July 13, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

Locals Seek ADA Compliant Swings

Rockaway residents Raquel and Valentina Priolo love to go to the playground with their family, but have found that the playgrounds around the peninsula are not very friendly to those with physical disabilities, as they have. More...

Doc On Probation, Loses Medicaid Rights

A Belle Harbor doctor who practices endocrinology in her Brooklyn office has been placed on probation by the New York State Department of Health and excluded from taking Medicaid patients, official records show. More...

Sanders Chides Brown On Gun Buy-Backs

In the wake of several shootings in Rockaway and a triple homicide in Springfield Gardens, City Councilman James Sanders Jr. is chiding Queens District Attorney Richard Brown for having a “blind spot” in the battle against gun violence. More...

Worst Landlord List 2.0 Released

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio announced the latest additions to his New York City’s Worst Landlords Watch List. There are now 330 landlords listed who own a total of 360 buildings. More...

Department of Health Issues PHC Post Mortem

With Drugs And Innards Gone, Medical Records Next

Peninsula Hospital Center died because of declining patient activity, massive financial problems that were exacerbated under the management of MediSys, and the failure of the hospital to maintain a mandated level of patient care and equipment mainten More...

City Day Care, After-School Programs Saved From Budget Axe

Day care centers and after-schoolprograms across the city received good news when, late last month, the City Council and Mayor Bloomberg agreed to a $68.5 billion budget deal for fiscal year 2013. More...

60,000 Failed FDNY Applicants Called To Court

Many of those minority members who were applicants for the New York City Fire Department and were ultimately refused a job will get a chance on September 28 to tell it to the judge. More...

Gateway Says No To Wounded Warrior Parking

For years, the Wounded Warriors have come to Rockaway for a weekend of good cheer, good food and two days of adaptive water sports. More...

Rockaway's Councilmen Dish The Pork

As the fiscal year budget was passed last week, the City Council also released their itemized list of discretionary funds, or what many in the political spectrum refer to as “pork.” More...

Smoky Fire Strikes Two Cars In Dump Lot

Two cars dumped in a empty lot between Beach 87 and Beach 88 Street north of the elevated subway line burst into flame at about 4 p.m. More...


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