Chancellor Blows Off Student Leader



School Chancellor Joel Klein blew off a meeting with a student leader from Beach Channel High School last Wednesday, even though the student traveled to Tweed Courthouse in Manhattan with a promised confab in hand. “First they stonewalled me, it was like a low blow,” said BCHS senior Chris Petrillo. “They acknowledged that I had a scheduled meeting, and then […]

Arrest Made in October Stabbing

Brooklyn Man Arrested For Rockaway Stabbing

A Brooklyn man has been arrested in connection with an October stabbing that resulted from an altercation on Beach 15 Street near Heyson Road, according to police. Wilson Rodriguez, 41, of 670 6th Avenue in Brooklyn, was arrested on December 16 and charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon, according to court records supplied by Queens District Attorney […]

Bust Local In Summer Assault

Criminal Mischief Call Leads To Assault Arrest

A Far Rockaway man has been arrested for allegedly beating a man in Ozone Park in August, causing the victim’s jaw to be wired shut after a fight broke out between the two men, according to police. Court reeords supplied by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, Christopher Berrios, 18, exchanged words with the victim on Pitkin Avenue and 78th Street […]

Indian Recognition Complicates Aqueduct Racino Decision



It seems that the politicians who said that the groundbreaking for the new gambling “Racino” at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park would take place before the first of the New Year were wrong. State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., for example, said in October that Governor David Paterson’s decision on which of the high-roller consortiums would get the okay to […]

Lost Cause For Cyclones’ Parking



Weiner: Consumer Electronics Theft On The Rise



With Christmas upon us, Representative Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Judiciary Crime, Terror ism and Homeland Security Sub-committee, and Representative Carolyn Maloney released a new study showing that thefts of the top five most popular electronic items rose 43 percent since 2007. According to FBI data, nearly 400,000 laptops, cell phones, televisions, video games and cameras have been […]

Local Suffers Seizure At BC Subway Station



Far Rockaway Man Drug Busted Upstate



A Far Rockaway man who goes by the name “Money” was arrested last week for allegedly selling crack cocaine to an undercover police officer in Hudson Falls, New York, according to published reports. Police acted on a tip that Hector Colon, 30, from Far Rockaway was in the area selling the drugs, according to Hudson Falls Police Detective Scott Gillis. […]

Merchants, Police Talk Safety At Meeting



An armed robbery at a Mott Avenue jeweler last month was the last straw for a street that is also home to daily heroine and illegal cigarette sales. Last week Councilman James Sanders Jr. and the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation hosted a meeting with local merchants to address safety issues in the downtown Far Rockaway business district. “One of […]

Report: Meeks Had Close Ties To Stanford, Venezuelan Dictator



Congressman Gregory Meeks, who represents the eastern end of the Rockaway peninsula in the House of Representatives, has strong personal and financial ties to a flamboyant millionaire whose offshore banking and sports empire turned out to be a giant racket, and may have interceded on his behalf with Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, according to published reports in major newspapers that […]