August 20, 2010 RSS feed / Top Stories

Belle Harbor MVA Leaves Two With Injuries

Bernie Schneider, 85, lost control of a Lincoln automobile, hitting a tree at Newport Avenue and Beach 131 Street at about 12:30 p.m. on August 13. More...

Far Rockaway Machete Chase

Michael Glasper, 38, a Mott Avenue resident, was arrested last week for allegedly wielding a machete down Cornaga Avenue near Hartman Lane, while chasing after another man, at around 7:00 p.m. on July 31, according to police. More...

New Teen Driving Laws Enacted By New York

Drivers Under 18 Subject To Restrictions

Commissioner David J. Swarts of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Chair of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) has announced the enactment of a new state law that will improve driver training and highway safety. More...

Pheffer Sets New Rental Car Insurance Law

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer announced that legislation she introduced prohibiting insurance companies from mandating the use of a particular rental vehicle company, has been signed into law. More...

Tips For Handling A Hurricane

While no major hurricane has struck Rockaway for more than a decade, there is always a chance for a large, Category 3 or Category 4 storm moving up the east coast and striking Rockaway head on. More...

Rockaway Worst In Ozone Concentration

DOH Report: Peninsula Is Downwind

The Department of Health has warned that a new, comprehensive study shows that the Rockaway peninsula is one of the two worst communities in the city in terms of ground-level ozone concentration, a highly reactive form of oxygen that is formed from More...

First Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station In New York City

Mayor Michael R. More...

VLTs, Electronic Games Good Bet At Aqueduct

All of the politicians who needed to approve the plan to build the Aqueduct Racino have thrown their chips on the table and Genting New York will begin construction at the aging Ozone Park racetrack within the next few months. More...

Angry Parents Close Down PEP Meeting

There was no Panel for Educational Policy meeting at Murray Bergtraum HS last night. Or at least barely a glimmer of one before parents organized by the Coalition for Educational Justice (CEJ) shut the meeting down. More...

Innocent Bystander Shot In Arverne

An innocent bystander walking outside of his Arverne apartment building was shot in the leg by a thug who then fled towards the Ocean Village Houses, police say. More...

Dog Starved To Death By Rockaway Man

In what might be considered one of the ultimate acts of cruelty against an animal, a Rockaway man was arrested earlier this month for failing to provide food to a female pit bull for a period of four to six weeks. More...

Paterson Signs Health Care Protection Law

Governor David A. More...

DCA: Supermarkets Rip Off Customers

More Than Half Cited

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz announced on Wednesday that DCA’s investigations of supermarkets throughout New York City resulted in a compliance rate of only 48 percent. More...

Weiner Calls Border Security Law ‘A Good Start’

Representative Anthony Weiner, the only New York member of the House Immigration Subcommittee, praised a new law signed by President Obama that will provide nearly $600 million in funding to increase security along the United States’ southern More...


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