April 18, 2008 RSS feed / Top Stories

Cops Arrest Teen Gunman Wanted In Robbery

A Far Rockaway teenager has been charged in connection with a Chinese food takeout robbery that occurred on the afternoon of April 6. More...

Community Defies Rain To Prepare For Rockaway Earth Day

A rainstorm last Saturday didn't stop the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, the Department of Environmental Protection, friends, neighbors and PS 43 students from doing plantings, designing a sculpture garden and last minute cleanups off Beach 29 Stre More...

Gulluscio Announces For City Council Seat

Democratic District Leader Frank Gulluscio, a mainland resident, announced his candidacy for the City Council seat now held by his friend, Joseph Addabbo, Jr., at a gala held last week. More...

City Department of Buildings Ups Inspection Of Cranes

Buildings Commissioner Patricia J. More...

Sanders: Justice Demands Guilty Verdict In Bell Case

City Councilman James Sanders says that he wants nothing but justice in the Sean Bell case. More...

Three Charged In Roadside Weapons Bust

Police arrested three Rockaway residents last week, when their minivan was pulled over during a routine traffic stop, and cops discovered that the car was full of strange and exotic weapons. More...

Smith Applauds Delay Of Senior Restructuring Plan

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith has joined local elected officials as they praised the City's announcement that it modernization proposal for citywide senior citizen centers. More...

US Treasurer Coming To Council District

Escobedo-Cabral To Address Foreclosure Crisis

Ann Escobedo Cabral, the Treasurer of the United States, will address Councilman James Sanders and his constituents at the "Rescue Your Home" seminar hosted by the Councilman. The seminar, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Wounded Man 'Uncooperative'With Police

Police say that an unidentified man who was shot in the shoulder on Saturday afternoon at Beach 86 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard refused to give responding officers a description of the person who shot him, or any other information. More...

Assault At B. 84 Street Playground Leaves Several Injured

Five white children were injured on April 14 when they were attacked by a gang of 15 to 20 minority teens at the Shore Front Parkway playground where they were sitting on the swings, parents say. More...

Assembly Passes Gun Safety Bill

Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

Cops Exchange Rounds With Arverne Shooters

Seek Second Shooter in Dispute Shootout

Police officers from the 101 Precinct responding to a call of "shots fired" at the Ocean Bay Houses in Arverne last Monday night ran right into a shootout between two men with a beef against each other, police sources say. More...

Economic Environment Slows Prospects For Arverne East Project

The downturn in the housing market and the tenor of the overall economic environment have forced the developers to slow the pace of the Arverne East's development, a spokesperson for the developers told members of Community Board 14 last week. More...

Marijuana Takedown Brings Arverne Bust

Police officers from the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park, executing a search warrant, arrested an Arverne man on April 11 and seized more than 90 bags of marijuana. More...

Poll Shows Support For Gun Control

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a bipartisan coalition of more than 300 mayors, today announced the results of a new poll that reveals that Americans see stopping gun violence as one of their most important goals. More...

Weiner Introduces New Bill To End Tax Headache

U.S. Representative Anthony D. Weiner announced a new bill to create "Auto-file," an optional nationwide program to pre-fill tax forms for millions of Americans. More...

Senator Smith Meets Transport Workers Union Leader

Smith greets workers State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith joined Local 100 President Roger Toussaint and other state lawmakers on Monday, April 14, at the state Capitol in Albany. More...

Smith Points To Gains In State Budget

State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith recently announced that the Democratic Conference successfully secured millions to fund education, libraries and economic development. More...

Police Seek Public's Help With Info On Dumped Body

Detectives from the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway are seeking the public's help in solving the murder of Derrick McNair, 19, a Staten Island resident, whose bullet-riddled and decomposing body was found by a passer-by under a bush on an empty lot at More...


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