January 21, 2011 RSS feed / Top Stories

Aqueduct Racino Officials Ask For End To Indian Casino

Six New York Racino operators, including Genting, New York, the operator of the Racino now under construction at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, are asking Governor Andrew Cuomo and Assembly and state Senate leaders to put the brakes on a contract More...

'Chaos Or Community' Conference

Gun Buy-Back Plan On The Agenda

“To celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is to celebrate a commitment to community, organization, and non-violent civic action,” says City Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

Bloomberg: Nation’s Gun Laws Are ‘Broken’

In his weekly radio show this week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the spokesperson for Mayors Against Guns, said that the nation’s gun laws are “broken,” and called for new controls on weapons and ammunition in the wake of the tragic sho More...

Bloomberg Sets Snow Removal Upgrade

The Bloomberg Administration on Monday released a 15-Point Action Plan following its preliminary review of the City’s response to last month’s blizzard. More...

‘The DOE Should Be Reorganized, Not BCHS’

Vote To Close School Set For February 13

After two hours in the Beach Channel auditorium on January 13, the consensus among the 50 locals who came to tell the Department of Education not to shut down the school was clear: The DOE has failed the school and it is that agency that should be cl More...

Toxic Caulk At Far Rockaway School

A parent advocacy group has found that a Far Rockaway school is chockfull of a toxic, cancer-causing substance used to caulk its windows, a new report shows. More...

New Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Plan For Atlantic Shores

A Canadian energy company and a privately held New York firm are looking to build a deep-water natural gas pipeline 15 miles off the New Jersey coast and about 30 miles south of the Rockaway shoreline. More...

Rockaway Firefighter Dies Of 9/11 Illness

A retired, much-decorated firefighter who risked his life for the Far Rockaway community, died on Tuesday of lung disease triggered by his grueling two months working at Ground Zero, his widow said. More...

Cops Offer Reward For Brooklyn Kidnapper

The New York City Police Department is offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the disappearance of Patrick Alford, a Brooklyn youth who was last seen on Friday, January 14 in th More...

Bloomberg, Chancellor Black, Pledge Help For Failing Readers

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Schools Chancellor Cathleen P. More...


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