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This month marks the one year anniversary of the deaths of Jai’Launi and Aniya Tinglin, two young children who died when a fire tore through their home on Bay 30th Street in Far Rockaway. More...

Bridge Work Ahead

The MTA’s Bridges and Tunnels is set to begin a capital construction project to reconstruct the nearly 50- year-old Rockaway Point Boulevard Overpass at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. More...

Earth Day Clean Up

Volunteers teamed up on Saturday, April 19, to clean the neighborhood streets in recognition of Earth Day. The Rockaway Civic Association and Beautify Earth, who were joined by the kids from CROM Physical culture, arranged the cleanup. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

YEA Extended; Quintabulous

From The Artists Studio

The internationally acclaimed Quintet of the Americas graced the sTudio 7 performance space on Sunday, April 12 with a varied program of primarily North American and Latin American music titled From the Heart, filled with music and images that evoke More...

Fort Tilden Highlights:

PRESENT EXHIBITS: “Young Emerging Artists Exhibition” extended. More...

Who’s Playing

Who’s Playing is a quick glance roundup of live music entertainment by local musicians playing both here in Rockaway and elsewhere. All are welcome to contribute. Saturdays- The Night Owls play The Rock NYC wine bar from 8 to 11 p.m. More...

Sports

Graybeards Sharpshooter Contest

On April 14, over 70 students around the peninsula competed in the 6th Annual Graybeard Sharpshooter Contest at St. Francis de Sales gym. More...

RLL Softball Roundup

In the Rockaway Little League’s Major Girls Softball Division, the RAM Title Insurance Royals started off the season with a tough loss, but got back on track with a solid win. More...

Anti-Violence Softball Begins Season

What started as a one-time breast cancer awareness game has grown into a movement. More...

Letters

Politicians

Dear Editor: I appreciate all that Comptroller Stringer says. He hits all the right notes. He sings all the right songs. But so too did Bill de Blasio and so many more before him. More...

Join The Temple

Dear Editor: My husband and I are members of the Derech Emunoh Synagogue and we are happy that we joined. Jonathon Siegel and Joyce Ash run this synagogue very smoothly, and they make everyone feel at home. More...

100th Precinct Goes Mobile

New Tool To Combat Shooting Spree

In an effort to combat the recent rash of gun violence in the 100th Precinct, the NYPD has stationed a new Mobile Command Center on Beach Channel Drive. More...

ABTS, Residents Spar Over School Plan Free Access

As recently as a year ago, Arverne By The Sea residents wanted to know when the elementary school they were promised would be built. They finally got their answer on April 20; it’s not happening. More...

Community

BOC Child Care Graduates

Child Care Means Business, provided by Business Outreach Center (BOC), has been graduating students to run their own home-based child care businesses since 2003. More...

Running For The Rotary

More than 150 participants took part in the 37th Rockaway Rotary Annual Ocean Run/Walk on Sunday, April 19. More...

Develop A Taste For Rockaway Free Access

Taste of Rockaway Beach, a restaurant and bar crawl featuring some of Rockaway’s top notch establishments, will return this year for another round of good eats and better times. More...

Business News

Existing Home Sales Increase

Real Estate Updates

The National Association of Realtors released statistics on April 22 which showed the sales of previously-owned homes in the nation increased last month at the highest rates in almost two years. More...

Columnists

Grit, Part 2

Slice of Life

Not only are babies being born in such lavish existence that they will never get a bruise or get shampoo in their eyes, teens are spoiled as well. More...

An Intern’s Take

When I woke up Sunday morning, I took some time out of my busy schedule to get caught up on current events. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Of course, the one bright, sunny morning we had this week came out for the BCAC’s Opening Day Parade and ceremonies. On Saturday, April 18, the Broad Channel Athletic Club celebrated their 20th consecutive annual parade. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Of Gangs And Guns Free Access

On Wednesday, April 15, a 21-year old pregnant female was shot three times, once in the leg, groin and abdomen. Though 15 weeks pregnant, there was no trauma to the fetus, and she and her baby are expected to recover. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Full Story

It’s Just My Opinion

What the hell is going on in our community? On April 18, a Saturday morning in the basketball court on Beach 80th and Shore Front Parkway, there were three shots fired at someone. More...

Obits

Michael Patrick Mader

Michael Patrick Mader died on April 21. He was a Rockaway resident for three years, after moving from Brooklyn. A maintenance engineer, Mader was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. More...

Linda C. Rivera

Linda C. Rivera died on April 21. A social worker, she was a lifelong resident of Rockaway. More...

Jacqueline Ann Sebade

Jacqueline Ann Sebade, age 82, died on March 29 in Warrenton, Va. Born in Brooklyn, she was a resident of Far Rockaway since 1955. Sebade was a St. John’s Episcopal Hospital secretary for the Respiratory Therapy Department. More...


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