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Flare Sets Fire, Forces Evacuation Of BHYC

Fire marshals and police detectives are investigating the origin of an errant flare that set fire to a local catering hall on Friday, August 3, forcing more than 100 party-goers into the street. More...

Community

Diary Of A Transcontinental Motorcycle Ride Continues

The End Of The Trail - Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Department of Sanitation Worker Ed Shevlin is on his way across America, riding his Harley from Rockaway Beach (New York) to Rockaway Beach (Oregon) to raise funds for research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. More...

Another Vehicle Accident On Cross Bay Boulevard

A transport van stopped for a red light on the southbound side of Cross Bay Boulevard near the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge was rear-ended on Monday night by an Audi that eyewitnesses said was traveling at a high rate of speed. More...

EDC: Jean Warehouse A Dead Deal

Promise Of 100 Permanent Jobs Lost To Rockaway

What was supposed to be a boon to the Rockaway economy has turned out to be a bust. A manufacturing assembly and distribution center that was to bring approximately 80 construction jobs and 100 permanent entry-level jobs to the community is dead. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Think of Infrastructure,Think Of The El

OPINIONS

The fatal bridge collapse in Minneapolis has officials all over the nation taking a second look at their bridges and other infrastructure. In many cases, they don't like what they see. More...

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From the Editor's Desk

(More People Have Died In The Name Of Religion Issue)

More people have died in the name of religion than anything else throughout history. You don't believe that is true? More...

Letters

Trio Of 'Angels'Help At Graybeards Run

Dear Editor,

To my "Angels on the boardwalk"… Patty Murphy, Firefighter "K" and Joe Courtney…thank you for your kindness! Friday evening, July 27 at the Graybeards Run, I was on the return trip when I tripped and fell face down on the boardwalk. More...

'Guaranteeing Future Terror'

Dear Editor,

Physical action to oppose American bombings and American invasions requires recruitment of motivated individuals. More...

Lauer Needs Dunking

Dear Editor,

Back in September of 2006, Matt Lauer asked Pres. Bush if "we weren't becoming like Al Qaeda?" because we waterboarded some of the top Al Qaeda guys, including KSM. I was blown away by his question. The answer for me was an emphatic "no. More...

Magazine Says Rockaway Is Blighted, Deserted

How rude! A major magazine disparaged Rockaway this week by printing one of the most unflattering - and inaccurate - blurbs ever written about the peninsula. More...

Wrench Uncorks Hydrant,Loosens Heat's Grip

Kids cool off Wednesday afternoon in the fresh water gushing from an open fire hydrant on Beach 63 Street. More...

Columnists

Simon says...

Commentary From the Desk of Lew M. Simon, Democratic District Leader, 23rd A.D. Part B

Last Monday was the first Congressman Tom Manton Golf Tournament, named after our former Democratic County Leader. He was a master on the golf course and helped to raise tens of thousands of dollars for the Queens County Democratic Organization. More...

Beachcomber

The Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking public input on how to spend the $40 million that has been allocated to fix up park-owned land between Beach 9 and Beach 31 Streets. More...

The Progressive

Troublemakers

Most of us are content, especially this time of year, to deal with the mundane minutiae of our daily lives. Working, shopping, paying bills, cleaning and repairing our living quarters, and the stress of parenting keep us occupied. More...

Sports

RBVL Playoffs Scheduled For Saturday, 8/11

The RBVL concluded the 2007 regular season Wednesday night, and the playoff picture cleared. Although an F4 tornado touched down in Brooklyn earlier in the day, the sun shone on Rockaway yet again for another perfect night of volleyball. More...

Beach Cricket Comes To Far Rockaway Beach

With the Australian flag flying, the New York City Kangaroos Cricket club brought the sport of beach cricket to Rockaway Beach last month. More...

Boys Scholastic Basketball Team Wins Third Consecutive Gold

After an intense match, the New York City Boys Scholastic basketball team dribbled, shot and sweated their way to a third consecutive gold medal at the 30th Annual Empire State Games. More...

Obits

Emwinorowanekue O.Ehigie

Trader

Emwinorowanekue O. Ehigie died July 23, 2007. She was 77. Ehigie, a trader, was born on September 6, 1929 in Ogbenson, Nigeria. She was visiting relatives in Rockaway at the time of her death. More...

Marcella Elward

Former Longtime Resident

Marcella Elward, a resident of Thomasville, Georgia and a former longtime Rockaway resident, died August 7. She was 98. Elward was born in Rathowen, County Westmeath, Ireland on October 31, 1908. She was a longtime parishioner of St. More...

Sylvester Carl Farris

Former Auxiliary Police Captain

Sylvester Carl Ferris, who was known widely throughout the west end of Rockaway as "Cap" because he had been the longtime Auxiliary Police Captain, died August 9. More...


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