June 17, 2011 RSS feed / Top Stories

Malcolm X Daughter Pleads Guilty

Malikah Shabazz, the youngest daughter of slain activist Malcolm X, has pleaded guilty to stealing the personal identification information of the 70-year-old Far Rockaway widow of one of her father’s former bodyguards. More...

Murder At Ocean Bay Houses

A Rockaway man was shot twice in the head and killed in a hallway at the Ocean Bay Houses in Arverne on Sunday afternoon, police say. More...

Garaufis To Set Up Special Master For FDNY Controversy

A Brooklyn federal judge said last week that he might appoint a referee to weigh claims of “potentially thousands” of black and Hispanic fire department applicants who say they never had a chance to get a fire department job because the e More...

Peninsula Hospital Center Union Members Rally

Seek Benefits, Better Health Care For Rockaway

Union members rallied outside Peninsula Hospital Center this week as the workers attempted to inform the community about their quest for better benefits and improved health care for the Rockaway community. More...

Weiner Steps Down, Citing ‘Political Distraction’

Rockaway’s Representative in Congress, Anthony Weiner, stepped down on Thursday afternoon from his legislative seat in the wake of intense pressure from politicians and constituents concerned with his sexually-based social media obsession, sext More...

Cop Gets Ten Years For Child Porn

A retired cop from South Ozone Park with ties to Rockaway who pleaded guilty to child pornography last month was sentenced to 10 years in prison, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced this week. More...

Looks Like Goldfeder Against Deacy

Major Parties Solidifying Choices

Even though Governor Andrew Cuomo has not yet called for a special election to fill the vacancy in the New York State Assembly created when Audrey Pheffer left her seat to become Queens County Clerk, the major parties seem to have begun to solidify t More...

Interior Secretary At Floyd Bennett Field

Promises Place For Rockaway Community

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on Monday came to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn to open a new camping program and to propose a series of first steps to link parks and other open spaces in the New York City metropolitan area “to enable l More...

Accused Of Stealing Gas

A Far Rockaway state employee has been arrested and charged with stealing gasoline meant to be given to stranded motorists, and using it to fill up his personal car, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced last week. More...

DOH Monitors Posting Of Restaurant Grades

The city’s Health Department is conducting targeted, unannounced inspections to ensure that restaurants comply with conspicuously posting sanitary inspection letter grades. More...

Emergency Room Fight Leads To Arrests

Police arrested a Far Rockaway man and 10 others after a fight broke out in the emergency room of Nassau University Medical Center last Saturday morning. More...

‘No Discharge Zone’ For Jamaica Bay

Environmental Protection Commis sioner Cas Holloway has announced that DEP is seeking a No Discharge Zone designation in the open waters and tributaries of Jamaica Bay. More...


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