March 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Cash Crunch Scare For SJEH

Because of a state budget crisis, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is among seven New York City area hospitals at risk of losing millions of dollars in critical funding. More...

The New York Flood Insurance Association

Official Point Of View

Nearly a year ago, I wrote in these pages that rising flood insurance premiums threatened to drown our community and force our families out of the neighborhoods that we know and love. More...

Beach 116th Bulletin

Seeing The Light

Several weeks ago was the start of daylight savings time. After a long brutal winter, and although we knew we would lose an hour of sleep, we set our clocks ahead, knowing that we would have longer, and hopefully sunny days in store. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

RAA Weekend Triple Header

The Rockaway Artists Alliance is starting off spring with a trio of big events this weekend. More...

The Rooster On The Rock

The arts are popping out all over Rockaway. From homegrown local visual artists, musicians, performers, filmmakers and writers to an influx of new artists moving in, a wave of creative energy continues to shape the peninsula and make it unique. More...

As I Was Saying...

From The Artists Studio

Join RAA in its 20th anniversary year for our sweet 16th year of camp kidsmART. Registration has begun. You can go to the RAA website, rockawayartistsalliance.org, to download the necessary forms for your children, grades kindergarten through eighth. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Right Around The Corner

Can you hear that sound? No, it’s not the Mayor’s alarm clock; it’s the intermittent sound of boardwalk construction. It’s a good thing to hear – and finally see – movement on the boardwalk construction. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Students and PTSD

Dispatches

As new revelations emerge about the FEMA insurance fraud, these events will rekindle anger and frustration in Sandy communities. More...

Obits

John Boyd

NYPD

John Boyd, former NYPD and an antiques dealer, died on March 20. A Rockaway resident for many years, he later moved to Riverhead, Long Island. Boyd is preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Boyd. More...

Vernon Brown

Vendor

Vernon Brown, a vendor, died on Feb. 20. He was lifelong resident of Rockaway. Brown is preceded in death by his grandmother, Alice Paulin, and his uncle, Donald Braithwaite. More...

Alicerose Curreri

Alicerose Curreri died on March 21. Born in Brooklyn on Feb. 7, 1936, she was a Broad Channel summer resident all her life, until her family became year round residents in 1954. Curreri is preceded in death by her parents, Michael J. and Alice R. More...

Sure Destruction On Shore Front

Wave of Car Vandalism Continues

Some unlucky residents awoke last Sunday morning to find that an unidentified vandal had bashed-in their side view mirrors. Needless to say, they were upset. More...

Community

Sanders to Bring Mobile Office to Hammel Houses

State Senator James Sanders Jr. will bring his mobile office to the Hammel Houses at 85-10 Rockaway Beach Boulevard at the pathway between 85-02 and 84-10 in Rockaway Beach on Friday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Jamaica Bay Briefing

At the most recent Jamaica Bay Task Force Meeting, which occurred on Thursday, March 19, a collection of presentations were given on the status of various issues and projects concerning Jamaica Bay. More...

Rockaway / Nassau Safety Patrol Report

Editor’s Note – The Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol (RNSP) formerly known as the Rockaway Citizens Safety Patrol, would like to let people know their 24-Hour Hotline remains 917-727-7306 and the Rockaway communities will continue to be cove More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The oldest active member of the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department, Bartolo B. Pittari, passed away on March 18. Pittari, a sanitation worker, was a decorated World War II veteran. He will be missed by the Rockaway community. More...

An Intern’s Take

On Thursday, March 19, State Supreme Court Justice William Garnett ruled that he would not disclose the grand jury testimony from the Eric Garner case to the public. More...

Broad Channel Bits

“Spring is here and it will be good to see everyone out and about again after a cold winter where spotting your neighbor outside was not a common occurrence.” –Dan Mundy Jr., BC Civic Association president. More...

Sports

Remembering Reiser

The Stoop

“In terms of talent, skill, and potential, there was only one other player comparable to Pete Reiser; Willie Mays. Pete had more power than Willie—lefthanded and right-handed both. He had everything but luck.” – Leo Durocher More...

SFDS Hoops: Division Winners!

The St. Francis de Sales 6th Grade boys basketball team started the year hoping to improve on last season’s incredible run, a 10 - 4 record with a nine-game winning streak and advancing to the Elite 8 in the CYO playoffs. More...

Letters

Save The Wave Mural

Dear Editor: The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation has recently put forth a proposal to rebuild the Sandpiper Playground between Beach 106th and Beach 108th streets along Shore Front Parkway in Rockaway. More...

Follow The Money

Dear Editor: NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s recent report that New Yorkers spend more time traveling to work than those who commute in other cities told us nothing new. More...

April Fools’ Day

Dear Editor: With April Fools' Day just around the corner, it appears that the meat, egg, and dairy industries have been playing us for fools all year-round. More...


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