July 24, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

Once Again, Councilman Sanders Dismisses Attendance Problems

Once again, City Councilman James Sanders Jr. has one of the lowest attendance rates in the elected body. Official records show that Sanders was present for Council and mandated committee meetings only 61 percent of the time. More...

Thompson To MTA: Expand CityTicket To Give Transit Users More Options

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. is calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to expand its CityTicket program and improve mass transit alternatives for New Yorkers. More...

First Meridian Mortgage To Hold Home Buying Seminar

First Meridian Mortgage will hold a seminar on home buying on Monday, July 27, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Far Rockaway Library at 1637 Central Avenue. More...

Two Cars Collide On Rain-Slicked RBB

Two automobiles collided on Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 124 Street at about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. Eyewitnesses say that the road was made slick by a heavy rain earlier in the day and a constant drizzle. More...

Require Disclosure Of Store Refund Policies

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that legislation she introduced to require greater disclosure of store refund policies has passed the Assembly and the Senate. More...

Gateway Park Asks: What Do You Want?

The Gateway National Recreation Area wants to know your thoughts about what amenities the park should feature in the future as part of its attempt to come up with a new general management plan that would govern park growth over the next decades. More...

31st District Council Candidates File With Elections Board

Five candidates, hoping to be the next city councilman to represent the east end of Rockaway, filed petitions last week with New York City's Board of Elections for a spot on the Democratic primary ballot in September. More...

Cut Out The Noise In Dayton Towers

A Dayton Towers East resident was so angered by an early morning argument that he knocked on his neighbor's door and pulled a knife on him insisting that he cut out the noise, according to police. More...

Ulrich Announces Free Summer Meal Program

Healthy and great tasting free breakfasts and lunches are once again on the menu for all the children of New York City ages eighteen and younger. No registration or documentation is required for those wishing to participate. More...

City Council 32 Candidates File Petitions

In the campaign for November's 32 District City Council race, although Democrat Frank Gulluscio and the incumbent, Republican Eric Ulrich, have raised nearly equal amounts of funding, Gulluscio has more than double the number of nominating petition More...

Car Takes A Quick Dip In Atlantic Ocean

Surfers out for a quick wave ride early on Wednesday morning instead found a red Ford Escort tucked in near the rock jetty on Beach 67 Street. The car was empty of both driver and identification, and the car's license plate had been removed. More...

Increase In Income Levels For SCRIE Program

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (D-Queens) announced that the income eligibility level for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program has increased to $29,000 from $28,000 in July 2008. More...


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