September 2, 2011 RSS feed / Top Stories

Richards: Issues Remain On Evacuating Rockaway

Despite what Mayor Michael Bloomberg termed “a well-organized job of evacuating the Rockaways” as Hurricane Irene neared, issues still remain, according to Donovan Richards, the chief of staff for City Councilman James Sanders Jr., who re More...

National Grid To Resume MGP Site Work

National Grid announced this week that they will resume work at the former manufactured gas plant at Beach 108 Street where they will install a 120- foot barrier wall on the Beach Channel Drive side of the site. More...

Cuomo Signs NYSUNY 2020 Legislation

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he has signed legislation to implement the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program and institute a rational tuition plan for SUNY and CUNY. More...

BCD Paving Soon To Be Completed

The city has announced plans this week to start the final phase of the revitalization of Beach Channel Drive, from Beach 68 Street to Beach 62 Street, by installing the new sheet of much needed pavem More...

Special Election 2011 Candidates Update

Weprin Campaign Outlines Election Plans

Living in New York gets more expensive every day. No matter how carefully some planned, their retirement savings and investments have disappeared. More...

Sanders: Downed Trees Pose Serious Threat

Hurricane Irene took down thousands of trees around the borough of Queens and throughout Councilman James Sanders Jr.’s 31st City Council District. More...

Surfing On Saturday, Hunkering Down For The Weekend

The photos on these pages were taken by a variety of people, including Howard Schwach, Miriam Rosenberg, Miguel Mercado, Alvin Haskin, Kevin Boyle and the National Park Service. More...

Mandatory Evacuations Force Thousands From Their Homes

The West Lawrence Care Center on Seagirt Boulevard was evacuated on Saturday. More...

Measures To Block Expired Meds

The Council and mayor approved new legislation that will prohibit retailers and individuals from selling expired medication. The Council heard complaints from constituents who identified this problem at flea markets, garage sales and other venues. More...

PHC Remains Open

Most Services Restored

After more than a month of angst, closure orders, community demonstrations and all-night meetings, Peninsula Hospital Center has emerged this week up and running, with the only remnant of the month the fact that the emergency room is still in diversi More...

Striking Workers Rejected During Irene

As Hurricane Irene was heading towards the Rockaway peninsula last weekend, the striking workers of Dayton Beach Park wanted to put aside their differences to help out with the storm preparation and response. More...

Ex-Marine Scams Unemployment System

A Rockaway ex-marine was arrested for fraudulently receiving more than $70,000 in unemployment benefits by using seven different names and social security numbers, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced this week. More...

DCA Eyes Debt Settlement Companies

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz announced on Tuesday that DCA is issuing subpoenas to 15 debt settlement companies, all of which were the subjects of complaints by New Yorkers and/or are based in the New York City are More...

Hurricane Irene Renews Dune Debate

Not long after Hurricane Irene passed over Rockaway last Sunday, west end residents were on the phone with each other, debating whether or not the “private” dunes in Belle Harbor helped keep the sand off local streets. More...

Auditors Block Medicaid Payments

New York State stopped more than $2.3 million in Medicaid overpayments after an audit found errors in the Department of Health’s eMedNY computer payment system, according to a report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. More...

Sanders Calls For Renewed Spraying

New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

Turner Calls Weprin Unethical Over Funding

Career politician David Weprin - a New York State Assemblyman who doesn’t live in the 9th congressional district he is seeking to represent - is bizarrely claiming credit for Homeland Security dollars allocated to New York by the federal govern More...

WTC Health Sets Major Survey

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Registry launches its third major survey this summer of more than 70,000 people who were exposed to the WTC attacks and the after-math, including nearly 13,000 who currently reside outside the New York/New Jersey a More...

Wind, Water Take Down Trees, Cause Blackouts, Erosion

NYPD tow trucks stand by outside the 100 Precinct on Beach 95 Street. The trucks were assigned to assist motorists stuck in deep water. More...

Flooding And Damage Rampant, From Ocean To The Bay

Beach 126 Street was flooded by the storm surge and rising water table. More...

World Trade Center Steel Arrives At Tribute Park

A piece of steel from the World Trade Center that will be unveiled on September 11 arrived at Tribute Park this week. The steel made its journey from a hangar at John F. More...


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