August 5, 2011 RSS feed / Top Stories

Community Rallies To Save PHC

A few hundred people from Rockaway and from :pcal 1199 of the Healthcare union came out in support of Peninsula Hospital Center (PHC) on Wednesday night despite the rain, all in hopes of finding a way to save their much-needed community hospital from More...

Crime Climbs In 100 Precinct

Burglaries Up 97% From Last Year

While crime is down in most of the city, a minor crime wave seems to have struck the west end of Rockaway this summer, just as a new commanding officer, Captain Scott Olexa, took over the command from Deputy Inspector Tom Barrett. More...

Swimming Serenely, Suddenly Rescued

An unidentified man was swimming along the oceanfront at Beach 126 Street at about 6:45 p.m. More...

Israel Emerges As Campaign Issue

You might have thought that with unemployment at 9.2 percent and an escalating fight over the national debt in Washington, the special election to fill Anthony Weiner’s vacated seat in Congress would focus primarily on jobs and the economy. More...

Disturbed Man Drowns

A mentally ill Rockaway man fell from a jetty to his death in the Atlantic Ocean in the East Rockaway Inlet, police say. More...

Speculation Grows As To Demise Of NY's 9th

In political years, it has been a long time since Congressman Anthony Weiner gave up his 9th District, New York seat in the House of Representatives; plenty of time for the politicians and would-be politicians who want his seat to begin the election More...

Five Years Probation For Shabazz

Malikah Shabazz, the daughter of civil rights activist Malcolm X, has been ordered to pay back the money she stole from a widow or be sent to prison for seven years. More...

Mosquito Problem Brings DOH Rep To Rockaway

Some residents are calling the problem the worst they have seen. More...

Wiped Out Biking On CBB

A 60-year old unidentified local man was hit and killed by a speeding automobile as he attempted to cross the dangerous Cross Bay Boulevard from the northbound to the southbound bicycle lane just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday night, police say. More...


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