December 4, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

Toxic PCBs In BCHS Window Frames

Add to the list of warnings parents give their sons and daughters before they leave for Beach Channel High School each day, "Don't sit near the windows. More...

101 Precinct Crime Down In 2009

Concern For Quality Of Life Crimes

As 2009 draws to a close, statistics for the 101 Precinct show an overall decrease in crime, Deputy Inspector Brian McMahon, the commanding officer of the 101 Precinct, told community members earlier this month. More...

FDNY Absentee Rate Forces Reductions In Staff

The Fire Department will reduce firefighter staffing on 49 engine companies in accordance with the Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) labor contract that calls for the reduction if the overall firefighter absentee rate exceeds 7.5 percent on More...

Weiner Praises Store Gate Legislation

Congressman Anthony Weiner (D - Queens & Brooklyn) released the following statement in support of City Council legislation that would put an end to solid metal security gates, after the vote this week. More...

Two-Car Accident On CBB

Two cars came together with a crash on Cross Bay Boulevard on Thursday morn - ing as the road was made slippery by a driving rain and windstorm. More...

Paterson Signs New DWI Legislation

Governor David A. Paterson today signed into law Governor's Program Bill No. 204, the Child Passenger Pro tection Act, now known as Leandra's Law. More...

Weiner: NYC Residents Overcharged For Drugs

Representative Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, and Representative Carolyn Maloney, following news reports that drug companies have been raising drug prices for the most popular drugs in anticipation of More...

Elderly Woman Thrown From Wheelchair, Robbed

An elderly woman in a wheelchair was attacked inside an apartment house complex on Beach 14 Street last week, The Wave has learned. More...

FR Men Indicted In Pennsylvania Drug Raid

Fifteen men, including two from Far Rockaway, were arrested this week in a Pennsylvania drug raid. They were indicated on charges of selling marijuana, cocaine and crack cocaine, according to published reports. More...

Local Convicted In Lottery Scam

Sold Scratch-Offs On Street

A Far Rockaway man who defrau - ded several individuals around the state out of large sums of money has pleaded guilty. More...

Adult Housing Plan Rejected By Feds, Advocacy Groups

Both federal prosecutors and advocacy groups are blasting a state plan to move the mentally ill out of "institutionalized" adult homes and into the community by funding 1,000 units of supported housing over the next five years. More...

Driver Dies In Seagirt Boulevard MVA

A man identified by police as Kevin Ledra, 21, of Far Rockaway, driving eastbound on Seagirt Boulevard at Beach 13 Street was killed on Wednesday evening at about 11:30 p.m. More...

Senators Ask For Beach Aid

U.S. Senators Charles E. More...

Busted For Cell Phone Swipe

An Arverne woman was arrested and charged with petit larceny for allegedly stealing a cell phone from the lobby of her 57-15 Shore Front Parkway apartment building, according to police. More...

FluLine Now Available Through The 311 System

As part of a continued effort to prepare for the peak of influenza season, the city has launched the NYC Flu - Line, the Health Department announ - ced. More...

Sex Offenders Booted From FaceBook, MySpace

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced that more than 3,500 registered New York state sex offenders, including 186 from Queens, have been purged from so - cial networking sites Facebook and MySpace in the first database sweep since the state's new More...


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