January 27, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

City To Feds: Get Rid Of Garaufis

City officials, with the full backing of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, have blasted the federal judge who ruled that the FDNY intentionally discriminated against minority candidates in its hiring practices, calling him “media-obsessed” and &ld More...

FR Gunman Hunted Down In Harlem

A Far Rockaway man sought by police for his alleged role in a Beach 20 Street shooting last May was finally caught by police when they tracked his whereabouts to his mother’s East Harlem home, according to police.  More...

Manhunt For Predator Ends In FR

A month-long manhunt that started in Connecticut ended in Far Rockaway last week when US Marshals busted a man hiding out inside a Lewmay Road house, wanted for a series of alleged sexual assaults in Connecticut, according to published reports.  More...

EDC Welcomes More Courthouse Proposals

The New York City Economic Development Corporation announced this week that it has opened up the proposal period to allow other developers to submit plans for the former Rockaway Courthouse at Beach 90 Street and Beach Channel Drive.  More...

Robbery Patterns Emerge In 101 Precinct

The commander of the 101 Precinct warned, during this month’s Precinct Community Council meeting, of two recent robbery patterns within the precinct.  According to Deputy Inspector Michael Lipetri the areas of concern are near St. More...

Tensions Run High At PS 215 Meeting

Tensions ran high last week as parents attended a meeting about the proposed phase out of PS 215 hosted by the Department of Education at the school in Far Rockaway.  Reading from a prepared statement Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott explained More...

Schumer Wants Belt Parkway Flooding Fix

Senator Charles E. Schumer, City Council Member Lewis A. Fidler, Assemblyman Alan Maisel and Assemblywoman Helene E. Weinstein are urging the U.S. More...

NPS, RAA Sign Five-Year Use Agreement

For the past several years, there has been something of a battle going on between National Park Service officials and the leaders of several Rockaway organizations that use Fort Tilden and Riis Park as their local venues.  More...

Sanders Looks To Change Ticket Late Fees

New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. announced the passage of Intro. More...

Cuomo Defends Convention Center Proposal

While it appears that New Yorkers still love their governor, a new poll shows that voters don’t share Andrew Cuomo’s support for a huge convention center that a casino developer wants to build at the aging Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park More...

Parents Set Agenda To Save PPA

Parents, students and supporters gathered Tuesday evening to set an agenda and rally the troops in an ef-fort to save Peninsula Preparatory Academy from being closed by the Department of Education.  More...

The Muni-Meter Unfairness Outlawed

The City Council passed a law last week that will prohibit ticket hungry Traffic Enforcement Agents from writing you up for a parking ticket while you’re at the Muni-Meter paying for parking; instead, it would be possible to cancel those ticket More...

Governor Cuomo Announces Agency Confirmations

Governor Andrew M. More...

Rockaway Precincts Share Shooting Schedule

Shootings are not in short supply in Rockaway, but it is unusual for each of the two Rockaway precincts to be running a shooting investigation at exactly the same time.  The first call came in to the 911 system that there had been a shooting out More...


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