August 12, 2011 RSS feed / Top Stories

Crime Continues To Climb In 100 Precinct

Last Week In July Sees 150% Increase

In the wake of a report last week that crime was up in the west end’s 100 Precinct, the statistics from the end of July are particularly startling for what has been called “the quietest precinct” in Queens. More...

Residents: Surfside Infested With Bedbugs

Charge Management Cover-Up

The three-building Surfside complex on Shore Front Parkway has become infested with bedbugs, and the management is attempting to cover up that fact, several tenants charge. More...

Poll Shows Turner Within Striking Distance Of Weprin

The race to fill Anthony Weiner’s vacated seat in Congress may be tighter than expected. More...

City Sets 311 Complaint Survey

Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich is praising a new 311 online initiative that will make it easier for residents to report noise complaints with just the click of a mouse. More...

Goldfeder, Deacy Vie For Open Assembly Seat

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Mayor Bloomberg Says School Scores Up

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis M. More...

City Issues New Sex-Ed Requirements

On Tuesday, the Bloomberg administration announced plans to require a semester of sex education in the city’s public middle schools and high schools. More...

Ethics Committee Says Meeks Guilty On‘Loan’

A House ethics probe of Rockaway representative, Congressman Gregory Meeks, is focusing on possible criminal charges for his failure to report a $40,000 payment from a businessman that investigators say appears to have been an illegal gift – an More...

City Addresses Beach 116 St. Problems

For the past several months, residents say, people who live in the Rockaway Park Hotel have been causing problems on the busy Beach 116 shopping street, panhandling and threatening shoppers, keeping customers away from the shops on the street. More...

NNOAC Week Marred By Shootings

In what seemed like an ironic twist of fate, a man, who succumbed to his injuries the next day, was shot within the confines of the 101 Precinct just as the National Night Out Against Crime celebration was getting underway on August 2. More...

FDNY Chief Defends Hiring Practices

Says Recruitment Just Fine

Under direct orders of a federal judge to appear in his Brooklyn courtroom and talk about the hiring practices of the New York City Fire Department, department Commissioner Sal Cassano summed up his opinion of the judge and the contention that the de More...

Meeks Praises Bloomberg’s Men’s Initiative

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Senior Member of the House Financial Services Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative: More...

Turner, Weprin, Hoeppner Vie For House Seat

Three-Way Congressional Contest For Weiner’s Old Seat

In what was a shock to his supporters, Congressman Anthony Weiner, a favorite with many Rockaway voters, imploded in late May, caught up in a scandal in which he sent lewd and inappropriate photos of himself and several of his body parts to a number More...

Candidate Backgrounds: Vote Set For September 13

Just before the summer, Audrey Pheffer, who had been Rockaway’s Assemblywoman for more than 22 years, left her post to become the Queens County Clerk. With her Assembly seat then vacant, Governor Andrew Cuomo had a decision to make. More...

MOVE Act Forces Primary Day Move

For years, New Yorkers have turned out to the polls on the second Tuesday of September to cast their votes for Democratic and Republican candidates for city and state offices. In 2012, though, things will be different. More...

Bloomberg Uses Own Money And Yours For New Initiative

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has announced the launch of the Young Men’s Initiative, the nation’s boldest and most comprehensive effort to tackle the broad disparities slowing the advancement of black and Latino young men. More...

City Officially Challenges Census Numbers

New York City officials argued on Wednesday that the official 2010 count overlooked at least 50,000 residents of Brooklyn and Queens living in homes and apartments that the bureau incorrectly concluded were vacant. More...


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