July 23, 2010 RSS feed / Top Stories

Sanders Meets With Stark On Shopping Center Future

In what many see as the beginning of a long overdue step forward, Councilman James Sanders Jr. met with Rita Stark, the owner of the Thriftway Shopping Center located in downtown Far Rockaway. More...

Boardwalk Collapses During Lighting Repairs

Two small sections of the Rockaway boardwalk at Beach 91 Street and Beach 100 Street collapsed last Thursday when a Department of Transportation (DOT) contractor (pictured here) was fixing lighting al More...

Weiner Announces Vacancy Rates For Busy Queens Business Strips

Rep. Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, unveiled a survey of 10 of Queens’ busiest shopping streets, including Rockaway Park’s Beach 116 Street, showing an average vacancy rate of 12 percent. More...

Pheffer Launches Reelection Campaign

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that her campaign for re-election to the New York State Assembly has begun. More...

Mayor To BCHS: You’re On Your Own

Speaking on his weekly radio show last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the 19 schools the city was blocked from closing, which include Beach Channel High School, that they are on their own despite a United Federation of Teachers plea to plow some More...

State Says Tests Getting Tougher

A new study done by a Harvard University testing expert shows that the New York State examinations measuring how well students know English and mathematics have been getting much easier over the past few years, and state education officials have pro More...

Titus Challenger Drops Out Of Race

The sole challenger to Assemblywoman Michele Titus’s re-election bid has announced this week that he will no longer be challenging her in the September 14 Democratic primary for the 31st Assembly District. Okenfe A. More...

Beach Erosion Fix In The Pipeline

If Congressman Anthony Weiner has his way, the temporary fix to replenish our beaches that was completed last month might lead to a permanent fix that will keep the entire six-mile Rockaway shoreline safe. More...

Dumps Hot Breakfast In Boyfriend’s Lap

A Far Rockaway woman, tired of cooking for her boyfriend, tossed a steaming breakfast in his lap to show her displeasure, court sources say. More...

Sanders To Bloomberg: Grant Waiver For Rockaway Y

Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

LIPA, National Grid Prepare For Hurricane Season

As Long Island enters the height of the 2010 hurricane season, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and National Grid conducted its major hurricane season drill in preparation for emergency response and restoration if a hurricane makes landfall in More...


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