March 27, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

Abandoned Condos Draw Dumping, Students

Local residents laughed when the condominiums adjoining the foulsmelling wastewater treatment plant on Beach Channel Drive at Beach 104 Street began going up more than three years ago. More...

AA 587 Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Swindling Clients

A Manhattan lawyer who swindled clients to feed her gambling bug thought that pleading guilty would get her less time in jail, but it did not work out that way. More...

After Abandonment, New Stores For Beach 116 Street

Three Stores Replace Those That Failed

After more than a year of decline in number of businesses, the once vital Beach 116 Street shopping area showed some signs of life recently, with three new stores coming online this month and next. More...

'Doomsday' Brings Local Tolls To Bridges

A Wednesday morning hearing that went on for hours resulted in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) voting 12 to 1 in favor of raising subway, bus and commuter train fares — and ending the rebate program on the Cross Bay Bridge. More...

State Addresses Illegal Exotic Animal Trade

An extensive undercover investigation into the poaching, smuggling and illegal sale of protected reptiles and amphibians by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has led to charges against 18 individuals for 14 felonies, 11 mi More...

NYS Sets Free Prescription $aver Card

Pheffer: Eligibles Will Save Big Money

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that the New York State Department of Health is now accepting applications for the new, free New York Prescription $aver Card. More...

Pheffer: 'Census Is Critical, Make Sure You're Counted'

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has 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...

Queens Not Growing So Fast, But Rockaway Still Is

Despite the ongoing population boom along the Rockaway peninsula, Queens as a whole is the slowest growing borough in the entire city, according to estimates released last week by the United States Census Bureau. More...

Wind Power Farm Slated For Ocean Off Rockaway

A feasibility study released by LIPA this week concluded that an interconnection of up to 700 MW of wind power, located at least 13 miles off the Rockaway peninsula in the Atlantic Ocean, would be feasible with upgrades to its transmission system. More...

Chapey Workers Want To Know: Where's My Money?

Harvey Luft worked for the Chapey campaign in her failed attempt in last month's special election. By all accounts he was one of the hardest working and dedicated employees. More...

NCPD Looking For Two Robbers

The Nassau County Police Department is looking for two young women who robbed a North Woodmere store and pulled a knife on a security guard who tried to stop them. More...

Certified Election Results Show Ulrich Victory By Nearly 1,000

Eric Ulrich, the new 32nd District City Councilmember, has been sworn in, the election results are now final, and it is time to see for whom Rockaway residents of the district voted in last month's special election. More...

Students Urged To Apply For Seasonal MTA Jobs

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is looking for students to fill Seasonal Bridge and Tunnel Officer positions. More...

Meeks' Message From Capitol Hill

Question: Are We Trying To Do Too Much? Answer: There's So Much To Do

During a two year campaign that took him to nearly every state in the Union, Barack Obama promised he would bring change to Washington. Well, he certainly has brought a lot of chances and he's only been in office 60-plus days. More...

State Extends COBRA Coverage For Unemployed

The New York State Senate on Thursday passed vital legislation that will protect the health and wellbeing of thousands of New Yorkers who have recently lost their jobs due to the national economic downturn. More...


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