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PS 114 Marching Band Receives St.Pat's Award

St. Patrick's Day came early in Belle Harbor, Queens this year. On Saturday, March 1, the annual Rockaway's St. Patrick's Day parade wound through streets from Belle Harbor to Rockaway Beach. More...

A Ghost Story

Creaking floorboards, mysterious noises in the night and misplaced objects can make people feel jumpy and lead them to believe something else is out there. More...

Broad Channel Volunteer Firefighters Honored

Broad Channel's EMS Lt. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Support A Candidate - Even If Your Favorite Is No Longer In The Race

The Republican candidate is already in place, and if you like John McCain for President, you can sit back and watch the Democrats slug it out for that party's nomination. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"THE USUAL, GOVERNOR?" More...

Letters

Where Is Congressman Anthony Weiner?

Dear Editor, Congressman Anthony Weiner doesn't answer phone calls. He is avoiding his constituents who voted for him. His staff is comprised of volunteer high school and college students who can not speak for him, why is he hiding? More...

The Boardwalk Needs Lights

Dear Editor, The street lamps on the boardwalk from Beach 122 Street to Beach 126 Street have been out since February 14. More...

Make Far Rockaway High School A Vocational School

Dear Editor, The students that attended Far Rockaway High School proved they didn't want an academic education. Why not turn the school into a variety of vocational courses? More...

Budget Cuts Could Close Redfern Community Center

As a result of what it calls "chronic federal underfunding" over the past few years, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has announced a plan to consolidate 19 "underutilized" public housing community centers and is actively looking for com More...

Sanders Defends Personal Travel Expenses

City Councilman James Sanders, Jr. fired back this week against a study, released by AM-NY, which found that his personal spending on trips was the highest in the council. More...

Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

A couple of neighbors weren't too happy about the tickets they got for lapsed registrations and/or inspections. Traffic enforcement agents have been busy here in the Channel, 'writing' tickets for infractions like the above. More...

Eye On Physical Therapy

My closest friend in physical therapy school was a guy named Adam who was from Glendale. He lived there with his father, mother and brother. After graduation he also became a New York City firefighter. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

Calls To Artists

RAA CONTACT INFO: Phone: 718 474-0861; Fax: 718 474-4373; e-mail: rockart116@aol.com; website: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org NOTE THE EXTENSION OF EXHIBITION DATES: "Structure" has been extended through April 6. More...

Sports

Golf Instruction - Play The Sand,Not The Ball

(Garyn is a USGFT golf professional. You can contact him for lessons at 347- 404-3751.) When you're in a greenside bunker the club should never touch the ball. You want your wedge to toss the sand beneath and behind the ball onto the green. More...

Rockaway RipTides Tryouts

The Rockaway RipTides, a local AAU Girls Basketball Club, will be holding try-outs this Saturday, March 15 and Thursday, March 20 at Stella Maris High School. he RipTides are slated to court 3 teams: 9 and under, 10U and 11U. More...

Rockaway Ravens Present Ravens Youth Soccer

The Rockaway Ravens will host a youth soccer program, which will begin this spring. The 8-week program will start on Saturday, April 5 and conclude on May 31.. More...

Obits

James J. Higgins

Retired

James Higgins, a former Far Rockaway resident, died March10. He was 84. Higgins was born in Far Rockaway and lived there for 45 years before moving to Inwood. He attended St. Mary's School and Far Rockaway High School. More...

Marilyn B.Hauk

Secretary

Marilyn Hauk, a 43-year Rockaway resident, died March 2. Hauk, an executive secretary, was born in Queens County. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Fries; husband, Bertram Hauk; and sister, Dorothy Fries. More...

Catherine Kummers

Retired

Catherine Kummers, a former Rockaway Beach resident, died March 9. She was 76. Kummers, a retired legal secretary, was born in Rockaway Beach. More...


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