Howie Appel, better known as in Long Beach as radio show host “Halftime Howie,” suggested at Tuesday's City Council meeting that the city host a debate between Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his predecessor and challenger, Thomas Suozzi, at a certain newly redeveloped structure in town.
“My idea is, to show that Long Beach is coming back, how about right around [the one-year anniversary of] Hurricane Sandy they have a debate right on the boardwalk in Long Beach,” Appel said to the council. “It would be the first-ever debate on the boardwalk. It would bring a lot of money and attention to Long Beach. People would patronize our stores, our restaurants.”
Mangano, a Republican, and Suozzi, a Democrat, are scheduled to debate on Oct. 29, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury at 8:30 a.m., and they will debate again later that day at the News 12 Long Island’s TV studios.
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