July 31, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

Paterson Names Former Local As MTA Chair

A former Rockaway resident who traveled the A Train route to work in Manhattan each day has been named the new chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) by Governor David Paterson. More...

New Bill Targets Unscrupulous Foreclosure Consultants

Councilman James Sanders Jr. has announced that he will introduce a bill in the City Council targeting unscrupulous consultants who take homeowners' money and do nothing on their behalf to fight foreclosures. More...

Bicycle Access Bill Expected To Pass

Councilmember David Yassky, Councilmember Gale Brewer, Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Department of Health Acting Deputy Commissioner Andy Goodman, Transportation Alternatives, and dozens of transportation and public More...

Gillibrand Plans To Fight Childhood Obesity

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New York senator in 40 years to sit on the Senate Agriculture Committee, recently unveiled her plan to address childhood obesity and lower health care costs. More...

Report Of Missing Surfer Brings Emergency Response

Shortly after two swimmers were pulled from the raging surf by lifeguards on Beach 91 Street on Tuesday at about 5 p.m., a witness (pictured) told lifeguards that a surfer was in trouble about 200 yards from the beach at Beach 90 Street. More...

City Council Announces New Steps In Removal Of Graffiti

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the New York City Council announced new legislation to make it easier for the City to clean property defaced by graffiti and shift responsibility for cleanups from individual property owners to the City. More...

Rockaway Woman Dead In Virginia Crash

Seven Injured When Driver Falls Asleep

A Far Rockaway woman, on her way with family to a reunion, died on Saturday, July 25, when the van in which she was riding was hit by a sports utility vehicle on a Virginia highway. More...

JFK Runway Reconstruction Begins

Experts: Project Will Save Travel Time And Reduce Congestion Costs

A major runway project that could impact noise on the Rockaway peninsula began in earnest on Tuesday, when Governor David A. Paterson kicked off the $376.3 million project at John F. Kennedy International Airport. More...

$1 Billion Car Allowance Rebate System Begins

A program meant to ultimately result in cleaner air for New Yorkers, the "Cash for Clunkers" program, began on July 27. More...

Pheffer: Beware Of Census Scams

Every ten years, the U.S. government conducts a nationwide census. More...

Two Wounded In Bayswater Shooting

Two unidentified teens, aged 15 and 17, were shot in the early morning hours of July 25 while attending a party in Bayswater, according to police reports. Sources sat that the two males were at a party at approximately 2 a.m. More...

SJEH Hosts Cholesterol Awareness Seminar

Increasingly, people are becoming more at risk for heart disease due to high cholesterol, says a spokesperson for St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway. More...

FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit Demonstrates Barbeque Safety Tips

The FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit recently held a demonstration of barbecue safety rules and tips at Fort Totten, Queens. More...


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