February 12, 2010 RSS feed / Top Stories

Weiner To Host West End Town Hall Meeting

Representative Anthony Weiner is coming to the west end of Rockaway for the latest in a chain of town hall meetings held by our federal representative The latest meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 16 at PS 114, Beach 135 Street and Cronsto More...

Simon To Host MTA Strategy Meeting

Democratic District Leader Lew Simon has called a strategy meeting for all those who want to have a say about the proposed Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s planned fare hikes and service cuts, as well as those planning on attending the More...

Ex-Cop Smokes Two At Bowling Alley

A retired New York City correction officer and Rockaway Beach resident allegedly shot two men outside a Jackson Heights bowling alley last week where he worked security when they refused to stop smoking inside the establishment, according to police. More...

Arrest Made In January Assault

One of three women wanted for allegedly beating a woman and stealing her cell phone in Rockaway Park was arrested last week in connection with the robbery, according to police. More...

Weiner’s Haiti Debt Relief Call Answered

Immediately following the earthquake that devastated Haiti, Representative Anthony Weiner called on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to work with the International Monetary Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank to forgive more than $600 mi More...

Law Forbids Carrying Gun While Drunk

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein have announced the introduction of legislation that would make it illegal to carry a gun while intoxicated in New York State. More...

Controversy Grows In Aqueduct Double-Deal

Criminal AEG Partner Showed The Door

A controversial Aqueduct Entertainment Group (AEG) investor with a criminal past has been dumped by the other investors because his participation could well have jeopardized the company’s Racino deal. More...

CB 14 Faces Mayor’s Budget Ax

Constituent Services In Danger

Community Board 14 District Manager Jonathan Gaska has nothing against trees, but he would rather the community have a sounding board than see more trees planted in Rockaway. More...

Ulrich Seeks To Stave Off BCHS Closing

Newly-elected City Councilman Eric Ulrich has issued a strong statement decrying the impending demise of Beach Channel High School, the only comprehensive high school on the Rockaway peninsula. More...

Detectives Visit Comatose Boy Daily

Two detectives from the 100 Precinct have been visiting a young boy, who remains in a coma, on a daily basis after his mother deliberately immersed him in scalding water, allegedly for having soiled himself, nurses at the Nassau County Medical Cente More...

Ulrich Urges Residents To Stand Up Against ‘Water Torture’

Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich is calling on the residents of his district to speak out against the New York City Water Board’s proposal to increase water rates by 14 percent in 2010. More...

Weiner Kicks Off Swap Out

Representative Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Energy and Commerce committee, announced the kick-off of the “Great Appliance Swap Out” program, which will provide rebates of up to $555 to New Yorkers who trade in their old applianc More...

FAA Seeks To Incorporate Its Own Brand Of Education

Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) were on hand at this week’s Community 14 meeting in Rockaway Beach to present their wide array of educational program for kids ranging from 5th grade through high school. More...

DOT Launches ‘You The Man’Ad Campaign

New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and Deputy Mayor for Operations Edward Skyler have announced the launch of “You The Man,” a new, multiplatform marketing campaign aimed at reducing driving while More...

DEP Launches Water Debt Relief Program

Mayor Michael R. More...


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