February 3, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

Dathan‘Budda’ Davis Sentenced In Forced Sex Case

A Far Rockaway man who pleaded guilty earlier this month to forcing two teenage female runaways – a 14-yearold and a 17-year-old – to work in the sex trade on the streets of Queens has been sentenced to 4 1/3 to 13 years in prison. More...

Yeshiva Decision Put Off Until End Of February

The battle between a developer and Bayswater residents continues as a city agency puts off a decision until later this month on whether to allow an application for several variances that would permit the building of a three-story yeshiva in Bayswater More...

911 System Reaches New Milestones

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has announced the completion of major milestones in the City’s 911 emergency call system overhaul. More...

PPA Parents Take Tweed Courthouse By Storm

Dozens of parents, board members and students last week crowded the steps at Tweed Courthouse in Manhattan, the headquarters for the city’s Department of Education, to protest the proposed clos More...

Three-Year-Old Is Hammels DOA

At press time, detectives from the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park were awaiting a determination of the cause of death for a three-year-old girl who was found dead inside her family’s Hammel Houses apartment on January 27. More...

Vets Fight To Keep Home Open

To many who shop on Beach 116 Street and adjacent Rockaway Beach Boulevard shops, the scraggy men who hang out in the area, some asking for a cup of coffee or a handout, are a dangerous distraction, and some have said they do not shop on the street b More...

Genting: Sweetheart Deal Gets Convention Center

A Malaysian gambling giant is willing to build the largest convention center in the nation at the aging Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, but only for a price and that price might well be dear to the communities surrounding the facility, insiders say More...

Schneiderman Secures Foreclosure Funding

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his office will fund $1 million in foreclosure prevention services to aid New Yorkers struggling through the foreclosure crisis. More...

Phillip Goldfeder Thanks Governor Andrew Cuomo

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder sent a letter thanking Governor Cuomo for including a proposal in his 2012-2013 Executive Budget to reinstate the Cross Bay Bridge discount for residents of Broad Channel and Rockaway. More...


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