October 28, 2011 RSS feed / Top Stories

Local Residents To Spend $1,000,000

Participatory Budgeting Process Begins

Forty local residents got together at PS/MS 114 in Belle Harbor last week to begin a process that will eventually spend $1 million of public money on capital projects on the peninsula that they believe are most necessary.  More...

Goldie Maple Principal Back At Desk After Menacing Bust

A longtime Rockaway principal who was arrested in her Valley Stream home on April 19, for her involvement in a domestic dispute with her husband, is back at her school desk after a court adjudication that freed her, officials say.  More...

MTA MVA Ties Up Beach 116 Street

A woman pulling from a parking space in front of Dunkin Donuts on Beach 116 Street at about 5:50 p.m. More...

Turner Votes Yes On Anti-Abortion Act

Bob Turner, Anthony Weiner’s Republican replacement in Congress, has been off to a busy start in Washington, D.C., receiving assignments to the House’s Foreign Affairs, Veterans’ Affairs, and Homeland Security Committees and casting More...

Cops Bust RP Stab Murderer

Sources at the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park said last Saturday that they had arrested the man who allegedly went on a stabbing spree killing a local woman and injuring her two teenage daughters.  More...

Of 8 Rockaway High Schools, Only 3 Rated

Original High Schools All But Gone

For more than 80 years, the Rockaway peninsula was served by one large comprehensive high school – Far Rockaway High School.  Then, along came Beach Channel High School to take up the slack by educating the students from the west end of th More...

Thug Busted In Attempted Robbery

An alleged thief was arrested last week for attempting to rob a man at knifepoint outside the Beach 98 Street train station for his headphones, according to police.  More...

Beware Of Phone Bill Fraud

Attorney General Eric T. More...

PHC Pink Slips Hit Over Weekend

50 First To Go In Downsizing

The word spread quickly throughout the Rockaway peninsula, wherever employees of the Peninsula Hospital Center reside.  Check the mail. More...

Prosecution Makes Case In Baby-Slayer Trial

Redd Faces Charges Of Stabbing Girlfriend, Unborn Child

To many Rockaway residents, Niasha DeLain was that pretty, cooperative bank clerk at the Capital One Bank on Beach 116 Street, the young pregnant woman who was always smiling and always helpful.  To her mother, Towanda Wimms, however, she was th More...

Rash Of Shootings Hits 101 Precinct

Increased Burglaries, Robberies

… “a lot of violence in the command” That is how the commander of the 101 Precinct described a string of shootings in his precinct between late September and mid-October.  More...

Striking Blow To DBP Employees

The striking maintenance workers of Dayton Beach Park, who have been out of work since July, were dealt a striking blow this week to their negotiations when the current board president, Jennifer Grady was re-elected during the shareholder’s ann More...

Sanitation Registering Snow Laborers

Sanitation Commissioner John J. More...

Sanders ToursVacant,Run-Down Properties

Nineteen homes are either vacant or in the midst of foreclosure within a four block radius of Beach 69 Street in Arverne. Those homes recently became the epicenter for a tour by Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

Cuomo Changes Way State Does Business

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced transformative steps that his administration is taking to change the way state government does business in order to reduce costs and increase efficiency.  More...


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