June 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Railroad Bridge A Rush-Hour Nuisance?

In a bid to reduce delays for commuters riding the A subway line, the U.S. Coast Guard is considering a proposal to eliminate rush-hour openings of the Beach Channel Railroad Bridge. More...

Community

Great Hudson River Revival Event

The Clearwater Festival, part of the Great Hudson River Revival, featuring folk great and activist Pete Seeger, will take place over June 17 and June 18 from 10 a.m. to dusk at Croton Point Park, Crotonon Hudson, Westchester County. More...

History Challenge at VNS Prep Round Four

History's Mysteries at Visiting Nurse Services Prep ended More...

Wins Chess Championship

Matthew Fox Hertz, nine, the son of Berryl Caplan Fox and grandson of More...

Editorial/Opinion

From the Editor's Desk

Nobody Asked Me, But (City Government Edition)

Nobody asked me, but ... ... Once again, the City Council has proven that it knows nothing about anything, but that it is particularly in the dark when it comes to education and the problems facing schools. More...

Opinions Flying A Flag Should Be Citizen's Right

Flying a flag, any flag, from ones home should be the right of every American. Driving past the high-rises on Shore Front Parkway, motorists might see any number of flags. More...

Editorial Comment

wowie!Zarqawi Gotcha! More...

Letters

Letters

Hospitals Need Better Security Dear Editor,

Why are these Politicians so concerned about security in the big businesses and big buildings that they neglect the small but just as important places of business? More...

Relay For Life: Windy But Enthusiastic

The American Cancer Society's annual Relay For Life was held last weekend at Beach Channel High School and hundreds came to honor both survivors of the disease and its victims. More...

Assault Leaves Student With Broken Jaw

An eighth-grader suffered a broken jaw Monday during gym class at Middle School 53 in Far Rockaway, when an object he was swinging slipped from his hands and hit two students who then beat him up. More...

Construction Begins On AA 587 Memorial

Work started last week on the memorial to the 265 people who died when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into Belle Harbor on November 12, 2001. The memorial is expected to be completed for memorial services this coming November 12. More...

Columnists

Meeks' Message From Capitol Hill

Why I Travel

Once or twice a year or so one of the tabloids does a story questioning my congressional travel.The writers list the same trips over and over. One writer, conveniently leaving out my trip to Israel, says I go to "exotic places." More...

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Artists Alliance Art In And From The Shadows

The Arts @ Fort Tilden - Lines in the Sand: The Chairs of Bagno Maria, More...

The Inner Voice

I have often been asked what the difference is between a fence and a boundary. More...

Sports

Duddy,Cotto Too Powerful In MSG Victories

On a night with Puerto Rican flags blanketing the stands of Madison Square Garden in honor of a home-grown champion and on the eve of the nation's annual Manhattan parade, a Celtic fighter stepped into the ring with the crowd's intensity at its cresc More...

Featherston Coasts to Mayor's Cup H.S.Tennis Title

It was as dominant a performance in the young tennis career of Rockaway Park's Shinnan Featherstone. The St. More...

Fisheads Hosts Rockaway Rugby Classic This Saturday

The annual rites of summer are once again upon us. Along with warm temperatures and outdoor family fun comes another perennial summer tradition of the Rockaway peninsula: The Rockaway Rugby 7's Classic. More...

Obits

Winston Harvey Bryan

Accountant

Winston Harvey Bryan, a Rockaway resident for 25 years, died May 16 while visiting Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. He was 63. More...

Michele C. Gress

Homemaker

Michele C. Gress, a Rockaway resident for 45 years coming from Flushing, Queens, died June 14. Gress, a homemaker, was born in Manhattan. More...

Francis Kaiven

Retired NYPD Officer

Francis Kaiven, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 9. More...


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