January 18, 2003 RSS feed / Front Page

Deadline Near On Tax Amnesty

The deadline for the New York State Tax Amnesty Program is fast approaching, and unless you act quickly you may miss out on it. New York State Commissioner of Taxation & Finance Arthur J. More...

Extra Showing Set For Memorial Designs

Those who want to view the proposed memorials for the Triangle Park on Beach 116 Street and Beach Channel Drive will have the opportunity to do so on Martin Luther King More...

Community

Addabbo Addresses Airport Safety

How safe are Rockaway residents, what with aircraft from JFK Airport passing over various communities on the peninsula at all hours of the day and night? More...

BCHS Celebrates Honor Roll

On Thursday, January 9, Beach Channel High School (BCHS) hosted an award ceremony and dinner in honor of more than 400 students who were named to the Gold, Silver and Bronze Honor Rolls for Spring 2002. More...

BCHS Worker Fired For Improper Conduct

A Rockaway man who was both a school aide and a cleaner on the staff of the school More...

Sports

Forbes’ Star And Team Shines Bright At Far Rockaway

The New York City Public Schools have always had outstanding basketball talent to come out from the high schools. In today More...

Lady Seahorses Off To Record Setting Season!

Things started off at the prestigious Brown Invitational in Rhode Island where Jeavon Benjamin won the 500m run with the 5th fastest time in meet history. Shellean Fyffe took home the bronze giving the girls a 1-3 finish. More...

St Camillus Intramural Basketball Highlights

Junior Girls Standings Grades 3-5 (Records as of January 3) Sponsor's Record O'Grady's Plumbing 5 - 1 Baskin & Robbins 3 - 3 Audrey Pheffer 3 - 3 More...

Obits

Obituaries

Hamilton Boykin

Hamilton Boykin, born in Dallas, Alabama, was a 20-year resident of the Rockaways who died on December 23, 2002. More...

Mayor To Slay School’s ‘Bureaucratic Dinosaurs’

The way the New York City public school system does business will change radically by September of this year, if the mayor More...

Technical Glitch For FAA Bridge Beacon

The beacon atop the Gil Hodges Marine Parkway Bridge that would bring many of the aircraft exiting John F. More...

Local HS Students Can Access College

For so many young Rockaway residents today, attending college is only a dream. Whether that dream cannot be fulfilled because of low grades or because of insufficient funds to pay for the tuition for a education is not the point. More...

The Urban Entrepreneurs Series

If you were asked to name some designers at the forefront of the fashion industry, the name Elaine Baskin-Bey would probably not be among those you would list. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The Far Rockaway High School class of 1978 is planning its 25th reunion for Sardi More...

Broad Channel Bits

It seems to be colder this winter than last. And there has already been more snow this year than last, but it's not been too bad. When it's very cold--if it's not windy and the sun shines too--it doesn't feel as cold to me! More...

Chatting With Chapey

Governor George Pataki gave his State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 8 in the Legislative Chambers in Albany. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Rezoning Rockaway Schools

As its last act prior to its dissolution, Community School Board 27 is fulfilling its legal mandate to rezone the Rockaway peninsula. More...

Trees Are Nice, But They Can Be Deadly

The goal for road builders in the last century was to build them straight and long and line them with large trees. The trees now only looked nice, but they blocked some of the sound of speeding cars from reaching homes nearby. More...

Letters

Children Pass By Daily

As a concerned parent, grandparent and resident of Belle Harbor I am opposed to placing a memorial at the site of the plane crash here in my neighborhood. More...

Deserves Better Medical Care

It was nice to converse with you yesterday regarding my experience at the Peninsula Hospital emergency room on Saturday afternoon January 4. More...

Don’t Tap Reserves

This is the second time that Senator Schumer has suggested tapping into the strategic oil reserve. More...


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