December 2, 2011 RSS feed / Top Stories

Gunpoint Holdup At Beach 101 Street

Police are searching for the three men who held up another unidentified man on Beach 101 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard on Tuesday night. Sources say that the unidentified victim was walking on Rockaway Beach Boulevard at about 10:15 p.m. More...

Violence Continues In 101 Precinct

18-Year-Old Killed On Thanksgiving Night

Thanksgiving weekend was marred by gun violence in the Far Rockaway area with one of the two incidents ending in a fatality. On Thanksgiving night, 18-year-old Eric Norman was shot in front of 13-60 Beach Channel Drive. More...

PHC Bankruptcy Hearing Set For Monday

State Has Governance Questions In Revival Takeover

On Monday, December 5, the parties involved in the bankruptcy petition for Peninsula Hospital Center will go before a judge in federal court. More...

New Program To Help Homebuyers

Grants Of Up To $80,000 In Loans Available

New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. highlighted a new initiative this week from the NYC Office of Housing Preservation and Development. More...

It’s My Turn

Stop The Crime Against Our Men And Women In Uniform

As a United States Marine Corps veteran and former chairperson and current member of the New York City Council Committee on Veterans, I am deeply concerned about the future of our returning servicemen and women. More...

Surveyor Finds Rockaway Beach‘Very Good’

New Yorkers for Parks recently released their 2011 Report Card on Beaches, an independent assessment of New York City’s public beaches, and for the third consecutive survey year, Rockaway’s marks have increased according to the study&rsqu More...

Gun Show Undercover Sting

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced that his office has filed criminal charges against 10 gun sellers from across New York State who violated the state’s background check requirement for the sale of firearms at gun shows. More...

Two Busted In Stabbing

It was a Rockaway story that ended up with two people arrested and police scratching their heads. The incident began at about 9:29 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Police responded to a 911 call of a robbery in progress at 72-22 Almeda Avenue in Arverne. More...

Cops Rescue Sinking Fisherman

Draws Crowd To Beach 147 Street Oceanfront

While most local residents were out and about enjoying an unusually warm Sunday afternoon, a Brooklyn fisherman was slowly freezing, clinging for life to his small green kayak in 54 degree water, awaiting rescue by the NYPD. More...

Beach Replenishment Deserves Public Forum

As with most major storms that pass through Rockaway, Hurricane Irene severely eroded areas of Rockaway’s beaches, requiring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform yet another beach replenishment project along the peninsula. More...

Gateway: Visions For An Urban National Park

Everything You Wanted To Know, And More

You may become a little overwhelmed if you happen to flip through a copy of “Gateway: Visions for an Urban National Park” where you will see old photographs of men with maps rolled out in front of them and landscape diagrams labeled with More...

Department Of Transportation Unveils New ‘Curbside Haiku’

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan recently announced “Curbside Haiku,” a new safety education campaign composed of 216 signs featuring colorful artwork and haikus by artist John Morse install More...

Union Accepting Job Applicants

The United Service Workers Local Union #355 Joint Apprenticeship and Training is conducting a recruitment through December 16 for five sheet metal worker apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced. More...

NYPD 'Stop And Frisk' Report Pinpoints 101 Precinct

Most Stops Focus On Blacks, Latinos

The New York City Police Department, under order by the courts, has released its most recent “Stop and Frisk” report, which covers the period of July 1 to September 30 of this year, and that report shows that the 101 Precinct in Far Rocka More...

101 Pct Commander Urges Awareness

With the holiday season here, shoppers are being urged to be more proactive as they shop for gifts. More...


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