July 1, 2011 RSS feed / Top Stories

DA: Won't Give Up On Bellamy

Wants Convicted Murderer Back In Prison

Queens prosecutors say they won’t stop trying to reinstate the conviction of accused murderer Kareem Bellamy, who was set free based on new evidence that turned out to be fake. More...

DOT Makes Progress Against Potholes

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced recently that crews have filled 400,000 potholes citywide since July 1, 2010, setting the record for potholes filled in a single fiscal year. More...

Schneiderman Assembles Non-Profit Taskforce

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced the members of his Leadership Committee for Nonprofit Revitalization. More...

DOE Ups Spending On PCBs

City Council Speaker Christine C. More...

Tips For Beating Rockaway Beach’s Deadly Rip Currents

With the summer vacation season here, and in the wake of a plethora of drownings in Rockaway during past beach seasons, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Park Service are alerting beachgoers to the threat of More...

Tips On Reducing Home Fires

U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 373,900 home structure fires from 2005- 2009 according to new research from the National Fire Pro-tection Association (NFPA). More...

Upgrade Jamaica Bay Water Quality

City, State Sign Agreement

After lengthy negotiations with environmental groups including the Jamaica Bay EcoWatchers, American Littoral Society, NRDC and NY/NJ Baykeeper and an even lengthier review by city and state agencies, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (D More...

Ulrich Sets Noise Abatement Bill

City Council’s Environmental Protection Committee held a hearing Monday on a bill proposed by Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich to strengthen the city’s noise code. More...

Cops Offer Reward For Fireworks

Police officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons possessing or distributing fireworks, NYPD said this week. More...

Meter Madness

The meter rate hikes that Rockaway motorists were able to avoid in January will now go into effect starting July 18, according to the New York City Department of Transportation. More...

EPA Sets ‘Water On The Go’ Program

Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway today launched an expanded Water-On-the-Go program for the second consecutive summer to make New York City drinking water easily available at outdoor public locations and events throughout the city. More...

City Council Passes 2012 Budget On Time

Following last week’s budget agreement between the City Council and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the Council voted on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 budget. More...

DOT Provides Pedestrians With New Help

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan recently announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) to bring a comprehensive pedestrian information system to sidewalks in key New York neighborhoods. More...


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