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DEC Discusses Sea-Rise Projections

On June 24 at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, representatives from the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) held a public information session on the agency’s implementation of the Community Risk and Resiliency Act (CRRA), which was More...

Low Turnout For Gun Violence Protest

Protesting against gun violence in the wake of one of Rockaway’s most violent weekends proved a community’s indifference on June 22. More...

It’s In The Dough Free Access

Beach 116th Bulletin

As you walk by the open doors of The Original Ciro’s Pizza on a warm afternoon, it is virtually impossible to resist going up to the counter for a quick, fresh slice. More...

School News

Family Day At SJEH

Family Days, a summer tradition in Rockaway, took off with one of the first on Friday, June 19, as the NYC Cares program and St. John’s Episcopal Hospital hosted its Family Fun Day across the street from the hospital. More...

Business News

European Wax Center Flourishing

The European Wax Center in Howard Beach is celebrating their one-year anniversary and wants customers to know that first time guests can receive a complementary luxurious waxing. More...

Summer Parking!

REAL ESTATE CORNER

Many Rockaway homeowners enjoy more frequent visits from friends and relatives during summer beach season – especially after May 15th, when the parking regulations change on numerous streets. This can become a problem when visitors arrive. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

On Saturday, June 27, Borough President Melinda Katz will present a free reggae concert by British Dependency at the Beach 17th Street Performance Space near the beach. More...

Trimming Your Cat’s Nails

Veterinary Corner

You love your feline friend and know that part of that is a commitment to learning how to care for their nails. Trimming your cat’s nails is the easiest way to prevent unwanted scratches to both you and your carpet or furniture. More...

Keeping It Real

After some time to recuperate, I’m back and of course, keeping it real. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Overcoming A Bad Start

As much as we are excited about Rockaway’s resurgence and the idea of a summer of moving forward – the ugly smear of gun violence on our streets threatens this fragile existence. More...

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Obits

Patricia A. Campbell

Patricia A. Campbell died on June 23. Born in Manhattan, she was a lifelong resident of Rockaway. She was a cashier for AIG Insurance. More...

Teresa Cecchini

Teresa Cecchini died on June 26. She was born and lived her 100 years at her home on Beach 97th Street. She worked in sales. Cecchini is preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Cecchini, and her sisters, Anna Laveroni and Stella Oliveri. More...

Pedro J. DeJesus

Pedro J. DeJesus died on June 22. Born in Guayama, Puerto Rico, he was a Rockaway resident since coming from Manhattan in 1955. A U.S. Army veteran, DeJesus served during World War II. Later he worked as a laborer. More...

Trio Busted For Nursing Home Abuse

The primary reason for admitting a loved one to a nursing home is to ensure they get the care they need. Based on video provided by Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, it seems three workers were allegedly oblivious to that fact. More...

Community

It’s Happening At NPS

One of Rockaway’s many ‘best kept secrets’ is the fact that there a huge National Park right in our backyard. More...

Pushing For FEMA Accountability

Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder was one of several experts on hand at the Revised Sandy Flood Claim Benefits Seminar held on June 23 at P.S. 114. More...

Team Effort

First-year Scholars’ Academy students Andriana LaMendola and Nasreen Duqmaq were one of 50 teams throughout the tri-state area chosen to participate in the Urban Barcoding Project, part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Love & Mercy - Wipe Out

Moviescope

The saddest moment in Love & Mercy came during the end credits at a recent screening. The real Brian Wilson was shown in a recent performance of the title song. Most of the audience had walked out. More...

Local Artists Display Scenes of “Rockaway Life”

If you’re looking to show and sell your Rockaway art quickly and locally, then Rockaway Roasters might be the place to do it. More...

Top of the food chain

The animals are going rogue in CBS’ thrilling new drama

Aren’t we lucky that our pets really do love us? More...

Sports

RBVL Rocks the Boardwalk

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League was greeted by beautiful weather in week five and the timing was perfect as the league scheduled an outdoor, boardwalk party afterward at Riis Park to celebrate the night. More...

Orioles Edge Braves; Claim Title

The R.F. Realty Orioles held on to beat the Lichtenstein Lions Braves 3-2 Tuesday night, winning the Major Boys championship in Rockaway Little League. More...

It’s How They Played The Game

In the end the final score was not as important as what The Community on the Court First Annual Rockaway Y - NYPD Transit District 23 Basketball Game represented. More...

Letters

Going To The Dogs

Dear Editor: Albany has gone to the dogs! More...

Temporary Dog Run

Dear Editor: Many residents in the community have come together to request that a temporary dog run be set up at Shore Front Parkway, north of the boardwalk at Beach 92nd to Beach 93rd streets. More...

We Need Bike Paths!

Dear Editor: I would like to suggest two bike paths, one on the shore and one on the bay side. All the way from Breezy Point to Far Rockaway! There are enough bike riders in Rockaway to have a safe place to ride without cars. Please! More...

Weekender

Celebrating Rockstock And Barrels Free Access

On Saturday, June 27, the Rockaway sun will rise on the 9th Annual Rockstock and Barrels festival. Held at Beach 90th Street and the Boardwalk, it is a full day celebration of music, surfing and skating. More...

Who’s Playing

Tuesdays ‘Professa Squidly’ Guy Nevirs hosts his regular Tuesday Open Mic at Connelly’s from 8 to 12. Sign up is at 7:30 p.m. 9 p.m. More...

Women's Self Defense Course

A free class for women looking to learn self-defense will be offered at the Rockaway YMCA at 207 Beach 73rd St. in Arverne, on Saturday, June 27, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. More...


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