November 25, 2011 RSS feed / Top Stories

CVS Employee Assaulted Confronting Shoplifter

A female worker at the CVS store in Rockaway Beach was assaulted by a shoplifter last Friday, police and court sources say. More...

Local Man Hit For Tire Spire

A Far Rockaway man, who admittedly did not even know that he had inherited a South Carolina property, has been charged with housing a sprawling pile of hundreds of thousands of tires that isn’t easy to spot from the ground, sitting in a rural c More...

RWA Gets A Little Help From Their Friends At REI

Over the last month, RWA student interns have been working together with the nationally known recreation gear retailer, REI. More...

Annual NYPD Firearm Discharge Report

Last year, the New York City Police Department experienced the fewest firearms discharges, and shot and killed the fewest number of people since formal recording of such data began 40 years ago in 1971, according to a detailed examination of NYPD fir More...

DOH Sets ‘Excessive Drinking’ Campaign

The Health Department has released the latest installment of its “Excessive Drinking Is Dangerous” public education campaign with a print ad and subway posters in Spanish and English. More...

Meeks Decries Failure of Super Committee

Congressman Gregory Meeks, who represents the eastern end of the Rockaway peninsula in the House of Representatives, issued the following statement in the wake of the failure of the Super Committee to come up with a plan to cut spending and increase More...

Cops: Needle Nut Story Not True

By Howard Schwach A story about a man who roams the west end, stabbing young women with syringes filled with heroin has been bouncing around the Internet, posted on Facebook walls and tweeted from one iPhone to another. More...

Busted For Failure To Pay Employees Legal Wage

A Far Rockaway woman, whose company was hired to paint two schools last year, has been charged with thirddegree grand larceny, accused of failing to pay her employees the legal wage. More...

Turner Votes No On Gun Bill

Joins Democrats In Fighting New Law

Newly elected Congressman Bob Turner has voted with Democrats on a bill that would allow people with valid gun carry permits in one state to carry them in any other state as well. More...

Stabber Sentencing

Sentencing for Jamaica resident Derrick Redd, who slashed to death his girlfriend and her unborn baby, has been postponed until early January, sources at the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, said on Tuesday. More...

More DOT ‘Slow Zones’ On The Way

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan joined Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. More...

Participatory Budgeting Enters Next Stage

Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich will host an orientation for residents who signed up to be budget delegates for the participatory budgeting process, which will decide how $1 million in capital funding should be spent in the Rockaways. More...

Sex Offender Myths And Facts

The most important goal of effective sex offender management is to protect people from sex offenders and to prevent new sex crimes. More...


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