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Big Week For NYC Daylighting Free Access

Rockaway residents Mike and Susan Shea, owners of NYC Daylighting are having a special kind of a week. More...

Crime Reduction Plan

“One shooting is one too many,” Captain Craig Adelman stated at a full meeting of the 100th Precinct Community Council at the Macedonia Baptist Church on Beach 67th Street. More...

Arverne Woman In Mall Brawl

On a video that made all the rounds on social media this week, it initially appeared as if Arverne resident Latoya Friday was a victim of a vicious beating at the hands of Rosedale’s Tawana Morel. More...

School News

PS 65 Health Fair

Eager to learn about health, families from Rockaway and other parts of Queens filled P.S. 65 on Saturday, April 25 for a Community Health Fair. More...

Opt Out and Politicians

School Scope

Times Union columnist Fred LeBrun wrote: “Thanks to Cuomo’s thuggish war on teachers and his scant regard for the considerable collateral damage it’s causing public education in this state, New York has become a national leader in t More...

Business News

Rockaway’s Newest Chef

Proving he can whip up a crowd as well as a new recipe, 13 year old chef Justin Goodwin was greeted by more than 40 people at a recent standing room only presentation at the Arverne Library. More...

Sports

Shamrocks Open Season

The 2015 BCAC St. Virgilius/Camillus Sub Novice Baseball team is off to a great start. More...

Rockaway Runners Free Access

Gallagher Sisters Shine

On Saturday April 25, the sisters Gallagher; Kerri, Mary, Jackie and Tessy all put their racing shoes on, not realizing something special was going to happen. More...

The Stoop

I woke up on April 28 to a Facebook post from an old friend of mine, who just happens to be a New York Rangers fan. More...

Letters

Support For The RYTF

Dear Editor: Fact: guns are going off more than ever, including all over the entire city. More...

Forget Jamaica Bay?

Dear Editor: Is this again? The 2018 date and Alternative #3 refer to the ocean side of the plan. There were plenty of people in the meeting who applauded and expressed support for Alternative C More...

Good Eats

Dear Editor: My husband and I just spent a wonderful afternoon tasting delicious treats while socializing with neighbors during the Taste of Rockaway on Saturday, April 25. More...

Blessing The Bay On Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, 150 volunteers united to help the environment and the community in a big way. More...

RLL Has Blast At Opening Day Festival

The Rockaway Little League’s annual Opening Day gala on Saturday, April 25 was a great success. More than 600 people participated. The parade of teams was well-attended, despite the early morning wind. More...

Community

Be A Friend To Tribute Park

In the days after the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001, when it became clear that Rockaway was perhaps the hardest hit community in the city, a group of Rockaway activists sat down to plan a memorial More...

Help Protect Your Beach

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is sponsoring Volunteer Floatables Beach Surveillance for the summer of 2015. Floatables are waterborne waste materials that float. More...

Willful Ignorance

Anatomy of an Aftermath

The great pleasure du jour: showering, after the invasive, pervasive filth of down and dirty heavy-lifting. Filter granules from pores and orifices. Scrubbing off the pasty au-natural make-up becomes erotic ecstasy. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Sanders’ Free Mother’s Day Concert

Senator James Sanders Jr. will hold a free Mother’s Day concert at Far Rockaway High School, 8-21 Bay 25th Street. The theme will be giving back to the victims of gun violence. More...

Fashion For A Cause

Prom season has arrived. Yet the cost for that perfect prom outfit could prevent many from going. MakeMyMotherProud and the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation teamed up to help change that. 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...

Columnists

My Tour Of The Taste Free Access

It’s Just My Opinion

Julia Child once said, "People who love to eat are always the best people." Rockaway was clearly loaded with the best people last Saturday. More...

The Inner Voice

As much as we try to get it right and plan very hard, things that we may not have even thought of appear, and then our plan slips through the cracks. We plan because we want to control as much as possible in our own lives. More...

Beachcomber

The Municipal Arts Society of New York is sponsoring 200+ free “Jane’s Walk” guided walking tours this weekend, with three in Rockaway alone. More...

Editorial/Opinion

It Could Happen Anywhere

The fires of Baltimore are a stark reminder of the fragile nature of the inequity that plagues big cities across this country. More...

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It’s My Turn

Over the past few weeks, my wife Laura Deckelman has spearheaded several protests with other activists at the old ferry landing site at Beach 108th Street, encouraging passing motorists who want to see our ferry restored now and not (supposedly) two More...

Obits

Randolph Kenneth Davis

Randolph Kenneth Davis died on March 1 at age 78. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, he was a Rockaway resident for five years. Davis had been a truck driver for Sprague Oil Company. He is preceded in death by his parents, Randolph Davis Sr. More...

Meghan Gormley

Meghan Gormley, age 29, died on April 29. She was a member of the Glendale Volunteer Ambulance Corp and served as an Emergency Medical Technician with various ambulance services. More...

Michael Liverman

Michael Liverman, age 51, died on March 4. Born in Manhattan, he was a resident of Rockaway for 40 years. Liverman, a cook, was a member of the I Am The Way Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. More...


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