June 6, 2008 RSS feed / Top Stories

Faulty Switch Causes RP Stink

A faulty electrical switch at the New York City Wastewater Treatment Plant at Beach 108 Street and Beach Channel Drive created a literal stink all over the neighborhood, officials of the city's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said on T More...

Updating Of Cease And Desist Lists

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has recently announced that the Department of State is currently in the process of updating for July 2008 the Cease and Desist Lists. More...

Governor Paterson Signs Child Protection Law

Governor David A. Paterson was joined on Wednesday by Attorney General Andrew M. More...

Governor Sets Summer Teen Job Program

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that state funding will be directed to State programs designed to provide jobs for teens this summer. In 2007, similar programs employed nearly 26,000 youths. More...

Law Forum Takes On Differing Views Of Police

CUNY on Wheels, Common Law, Inc. and the Queens Teen Library sponsored a Rockaway Youth Legal Education Community Forum at the Teen Library on Beach 20 Street in Far Rockaway on May 24. More...

Parks Department Slow To Repair Boardwalks

Rockaway's boardwalks, part of the charm that makes this beach community what it is, are falling apart and are being fixed by mostly patchwork repair as, from the east to the west end, residents complained about the rotted and unsafe boards. More...

Children's Health Awareness Program

As part of Senator Malcolm A. More...

Relatives of Slain Far Rockaway Teen Says It Ain't So

Father's Side Speaks Out Against Wave Article

The mother of the late Tyrese Johnson, who was murdered two weeks ago outside the Redfern housing complex in Far Rockaway, told The Wave last week that it was his father's side of the family that got her son killed. More...

Rockaway Hospitals Keeping Pace With State Standards

The Niagara Health Quality Coalition, a non-profit organization that monitors and rates hospitals across New York State, released its annual hospital report cards this week, and the grades received by Rockaway's two hospitals are simply average whe More...

City Emergency Management Runs Brooklyn Disaster Deployment Drill

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Commissioner hs announced the successful completion of HURREX 2008, a multiagency field exercise to test the deployment of the City's emergency supply stockpile and the setup of shelters. More...

EDP Gives Up When ESU Arrives On Scene

When police arrived for a call on an emotionally disturbed person (EDP) on the two-hundred block of Beach 100 Street, they found a man barricaded in a bungalow, threatening to harm everybody in the home. More...

FDNY Responds To Far Rockaway Two Story House Fire

Dozens of firefighters responded to a fire at 1523 New Haven Avenue in Far Rockaway at about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 1. More...

First Court Win For Bungalow Owner

Pyrrhic Win For George: Building May Remain

When Manhattanite Richard George first bought his dream bungalow on Beach 14 Street in Far Rockaway, he believed he had found what he was looking for. More...

Clinton: FAA Should Increase Staffing

Senator Hillary Rodham has joined a bipartisan coalition of her colleagues in pushing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to address a shortage in the level of their technical staff. More...

LIPA Seeks To Mitigate Senior Rising Rates

Faced with looming rate pressure tied to the spiraling costs of natural gas, residual fuel oil, and purchased power, LIPA President and CEO Kevin S.Law today unveiled a multi-pronged rate mitigation package that will allocate more than $140 million More...

Smith Applauds Flood Mitigation Taskforce

State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith applauded the New York City Flood Mitigation Taskforce and its goal to help prepare residents for the upcoming flood season. More...

Paterson Sets Bill To Reduce Gun Violence

Governor David A. Paterson has proposed legislation designed to reduce gun violence without infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners. More...

Pheffer Set Bills That Regulate Debt Collectors

Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

Richards Set To Challenge Titus In Dem Primary

Donovan Richards is a man on the move who says that he can't wait for his boss, City Councilman James Sanders, Jr., to be term-limited in 2009. "This is a time of change," Richards told The Wave. More...


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