June 15, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

Mom Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison

A Far Rockaway mother was sentenced to ten years in prison for violently shaking her seven-month-old daughter who later died of the injuries she sustained, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced last week. More...

Sex Offender Bill Passes Assembly

Legislation that would keep sex offender photos up-to-date has passed through the Assembly Codes Committee. More...

Call For Head Of PS 318 Principal

Nearly two years ago, the city’s Department of Education closed PS 225 on Beach 110 Street in Rockaway Park and replaced it with two new, smaller schools. More...

Congressional Primaries Set For June 26

Three In House Run; Three For Senate

Because of a new federal law extending the time period that those in the armed forces have for filing absentee ballots in the upcoming November general election, the primary elections for the House of Representatives and the Senate will be held on Ju More...

Full Complement Of Lifeguards By July

“By July we should have a full complement of lifeguards [on Rockaway’s beaches].” That is what Jill Weber, the Parks Department’s Admin-istrator for Rockaway, told The Wave earlier this week. More...

NYSAG Busts Health Insurance Companies

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced two agreements to stop improper billing and claims practices in the health care industry. The agreements are with Group Health Inc. More...

Teen Beach Cardiac Arrest Death Raises Questions

It was a day at the beach like so many hot summer days in Rockaway for 13- year-old Christian Benitez and his older sister, Nicolette, so when she noticed her younger brother lying on the beach, apparently asleep on the lazy Memorial Day, she was not More...

Mayor Versus Judge Over Cost Of FDNY Monitor

A federal judge who had previously ruled that the New York City Fire Department’s minority hiring process was “racist” and “flawed” ended Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s move to oversee the bills provided by the monitor More...

Don’t Give Up On Queens

Politicians To Gov:

In the wake of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that a deal between his office and the giant gambling group, Genting America, has fallen through and that a new massive convention center at Aqueduct Racetrack was not likely, State Senator Jo More...

Assemblyman Goldfeder Sponsors Legislation

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder has sponsored a bill that would extend a four-year real property tax abatement program for cooperative and condominium units in New York City. More...

Trio Guilty In Good Samaritan Stabbing

Three Far Rockaway men have pleaded guilty in the manslaughter stabbing death of a Good Samaritan in the area of New Haven Avenue back in July 2010. More...

First Summer Drowning Claims Young Teen

Emergency crews searched for more than 40 minutes before Akeem Craig, 14, was pulled from the waters off Beach 19 Street. |align=left|width=250|height=99|link=node] FDNY divers are brought down to the shoreline to look for Craig. More...

LIPA Pole Collapses On Heyson Road

An electrical pole, located between Beach 14 and Beach 15 Streets fell across Heyson Road in Far Rockaway early Wednesday evening, after a transformer blew and set the pole on fire. More...

State Seeks To Cut Telemarketing Tactics

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have announced an agreement to pass legislation that will better protect New Yorkers from intrusive telemarketing tactics. More...


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