March 23, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

Vandals Destroy Park Overnight

Cops are seeking a vandal who drove an on-site front-loader construction vehicle through the fence of a nearly completed Far Rockaway playground, causing more than $100,000 in damage that may set back the park’s opening for months, according to More...

Arverne Apartment Fire Traps Two Seniors

FDNY Ladder Rescue Pulls Them From Flames

A smoky fire in an Arverne apartment building drew fire units from all over Queens early on Thursday morning, responding to a call of people trapped on the fifth floor of the building. More...

Councilman Sanders Confronts PCP Problems

Polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB, is one of the most dangerous and toxic substances that most people will encounter in their daily lives, says Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

Easing Flood Damage Burden

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced the passage of a bill he sponsored in the state Assembly that would provide financing for certain extraordinary expenses incurred as a result of flood damage from Hurricane Irene (A. 9211). More...

Goldfeder Pushes For Open Government

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder has announced that the Assembly passed a package of bills encouraging transparency in government. More...

Final Congressional Maps Released

A panel of judges signed off on a final proposal for the U.S. More...

Huntley Gains Portions Of Rockaway’s East End

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Augustina Avenue Double Shooter Convicted

A Far Rockaway gangbanger is facing up to 50 years in prison after a jury convicted him this week of second-degree murder and other charges in connection with the September 2009 shooting death of an innocent bystander who was struck when the defendan More...

Turner Can’t Hold Conservative Nod

A second-party nomination that might well be critical to the political future of Congressman Bob Turner was denied him on Monday when New York’s Conservative Party nominated a strong social and fiscal conservative, Wendy Long, as its Senate can More...

CBB Guard Rail Installation Starting

The pedestrian guard rail project along Cross Bay Boulevard which was approved by the City Council last June has been assigned to a contractor and installation should begin next month, according to local sources. More...

Dayton West Becomes Massive Cocoon

Residents of Dayton Towers West are being sealed into their buildings by thick plastic that covers every window in the four-building complex, residents say. More...

District 32 Voting Dates & Locations

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Help Protect Your Beach

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection Marine Sciences Section is sponsoring Volunteer Floatables Beach Surveillance for the summer of 2012. What are floatables? More...

Final Senate Maps Hold Change For Rockaway

The final proposed redistricting maps for the New York State Senate and Assembly are out, but the Assembly maps hold no change from the original ones published back in February. The State Senate, however, has minor changes worth examining. More...

Bringing Addabo Back, Along With Huntley

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Sales Tax Exemption Expanded

Word from Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder is that New York State lawmakers have granted some much-needed tax relief for our hardworking families. More...


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