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Willy Olmeda Is Retired (Sort Of) And Loving It

Willy Olmeda is sitting on top of the world, and we'd be hard-pressed to find a guy who deserves it - or who's enjoying it - more than he is. More...

Weiner Sponsors Sexual Predator Bill

Representative Anthony Weiner, joined by Congressmen Earl Pomeroy (D-ND), Paul Gillmor (R-OH), Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and John McCain (R-AZ), announced the KIDS (Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual Predators) More...

Stroke Screening at K of C February 8

Rockaway residents can get fast, painless and relatively low-cost screenings for stroke risk at an event next week, according to Life Line Screening Radiology. More...

Sports

'Rockaway 3' Helps Midwood Hornets Soar

Midwood High School girls' varsity basketball player Michelle Cashen remembers the day three years ago when she was riding the Q35 bus from Brooklyn back to Rockaway. More...

Far Rockaway Roar Past Richmond Hill For First Win

Strike up the marching band and play the victory song because the Far Rockaway Seahorses are in the win column. More...

H.S. Roundup: Dolphins Buzzer Beater Victory Stuns Bryant

The 2006-2007 Beach Channel Dolphins have performed well this year but they can sometimes make things difficult for themselves. Down 15 points in the third quarter to William C. More...

Letters

Letters

Where Is Far Rockaway? Dear Editor, I searched the pictures you have on your website. I typed in Far Rockaway and the miles between said area and Rockaway I saw maybe five pictures of the town. Where is Far Rockaway? More...

Rockaway Park Votes 'Go' On Rezoning

After eight months of meetings and debate, Rockaway Park residents came together last week - in a vote that is purely advisory - and supported a proposal to rezone their community. More...

School Transportation Fiasco A Rockaway Bus Bummer

If you stood outside any school on the Rockaway peninsula this week at arrival or dismissal time, you would have heard plenty of horror stories and tales of frustration about School Chancellor Joel Klein's new student transportat More...

Columnists

MovieScope

'Pan's Labyrinth' - Grim Fairy Tale Parents may hesitate to take their children to "Pan's Labyrinth," although much of it has the trappings of a classic fairy tale, complete with a fawn, fairi More...

Beachcomber

The Far Rockaway High School Class of 1957 is planning a June reunion somewhere on Long Island, perhaps at the Marriott Hotel in Uniondale, nearby the Nassau Coliseum. More...

Addressing The Issues

Do Not Disturb: Learning In Progress

Education prepares our youngsters to take their place in a rapidly changing global world. It is a major agent of social change. The Education Trust found that children who start behind in school are more likely to remain behind. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Opinions

Bus Fuss Over Mayor's Transportation Plan

Would you allow your eight-year-old third grader to jump on the subway from Rockaway and take the train to Broad Channel, travel alone from that station, cross a major four-lane boulevard and then walk two more blocks to get to and from scho More...

Editorial Comment

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From The Editor's Desk

Nobody Asked Me, But … (School Edition)

Nobody Asked Me, But…When Chancellor Joel Klein was a guest at a recent Community Education Council meeting, he admitted that the system has been giving short shrift to both Social Studies and Science in the manic drive to raise tes More...

Obits

Obituaries

John 'Happy' Coyne Electrical Contractor

John 'Happy' Coyne, a Rockaway resident for 40 years coming from Brooklyn, died January 29. Coyne, an electrical contractor, was born in Brooklyn. He served his country in the U.S. More...


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