April 9, 2010 RSS feed / Top Stories

Local Census Participation Below National Average

The participation of many of Rockaway’s communities in the national 2010 Census has fallen below the participation rate of the nation as a whole, which is currently at 60 percent, according to Census Bureau officials this week. More...

Hammels Man Charged With Shaking Son

A 24-year-old Far Rockaway man has been charged with felony assault after his eight-month-old son suffered lifethreatening injuries, including bleeding on the brain. More...

Paterson Takes Reins Of Racino Decision

Governor David Paterson told a radio audience on Tuesday that he will cut other prominent state political leaders out of the decision on who would run a lucrative gambling Racino at Aqueduct Racetrack despite the fact that a law governing the select More...

CMS Sets Medicare Payment Rates

The 2011 payment rates and plan requirements for Medicare private health and drug plans (also known as the Call Letter) that were announced on Monday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) begin the implementation of health care ref More...

Sex Offender/ Tips Program

Parents For Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center (PFML/CVC) announced This week the expansion of their Sex Offender Registration Tips Program (SORT) to include communities in New York. More...

Comptroller Launches ‘My Money NYC’

New York City Comptroller John C. More...

BC Residents To Meet With Borough President

Westside Flooding On The Agenda

Broad Channel residents who live to the west of Cross Bay Boulevard will meet with Queens Borough President Helen Marshall on April 16 to discuss the terrible flooding situation that exists on those streets. More...

Council Takes Action To Prevent Overcrowded Housing

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was recently joined in the Red Room of City Hall by Homeless Services Commissioner Robert V. More...

Senate Seeks To Fix Broken Budget Process

The State Senate Democratic Majority has unveiled comprehensive reforms to fix the state’s broken budget process and give New Yorkers a fiscally responsible budget, said a spokesperson for the Democrats. More...

Smith Attorney Out Of Senate As New Allegations Spread

Flowers Tied To Secret $500,000 Land Deals

A key advisor to State Senator Malcolm Smith, who is also in the crosshairs of a number of investigations involving the embattled senator, was tossed out of the Senate Chamber last week. More...

Smith Introduces ‘Operation Safe Peninsula’

State Senator Malcolm Smith this week announced “Operation Safe Peninsula,” a new collaborative anticrime initiative aimed at providing open dialogue between the community and both police precincts. More...

Holding Billions In Unclaimed Funds

New Yorkers can find out if they are owed some of the state’s $9.9 billion in unclaimed funds at events across the state in April, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has announced. More...

Cops Take Loaded Weapon In Perp Chase

Police search McBride Street in Far Rockaway for a weapon that was thrown away by a fleeing suspect on Monday evening. More...

Congressman Weiner Has Internet Cigarette Bill Signed

Outside the U.S. More...

Errant Sprinkler Spews Chemical Foam

Sprinkler systems above gas station tanks are set to go off and douse the area with chemical foam in case of a fire, but the system at the Mobil Gas Station at 112-01 Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway P More...

Paterson Looks To Improve MECC

Governor David A. Paterson today submitted legislation, Program Bill No. More...

DOB Warns Of Illegal Building Conversions

The Department of Buildings has launched a citywide campaign to educate New Yorkers about the dangers of illegally converted living spaces. More...

Ulrich Signs Veterans Bills

Councilman Eric Ulrich joined fellow councilmember Vincent J. More...

Federal and Private Funding To Improve NYCHA Housing

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chairman John B. More...

Ulrich Partners With Metropolitan Council

Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich stated that his office is partnering with the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty to ensure that his constituents may receive the vital services such as food and shelter if they find themselves in immediate need. More...


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