To "put in for it" or waste tax money. You guys are just too "on the money" aren't you? Ignorance truly is bliss
Beach lover July 23, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Earthling. Perhaps you're unaware that a good number of those fire fighters are volunteers. They're not paid by your tax dollars. Perhaps had it been your home or one if some one you care about you would have a different attitude
Candygram for Mongo July 23, 2012 at 08:12 PM
thanks for your official confirmation about this OT grab
Kat Tee July 23, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Never a problem...Also, however the term VOLUNTEERS (which were 90% of the response that day) must be missing from your Webster's dictionary....or perhaps you're more of the (www.dictionary.com) kind of person.  Hold on. I'll "volunteer" and take care of that research for you: Volunteer (vol-uhn-teer)noun 1. a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking. 2. a person who performs a service willingly and without pay. 3. a person who enters the service voluntarily rather than through conscription or draft, especially for special or temporary service rather than as a member of the regular or permanent army. (Courtesy of www.dictionary.com accessed on 7/23/2012) **Please take note of definition #2 *** The paid members were already working anyway and take just one second to think about why they chose their jobs from the get-go anyway...in the long run what does a "salary" regardless of number really have up against the chance of losing your life at any moment?....  You don't like the taxes or the way things are run ... re-locate.
Candygram for Mongo July 24, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Please refocus yourself on your training. Every minute spent here posting on blogs is a minute spent away from concentrating on saving on my house if it might go up in flames.
Beachguy July 24, 2012 at 01:54 AM
What if there were strong winds and the fire spread to adjoining houses? And what if there weren't enough trucks and personnell to control things? What would be the position of all you complainers then? No need to reply. I know the answer
Leonard Bauman July 24, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Tear down that ugly house and hotel and build something nice in their places.
Kat Tee July 24, 2012 at 05:08 AM
No need to continue arguing over what number would be too many people...etc....While I thank you for your concerns over training... Its not necessary... I actually understand what went on that day and what goes on on a daily basis. While you're biting your nails over amount of training, I'm actually one of the ones there... Not sitting at home commenting on what you "think" you're actually informed on.
Candygram for Mongo July 24, 2012 at 10:52 AM
No, I am informed as I am dialed in locally. Now please make sure to put out that fire in a timely manner while using the appropriate amount of manpower and equipment

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