On Monday — three
weeks after Hurricane Sandy arrived and the day after a weekend when an
reported 500 volunteers were in Long Beach to help clean streets, parks and beach — contractors
were repairing roofs on homes, road reconstruction work resumed on Boyd Street,
and industrial garbage collectors cleared debris from gutted homes on Ohio Street in the West
End to Curely Street in the Canals.
While a Patch
photographer trekked around the city to capture these and other scenes for today’s
photo gallery, several streets, especially in the West End, were still filled
with debris but also many others, such as Edwards Boulevard, were completely free
of trash. Everyone from post office to sanitation to Verizon employees was spotted
working, and more than a few shops had reopened for business.
The Long Beach City Council’s regular meeting is scheduled to
start at 2 p.m. (instead of 7 p.m.) at City Hall on Tuesday.