November 18, 2011 RSS feed / Top Stories

EMS Cuts Two Ambulances From Rockaway Firehouse

Two ambulances, one of them a specialized advanced life system unit, will soon be moved from the Beach 48 Street firehouse to Howard Beach, EMS sources told The Wave this week. More...

Neighbor’s Mind Numbing Noise Fight

For years Bulloch’s Service and gas station on Beach 129 Street has allowed refrigerated commercial trucks to use its electricity during overnight hours to keep perishables on the truck cold. More...

BCD MVA Leaves Two In Hospital

A motor vehicle accident involving a Maxima sedan and an SUV tied up busy Beach Channel Drive westbound on Monday, November 14 at about 10:45 a.m. More...

On Tenth Anniversary, 500 Come To Beach 116 Street For American Airlines Flight 587 Crash Remembrances

On a chilly, clear day reminiscent of November 12, 2001 when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into the streets in Belle Harbor, killing 260 on the plane and five locals on the ground, more than 500 family members and friends came to Beach 116 Str More...

City Begins ‘Know Before You Enroll' Program

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz, New York State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr., New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor Dennis M. More...

Affordable Housing Initiative For Veterans

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced three new initiatives to help veterans obtain affordable housing upon their return to New York State. More...

Schumer Warns Of Hidden Layaway Costs And Fees

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has revealed that fees associated with recently reinstated holiday shopping layaway programs for popular retailers can exceed even the highest interest rates charged by credit card companies. More...

Turner Is Sworn Into US Congress

Congressman Bob Turner came back to the district that elected him to be sworn in before the people who mean most to him. More...

MTA Creating Arverne Bus Service

The MTA Bus Operations Committee has proposed this week to revise the Q21 bus line to serve the Arverne By The Sea community by having the bus turn east coming off the Cross Bay Bridge, towards Arverne, instead of going west towards Beach 116 Street. More...

Addabbo Seeks City’s Help

Looking To EDC For Deal On Adjoining Land

The Addabbo Family Health Center is looking to two city agencies for assistance in moving its children’s day treatment program in the wake of an ultimatum by the Peninsula Hospital Center’s CEO to move the program by the first of the year More...

Free Checking For City Workers,Vendors

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), Office of Payroll Administration (OPA) and Mayor’s Office of Operations (OPS) has announced NYC Direct Deposit, a program to help thousands of City employees get their pay safer, cheaper and easier than More...

AG Launches Religious Rights Initiative

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced the launch of the Religious Rights Initiative, a project of the office’s Civil Rights Bureau that will address religious rights issues and enforce anti-discrimination laws. More...

City: One Soda A Day Equals 50 Pounds Of Sugar

New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley recently education campaign that describes how drinking just one 20 ounce soda a day translates to eating 50 pounds of sugar a year. More...

Bayswater Park Ranks Low In New Report

The bathrooms are dirty. Many of the water fountains don’t work, and those that do are leaking or covered in algae. More...

State To Crack Down On Cell Phone Violators

Governor Andrew M. More...

DOH: Chronic Diseases Reduce Quality Of Life

The Health Department recently re-leased a new study that, using an analysis looking at disability-adjusted life years, reveals the extent to which chronic diseases contribute to a reduction in quality of life as well as premature death. More...

Assemblyman Goldfeder Urges Natural Gas For Broad Channel Homes

Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder recently sent a letter to the Public Service Commission opposing the Petition for Relief filed by National Grid. More...


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