June 1, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

PHC Doc Asks Postponement, Gets Turned Down

A former Hospitalist at the Peninsula Hospital Center has asked bankruptcy trustee Lori Lapin Jones for a chance to present a plan to save the shuttered facility by postponing a hearing set for May 25 until early June, but was turned down flat by the More...

Local Cops Make Drug Stop,Arrest On RBB

Unworn Seat Belt Draws Attention

Two police officers patrolling Rockaway Beach on May 23 spotted a man who was not wearing his seatbelt driving a silver 1997 Mercedes Benz on Beach 91 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Two Shot On Far Rockaway Street

A man and a woman were shot while walking on the corner of Dix Avenue and McBride Street in Far Rockaway at about 9:45 p.m. on May 28, police sources say. More...

Birds Of A Feather Get Killed Together

Government Plan To Knock Off 7 JFK Species

On one hand, there is a new U.S. Department of Agriculture plan to allow Wildlife Services staffers to kill off several species of birds that create a hazard to aviation at John F. More...

Point Man Charged With Weapons Possession

A Breezy Point man was busted on May 28 in front of the Blarney tavern on Rockaway Point Boulevard for menacing another tavern patron, court sources say. More...

Male Shot On BCD,Van Or SUV Involved

Police blocked off Beach Channel Drive between Beach 57 and Beach 58 Streets on May 24 after a 37-year-old male was shot as he stood on the sidewalk. More...

DOE: Rockaway Principals Are Rated A-OK

Far Rockaway High School has been closed since last June, the victim of the New York City Department of Education and its insistence that the school was a failure because of “persistent educational failure.” More...

Rockaway Paramedics Save Kid

Rockaway-based paramedics Keith Ahrens and Jason Verspoor were assigned to cover Howard Beach back in November. More...

Queens County Republicans Snub Ulrich

In a surprising move this week the Queens County Republican Party recommended Juan Reyes for State Senate in the 15th Senatorial District over New York City Councilmember Eric Ulrich who is vying for Democrat incumbent Joseph P. Addabbo’s seat. More...

Turner Demands Backpage Clean Up Its Act

Congressman Bob Turner held a press conference in front of the Village Voice headquarters, a subsidiary of parent company Village Voice Media, calling on the executives of the company to take down the adult advertisement section of its Backpage.com w More...

Several Cars, School Bus In BCD MVA

An empty school bus and three cars were involved in a multi-vehicle accident on Beach Channel Drive at Beach 108 Street at about 8 a.m. on May 25. More...


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