Lawmakers Renew Call To Give Trains More Priority On South Channel Bridge In QueensThe New York City Transit division of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has gotten behind a proposal to limit openings of the South Channel Bridge that carries trains from Broad Channel to the Rockaways.
New Bill Hopes To Ensure Students 'Never Forget' 9/11 VictimsThe bill would require a period of silence on the morning of the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks each year in every New York school.
Queens, Nassau Lawmakers Call On State To Improve Storm Emergency RoutesAssemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Far Rockaway) and Nassau County Leg. Howard Kopel are urging the state to improve local roads needed for emergency evacuations during disasters.
Homeowners: NYC Planting Trees Despite ObjectionsThe trees are planted curbside on city property, but homeowners say they wind up having to take care of them.
Long-Abandoned Rockaway Courthouse To Get New Life As Medical CenterDeveloper Uri Kaufman is buying the old Rockaway Courthouse on Beach Channel Drive for $50,000 and turning it into a medical center, filling a void left when the bankrupt Peninsula Hospital shut down last year.
Lawmaker: 'It Is Criminal' NYPD Has Not Installed Security Cameras In RockawaysAssemblyman Phil Goldfeder said legislators did the hard part in 2010 when they voted to approve the $300,000 needed for three security cameras in the Rockaways.
City Lawmakers Want Feds To Reimburse Sandy-Devastated HomeownersNearly six months after superstorm Sandy, some victims still haven't seen any of the funds promised to them.