Questions Swirl Around Peninsula Preparatory Academy

Question Smith’s Role, Why Charter Moved To ABTS

An investigation by the New York Daily News I-Team has sparked more questions about the connection among the Peninsula Preparatory Academy, State Senator Malcolm Smith and the developers of Arverne By The Sea, the developers that have provided a free home for the school and have pledged millions of dollars for the school, which was founded by Smith. Two years […]

Two Busted For Beach 116 St. Break-In

Two men were arrested this month in connection with an earlier burglary at a Beach 116 Street deli, police and court sources say. According to court documents supplied by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, John Scanlon, 49, of Beach 115 Street broke into the Gardens Best deli at 186 Beach 116 Street shortly after midnight on February 27 while Devon […]

Stabbing Vic Not ‘Gang Enough’

Police sources say that Mario Alberto Canton Quijada, 25, who was stabbed to death by two men on Wednesday, March 17 on the Beach at Beach 12 Street, died because he was not sufficiently dedicated to a vicious Ecuadorian gang called MS 13, of which he was a member. Police arrested three men who were on the beach when they […]

School Bus Perv Sentenced To 3 Years

A 21-year-old Rockaway school bus aide, who was known to children as “Michael,” has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to endangering the welfare of a child and first-degree sexual abuse. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown identified the defendant as Darnell “Michael” Washington, of Beach 22 Street in Far Rockaway. Washington, who worked as a bus […]

Meeks On The Hot Seat

Several Probes Spread

The probes into the actions of Congressman Gregory Meeks spread recently with a short appearance on NY1 New two weeks ago and a New York Times expose last weekend. The New York Times article, written by Eric Lipton and Ray Hernandez charges that, although Meeks says that he has no personal wealth, “he lives a life worthy of a jet-setter,”, […]

Fender-Bender Causes Truck Flip On BCD

Pheffer: With Census 2010 Comes Jobs

Assemblywoman Pheffer (DQueens) wants to remind Queen’s residents that beginning this week, all area homes will be receiving their census questionnaires, and the United States Census Bureau is still seeking qualified New Yorkers for Census-taker positions. A struggling economy and faltering job market have many Queen’s families on the ropes, but temporary relief is in sight for thousands of job-seeking […]

2010 Census Is Here

After an intense promotion and outreach campaign, the much-anticipated form is now arriving at 120 million households across the country. Lester A. Farthing, the U.S. Census Bureau’s New York regional director, urges everyone in the New York and New Jersey area to be counted. “When you receive the form, immediately fill it out and mail it back,” he says. “Your […]

Email Traffic Alerts Now Available

Customers have a quick and easy way at their fingertips to be “in the know” about traffic conditions at MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ nine New York City crossings: simply visit and register for Email and Text Message Traffic Alerts. It makes good sense to be aware of traffic conditions before setting out on the road (never “text-and-drive” of course!). […]

Weiner: Lift Gay Ban on Blood Donation

Representative Anthony Weiner, Vice Chair of the House of Representatives LGBT Caucus, joined by Dr. Sean Cahill, Managing Director of Public Policy, Research and Community Health and Janet Weinberg, Chief Operating Officer of Gay Men’s Health Crisis, called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to end the discriminatory policy that bans men who have sex with men from donating […]