August 21, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

SRO Renewal Set For Beach 113 Street

The Rockaway Park community fought for years, through the 1990s and into the mid-2000s, in an attempt to rid the neighborhood of single room occupancy buildings (SROs), particularly those owned by slumlord Michael Andrews. More...

Tree Falls, Pulling Down Wires, Igniting Fire

Homeowners of 196 Beach 132 Street, right off Rockaway Beach Boulevard on the beach block, speak with firefighters at about 1 p.m. More...

Bicycle Robbery In Rockaway Beach

A Rockaway Beach man was arrested and charged with robbery after he knocked a woman off a bike and robbed her last week, around the corner from the 100 Precinct station house, according to police. Martin D. More...

Claxton Survives Leandre's Petition Challenges

For the last few weeks the east end of Rockaway has had its own version of what happened in the west end's special City Council election earlier this year - one candidate attempting to keep competitors off the ballot. More...

Child Porn Bust For Far Rockaway Man

A Far Rockaway man, who is employed as a certified public accountant at a major Manhattan accounting and consulting firm, has been charged with possessing and sending child porn images to others using his various America Online (AOL) accounts, Quee More...

Councilman Sanders Says Lifeguard Deployment Is Racist

City Councilman James Sanders Jr. thinks that the recent spate of drownings on the Rockaway peninsula has as much to do with race as with rip currents. More...

Congressman Anthony Weiner Calls For Rip Tide Study

Congressman Anthony Weiner, a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, was joined by Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer this week to call on the United States Army Corps of Engineers to expand their $4 million study of the Rockaway beaches to includ More...

Seniors Eligible For $200 Long Island Power Authority Credit

Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

Strong Gas Smell Closes RBB For Two Hours

A strong smell of gas permeated the area between Beach 88 Street and Beach 90 Street on Rockaway Beach Boulevard early on Wednesday morning, causing fire units to close off the busy main street for two hours on Wednesday morning. More...

OEM Advises On Heat Health

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) urge New Yorkers to take steps during extremely hot weather to prevent serious illness that can result from the heat, especially among vulner More...

LIPA Says Ready For Hurricane Season

As Long Island enters the height of the 2009 hurricane season, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and National Grid are storm ready and are already monitoring storm activity in the tropics. More...


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