November 5, 2010 RSS feed / Top Stories

Breezy Point Turns Down Vacuum Sewer Project

Stockholders in the Breezy Point Cooperative, the gated community at the far western end of the Rockaway peninsula, have turned down a controversial vacuum sewer project that would have replaced the septic systems now in place. More...

Pols No-Show For Racino Groundbreaking

In the wake of a state Inspector General’s report detailing the wrongdoing of several Queens politicians, including State Senator Malcolm Smith, the long-awaited groundbreaking for the Aqueduct Racino went on without three state leaders who si More...

Elderly Rockaway Man Peddles On Parkway

An elderly Alzheimer’s sufferer from Rockaway Park startled motorists crawling through a construction zone on the Belt Parkway by peddling his adult tricycle serenely along the shoulder of the busy road. More...

Of 8 Rockaway High Schools, Only 3 Rated

At one time, only a few short years ago, there were two comprehensive high schools – Far Rockaway High School and Beach Channel High School. More...

Mom Pleads Guilty To Scalding Toddler Son

A Rockaway Park mother has pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child for severely burning her toddler son by deliberately immersing him in scalding hot water for having soiled himself. More...

DOE Set To Close BCHS – Again!

As Yogi Berra might have said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” The Department of Education (DOE) has announced that it will close 47 schools over the next few years, including Beach Channel High School, which it attempted to phase More...

Argument Leads To Bashing

A Rockaway man once arrested in connection with a 2008 drug bust at the Hammel Houses was taken into custody again, this time for an alleged confrontation with a neighbor. More...

Camera Eyes Focus On Hammels

NYPD eyes will soon be on Hammels as Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer announced last week at the 100 Precinct Community Council meeting that funding for three NYPD surveillance cameras has been secured in and around the Hammel Houses complex. More...

Marshall Pushes Ahead On BC Flooding Issue

Despite the city’s refusal to declare the flooding in Broad Channel on West 12 Road an emergency, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall is pushing forward with the design phase of the project to alleviate the problem. More...


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