March 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

New Dog Run Group Eyes Shore Front Location

The group that's been formed to establish a dog run on Parks Department property in Rockaway was this week gearing up to formally introduce itself and propose a new location to the community. More...

Community

Rockaway EMT To March In Dublin's St. Paddy's Day Parade

Five members of New York's Emergency Medical Service will represent the city tomorrow as they march in the Dublin, Ireland St. Patrick's Day Parade. More...

CUNY Offers Rockaway Residents Chance To Get Degrees

The process to bring the City University of New York to Rockaway is moving ahead as Jonathan Gaska, district manager of Community Board 14, announced a timetable to begin renovation to turn the old courthouse on Beach 90 Street and Bea More...

DEC Orders Building On Beach 26 St. Dismantled

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has ordered that the front of a 15-story apartment building being constructed by American Dream Production Corporation, at 120 Beach 26 Street, be dismantled and set back 100 More...

Editorial/Opinion

Opinions

Moving Towards A Test That Nobody Can Fail

Here is your first question: Rockaway is _________________. These are the possible answers. Pick one: (A) A peninsula. (B) Connected to Brooklyn by the Marine Park Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. (C) Surrounded on three sides by water. More...

Editorial Comment

"High 5,0." More...

From the Editor's Desk

Closing Middle Schools, Part I: A Political Rather Than An Educational Decision

Don't let anybody tell you that closing middle school programs by turning our elementary schools into K-8 organizations was a decision made for the kids, that educational imperatives prodded the decision in Region Five and in the city. More...

Dayton Towers Man Brutally Stabbed

Police Seek Three In Vicious Nighttime Assault

A Dayton Towers West resident was stabbed several times Tuesday night behind one of the complex's buildings, and now police are searching for his attackers as the victim recovers at Jamaica Hospital. More...

Man Shot In Groin Inside Liquor Store

A man was shot in the groin last Friday night when an argument between young men escalated and gunfire broke out inside a liquor store near the Hammel Houses, police said. The shooting took place at about 11:20 p.m. More...

Columnists

It's My Turn

As the new President of the Broad Channel Civic Association, it is my personal opinion that our biggest fault as a community, and maybe as individual human beings, is our failure sometimes to believe in ourselves and invest in our own potent More...

Broad Channel Bits

In a few days it will officially be spring and the warmer temperatures this week have certainly supported its coming. Of course, the mercury is expected to dip down (but not too far!) soon after you read this. More...

Beachcomber

What could have been a deadly incident was averted during the St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 3. According to a LIPA spokesperson, some Mylar balloons were released by marchers nearby Beach 111 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Sports

Christ the King H.S. Wins Basketball Titles

Malik Boothe felt the chill in the air. Then his Christ the King teammate Ryan Pearson felt the same in the final eight seconds of the city catholic 'AA" title game at Fordham University last Sunday. More...

Stella Maris, BKHS Eliminated In Playoffs

Beware the Ides of March said the soothsayer to Julius Caesar in William Shakespare's famous play. More...

Duddy Aims For MSG Knockout At "Erin Go Brawl"

There have been many battles in the boxing career of John Duddy but his middleweight fight against Anthony Bonsante tonight will be another early milestone for the Northern Ireland born fighter. More...

Letters

Letters

Spectacular Celebration At St. Mary's Dear Editor, I believe I speak for the entire parish community when I say "Thank You" for the splendid photographs of the 150th Anniversary Mass at St. More...

Obits

Obituaries

James Richard Campbell Jr. Maintenance Engineer James Richard Campbell Jr., a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 10. Campbell, a maintenance engineer, was born in Laurinburg, North Carolina on December 5, 1941. More...


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