December 23, 2011 RSS feed / Top Stories

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Chooses PSEG To Run Grid

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) announced late last week that they have chosen to begin a partnership with New Jersey-based power company PSEG and Lockheed Martin to operate LIPA’s electric grid starting in 2014. More...

Armed Robbery At Family Dollar; Early Morning Pharmacy Break-in

Detectives at the 101 Precinct are currently investigating an armed robbery at Family Dollar, across from Redfern Houses, and a break-in at a local pharmacy. More...

City Council:Warn ParentsAbout Dangerous PCBs

The City Council has voted on two bills that call on the Department of Education (DOE) to provide vital and comprehensive information on PCBs in New York City public schools. More...

Stolen iPhone Buyers Busted

Police have arrested two men who work in Far Rockaway stores as part of a large police probe that resulted in the arrest of 141 individuals at convenience stores, newsstands, delis, barber shops and other commercial establishments throughout the five More...

Goldfeder Lays Out Priorities,Listens To Concerns

Newly minted Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder held a town hall meeting Monday evening to hear concerns from the community as well as address his priorities for the peninsula. More...

Reduced Payouts From EPIC

Seniors across New York State, who have prescription drug coverage under the state’s EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage) program, will see their benefit and other program assistance greatly reduced starting January 1, 2012. More...

Shabazz Turns Back On Plea Bargain

Malikah Shabazz, the daughter of civil rights activist Malcolm X, has been locked up for failing to abide by the terms of her plea bargain that included paying back the money she stole from a widow in Far Rockaway. More...

Beach Channel Hit And Run Suspect Released

Arrest Made, DA Declines To Prosecute

The identification of the car that hit Broad Channel resident Matthew Randall on October 14 and then sped over the Cross Bay Bridge to Rockaway was made by a grainy toll booth videotape last week, but the driver’s face was blocked by the angle More...

Rockaway Reps Split On Payroll Tax, Unemployment

The two members of Congress who represent part of Rockaway in the House of Representatives voted predictably on Tuesday on a bill that could well impact thousands of local residents, records show. More...

Gun Toting ThugsArrested

The Far Rockaway men accused of sending cops on a wild goose chase after firing shots from their vehicle appeared in court this week for their November 26 arrest, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. More...

Scholars’Academy Students Perform for JASA Seniors

Students from the Scholars’ Academy in Rockaway Park came to JASA Roy Reuther Senior Center to perform a holiday concert for the clients. The group consisted of 6ththrough 11th-graders. More...

Far Rock Gun Toting Thugs Arrested

The Far Rockaway men accused of sending cops on a wild goose chase after firing shots from their vehicle appeared in court this week for their November 26 arrest, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. More...

Schneiderman Secures $58M Settlement

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced a $58.75 million settlement with Wachovia Bank N.A. More...


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