August 17, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

See Something, Say Something

An unidentified passerby saw what appeared to be a brand new suitcase standing alone in front of the Rockaway Beach Post Office on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 91 Street. More...

Cuomo Cracks Down On Synthetic Drug Use

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that the New York State Department of Health (DOH) has issued new regulations to crack down on the increasingly widespread use of bath salts and other synthetic drugs. More...

Brown, Smith Set Queens Gun Buy Program

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, and New York State Senator Malcolm A. More...

Local Test Scores Continue To Drop

Few Schools Maintain High Standardized Scores

By Howard Schwach The scores from this year’s high stakes English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics tests are in, and most of the schools on the peninsula continue to fall far below the standard necessary to be considered at grade level. More...

Another Shooting For 101 Precinct

An unidentified 44-year-old man was shot twice in the arm last Tuesday morning in front of the Ocean-Bay Houses in Arverne, police sources say. The man was standing in front of 309 Beach 54 Street at about 3:25 a.m. More...

Cuomo Proposes Changing Adult Homes

If Governor Andrew Cuomo has his way, many of the adult homes that dot the Rockaway peninsula would be forced to lower the number of its residents with “serious psychiatric disabilities” to 25 percent of its population. More...

Duo Busted In Neponsit Burglary Spree

A pair of Rockaway teens were arrested for allegedly stealing iPods from three cars in Neponsit early Monday morning, according to police. More...

Goldfeder Urges Flood Claims Be Expedited

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder recently sent a letter to Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Carter Strickland, urging him to move forward on the property damage claims submitted to the New York City Comptroller More...

967K Bill For PHC Bankruptcy Attorneys

While former employees of Peninsula Hospital Center seek other employment and fight to keep their homes and families intact, attorneys, accountants and a patient care ombudsman hired by Bankruptcy Trustee Lori Lapin Jones have been paid nearly a mill More...

Survey Finds Less Living Paycheck To Paycheck

Fewer American workers are reliant on their next payday to make ends meet, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. Forty percent of workers report that they always or usually live paycheck to paycheck, a slight decrease from 42 percent in 2011. More...

Turner: Shutdown Backpage’s Adult Section

Following the conviction of a New York man for sex trafficking and prostitution, including that of a minor via Backpage.com, Congressman Bob Turner is calling on his colleagues in the House to pass his resolution, House Resolution 646, to put pressur More...


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