April 6, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

Bellamy Sues City For Prosecutorial Misconduct

A Rockaway resident who spent 14 years in jail before his depraved indifference murder conviction was thrown out in September of last year, has sued the city and a number of former police officers for prosecutorial misconduct in relation to his case. More...

MS-13 Gangbanger Busted In 2010 Beach Slay

Killed Because He Wouldn’t Kill

Federal authorities have arrested a man wanted in several murders in and around Nassau County in recent years including a March 2010 stabbing death on the beach in Far Rockaway. More...

PHC Protesters Storm DOH

Local residents and Peninsula Hospital Center employees were joined by local politicians to protest the hospital’s closing outside the New York State Department of Health at 90 Church Street in Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon at the height of More...

Jamaica Bay Floater Had Throat And Wrists Slit

An unidentified body, with its throat and wrists slit, floated up in Jamaica Bay on Wednesday morning and was discovered shortly after by a man walking along the quiet Far Rockaway block of Battery Road. More...

Turner Lauds CBB Toll Rebate

Congressman Bob Turner applauded the passage of the New York State budget with the inclusion of a provision providing full funding for the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge Toll rebate for the upcoming year. More...

EPIC Funding To Be Restored In Budget

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced that he advocated and was successful in including $30 million in restorations to the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program in the 2012-13 state budget (A.9056-D). More...

Police Seek Missing Arverne Man

Police from the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Beach are looking for a deaf man who has been missing from his home since April 1. Police sources identified the man as Joey White, 33, who went missing from 641 Beach 67 Street in Arverne at about 8:20 p.m. More...

Teen Arraigned In Playground Vandalism

Community Outrage Helped Lead To Arrest

A Bronx teenager, who according to police was visiting the area, was arraigned last Thursday on charges he caused massive destruction to a playground under construction at Beach 30 Street and Lewmay Road earlier this month. More...

Borough President Helen Marshall Outlines Budget Priorities

Helen Marshall’s proposed budget priority list was released recently and sent to Mayor Bloomberg with special attention paid to several key Rockaway proposals including the permanent funding of Engine 328 in Far Rockaway which the mayor has thr More...

Goldfeder And Colleagues Pass Early Budget

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced details of the 2012-13 final state budget. More...

Ulrich’s Participatory Budgeting Process Comes To An End

$1.3M Will Fund Nine Projects Chosen By Voters In Rockaway And Broad Channel

Councilmember Eric Ulrich, along with local residents and representatives of the Participatory Budgeting Project and Community Voices Heard, announced the results of the pilot Participatory Budgeting project in Council District 32. More...


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