June 29, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

Call To Close East Rockaway Inlet Beaches

A Far Rockaway activist who was instrumental in getting larger warning signs on east end beaches after three young girls drowned there more than 10 years ago is calling for the city to finally permanently close the beaches along the East Rockaway inl More...

Merit Matters: Garaufis 'Dripping With Arrogance'

A firefighter’s advocacy group, Merit Matters, is locked in a battle with federal judge Nicholas Garaufis over his ruling that the hiring practices of the city’s fire department violate federal law and need monitoring by the federal court More...

Turner Loses,Meeks Wins Primaries

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DOT Launches Walking Wellness Campaign

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the winners of the “We’re Walking Here NYC” competition, which invited New York City schools to design posters that promote walking as a safe, healthy and practical More...

Tips On Beating Deadly Rip Currents

With the summer vacation season here, and in the wake of a plethora of drownings in Rockaway during the last beach season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Park Service are alerting beachgoers to the threat More...

NYCLU Calls For Standardized Testing Changes

New York’s over-reliance on highstakes standardized testing harms students, teachers and public schools, with especially harsh consequences for high-need students and the teachers and schools that serve them, according to a letter signed by mor More...

Bust 50 Gang-Bangers At Ocean Bay

More than $30,000 in illegal drugs and eight weapons were taken in police raids at the Ocean Bay Houses in Rockaway and more than 50 reputed gang members were arrested since October, police sources say. More...

Sunset In The Park Ends On Criminal Note

While hundreds enjoyed the “Sunset in the Park” fundraiser at Tribute Park on Beach Channel Drive and Beach 116 Street last Saturday night, at least one person in the large crowd was not there to honor those who died on September 11, 2001 More...

El Plunge Mystery Grows

Francisco Calderon would have been 22 on Tuesday had he not tried to climb the fence and plunged from the Rockaway subway El at Beach 88 Street to his death on June 20. More...

BC Community Still Needs Natural Gas

In a push to help provide Broad Channel families with an affordable natural gas supply, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder wrote a letter to New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, asking him to subsidize a National Grid project in Broad Channel that would bring More...

‘Safeguard Your Stuff’ This Summer

MTA New York City Transit is launching a new public service campaign urging subway riders to keep a close watch over their personal electronic devices while in the system. More...

Errant Motorist Takes Out Scaffolding

An unidentified motorist crashed into the scaffolding protecting 105-00 Shore Front Parkway early on Thursday morning. More...


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