January 13, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

Questions On Cuomo Convention Center

The Cuomo administration’s plans to build a massive convention center in Queens may also pave the way for the city’s first full-blown casino, but many local civic leaders and politicians are not so sure that it is a good idea for the alre More...

CB14 Accepts New Courthouse Proposal

The recent proposal for the development of the former Rockaway Courthouse into an ambulatory surgical facility was approved this week by Community Board 14, which allows the developer to move forward with negotiations to obtain the property from the More...

Schneiderman Report Aims To Address RX Crisis

Detailing the growing prescription drug abuse epidemic in New York State and nationwide, Attorney General Eric T. More...

Iran Divestment Act Passed By Assembly

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced the passage of the Iran Divestment Act, a bill he sponsored that prohibits New York State and local governments from issuing contracts to businesses invested in Iran’s energy sector (A.8668-A). More...

DOE To Close Peninsula Preparatory Academy

The city’s Department of Education has decided not to renew the charter for the Peninsula Preparatory Academy, one of the two charter schools in Rockaway, meaning that the school will end its eight-year-run when this school year ends in June. More...

Eye Meeks ‘Shady House Sale’

A Virginia watchdog group is asking federal prosecutors to look into a real estate deal involving Congressman Gregory Meeks and his former Far Rockaway home. More...

PHC Nurses, Doctors 'Very Optimistic'

Peninsula Hospital Center Going High-Tech

There have been many changes at the Peninsula Hospital Center ever since the “Closed” sign went up on its front door in August and Revival Home Health Care took over the operation of the troubled facility in September, several staff membe More...

Beach 126 Street Burglary

Police officers and detectives from the 100 Precinct stand in the driveway of 157 Beach 126 Street on Wednesday afternoon. More...

PS 215 Teachers, Parents Meet To Discuss School Closing

For the first time since the announcement that PS 215 in Far Rockaway is slated to be phased out, teachers, parents, students and union representatives met for an hour-long session Tuesday evening to discuss the impending closing at a well attended m More...

Sanders Decries Peninsula Crime Surge

New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...


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