June 24, 2011 RSS feed / Top Stories

Retired Cop Killed In MVA

Nowicki Worked Midnights At 100 Precinct

A retired New York City cop who worked for a number of years at the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park was killed on Monday while working on a help crew for the Tennessee Department of Transportation. More...

Gillibrand Praises Petroleum Release

At the urging of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and her colleagues, President Obama decided on Thursday to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). More...

Cops Investigating West End Shots Fired

Residents Blame Local Drug Dealers

Detectives from the 100 Precinct are investigating an incident in which several shots were fired at Beach 120 Street at about 3:18 a.m. last Sunday morning. More...

Jamaica Bay Cleanup Efforts Continue

For the past eight years or so, Don Riepe, the Jamaica Bay Guardian, and Dan Mundy, the president of Jamaica Bay EcoWatchers, have been working with Gateway NRA to remove old boats and floatable debris from Jamaica Bay marshes and shorelines. More...

DA Goes To State’s Highest Court On Bellamy Case

Convicted murderer Kareem Bellamy will remain free for the remainder of the summer and perhaps even longer, as the Court of Appeals, New York State’s highest court, takes up an appeal from Queens District Attorney Richard Brown to overturn a Ma More...

CSEA Gives Up Salary,Benefits To Stop Layoffs

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday that his administration has reached a five-year labor agreement with the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA). More...

Demand Bike Lanes On All Roads

An environmental group is calling for all new or improved roads in Rockaway to contain bike lanes. More...

Guard Rail Funding Approved

New York City Council funding for the installation of pedestrian guard rails through the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge between Broad Channel and the Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge has been approved, city officials announced this week. More...

Waldbaum's Site Contaminated

Found Chlorinated Solvents Under Supermarket

The five-acre site on which Waldbaum’s supermarket and several other stores are located is contaminated with harmful chlorinated solvents, a report by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said this week. More...

Homeless Man Struck On Beach 116 Street

Police Say Motorist Had Green Light

A homeless man who spends much of his day panhandling in the Beach 116 Street shopping area was hit by an unidentified motorist who had a green light at the time of the accident. More...

Local Killed In Brooklyn Shootout

Two Rockaway Shootings Mar Father’s Day

A Far Rockaway father was killed in a hail of bullets on Father’s Day – the second young dad slain over a Father’s Day weekend marked by a shocking surge of gun violence. More...

Massive Bust Sweeps Through Rockaway

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Police Commissioner Raymond W. More...

Domestic Violence Pushing Up Felony Numbers

Far Rockaway Community Impacted By Family Assaults

Felony assaults in the 101 Precinct are on the rise and a main factor pushing that statistic upward is domestic violence. In the latest NYPD CompStat reports for the precinct, felony assaults are up 14 percent compared to the same time last year. More...


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