July 10, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

Developer Deals Himself Into 'Racino' Game

It's a high-stakes game with lots at stake for both the developer and the state and, even though the last hand fell flat, several new firms have entered the bidding for the right to open a "Racino" at Aqueduct Racetrack in nearby Ozone Park. More...

FR Woman Charged In Fraud

A Far Rockaway woman has been indicted on grand larceny and other charges for allegedly forging the signature of her stepfather in an effort to transfer his house to herself, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. More...

Burst Water Main Sits For Weeks On RBB

Despite several calls to the 311 system and the Department of Environmental Protection, a burst water main stands on the north side of Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 87 and Beach 88 Street. More...

Unlicensed Driver Busted On Several Charges

A Rockaway man who honked his horn at a police car and then illegally tried to go around the car was busted on Shore Front Parkway at Beach 84 Street on June 29 on a myriad of charges, including driving without a license and fleeing a police offic More...

Council Candidate Claims Sanders Politicized CB

A candidate, looking to represent the east end of Rockaway and parts of the mainland, has been denied reappointment to a local community board by the man he hopes to unseat in this fall's primary elections. More...

Manufactured Gas Plant Project Moving Along

The former Manufactured Gas Plant in Rockaway Park, which is currently under remediation of its toxic soil, showed the first signs of significant progress in months when the massive tent was relocated, indicating that a portion of the site is now c More...

Arrested For Smashing Bottle On Cop Car

A Rockaway Beach man was arrested after allegedly smashing a champagne bottle against a police car on June 27, according to police. More...

Triborough Bridge And Tunnel Authority Sets July 12 Increases

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) raised the base subway and bus fares on June 28 to $2.25 and will raise bridge and tunnel tolls this weekend. More...


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