February 4, 2011 RSS feed / Top Stories

Former Church Building Collapses In Far Rockaway

Right: the former First Baptist Church building located at 20-50 Nameoke Avenue partially collapsed on Wednesday morning as a portion of the roof caved in. More...

Bloomberg Knocks Cuomo On Budget Cuts

Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks that his city is not getting a fair share of the state budget pie, complaining that the city gives much more to the state than it gets back. More...

Council Passes Beach Smoking Ban

Prodded by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city’s Department of Health, the City Council on Wednesday passed a bill that would outlaw smoking on the city’s beaches and in its parks. More...

Governor Andrew Cuomo Sets 2011 Priorities

Declaring New York State at a crucial crossroads, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo traveled to Poughkeepsie on Thursday to present the action plan outlined in his recent State of the State Address. More...

National Grid Nearly Breaks Gas Record

Everyone knows by now that it was cold on Sunday and Monday. It was so cold that National Grid’s natural gas customers came close to breaking the all-time record for natural gas consumption. Between 10 a.m. Sunday, January, 23 and 10 a.m. More...

Service Restored At 3 Rockaway A-Train Stations

Two Other Platforms To Close This Month

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced the reopening of three Manhattan-bound platforms at Rockaway A-Train stations. More...

101 Precinct: Crime Down, Still Work To Do

Crime is down, but there is still work to do. That’s what the commanding officer of the 101 Police Precinct, Captain Michael Lipetri told area residents at January’s Precinct Community Council meeting. More...

Pushing Paper Instead Of Residents

The administrator of a local nursing care facility says that the fines imposed on the Lawrence Nursing Care Center last year were more about paperwork and revenue gathering than about patient care. More...

City Sets Plan To End Mortgage Fraud

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Chief Policy Advisor John Feinblatt, Department of Investigation Commissioner Rose Gil Hearn, Department of Finance Commissioner David M. Frankel, Queens County District Attorney Richard A. More...


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