December 18, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

First Conviction Under New Sex Trafficking Law

A St. Albans man, who used his Far Rockaway brother to help conceal his crimes, was the first person convicted under New York State's sex trafficking statute which became law in 2007, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown has announced. More...

Weiner Backs Medicare Buy-In, Then It's Gone

Congressman Anthony Weiner has long been in favor of including a "public option" in any health care bill that the Congress cared to pass. More...

Search Recovers Drugs, Revolver, Ammo

Officers of the 101 Precinct, after obtaining a search warrant for the premises at 21-17 Nameoke Street in Far Rockaway, arrested two individuals after finding drugs, ammunition and a loaded weapon, The Wave has learned. More...

House Passes Funding For 'Cops' Program

Congressman Anthony Weiner applauded the passage of legislation that will provide $298 million in hiring grants for the popular Comm - unity Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, which will allow for the hiring of approximately 1,500 new polic More...

Weiner: NY Pays More Cell Taxes Than Most

Representative Anthony Weiner, the vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commu ni ca tions, Technology, and the Inter net, has released a new study showing New Yorkers pay 10 cell phone taxes and fees — more than any oth More...

DOH Introduces New Tracking Website

Any New Yorker can now monitor the city's environmental conditions and certain health conditions, with a few clicks of the mouse. The Health Department's new Environmental Public Health Tracking Portal - available at http://nyc. More...

Lots Of Angry Questions; Few Answers At BCHS Meeting

District 27 Superintendent Michelle Lloyd-Bay looked like a hockey goalie unable to stop the slap shots coming at her hot and heavy in the Beach Channel High School auditorium on Tuesday night. More...

Is LNG Island Plan Terminal?

The plan to put a Liquefied Natu - ral Gas (LNG) plant on a manmade island off the shore of Rocka - way may come to a screeching halt in early January because New Jersey Gover nor-elect Chris Chris - tie has voiced his opposition to the More...

Work to Begin On Far Rockaway Shopping Center

Negotiations Continue For $16M In Major Renovations

After decades of deterioration, minor work has begun on the Far Rockaway Shopping Center located in the downtown business district, at the intersection of Central and Mott Avenues. More...

Car Blindsided, Crashes Into Fence

Arverne resident Emanuel McNeil was driving southbound on Beach 72 Street at about 4:20 p.m. on December 12 when his vehicle was struck on the passenger side door. More...

Apartment Fire Brings All-Hands Alert

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians responded to an all-hands alert at Seaview Towers Apartments at 333 Beach 32 Street, off Seagirt Boulevard, late Tuesday night. More...

FBI Warns Of Internet Pop Ups

The FBI warned consumers today about an ongoing threat involving popup security messages that appear while they are on the Internet. More...

Senators Seek Aid For Eroded Beaches

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


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