August 31, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

Homeowners Claim ‘Unfair Property Taxes’

Amidst the recent slowdown in the fragile recovery of the U.S. economy, some Rockaway homeowners claim they are being subjected to increasingly unfair property tax rates. More...

Busted For Spraying Shots

Argument Leads To Shooting Incident

A gunman who had earlier been involved in an argument sprayed the street outside his building with shots from a pistol, police say. Jonny Drayton, 40, of 14-74 Beach Channel Drive, was allegedly standing in front of his building at about 6 p.m. More...

MTA Submits $65M FEMA Claim

The MTA has submitted its Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and insurance claims to recover the $65 million in losses it suffered due to flood and wind damage to the regional transit infrastructure related to Tropical Storm Irene, which hit More...

Hurricane Irene: One Year Later

On Saturday morning, August 27, 2011, when west end residents greeted each other, the question was not, “How are you doing today,” but “Are you leaving?” The question referred to the evacuation order for the entire peninsula, More...

Bloomberg Eyes Salad Bars For Schools

Mayor Michael R. More...

PHC Contents Go For $1.3 Mil

Expenses For Sale Reach $150,000

A 2011 Philips Brightview Dual Head Nuclear Camera with Cardiac Trigger Monitor 3000, Intuitive Flat Screen Monitor with Remote Control went for a cool $100,000. More...

Feds Search Medical Facility

Federal agents executed a search warrant last Friday at a Far Rockaway medical clinic on suspicions that the office is engaging in a Medicare fraud scheme, federal officials told The Wave this week. More...

Fifteenth Shooting Incident Sunday

On Sunday, August 26, an unidentified 44-year-old man was shot once in his right shoulder at about 1 a.m. in front of 249 Beach 15 Street, police say. The victim was driven to St. More...

‘Non-Secure Detention’ Program For St. John’s

Word spread throughout the west end and Rockaway Beach like a hurricane wind early this week that “12 criminals” would soon be living at the St. John’s Residence for Boys on Beach 110 Street. More...

Mayor Sets Digital Tool Kit For Small Business

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot, Media and Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver and Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. More...

Report: NYS Debt Has Reached $300 Billion

State Budget Solutions (SBS), a nonprofit organization advocating for fundamental reform of state budgets, released its third annual state debt report revealing that New York’s total state debt is more than $300 billion. More...

Cuomo Signs Aggressive New Prescription Drug Law

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation that will help the state crack down harder on prescription drug abuse. More...


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