May 1, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

Term Limits Extension Upheld on Appeal

A federal appeals court ruled unanimously (3-0) today that Local Law 51 of 2008 (LL 51) is constitutional and that the City Council acted fully in accordance with state law in enacting the term limits legislation. More...

MGP Excavation Underway

The first trucks are seen this week transporting the contaminated soil from the former Rockaway Park Manufactured Gas Plant site. More...

PHC Facilitates 200 Pound Weight Loss

From 'Cookie Monster' To 'Multi-Grain Man'

Rockaway resident Ernest Thorpe, 38, tipped the scales at 440 pounds when he first was referred to Peninsula Hospital Center's Rachel Hodelin-Wetzel, MSRD, Director of Clinical Nutrition. More...

Verizon HopeLine Wants Your Old Phone

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (D-Queens) wants New Yorkers to know that Verizon Wireless's Hope- Line Program is available to collect used cell phones for refurbishing or proper disposal. More...

State Sets SNUG Program, But Where Is Rockaway?

In an effort to cut down on illegal guns and gang violence that plague communities across the State of New York, the State Senate has announced a new initiative, Operation SNUG, which will help local law enforcement and anti-violence community grou More...

Pheffer Makes Prescription Card Available

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (D-Queens) is pleased to announce that the New York State Department of Health is now accepting applications for the new, free New York Prescription $aver Card. More...

Livery Cab Driver Bashed And Slashed Perp Used Bat, Knife, Gun

Police say that the driver of a livery cab was assaulted at Beach 74 Street and Shore Front Parkway at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. More...

Local Developers Lose Rezoning Appeal

Agroup of local developers, who opposed the rezoning of portions of Rockaway, had their lawsuit thrown out of court. More...

Addabbo Bridge Jumper Rescued By NYPD

Land Units Nearby, But Scuba Team Needed

Police and fire units, drawn to the North Channel Bridge at 4:30 p.m. More...

Help Protect The Beach from Closing

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection Marine Sciences Section is sponsoring Volunteer Floatables Beach Surveillance for the summer of 2009. Floatables are waterborne waste materials that, as the name suggests, float. More...

Residents Spending Half Their Income On Rent

More New Yorkers are paying half of their income for rent, according to a new report released today by Representative Anthony Weiner (D - Brooklyn and Queens). More...

Paterson Takes First Step In Property Tax Relief

Governor David A. Paterson has taken the first step towards providing real property tax relief to New Yorkers by issuing Executive Order No. 17, which establishes measures to evaluate costs of mandates on local governments. More...


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