February 27, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

Guilty For Dealing In Poughkeepsie

Rockaway Man Dealt Heroin Upstate

A Far Rockaway man is looking at more than a year in an upstate jail after pleading guilty to dealing heroin in Poughkeepsie last month, according to a spokesperson for the police department in that community. More...

Rockaway Man Gets Life+ In Cop Slay

A Rockaway man, who was found guilty late last year for the shooting death of a police officer during a routine traffic stop, was sentenced by a Queens Supreme Court judge to life plus 55 years with no possibility of parole. More...

Weiner: Vacant Storefronts Become Major Problem

Rockaway Has Highest Percentage Of Empty Stores

The Beach 116 Street shopping street, once the pride of Rockaway's west end, has gone to seed, according to a recent report issued by Congressman Anthony Weiner, who represents parts of the peninsula, including the shopping street. More...

Titus: Extra ID Needed To Cross US Border

Summer will be here before we know it and many New Yorkers are already making plans to travel outside the United States. Beginning June 1 a change in federal law will require most U.S. More...

Weiner: Stimulus Will Help Fight NYC Crime

Buried deep in the stimulus bill is more than $30 million to help New York City fight crime, says Congressman Anthony Weiner, who represents the west end of the Rockaway peninsula. More...

Report: Meeks Had Strong Ties To Texas Scammer

Congressman Gregory Meeks, who represents the eastern end of the Rockaway peninsula in the House of Representatives, has strong personal and financial ties to a flamboyant millionaire whose offshore banking and sports empire turned out to be a gian More...

Laborers Recruit Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship Committee for Asbestos, Lead and Hazardous Waste Laborers, Local 78, will conduct recruitment from February 25 through March 10 for 50 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices. More...

Titus Urges Residents To Stand Up Be Counted In 2010 Census

Assemblywoman Michele R. Titus recently announced that preparations are underway for the 2010 Census. Beginning this spring, census employees will go door-to-door to update address lists to reach an estimated 310 million people. More...

Groundwater Surrounding MGP Site To Be Retested

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has agreed to retest the groundwater beneath the former Rockaway Park Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) currently under remediation after Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer requested they do More...

Bloomberg: Millions For Schools In Recovery Act

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and New York City Schools Chancellor Joel I. More...

Move To Reverse Term Limits Vote

Assembly member Hakeem Jeffries recently announced that his bill, the Term Limits Referendum Act, was overwhelmingly voted out of the Assembly's Election Law Committee by a margin of 11-5, with two Republicans joining nine Democrats. More...

Ed. Department Sets New School Survey Cycle

Schools Chancellor Joel I. More...


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