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NYPD Operation ID

The board of Waters Edge at Arverne Condominiums is pleased to announce it is hosting an important crime prevention event, “NYPD Operation ID,” to be held on Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. on the Beach 60th Street side of the 59th Street Park. More...

Peninsula Library Is Back!

Just under three years since it was pummeled by Hurricane Sandy, the Peninsula branch of the Queens Library is back, up and running. The branch at 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd. had been operating out of a trailer which closed last month. More...

Official Point Of View

There are roughly 270,000 New Yorkers seeking affordable housing. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

‘The Strain’ sinks its teeth into character development

The 2010s decade has been a bloody entertaining one so far, that’s for certain. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

There’s whispers that the Peninsula Hospital property has been sold, but there’s so much secrecy around the deal, we’re not quite sure what the endgame is. More...

Ode to Summer Part I

Slice Of Life

As we sit and enjoy the last few weeks of summer and savor the fact that because of the calendar, we actually get an extra week due to Labor Day arriving late this year, I think we should give a shout out to all of the things we have lost this summer More...

Broad Channel Bits

As I was strolling through 17th Road Park last Sunday, I came across a little fellow intently working at learning how to ride a two-wheeler. As these things go, he was having a tough time of it. More...

Sports

St. Francis Summer Classic

The 31st came to a close on Aug. 21 as www.pro1tireservice.com defeated T. Moriarty and Son 59-52 for the Boys Grammar Senior championship. More...

Sharpshooters Win Nassau County Title

The Rockaway AAU Sharpshooters won the Nassau County Basketball Title Game with a final score of 50-45. The hoopsters defeated the fastpaced Roosevelt Basketball League Champions at Nassau Community College last week. More...

The State of New York

The Stoop

Thank goodness for the Mets and the Jets, otherwise the New York sports landscape would be pretty depressing. No, I’m not drinking while I write this, I mean it. More...

Obits

Darius Lord Vinson, 26

Community Activist, Role Model and Writer

Darius Lord Vinson, the only son of Denise L. Greig and Damon L. Vinson, was born on Oct. 1, 1988 in Forest Hills, N.Y. Darius passed away on Aug. 19. More...

Weekender

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 information. Tuesdays 8 p.m. More...

Rockaway’s Jazz Festival Tunes Up

The lights were glowing, the crowd was excited and even the A train, passing overhead with windows lit, beat out an evening rhythm as Rockaway launched its first jazz festival last September. More...

Shorebird Festival

During the past 40 years approximately, 43 species of shorebirds (including rare and accidental strays) have been recorded at the East and West Ponds in Broad Channel from mid-July through October with the greatest diversity and abundance usually occ More...

A New Start For Seniors

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a rare visit to Rockaway on Aug. 20 to help break ground on a new affordable housing development for lowincome senior citizens. More...

Gun Violence Mars Weekend

A lazy summer day in Rockaway was jarred by the sound of gunfire, as three people were shot in separate incidents on August 23. In the most serious, an unidentified man was shot four times in the torso in the lobby at 54-81 Almeda Ave. More...

Community

RYTF Garden Growing Pains

As the Rockaway Youth Task Force’s efforts to expand the Community Garden at Beach 58th Street and Beach Channel Drive continue, an ongoing battle with another non-profit, Culinary Kids, could be standing in the way. More...

Beach Party To Raise Awareness

The 100th and 101st precincts are joining together with the community and taking it to the beach. The precincts’ Domestic Violence Units are hosting a “2015 End of the Summer Beach Party to Raise Domestic Violence Awareness.” More...

Cops, Community Come Together

It had been several years since the 101st and 100th Precinct Community Councils held a joint meeting. Judging by the packed house on Aug. More...

Business News

The Seller’s Concession

Real Estate Updates

Buyers need to have money set aside for a down payment and closing costs. More...

Prices Are Going Up!

REAL ESTATE CORNER

It is true that prices in our Rockaway real estate market have improved in recent months. However, as a result, we are now sometimes running into an old problem which afflicts most improving real estate markets - The Comps! More...

Milestones

It’s A Boy!

The proud grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Benn, congratulate their son Richard and Martina Benn on the birth of Richard Andrew Benn. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Results Matter

The bloodstains in the lobby of 54-81 Almeda Avenue have been cleaned, but the visceral image they left – and the police tape that remains – still sticks in the minds of the working families who live there. More...

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Letters

Bravo NYC Parks

Dear Editor: More...

Thank You, Ms. Stewart

Dear Editor: I would like to say kudos to the Department of Parks and Recreation for sending Ms. Stewart back to our Park in Hammel Houses for the last month and a half. I noticed our park starting to get back its shine. More...

The Devil You Know

Dear Editor: People who complain about rate increases and poor service from the Long Island Power Authority and PSEG should remember past history. More...


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