September 11, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

Primary Election Set For September 15

Dems Vie For Citywide, Local Seats

Registered Democrats will go to the polls next Tuesday, September 15, to choose their candidates for several citywide and local posts. There are no Republican primary races scheduled for this year. More...

Two Busted For Heisting Recyclable Cardboard

Two Rockaway men have been arrested for stealing recyclable cardboard destined for a commercial scrap dealer, a spokesperson for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said on Tuesday. Brown, joined by Michael J. More...

After Eight Years, 9/11 Terrorist Attack Still Touches Rockaway

It is difficult to believe that it is been eight years ago today since more than 70 peninsula residents died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and since hundreds watched the majestic buildings fall in Manhattan from the bay wall on More...

We Will Always Remember Those Who Were Lost

Joe Agnello *Richie Allen *Michael Andrews *Ezra Aviles *Steve Belson *Gennady Boyarsky *Pamela Boyce *Brandon Buchanan *Matthew Burke *Frank Callahan *Liam Callahn *Marcia Carter *Paul Cascio *Mandy Chang-Burke *Anthony Coladonato *Tom Cullen * More...

'The Day I Lost My Heart'

Husband of Missing Far Rockaway Woman Speaks

In the nearly three weeks since the attack on the World Trade Center, many people have managed to hold on to the slightest hope that their loved ones are still alive. More...

Scores Reported Missing in WTC Terrorist Attack

While it is still much too early to tell, a survey of local churches, synagogues and other institutions on the peninsula indicates that upwards of 75 Rockaway residents have been reported as missing in the wake of the terrorist attack on the World More...

Candidates Violate Parks' Rules With Campaign Ads

They're on trees, poles; anywhere there is an empty space - posters urging you to vote for one candidate or another. One place they are not supposed to be is on Department of Parks property. More...

Shooting Incidents Rip Rockaway

In the wake of two homicides during the week before Labor Day, Rockaway saw two more shooting incidents, in the past week, with neither of the victims likely to die from his wound. The first took place on September 6. More...

Youth Struck By Basketball Rim

A young man who got in the middle of an altercation in Far Rockaway on September 2 was struck by a basketball rim that had been pulled from a playground stanchion, police say. More...

A Clean Water Stimulus For Rockaway

The Rockaways have been included in a $220 million stimulus grant funded to New York City for water infrastructure improvements, announced this week by Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Paterson. More...

Mosquito Spraying This Weekend

To control mosquitoes, the Health Department will apply larvicide by helicopter to marsh and other nonresidential areas of Staten Island, the Bronx and parts of Rockaway this week. More...

'Is Anybody Else Out There Still Alive?'

A Diary of The World Trade Center Experience of Four Broad Channel Volies

The day that almost ended their lives began differently for each of the four Broad Channel Volunteer firefighters and EMT's, Chris (Bubba) Kalisak, Fred Grey, Robert Nussberger and Ed Wilmarth, III. More...

Tribute Park Morphs From Empty Lot To Fitting Tribute

In the days after the WTC attack on September 11, 2001, when it became clear that Rockaway was perhaps the hardest-hit community in the city, a group of Rockaway activists sat down to plan a memorial for the locals who died in the attack. More...

Photos Taken During The Attack and Its Aftermath Reflect Tragedy, Renewal

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LIPA Targeting Stimulus Money For Projects

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) announced that it has applied for over $17 million in additional federal stimulus funds with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for three separate renewable energy projects. More...


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