June 19, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

Merck Patient Assistance Program Expands

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (D-Queens) is pleased to announce the expansion of Merck's Patient Assistance Program, which will allow many more people to receive Merck medicines for free. More...

DA Brown Reaches Nearly Two Decades Of Service

District Attorney Richard A. Brown of Queens County today begins his 19th year as the borough's top law enforcement official. He was sworn into office on June 1, 1991 following his appointment by then Governor Mario M. Cuomo. More...

Tips On Beating Deadly Rip Currents

With the summer vacation season here, and in the wake of a deadly drowning last weekend at Beach 14 Street, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Park Service are alerting beachgoers to the threat of rip curren More...

Shootings In And Around Ocean Bay Houses

A series of shootings this week has left two teenagers and one unidentified male wounded, once again raising suspicions about gang related violence in and around the Ocean Bay houses in Arverne. More...

Unfounded Call Brings Massive Emergency Response

A call to the 911 system on Monday night stating that there was a body floating in the ocean off Beach 102 Street brought local and citywide fire and police units to the scene. More...

Paterson Introduces Tougher Gun Laws

Governor David A. Paterson announced this week that he has proposed legislation that would help ensure that only law-abiding individuals are able to obtain and retain firearms licenses. More...

City Council Fights Again For Community Board Funds

City Council Member Eric Ulrich gathered with more than 300 community activists at City Hall to protest the proposed budget cuts to community boards throughout New York City. More...


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