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.