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Rockaway Beach Downzone Proposal Gets Another Hearing

In an attempt to get as many homeowners as possible involved in the discussion of a plan to downzone the community, the Rockaway Beach Civic Association has scheduled a follow-up meeting to address the subject, which had divided the community. More...

Community

Cell Tower Morphs Into Flagpole

Last week, it was a cell tower. This week, it's a flagpole. When workmen More...

Milestones

Local Receives Yeshiva Award

Nassau Comptroller Howard Weitzman (center) presents HALB-Davis Renov More...

DiGiulio Graduates From Mark Twain

Angela DiGiulio of Rockaway Park, daughter of Michael and Mary DiGiulio, More...

Editorial/Opinion

From theEditor's Desk

There has always been an historic tension between journalists and the government. That is just the way our Founding Fathers wanted it and they made sure that the condition would remain in perpetuity by writing that tension into the U. S. More...

Opinions A Grim Reminder That Ocean Currents Are Dangerous

As if we needed another reminder that the ocean currents that are rife on Rockaway beaches are dangerous, an 18-year-old Brooklyn man was swept away from the beach at Riis Park on Sunday. More...

Editorial Comment

Senate Approves "Right To Act Stupid" More...

Letters

Letters

Parking Backlash At Blockbuster Dear Editor,

Thursday night on the way home from volunteering at the Community Theater, I stopped off at Blockbuster at about 8:15 in the evening. I was going to pick up a couple of movies since the weather that weekend was going to be rainy. More...

Body Of Brooklyn Teen Found On Riis Park Beach

Disappeared There Last Sunday

The body of a Brooklyn teen who was lost in the surf at Riis Park on Sunday, July 2, was found by a jogger on the same stretch of beach early on Thursday morning, police said. More...

Biker Puts Pedals to Metal to Shake Shooter

A teenager from Arverne was arrested last Friday night after a wild bicycle chase in which he allegedly fired about a dozen shots at another teenage cyclist, striking him once in the arm, according to law enforcement sources. More...

Kids' Signs Say, 'Welcome Wounded Warriors!'

Local children Michael (left), Kevin (background) and Aidan help paint signs to welcome The Wounded Warriors, a group of about 35 soldiers severely injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, who are visiting Rockaway for a long weekend of water-sport activities More...

Columnists

MovieScope

'Click' It's A Wonderful Remote

Four decades ago, Charles Addams published a cartoon where an unhappy man views inclement weather outside a large living room window. He picks up a remote and clicks. The weather becomes sunny and seasonable. A smile is now on the homeowner's face. More...

Erin On The Rox

The First annual Kutting for a Kause run by Tracy Rutter was held at the Irish Circle on May 28th. The very successful event raised $15,000 for Locks of Love and the St. Baldrick's foundation. Rutter did a great job putting everything together. More...

Beach Club BBQ Benefit For McDonald House

The Beach Club and the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island invite you to kick back and join former residents of the House, legislators, members of the Rockaway Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce and community members for a beach barbeque on Thursd More...

Sports

Pruitt Stars In H.S. Empire Challenge

As a football competitor, Far Rockaway High School linebacker Jeremy Pruitt hates to lose. More...

Brooklyn Cyclones Go Through Growing Pains In Slow 2006 Start

The path laid for the Brooklyn Cyclones so far this season has been a downward one. The basement of the New York Penn League's McNamara Division is where the team currently resides with a 5-9 record at presstime. More...

RBVL Volleyball Caps The July Fourth Holiday Weekend

Happy Birthday America! First up, some administrative notes - Commissioner Patty is VERY disappointed in the captains in not handing in the rosters in a timely manner. More...

Obits

Obituaries

Mario A. Carratelli Produce Manager Mario A. Carratelli, formerly of Lawrence, New York, died June 26. He was 46. More...


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