December 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Community

Lanett Playground to be Restored

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer is pleased to announce that the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) Grant included funding for the restoration of Lanett Playground in Far Rockaway. More...

Association Sets Sights On Improving Community

The Rockaway Beachside Neighborhood Association (RBNA) held its first open meeting on November 27 at PS 43. More...

Away For The Holidays: Tips To Prevent Burglaries

With many people away, visiting friends, or just out of the house for holiday shopping, burglars will have countless good prospects. Experts agree that it is a very vulnerable time for homeowners. More...

Sports

Far Rockaway High School Fades Into Oblivion

In September of 2011, the grand tradition and legendary history of Far Rockaway High School will fade into history. More...

Healed From Injury,Moore ,BC Look To Make Track Impact

At 11 a.m. on September 8, Devon Moore was feeling quite amped to step onto the field for the Beach Channel football team. Thirty minutes later, Moore was inserted at wide receiver and ran a pattern in the middle of the field. More...

Championship Time at Hammel Community Center

After an unbelievable playoffs series this past weekend the teams are set for the 4th Annual Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament "Championship Saturday". In the 14 and under division, the game every body wants to see will be the Da B.K. More...

Obits

Estelle Bledsoe Secretary

Estelle Bledsoe, a short-term Rockaway resident, died December 2. She was 84. Bledsoe was born in Brooklyn. She worked at Kingsborough Community College as a secretary. More...

Carl Anthony Campbell Service Manager

Carl Anthony Campbell, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 26. He was 48. Campbell, a service manager, was born in Linden, Guyana. More...

Moreen Elizabeth Chee-a-nam Childcare Provider

Moreen Elizabeth Chee-a-nam, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 25. She was 57. Chee-a-nam, a childcare provider, was born in Georgetown, Guyana. More...

Fighting Tooth And Nail For His Money

Robert Johnson knew that he needed extensive dental work, so when the Rockaway man saw the flashy advertisement for "Select Dental," a new modern, state-of-the-art dental facility on television, he figured that he had found a dentist where nothing More...

Is Broad Channel Bridge Collapse Imminent?

Asmall but critical drainage channel passes under Cross Bay Boulevard near West 5 Road in Broad Channel. A driver, pedestrian or bicyclist would hardly notice it. More...

Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

Christmas Events Abound In BC

Today is the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 that propelled us into World War II. It was described as "a date which will live in infamy," in then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's speech. More...

Cross Currents

Holiday Cheer From The Red Cross: Our Commitment Is to Continue To Help During The New Year

The holiday season is a wonderful time of the year to celebrate with family and friends. It also is the perfect time to reflect on what has taken place during the year and what we would like to accomplish as we flip the calendar to 2008. More...

From The Artists Studio

RAA Elections/Holiday Party, RTC's Special 'Our Town' Commentary by Susan Hartenstein

RAA CONTACT INFO: Phone: 718-474-0861; Fax: 718-474-4373; e-mail: rockart116@aol.com; website: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org REMINDER: "Get Out of Town" Deadline for receipt of submissions: December 12, 2007. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Eight Is Enough - Term Limits For State Officials

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, one of the front-runners for the Democratic nod for Mayor in 2009, has done the right thing for city voters. More...

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Letters

Cut The Budget Cut

The following letter was written to the Community Board Relations unit of the City's Office of Management and Budget. More...

Gateway Maintenance

Dear Editor, Having grown up in NYC, I recall the days when Riis Park was under the control of NYC. The condition of the walkways, the railing, etc., was far better in those days than they are now. More...

Something Needs To Be Done

Dear Editor, I've been living in Rockaway for a little over eight years now and I still haven't gotten used to the transportation out here. It has to be the worst in the city. More...


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