Member Quits Education Council in Protest

Member Quits Education Council in Protest

Fed up with local parents’ decreasing role in school decisions, Brian Rafferty resigned from Community Education Council 24 last Thursday. The district councils throughout the…

Weiner Puts District First

Anthony Weiner went from a political superstar to a laughingstock after several lewd photos he had sent to various women online were leaked to the…

Queens County GOP Battles Over Leadership

Republican Bob Turner’s victory in last month’s congressional special election was great news for the Queens GOP party, but internal squabbles continue to create splits…

DA Brown Reimburses Insurance Companies $500k

Following a 2008 investigation of insurance fraud, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown reimbursed $505,000 to 16 insurance companies cheated in the scam. The investigation, dubbed…

Calling MTA Made Simple

The MTA has been working to improve its customer service options, and on Tuesday, the agency condensed 117 different public phone numbers to one: 511….

Serving Up in Forest Park

Serving Up in Forest Park

The city Parks Department unveiled the newly reconstructed and renovated tennis courts at Forest Park on Friday. The improvements were possible through $1 million in…

Liu to DOE: Shape Up

City Comptroller John Liu announced on Tuesday that an audit of the Department of Education (DOE) found that many elementary schools have failed to meet…

Editorial: Why Didn’t She Leave?

She was kicked, beaten, punched, choked, burned. Why didn’t she leave? She was threatened, taunted, humiliated, disgraced.  Why didn’t she leave? Every detail of her…