June 12, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

Coin-Hunter Seeks Reversal Of Gateway Prohibition

City, Long Beach Allow Metal Detectors

Far Rockaway resident Edward Singer has a passion for sweeping the local beaches with his metal detector, looking for errant coins and other longforgotten property. More...

Governors Join In Clean Ocean Pact

Unclear Future For Rockaway LNG Terminal

Several east coast governors and environmentalists got together in Manhattan last week to declare their devotion to keeping the Atlantic Ocean pristine and to driving their states towards a policy of renewable energy. More...

CB14 Approves Street Naming For Baxter, Hernandez

After several heart-wrenching pleas and a minimum of discussion, Community Board 14 voted on Tuesday night to approve the renaming of several Rockaway streets in the memory of two locals, More...

MTA Introduces Trip Planner Voice

MTA New York City Transit now offers a new dimension to the Trip Planner experience with Trip Planner Voice, enabling customers to access bus and subway travel itinerary information via the telephone 24/7 without the need to wait to speak to an age More...

Permit Problem, Rat Droppings Close Diner

Hungry residents looking for a quick breakfast at the Rockaway Diner on Beach 116 Street were served instead with a sign that the establishment had been closed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH). More...

Smith Ousted From Senate Leadership Position

Rockaway Politician Cries 'Foul,' Says Move Is Illegal

In a sneak attack that took the State Senate's Democratic majority by surprise, a cabal of Republicans and Democrats ousted a Rockaway politician from his seat as Senate Majority Leader late on Monday night. More...

MTA MetroCard Grace Periods

Customers who purchase a 1-Day Fun Pass, 7-Day, 14- Day or 30-Day Unlimited MetroCard prior to the scheduled June 28 fare change, and use them for the first time no later than July 6, will receive all of the unlimited travel to which they are entit More...

Body Identified

The female corpse found on the oceanfront at Beach 28 Street on May 21 has been identified by the city's chief medical examiner as the body of Sirikatha Peiris, 64, of 88-45 213 Street in Jamaica. More...

Cost Going Up For Car Service Ride

State Imposes Sales Tax On Livery-Car Trips

Rockaway riders who use the ubiquitous car service rides to get around Rockaway will soon find they are paying a higher freight for the ride. More...

'Cold DNA Hit' Jails Man For Rockaway Rape

A Pennsylvania man who was serving a five-year prison sentence in New Jersey on drug charges and was scheduled to appear before the parole board there when he was arrested by New York authorities has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 199 More...


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