Homicide Total Stands At 8



Convicted For Framing Ex



In a trial that lasted nearly a month, a Queens jury has found Jerry Ramrattan guilty on all charges, which included the rape and eventual framing of his Far Rockaway ex-girlfriend for crimes that she never committed, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced late last week. Ramrattan, 39, was arrested in 2009 and accused of raping his ex-girlfriend, Seemona […]

Cops ID Mystery Jamaica Bay Body



Police officers from the 100 Precinct, responding to a call of a man in the water near the Marine Parkway –Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge at about 4:28 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving, found an Asian male floating in the bay. Harbor units pulled the unresponsive man from the water and brought him to the former Coast Guard Station at Fort […]

Join Santa For Breakfast On 12/10



The 100 Precinct Community Council’s annual “Breakfast With Santa” will be held on Saturday, December 10 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located at 333 Beach 90 Street. Tickets for the breakfast, which is held to raise money for the council and its activities, can be purchased by calling 100 Precinct Community Council President Danny Ruscillo at 718-474-6145. Taking place […]

Is It Time To Rethink The Draft?



A recent survey has found that “[America] has an armed services that is at war and a public that’s not very engaged, a time when the public has been paying less and less attention even though the wars have been going on for ten years.” A smaller share of Americans currently serve in the armed forces than at any other […]

EDITORIAL COMMENT



Dayton Off The Record



Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the letter from David Kuperberg, Chief Executive Officer of Cooper Square Realty. I was appalled and mortified that a man in your position would con me. I was not informed that you considered the conversation we had and the e-mails we exchanged were off the record. When I called, I told you […]

Mediating Conflicts At Redfern



Dear Editor, In your November 12 editorial commentary entitled, “Community Fails To Address Shooting Plague,” you raised several concerns about gun violence on the eastern end of the peninsula, most recently the senseless killings of Patrick Hall and Sean Mack. These acts of violence have many consequences including the victims’ children and families, innocent bystanders and the entire Rockaway peninsula […]

Middle-Class, Two-Income



Dear Editor, A curious article appeared today in the Leftie blog The Huffington Post, claiming that when the Occupy Wall Street protesters set up their own antishopping effort on Black Friday, they revealed themselves to be a bunch of snobs out of touch with the American people. The author stated that the OWS cry against consumerism showed that they really […]

Allow Me To Clarify



Dear Editor, I suppose it was inevitable that Mr. John Baxter would send in a response to my letter last week declaring the Occupy Wall Street protesters lacking in substance in terms of a unified message. After all, Mr. Baxter had just finished the last few months actively supporting, participating in and writing in favor of this group of self-avowed […]