February 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Dog Run Proposal Coming Soon: Parks Admin.

A proposal for Rockaway's first ever dog run could be in the works by the end of the month, according to our area's top Department of Parks and Recreation official. More...

'Keeping Smiles Brighter' During February

State Senator Shirley L. Huntley has applauded efforts to bring pediatric dentistry into the spotlight during National Children's Dental Health Month, held in the month of February. More...

Community

Woman Injured In ATM Robbery At Arverne Bank

An unidentified local woman was injured on Wednesday, February 14, when a man wielding a knife accosted her at the ATM outside of the Bank of America branch in Arverne and demanded her money. More...

BCHS Teen Arrested As Screeners Turn Up Knife

Police officers and School Security Agents take an unidentified Beach Channel High School student into custody on Tuesday morning. More...

Veterans Town Hall Meeting

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks will host a Congressional Veterans Town Hall on Tuesday, February 20 to discuss the concerns of those who have served in our armed forces. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Legislators As Puppets, Only Term Limits Will Do

The two elected officials who represent Rockaway in the State Assembly come with puppet's strings attached, and those strings are not controlled by the electorate, but by Sheldon Silver and Joseph Bruno, party leaders who control with an iron More...

This Hole Can't Be Found At Dunkin Donuts

Just as there is no doubt that Medicare is a boon for our senior citizens, there is also no doubt that the program is flawed in a number of ways, among them the major problems caused by the fact that the program cannot negotiate with pharmaceu More...

Editorial Comment

Medicare's "Do-nut hole" More...

Obits

Obituaries

Douglas L. Artis USPS Mail Handler

Douglas L Artis, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 1. He was 63. Artis, a United States Postal Service mail handler for 37 years who worked in Manhattan, was born on October 14, 1943 in Islewhite, Virginia. More...

Hubby Repeatedly Stabs Wife: Cops

Now He's Charged With Attempted Murder

A Bayswater man was charged with attempted murder late last week after he brutally stabbed his wife several times inside their home, police said. More...

Taking The Freezing Plunge For CF

With air temperatures hovering in the upper 20s and water temperatures in the upper 30s, a few hundred plungers took a freezing dip in the Atlantic Ocean at Beach 126 Street last Saturday as part of a fundraiser to fight Cystic Fibrosis. More...

Sanders Salutes City Through Gospel

Councilmember James Sanders Jr. will sponsor the "4th Annual Salute to Gospel" at City Hall on Wednesday, February 21, with a reception and awards ceremony starting at 5 p.m. and the gospel event kicking off at 6 p.m. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Irregular

Serf's Down …Are Queens Republicans Up?

The news last week was that Queens Republican Chairman State Senator Serphin Maltese resigned in a late night session of the Queens GOP Executive Committee and that longtime party stalwart, Phil Ragusa, was appointed to take his place. More...

Broad Channel Bits

There are more weeks of winter to get through. If we don't have snow, it will be fine with a lot of folks who don't mind the cold, but dislike the snow. More...

Erin On The Rox

Hi everyone, I hope you are all surviving this crazy winter of extreme temperatures in both directions. After a little hiatus I am happy to report some of the great news happening in Roxbury. More...

Sports

Snow Postpones PSAL Girls Basketball Playoffs

The first snowstorm of the year played havoc with PSAL schedulemakers as the citywide girls' high school basketball playoffs, about to commence on Wednesday with first round action, was erased. More...

St. Francis CYO Girls Triumph To Make Final Four Appearance

The Girls Diocesan Quarterfinals were played this past weekend and St. Francis has advanced two of its teams into the Final Four. Team speed and an excellent collaborative effort swept the Novices past Our Lady of Snows 19-13. More...

St Camillus 6th Grade CYO Clinch Playoff Berth

The St Camillus Bantam Boys Basketball team defeated Our Lady of Grace 30-20 this past Saturday at home to end their regular season. The scoring was led by Anthony Laporta Jr., who had 11 points and Sean O'Connell with 9. More...

Letters

Letters

Bloomberg's Speech Disappointing Dear Editor, I found Mayor Bloomberg's State of the City speech disappointing in its discussion of education. More...


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