January 18, 2013 RSS feed / Top Stories

Fire on Beach 66th Street

According to the New York City Fire Department a fire was reported at a two story private dwelling at 325 Beach 66th Street. on Wednesday, January 16th. More...

Cuomo Signs Tough Gun Law

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law the NY SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) that will give New York State the toughest gun laws in the nation. More...

Scenes You Might Have Missed

Scenes of Hurricane Sandy’s damage are widespread throughout the Rockaways. More...

State Comptroller Calls For Debt Reform

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli warned that New York State’s heavy debt burden could jeopardize critical infrastructure projects and other capital needs. More...

Addabbo: Give Tax Relief To Homeowners

Senator Joe Addabbo, Jr., a member of the newly formed Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy, is co-sponsoring new legislation that would provide relief from property taxes for New York City homeowners whose properties were badly damaged by More...

Beach 136th Sprays Again

It happened again. For the second time in a week a water main break occurred on the beach at Beach 136th Street. This time on Friday, January 11th and this time water spouted 40 feet in the air. More...

State Comptroller Opens Sandy Books

The State Comptroller’s office processed nearly $265 million in contracts and spending in November and December 2012 related to Hurricane Sandy recovery and has posted the details online so the public can access it in real time, Comptroller Tho More...

Goldfeder Urges Storefront And Other Business Help

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder contacted New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner, Robert Walsh and Empire State Development Corporation President and CEO, Ken Adams urging immediate attention and outreach to local small bus More...

House Approves Sandy Relief Bill

On Tuesday, January 15th, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill providing $51 billion for Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery. More...

Politicians Push Gun Control

7 Year Old Brings Gun To Far Rockaway School

As politicians across New York State were issuing statements about passing guncontrollegislationa7yearoldboy at Far Rockaway’s PS 215 was bringing a loaded .22 caliber handgun to school on Thursday morning. More...

DEC Monitoring Air Quality On Beach 84th Street

Passersby recently noted with interest a large mobile NYS Department of Environmental Conservation air monitoring unit stationed at Beach 84th Street and Holland Avenue near Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Cantor Fitzgerald Gives Sandy Aid

Parents of local school children walked out of PS 43 with a little extra in their pockets on January 10th when The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, in conjunction with Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners, began handing out $1,000 prepaid debit cards to More...

Liu: Park Projects Go Slooooow

City Comptroller John Liu announced that the Parks Department’s failure to monitor its capital construction projects had allowed almost half of those projects to finish late and 10 percent of those to go significantly over budget in Fiscal Year More...


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