May 11, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

I-Pads, I-Phones Top Ticket For Thieves

Grand Larceny Reports Grow In Both Precincts

The Rockaway peninsula, following a citywide crime trend, has seen a quick rise in the theft of high-end electronic devices over the past few months, police officials say. More...

Last Of Three Arrested In Brutal Beatings

The last of a Far Rockaway trio wanted for a series of robberies has been arrested and arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on assault and robbery charges stemming from two separate alleged incidents in which he beat and robbed the victims just minutes More...

Afterschool, Day Care Slots Threatened By Budget Cuts

Early education is facing steep cuts if Mayor’s Bloomberg’s $68.7 billion proposed budget becomes law. More...

Goldfeder Says Protect Co-Ops From Excessive Fees

Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder announced that he is sponsoring legislation to protect cooperative corporation or condominium boards from paying excessive legal fees when they successfully challenge an inaccurate city tax assessment. More...

Community To Liquor Store Owner: ‘Find Another Place’

Taking time out from church services this past Sunday, members of the First Church of God on Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway came out to protest a new liquor store that would open a little more than 200 feet away from them and across the street f More...

Pols Say Parks Not Replacing Pivotal Fence

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich sent a letter to the New York City Department of Parks expressing their displeasure about the decision not to replace the fence on the beach at Beach 149 Street in Neponsit that was More...

Booze-Filled Breezy Point Party Brings Busts

Two Breezy Point parents have been busted and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and unlawfully dealing with children in the wake of a “booze-filled party” that was uncovered by two patrol officers from the 100 Precinct More...

Good Timing Leads To Brave Rescue

A grease fire broke out in the kitchen of a sixth floor apartment in Hammel Houses last Friday evening, leaving a family that included an 8-year-old boy and 19-month baby boy trapped inside when the apartment doorknob jammed, More...

Suspect Device Washes Up On Shore

Police and Emergency Service Units responded to a call of a possible bomb on the beach that washed up onto the shore near Beach 29 Street on Monday afternoon. More...

MediSys Big Sentenced To Three Years

The former CEO of the giant healthcare firm MediSys, which many believe drove Peninsula Hospital Center into the ground and then deserted it to fail, has been sentenced to three years in prison in relation to a scheme to bribe a number of New York St More...

Queens Libraries Rally To Save Funding

‘Boardwalk For Books’ Rally May 17

Borough President Helen Marshall, City Councilmembers Peter Koo and Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblywoman Grace Meng, Queens Library President and CEO Thomas Galante, library staff and members of the community held a rally May 8 on the steps of Queens Libr More...

Perv Busted At Playground

Police Arrest Man After He Exposes Himself

A Bay Towers resident was arrested and charged with public lewdness after he exposed himself at the Almeda Avenue playground last Friday afternoon as kids were getting out of neighboring P.S. More...

Another Anti-Smoking Bill Introduced

Mayor Michael R. More...


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