July 27, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

More Sand Replenishment Money Allocated

After months of writing letters, public meeting testimonies and marches on the beach by community residents, the Bloomberg administration has agreed this week to provide $3 million in city funding for sand replenishment along Rockaway Beach, which wa More...

Local Pols Opposed To Gun Violence

What To Do About Too Many Guns Is The Question

A Wave Analysis Most of the local politicians have chimed in on the issue of gun violence in the Rockaway community with the emphasis on stating unequivocally that they are opposed to it. More...

New Visions For Our Urban Park?

Riis Park Hearings Set For August 4 and 10

The Gateway National Recreation Area, which encompasses Fort Tilden, Riis Park and the Wildlife Sanctuary in Rockaway and Broad Channel, is looking for a new direction that will take the park into the next decades. More...

RFEI Released For Proposed Bay Science Center

As announced Tuesday by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and New York City Mayor Michael R. More...

Report: Smith Used Campaign Cash For Trips

State Senator Malcolm Smith, who now represents Rockaway, has used tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to fund pricy trips and fancy automobiles, according to a published report in the New York Daily News and corroborated by campai More...

Half-Mil For PHC Attorneys

By Howard Schwach The Peninsula Hospital Center is closed and those who need emergency treatment sometimes have to be transported as far away as Nassau County. Nearly 700 local residents lost their jobs. More...

Council Redistricting Begins With Hearings

A series of five public hearings will be held by the NYC Districting Commission from August 13 to August 23. More...

Smoky Fire Hits Beach 134 Street Home

Top photo: A quick-moving smoky fire hit a home at 541 Beach 134 Street at about 6:45 p.m. on Friday, July 20, blocking off parts of Cronston Avenue and the bay block of Beach 134 Street. More...

Williams Sentenced to 50 Years In Prison

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced on Wednesday that Far Rockaway resident Paul Williams, who was convicted of opening fire on a crowd in September 2009 and killing one man and wounding another, has been sentenced to 50 years to life in More...


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