October 12, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

NYPD Moves Against Project Street Crews

For years, the New York City Police Department has included a gang unit dedicated to battling the major street gangs such as the Latin Kings, the Bloods, the Crips, MS 13 and Nieta. More...

Van Crashes Into McDonald’s In Far Rockaway

Police arrested a 23-year-old Queens man on October 5 after he crashed the van he was driving into the entrance of the McDonald’s restaurant located at the intersection of Mott Avenue and Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway. More...

Hotel Developer Meets With CB And Locals

At times the meeting was contentious, as members of the community were able, for the first time, to directly address the man who wants to build what is being termed a ‘transient’ hotel on Beach 44 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

CB 14 Votes Against‘Transient’Hotel

At their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Community Board 14 voted unanimously against the building of a ‘transient’ hotel on Beach 44 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

FEMA’s New Community Grant Program

Application Deadline October 26

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder recently announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now accepting applications for their Community Resilience Innovation Challenge Grant Program. More...

Bloomberg Lauds‘Close To Home’Program

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs, Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner Ronald E. Richter, Department of Probation Commissioner Vincent N. More...

Protect Your Kids From Cyberbullying

Most parents are familiar with traditional bullying that takes place at school and on the playground, but as life has gone digital, so has bullying. More...

Addabbo And Ulrich In Tight Race

By Nicholas Briano A new Siena Poll released on Monday shows Councilmember Eric Ulrich and State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. are statistically neck and neck in the upcoming race for the State Senate seat in the west end of Rockaway. More...

FF Union Bristles Over Lack Of Physical Test

For the first time in nearly half a century, there is no competitive physical test to qualify as a New York City firefighter, and that has many firefighters and their union fuming about the recent rulings of Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis. More...

Slay Focus Switches To Landlord

‘Psychiatrist’ Eludes City Cops

New York City detectives are working hard to track down the whereabouts of Dr. More...

NYCHA To Sell Unused Project Space

If the city’s Housing Authority has its way, residents of the public housing complexes that dot Rockaway may soon have less of the few amenities that they enjoy, things such as green space, parks and parking lots. More...

Rockaway Commons Responds To Towing

The owner of Rockaway Commons, the shopping center located along Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 84 Street to Beach 90 Street, recently responded to a request by Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder to cease all towing activities in the lot when a custo More...

Better Procedure Needed For LIPA Outages

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder recently sent a letter to the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) requesting that they immediately develop and implement an alert system and plan to inform emergency service agencies, residents and local community leaders of More...

DCA Closes Down Predatory Debt Collection Agency

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz recently announced that it has entered a settlement order with Integrated Asset Recovery, a debt collection agency previously known as Forster and Colmes LLC. More...

DOH Urges Pet Owners To Register For Licenses

Health Department and Parks Department staff have been in city parks this week during normal dog walking hours to help pet owners obtain or renew their dog license. More...


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