August 7, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

DC 37 And Tenants PAC Endorse Gulluscio

Last week DC 37, the largest municipal employee union, endorsed Frank Gulluscio for City Council. DC 37 has more than 125,000 members throughout the city Their employees work in numerous fields, from nursing and sanitation to education. More...

Vandals Destroy Environmental Dirt Sculpture

Vandals have destroyed, beyond repair, the eight-foot earth sculpture "Digital Dirt Processor 2.0," on the open stretch of land adjacent to the boardwalk at Beach 30 Street, according to Jeanne Dupont, the president of the Rockaway Waterfront Allianc More...

City Divests Pension Funds Of Iran Investments

Representative Anthony D. More...

Detective Pulls Woman From Riis Park Surf

A police detective on his regular evening run at Riis Park on Monday evening saw a woman being pulled out to sea by a raging riptide, jumped into the water and dragged her to safety. More...

Aqueduct Bids In Closed Selection Process

Half a dozen bids to revive the Aqueduct racetrack in nearby Ozone Park were formally submitted to Governor David Paterson's office last week as part of a closed selection process, raising eyebrows among good-government groups. More...

Local Takes Hostage On 49-Hour, Two-State Chase

Charged With Kidnapping, Assault

A Far Rockaway man has been charged in a Nassau County court with abducting his ex-girlfriend and taking her on a two-day jaunt that moved from Uniondale to Atlantic City (New Jersey) and then to Queens last week. More...

Sanders Targets Foreclosure Consultants With New Bill

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...

Weiner Launches Fight to Keep Neighborhood Post Offices Open

Representative Anthony Weiner, cochair of the Middle Class Caucus, revealed an alarming number of post offices at risk of being closed in New York City. More...


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