December 8, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Parks Dept. Kicks Off Lifeguard Recruitment

You wouldn't know it, but the Department of Parks and Recreation has launched an updated and expanded lifeguard recruitment program - several months ahead of schedule - for the 2007 beach and pool season. More...

Community

Debris Falls From Roof Of Abandoned, Deteriorating Lawrence Hotel

The Lawrence Hotel, once one of the most notorious welfare hotels in New York City, has long been looked at as a blight on the Beach 116 street landscape, but last week it turned from ugly to dangerous when pieces of the roof began falling o More...

Deal Slammed For Rockaway Scammer

A Bronx judge has postponed sentencing for Rockaway resident Charles Rosen, who pled guilty in October to felony charges of grand larceny and forgery in connection with tens of thousands of dollars looted from the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls More...

Rockaway 'Joe' Helps Famous Rocker Find Everyday People

If you've watched a football game on TV lately you've probably seen the Chevrolet truck commercials featuring John Mellencamp's new single "Our Country. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Opinions

Stars And Stripes By The Sea

At a recent meeting to address the disposition of the former Neponsit Health Care Center property, Kevin Boyle asked for thought, if not immediate support, for an idea he proposed regarding the future of the Neponsit Home. More...

Great Idea - Now What?

Helen Marshall, the Borough President should call a meeting with elected officials. If they care about public good and their own legacies they have to give this proposal deep consideration and then do what they can to get this going. More...

Editorial Comment

A Rose is a rose is a rose More...

Obits

Obituaries

Jerome Rashkis Attorney and Community Leader

Jerome Rashkis, a Neponsit resident for 70 years, died December 1. He was 87. Rashkis, an attorney, was born in Brooklyn. More...

Fifteen-Year-Old Charged In Ocean Bay Homicide

A 15-year-old Arverne youth has been charged with the shooting death of Christopher Glenn, 16, who was fatally shot while standing outside his home at 51-15 Almeda Avenue, in the Ocean Bay Houses, on November 27. More...

Broad Channel Brothers Busted Lifting Liquor

Two brothers from Broad Channel were arrested last week for breaking into the local Veterans of Foreign Wars hall to steal its liquor supply, authorities said. More...

PS/MS 43 Students Sketch City Sculptures

PS/MS 43 art teacher Jo Anne Ellis selected several seventh graders to travel to the Brooklyn Bridge on November 21, where they walked over the bridge and sketched the Manhattan skyline. More...

Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

As winter approaches, we can consider ourselves fortunate to have mostly escaped bad weather so far this season. Despite the cooler temperatures, it doesn't always feel like winter is upon us. More...

It's My Turn

I went to the YMCA groundbreaking on November 9 at Beach 73 Street. It was a nice event. The mayor was there, the area was cleaned up and all the politicians lined up with shovels to have their picture taken. More...

Weed And Seed Report

It's 'For the Kids'

It's easy to bemoan the rate of juvenile delinquency, youth violence and other criminal behavior in today's society, but working towards decreasing negative influences is a much more arduous task, requiring "tried and true" as well as More...

Sports

FRHS Wins, BCHS Girls Lose In Basketball Thrillers

Les Sabbah is a teacher at Far Rockaway High School but that is just a part of his job. He is involved in school sports year round from girls' volleyball, girls softball and the sport he currently coaches- girls basketball. More...

BCHS Boys Slide Past Flushing; FRHS Struggles Early On

Looking at the body language of any Beach Channel basketball player at the end of their game against Flushing last Tuesday night, you might have guessed that a defeat caused them to walk off the court with their heads down. More...

Many New Faces Sign Up For Stella Maris Lady Flippers Basketball

Stella Maris High School's Varsity basketball team opened its season with a lackluster, non-league loss to Tottenville HS (70- 50) and then followed that by defeating Nazareth HS (64-23) for their first league win. More...

Letters

Letters

No Justice, No Peace Dear Editor,

The amount of shots necessary to kill an unarmed black man has increased over the past six years. Once again we find ourselves looking for answers to question the events that led up to that execution Saturday morning. More...


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