June 22, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

Pols Host Stop And Frisk Roundtable

Councilman James Sanders Jr. and his chief of staff Donovan Richards hosted a Stop and Frisk roundtable at the Church of the Nazarene in Far Rockaway on June 16. More...

Controversy Over Flagpole Memorial

DOT Says Pole Illegal, Must Go

There are not many communities where the construction of a flagpole and memorial to a resident who died recently would cause a civil war among those who live on the block, but Rockaway is apparently one of those communities. More...

MGP Site Far From Done Deal

While it may appear that remediation is all but wrapped up at the former MGP site along Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway Park, the project’s official completion is being delayed thanks to a small piece of land bordering the bay directly across t More...

Security Beefed Up At Rockaway Park Halfway Houses

The community board, local community activists, business owners and politicians have tried everything in their power to prevent halfway house residents from taking over Beach 116 Street, harassing people for money and, some say, becoming overall publ More...

Rx Drug Abuse Legislation Passes In State

Attorney General Eric T. More...

Legislation Passes To Protect Bay

Working to limit the dangers of dumping dredged material in Jamaica Bay, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced that his legislation to prohibit the use of contaminated materials for the purposes of filling borrow pits in Jamaica Bay has passed the Ass More...

Busted For Serial Five Towns Thefts

A Far Rockaway woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly stole more than $42,000 worth of cash, jewelry and silverware from multiple houses in the Five Towns from January 2011 through June 16, 2012. More...

Former Meeks Donor Sentenced To 110 Years

Google former billionaire Allen Stanford and then click on “images” and you will find among the myriad photos of Stanford, some of our Congressman, Gregory Meeks, as well, because the two were buddies for many years and Stanford often pro More...

Man Dies In Subway El Plunge

A 22-year-old still-unidentified Hispanic man died when he plunged from the subway elevated structure at Beach 88 Street at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, following what police say was the robbery of a teen on the subway at Beach 105 Street. More...

CVSR Included In Innovate Education Program

The Channel View School for Research at the Beach Channel Educational Campus has been selected as a part of the Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), a program to improve college readiness and career outcomes for black and Latino young men. More...

Refuge Visitor Center Renaming No Done Deal

Gillibrand Calls Renaming A ‘Stunt,’ Environmentalists Oppose

Bob Turner’s proposal to rename the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center after former conservative U.S Appeals Judge and Senator James Buckley isn’t as cut-and-died as perhaps Turner may have first thought. More...

CB 14 Beach Meeting Set For June 25

Advocates Claim Meeting A ‘Secret’

A meeting of Community Board 14’s Parks Committee has been set for June 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Beach 90 Street, but beach advocates claim that the board is trying to keep the meeting a secret. More...

Mayor Urges Power Conservation In High Heat Periods

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph F. Bruno and Heath Commissioner Thomas A. More...


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