Seven years ago, Sandy was here. When we look back on that night we must remember those we lost: Popular postal worker Rick Gold, 67, died from drowning during the height of the storm. David Gotthelf, 72, drowned in his Rockaway Park basement apartment as the water rose to the first floor. Nancy Sorensen, 50, died of lacerations suffered in […]
Members of Community Board 14 are pressing NYC Parks officials for a detailed plan on how to keep Rockaway beachgoers safe next summer. “How many lifeguards will we have?” “How will we keep swimmers safe?” “Why aren’t we helping create the plan?” were a few of the questions board members asked during their monthly meeting at the Torah Academy for […]
Theft from unlocked cars was one of the major issues addressed at the 100th Precinct Community Council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Some familiar faces were in attendance to discuss the topic at hand, including the council’s Assistant Secretary Andy McGee and Sergeant- At-Arms Ozzie Edwards, as well as community advocates like NYPD Community Partner for the 100th Precinct, Danny […]
Dear Editor: Moody’s Investment Firm recent report predicts that the proposed MTA $51 Billion 2020 – 2024 Five Year Capital Plan will add $38 billion in long term debt. This is on top of the MTA’s current $44 billion debt. Don’t be surprised if this new plan is reduced by billions. There may also be future service cuts, reduction in […]
Dear Editor: National Grid’s answer to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s threats to fine the company millions unless it starts hooking up new customers is to raise rates across the board. Last Friday, after months of closed-door, confidential settlement negotiations, ConEd filed a new proposal to raise our rates and expand more fracked gas infrastructure. To us, the whole process has been […]
In 2013, a construction worker was injured while performing carpentry work at a construction site in New York. Prior to the accident, the owner of the property leased it to another company. The lessee hired a general contractor to oversee the construction of a store at the premises. The general contractor hired an on-site superintendent who in turn hired the […]
On Saturday, Oct. 6, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. held his Java with Joe event at Georgina’s Bakery & Café on Beach 116th Street where he met with several constituents.
Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, will be speaking at Temple Beth-El of Rockaway Park on Monday, November 4th at 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to hear Hoenlein discuss the world situation today, particularly events in the Middle East and our new government in Washington and how they are […]