December 9, 2011 RSS feed / Top Stories

Local Busted For CT Robberies

Far Rockaway resident Tyree Darwin, 19, was arrested at 3:47 a.m. in Celeron Square Apartments in Storrs, Connecticut on December 4. More...

Battle Over FDNY Monitor Fees

The emphasis on color shifted from the color of the city’s firefighters to the color of money last week in a Brooklyn federal courtroom. More...

Alternate Route For Former LIRR White Pot Junction?

For the many Rockaway residents who advocate for a faster rush hour commute to Manhattan, the installation of an A-line express on the route of the former LIRR White Pot junction rail is the most commonly talked about solution. More...

Ulrich Applauds Deal To Exempt Private Schools From MTA Tax

Councilman David G. Greenfield was joined by Councilman Eric A. Ulrich, Rev. Msgr. Kiernan E. Harrington, Vicar for Communications for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, Rabbi Mordechai Besser, principal of Manhattan Day School, and Sam A. More...

Schumer Warns Of Holiday Shopping Tracker

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer revealed that this holiday season, retailers are beginning to adopt technology that tracks consumers’ shopping patterns through their cell phones while they patronize the mall and other retail locations. More...

Goldfeder: Protect Senior Center Funds

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder sent a letter this week to Governor Cuomo, urging him to fully fund Title XX discretionary programs in the 2012-13 budget. These programs provide important aid to New York City seniors and fund local senior centers. More...

Trustee: Strip Revival Of PHC Control

A trustee appointed by the federal court to oversee the Peninsula Hospital Center bankruptcy proceeding has said in court documents that Revival, the new operators of the hospital, are “so enmeshed in conflicts of interest that they should be s More...

LIRR Introduces ‘Quiet Cars’ On FR Run

Talking quietly is allowed, but you’d better turn off your cell phone and any other electronic devices you have on your person if you want to ride the new Long Island Railroad “quiet cars.” More...

Local Arrested In Riverhead

New York State police have arrested and charged a Far Rockaway man for allegedly stealing a gas station attendant’s car last week in Riverhead, New York. More...

Ex-Cop Acquitted Of All Charges

A retired New York City correction officer and Rockaway Beach resident was acquitted on all charges this week for a 2010 incident outside a Jackson Heights bowling alley where he shot two men in self-defense, according to Queens District Attorney Ric More...

Huntley Associates Indicted In Public Money Scam

Four close associates of State Senator Shirley Huntley, who represents Broad Channel in the state body, including her niece and her top aide, have been indicted on charges of participating in a scheme to pocket taxpayer dollars intended for public se More...

Beach 129 Muni-Meter Not Stolen

One of the newly installed Muni-Meters on Beach 129 Street disappeared over the weekend with much speculation that it was stolen from its base outside Sammy’s Variety store. More...

Gillibrand Bill To Crack Down On Illegal Firearms

Just days after New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s undercover investigation led to criminal charges against 10 New York gun dealers for illegal gun sales, U.S. More...

Pols Still Seeking FEMA Aid From Irene

U.S. Senator Charles E. More...


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