The Department of Environmental Protection granted emergency approval for the project on Feb. 20. The decision was not publicly disclosed at the time, but there is no requirement that such an announcement be made.
Hundreds of Superstorm Sandy victims in the Rockaways filled a church looking for help and answers from officials Wednesday night, but many walked away even more frustrated.
The final pass of the game sailed out of the end zone, saving the regular refs from the same type of call that brought the replacements to the height of unpopularity just three days earlier.
After nearly banning smoking altogether at casinos, the city imposed the partial ban in 2007. The change of heart came when the economy crashed and casinos feared a complete smoking ban would cost them more customers.
The State Departments travel alert was one step below a travel warning and did not advise Americans to cancel their European travel plans.
The man charged with sending more than 50 death, anthrax, and bomb threat letters across the country.
Investigators said 68-year-old Joseph Abdo was killed by the early-morning fire in Emerson Hill. The fire reportedly began inside his custom-designed room.
The fire started at a home on LaGuardia Street in Castelton Corners just before 4:30 a.m. Saturday.