October 7, 2011 RSS feed / Top Stories

Sanders Calls Demonstrations‘Courageous’

New York City Councilman and Chairman of the Council’s Committee on Civil Service and Labor, James Sanders Jr., has released the following statement, announcing his strong support for the ongoing Wall Street protests. More...

Hurricane Of House Break-Ins

House break-ins on the west end of Rockaway have surged by 120 percent this year, the worst crime increase of any precinct in the city, NYPD CompStat statistics show. More...

Local Busted For Pennsylvania Fraud

Used Phony Credit Cards

A Rockaway Park woman and her Queens accomplice were arrested by police officers from the Montgomery Township (Pennsylvania) Police Department for credit card fraud on Monday, October 3, sources in Pennsylvania say. More...

Two Teens Shot In Arverne

Wounds Not Life-Threating

Two unidentified teenagers were shot on an Arverne street corner on September 30, police sources say. The two were standing, at about 11:40 p.m., in front of 433 Beach 40 Street, in the sprawling 40’s housing project. More...

Subway Renovations Hitting Homestretch

In 2008 the Metropolitan Trans portation Authority began a massive renovation of the Rockaway ‘A’ line. More...

Last Chance For FEMA Aid

New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Irene have only 30 more days to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for possible federal disaster assistance. More...

Edgemere Problems Include Possums,Flooding

Edgemere residents have been having problems since Hurricane Irene in early September both with roving animals and with street flooding, even where there is no heavy rain. More...

Subway Renovations To Be Suspended

Renovations on the Rockaway line of the ‘A’ train will be suspended after the weekend of November 19- 21, a MTA representative told The Wave. More...

Wavecrest Gardens Fire In Basement

A fire broke out in the basement of a Wavecrest Gardens building in Far Rockaway last week. More...

City Aims to Reduce Senior Falls

In recognition of Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Commissioner of the Department for the Aging (DFTA) Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Thomas Farley, M.D., M.P.H., and Commissioner of th More...

Mentally Ill Population In Prison On The Rise

Mayor Bloomberg announced the first meeting of the Mayor’s Steering Committee of the Citywide Justice and Mental Health Initiative. Led by Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. More...

Garaufis: Who You Know Really Counts

Knocks FDNY For ‘Old Boy’ Network

On Friday, Brooklyn federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis, after presiding over a special trial focusing on the fire department hiring, concluded that the Vulcan Society – an organization representing the city’s black firefighters – large More...

NOM Targets Huntley On Gay Marriage

A national organization dedicated to traditional marriage values has painted a target on the backs of several New York State legislators, including State Senator Shirley Huntley, who represents Broad Channel, as well as a large portion of Brooklyn. More...

Duo Busted In Maryland Cig Smuggle

Brought In 15,000 Packs of Cigarettes

Maryland law enforcement officials busted a pair of Far Rockaway men and seven others for their roles in smuggling nearly 15,000 packs of cigarettes into the state over the past several months, according to published reports. More...

Police Target Dollar Vans

The 100 Precinct police targeted the “dollar vans” this week in an operation that netted several summonses and one arrest inside the Dayton Shopping Plaza in Rockaway Beach. More...

One MTA, One Phone Number: 511

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York State Department of Transportation have announced that New Yorkers can now dial 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, for help with any MTA-related issue or question. More...

Red Tape Slows Pothole Repairs

As New York City struggles with the 56% spike in pothole complaints since 2006, a new study from Public Advocate Bill de Blasio shows needless bureaucracy is costing taxpayers money and slowing down repairs. More...

101 Pct. Continues Safe Corridors After-School Plan

When Deputy Inspector Michael Lipetri took the reins of the 101 Precinct as its commanding officer, he expanded on a plan originally begun 25 years ago by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. More...

Cuomo Sets Rules For Translation Services

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has issued an Executive Order requiring state agencies that provide direct public services to offer free interpretation and translation services to members of the public for vital forms and instructions. More...

DOT Extends 'Speed Board' Program

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan has announced the relocation of speed boards to new sites citywide, extending the reach of a vital safety message that calls dramatic attention to the city’s 30 mp More...

HPD: Heat Season Has Already Started

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew Wambua today reminded residential building owners of their legal obligation to provide tenants with hot water year-round and heat when the outdoor temperature More...

Wave Offices Closed Monday, October 10

The Wave office will be closed on Monday, October 10 to celebrate Columbus Day. All deadlines for the week, both editorial and advertising, remain the same. We wish all of our readers and advertisers a happy holiday. More...


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