March 9, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

Meeks' Buddy Found Guilty Of Fraud

Billionaire Texas financier Alan Stanford, a man with close ties to Congressman Gregory Meeks and who has held several high-stakes fundraisers for the local Representative, was found guilty of 13 of 14 counts of conspiracy, fraud, money laundering an More...

Report: St. John's Hospital In Bottom 20 In Patient Safety

According to a new report published this week by Consumer Reports St. John’s Episcopal Hospital ranks near the bottom of a list of 81 hospitals in the New York City area regarding issues of patient safety. More...

DBP Ends Eight Month Strike

After eight months of being on strike the 32BJ SEIU union maintenance workers of Dayton Beach Park finally ended their strike against the building’s co-op board and agreed to return to work with wage increases and a new three-year contract. More...

Queens DA Announces Anti-Violence Program

At a breakfast meeting at Goldie Maple Academy last month the Queens District Attorney’s office announced the continuation of the anti-gun and anti-violence program, Star Track. More...

Errant Backhoe Knocks Out RBB Power

A backhoe operator, digging a ditch for water connections on Rockaway Beach Boulevard in front of The Wave Building at Beach 88 Street, ripped up a three-phase electrical conduit, knocking out all of the power to buildings between Beach 88 and Beach More...

Turner Proposes Parochial, Private School Tax Credits

Congressman Bob Turner stood in front of a parochial school last week to introduce a bill that would provide a direct tax credit of up to $5,000 for any parent paying parochial school or private school tuition. More...

Ortega Dispels Viral Propaganda

The cabanas are being destroyed, seasonal fees will soar, and anything club goers have grown to know and love over the past 40 years will be ripped out from under them. More...

Dogfight On Tap For New House District

Congressmen Turner, Meeks In The Ring, Assemblyman Goldfeder In The Wings

The new Congressional lines proposed on Tuesday by a federal magistrate judge set up interesting possibilities for Rockaway, especially since our current 9th District was wiped out in the process, insiders say. More...

Police Aviation Unit Swoops In For ‘Rescue’

A kitesurfer off the shore of Beach 73 Street was rescued by NYPD helicopters on Saturday afternoon when a concerned resident thought the kitesurfer was in distress and called 911 to assist the man, according to local sources. More...

Arverne Man Dies In Rear-End Crash

An Arverne resident was killed on Sunday, March 4, when the car he was driving rear-ended a box truck, police said. Local police sources identified the deceased as Joseph Brown, 29, of 51-15 Almeda Avenue. More...


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