May 4, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

Local Principal Fined By DOE

Cancelled Math Class To Provide Son’s Tutor

A longtime Rockaway principal was fined $2,000 on Monday after the city’s special investigator found that she had cancelled a math class in order to free up the teacher to tutor her son, a student at a community college in Nassau County. More...

Mom: Security Agent Attacked My Son

The mother of a 13-year-old PS 183 student has filed charges with both the Special Investigator for Schools and the New York City Police Department, saying that her son was attacked without provocation by a school security agent at the school. More...

Sanders Considering Run For Huntley’s Seat

Councilman James Sanders Jr. has set up a committee that would allow him to raise and spend monies in an effort to unseat State Senator Shirley Huntley this fall. More...

Aims At Standardized Testing

Internet Petition:

A recent NY 1-Marist poll shows that the great majority of New York voters, particularly those with children in public schools, are angry with the way Mayor Michael Bloomberg has run the school system for the past ten years. More...

Goldfeder Introduces Bill To Protect Jamaica Bay

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced he introduced legislation that would prohibit potentially hazardous dredging materials from being poured into Jamaica Bay to fill borrow pits. More...

Goldfeder Makes Push To Re-Open LIRR Line

Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder was joined by transit and community activists on Monday morning in Ozone Park to ask residents to sign a petition that will hopefully lead to the restoration of the Rockaway Beach Rail Line, also known as White Pot Junct More...

Kiddy Porn Perv Is FDNY EMT

Suspended By Department

The Rockaway Park man busted by the feds for kiddy porn is an eight year veteran of the fire department’s Emergency Medical Service who is stationed in Rockaway, department officials said this week. More...

TwoWounded InArverne Shooting

Two unidentified women were shot on an Arverne street last Sunday, police sources say. The two were shot in front of 409 Beach 51 Street at about 7:03 p.m. on April 29. The first victim, a 23-year-old woman, was stuck once in the upper right leg. More...

Council Overrides Bloomberg Pay Veto

Mayor Threatens Lawsuit Against Council

The City Council, in what is seen as a slap in the face to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has overridden his veto of the fair wage bill by a vote of 45-5, raising wages for workers on city-subsidized projects. More...

Van Totaled In Accident, Destroys Traffic Light

A temporary traffic light has been installed at Beach 22 Street and Seagirt Boulevard after a van slammed into and destroyed the previous light early Saturday morning. More...

Burglars Break Into Local Pharmacy

During the overnight hours of April 15, burglars pulled off a complicated and, no doubt, professional break-in at a local pharmacy across the street from St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, police say. More...


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