May 23, 2008 RSS feed / Top Stories

May 2008 Is Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Month

An Assembly resolution, introduced by Assemblywoman Margaret Markey, declares May 2008 as "Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Month in New York." Sixty other members of the Assembly joined Markey in sponsoring the designation. More...

Abandoned Boats Threaten Bay's Health

Rangers and staff of the Gateway National Recreation Area are currently conducting "Operation Clean Bay," an effort that focuses on stopping illegal dumping and the practice of abandoning boats in Jamaica Bay. More...

Beach 102 Street Accident Sends Two To Hospital

Firefighters and EMT's remove the driver of the SUV from his automobile. Both drivers were transported to Peninsula Hospital Center, where they reportedly were treated and released. More...

Bloomberg's Latest Folly - Curb Cuts, But Few Curbs

Years ago, the City Council passed a law that each curb in the city was to be handicapped accessible, with cuts that would allow for wheel chairs as well as strollers to easily access the sidewalk. More...

Graffiti Artist Wanted By Police

Police are looking for the individual(s) responsible for the graffiti that spreads along Beach 131 Street and Beach 132 Street. An individual was arrested on the beach with several cans of spray paint, but couldn't be connected to the crime. More...

Marshall: $19.2 Million For New Library

Demise Of CUNY Plan Frees Funds

Forty years after its last renovation, the Far Rockaway Library will be demolished and replaced with a new, state-of-the-art building that will meet the demands of the busy branch, the Queens borough president's office said earlier this week. More...

Anti-Gun Mayors Go After Candidates

The bi-partisan coalition of Mayors Against Illegal Guns today announced that it is airing a television advertisement in Kentucky to highlight the presidential candidates' shared support for closing the gun show loophole, a background check gap tha More...

Senate Measure Allows Hearsay Evidence From Sexually Abused Minors

New York Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith sponsored a bill that was unanimously passed by the Senate aimed at allowing the outof court testimony from a child less than 12 years of age to be admissible during a sex abuse trial. More...

Child Sex Abuse Measure Passes Senate

The second of a three bill package to combat child sex abuse sponsored by State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith has passed the Senate unanimously. The latest measure (S. More...

Rockaway,BC Memorial Day Parades This Weekend

Both Broad Channel and Rockaway have scheduled Memorial Day parades for the upcoming weekend to honor those men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for freedom. The annual Rockaway Memorial Day parade, sponsored by the Daniel M. More...

BCHS Beatdown Strikes Mother,Daughter

A mother and her teenage daughter were badly beaten by a group of Beach Channel High School girls in front of the school on May 14 after the school's dean called the mother to come to the building because her daughter had been targeted for a beatin More...

BCHS Too Noisy? $52M Soundproofing Coming

Beach Channel High School will soon receive a $52 million tune-up, designed to rehabilitate and soundproof the entire school, as part of a years-old federal noise reduction program for areas impacted by aircraft noise. More...

Foundation Urges Use Of Life Jackets

Small boats such as open runabouts, personal watercraft, Jon boats and paddle-powered craft are popular on U.S. waterways because they are affordable and easy to use. However, they can also be the most deadly. According to U.S. More...

Pheffer Holds Hearing On Tap Water Scalding

Assemblywomen Audrey Pheffer, RoAnn M. Destito and Ginny Fields held a hearing to address the issue of tap water scalding and to investigate what safeguards can be put into place to reduce the incidents of scalding. The U.S. More...

Local Cops Bust Kentucky Murder Suspect

Officers from the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway arrested a murder suspect who was wanted by law enforcement officials in Kentucky earlier this week, police sources say. Dashad R. More...

NAACP Holds Vigil At Queens Criminal Court

Members of the Far Rockaway NAACP joined about 150 NAACP members from other New York chapters and moral supporters at a prayer vigil at Queens County Criminal Court. More...

Smith Calls For Delay Of Foreclosures

State Senate Democratic Conference members have called for the passage of bipartisan legislation to impose a one-year delay on foreclosure proceedings to allow New York families victimized by predatory lending to avoid the loss of their homes. More...


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