July 20, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

CBB Tolls Refunded To Accounts

The final step to completely reinstating the Cross Bay Bridge toll rebate was for motorists to have their money fully refunded to their E-Z Pass accounts for tolls incurred from April 1 to June 15, the day the rebate officially went back into effect. More...

Pols Ask City To Move Dredged Sand Westward

Rockaway’s beaches, particularly those in the center of the peninsula, need sand badly, and the U.S. More...

Kiddy-Porn Pervert Seeks Plea Bargain

A Rockaway Park man, who is now holed up at his parent’s home in Breezy Point as a result of a federal arrest for “having, producing and disseminating” kiddy porn, is actively seeking a plea deal with federal prosecutors, court docu More...

AP Sues Retired Principal For Sexual Harassment

When longtime principal John Quattrocchi was walked out of PS 43 by New York City Department of Education officials and school security officers in mid- September of 2010, rumors swirled among staff and parents as to why he had been suspended. More...

Beach/Boardwalk Complaints

It was an evening for venting and looking for action, as area residents listed various beach and boardwalk problems at a meeting with Community Board 14 parks committee members. More...

Breezy Piping Plover Nests Vandalized

Two piping plover nests were vandalized in two separate locations within the protected nesting area at Breezy Point, part of Gateway National Recreation Area, on the night of July 3, park sources told The Wave on Thursday. More...

MTA Plans Metrocard Advertisements

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced plans to relaunch its program that allows advertisers to buy space on MetroCards. Advertisers can now put their ads on the backs of MetroCards for just 18 cents to 51 cents per card. More...

After Four Years, Tarloff Trial Set

More than four years ago, two weeks after being released by a psychiatrist at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, David Tarloff allegedly murdered a Manhattan therapist. More...

Teens Busted With Phony Gun, Stolen Bike

Social Networks, Email Warn Neighbors

It had all the trappings of a made for television movie. A phony gun, a chase through west end backyards, a stolen bike, emails from residents to remain behind closed doors, and two arrests. Except, it was for real. At about 2 a.m. More...

New Port Authority Complaint System

The Port Authority of NY/NJ introduced a new Airport Noise Complaint System so residents can place online complaints in detail about disturbances from aircraft noise. More...

Reports: Weiner May Get Back In The Race

With $4.5 million burning a hole in his campaign chest and a burning desire to get back into politics, former Congressman Anthony Weiner might well run for a citywide position – either mayor or public advocate – in the upcoming 2013 elect More...

Rockaway Man Sentenced To Life In Prison

A former Far Rockaway resident has been put behind bars for the rest of his life after a Georgia state jury found him guilty in the 2008 fatal shooting of a TV videographer, according to published reports. More...

Angry Response To State’s PHC Report

A number of locals, including a staff doctor who formerly worked at Peninsula Hospital Center, reacted angrily to the state report on the shuttered hospital, which appeared in last week’s edition. More...

City Regulates Commercial Cyclists

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced that DOT is expanding its safety efforts with New York’s largest commercial cycling education and safety campaign. More...

U.S.Law Enforcement Fatalities Drop 44 Percent

In a reversal of recent trends and positive news for the law enforcement community, law enforcement fatalities declined significantly nationwide during the first half of 2012, reaching a 52- year low. More...

Liu Suggests Safety Measures For Bike Share Program

City Comptroller John C. Liu released a comprehensive plan to help ensure the City’s Bike Share program, “Citi Bike,” is safe for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists alike. More...

Local Pleads Guilty To Airport Theft

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...


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