September 10, 2010 RSS feed / Top Stories

Parks Pushes Foodie RFP To September 24

The city’s Department of Parks and Recreation has pushed back the due date for a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a single vendor to run three snack bars and up to 20 mobile carts on or near the boardwalk. More...

Rockaway Task Force Hears Residents’ Concerns

Transportation, jobs and education. Those were some of the concerns put to members of the new Rockaway Task Force which held its first open meeting with area residents this week. More...

2010 Primaries This Tuesday

Polling places will open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14 for the 2010 general election primary ballots. More...

Mom Charged With ‘Violently Shaking’ Child

A Far Rockaway mother has been charged with first-degree assault for allegedly violently shaking her seven-month-old daughter and causing her to sustain life-threatening injuries, including brain damage, a spokesperson for Queens District Attorney R More...

Local Day Care Centers To Close June 2011

Two of Rockaway’s day care centers became causalities of the city’s budget crunch last month, when the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) informed them that the leases on their facilities would no longer be funded beginni More...

Ulrich: Deadline For WTC Workers

Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich reminds all constituents who worked or volunteered at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 terror attacks of two important deadlines that are quickly approaching: More...

ACA Helps Employers, Unions Cover Early Retirees

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the first round of applicants accepted into the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program. More...

Paterson Signs Domestic Workers Bill Of Rights

Governor David A. Paterson has signed into law a landmark bill to grant workplace protections to domestic workers, the first such law to be enacted in the nation. More...

Cops Corral Elevator Assault Thug

Stole Money, Cell Phone

After three months of detective work, an Arverne man was busted last week for allegedly assaulting and robbing a man inside a Far Rockaway elevator, not knowing that he was in full view of a security camera, police say. More...

Fired? Quit? Slater Faces Evaluation

The Belle Harbor resident who gained his 15 minutes of fame by cursing out a passenger and exiting the Jet Blue aircraft on which he was serving as a flight attendant is no longer working for the company, but there is a dispute over whether he quit More...

Weiner Fights For Breezy Point 9/11 Hero

Rep. Anthony Weiner has asked Defense Secretary Robert Gates to award Breezy Point resident Major Thomas Sullivan the U.S. Army Soldier’s Medal for his heroic efforts to save lives at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. More...

Aqueduct VLT Contract On Hold, But Why?

The latest plan to develop Video Lottery Terminals (VLT) at the aging Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park is no sure bet, insiders say. More...

Rockaway Subway Rehab Update

Beach 25, Beach 44, Beach 67, Beach 90 And Beach 105 Street Stations Partially Closed

After taking the summer off, the Metropolitan Transit Authority has announced that the rehabilitation on Rockaway’s subway stations began again this past Tuesday. More...

FR Woman To Run For Jamaica Council Seat

A Far Rockaway woman whose fiancée was shot and killed by police outside a Jamaica (Queens) strip club, where he was holding his bachelor party, will soon move from Rockaway and run for a vacated City Council seat, published reports in the New York More...

DiNapoli Warns Of NYS Budget Problems

In an analysis of the final state budget released on Thursday, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. More...

Court Denies Reservation From Selling Cigarettes

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Corporation Counsel Michael A. More...


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