March 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Local Musician Sings Notes For 9/11 Orphans

Marq Karpman says he can still remember his family's summer bungalow on Beach 25 Street and when he and his brother would ride from their home in the Bronx to the bungalow on winter days just to be in Rockaway. More...

Penny Drive For Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) will host penny drives on Sundays, after mass, at St. Francis de Sales Church beginning in April. In addition, children will be going door to door and there is also a drop off at Curran's Meats on Beach 129 Street. More...

100 Precinct Community Council Honors Officers

Danny Ruscillo, President of the 100 Precinct Community Council, and 100 Precinct Captain Tom Barrett award officers, Sgt. Michael McClernon and Alex Martins with the Cop of the Month award at this week's community council meeting. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Government Trust Factor Dropping Like A Stone

Our old governor resigns under a cloud because of a serial need for prostitutes. Our new governor admits to multiple affairs and the use of cocaine. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"UP IN SMOKE?" More...

Letters

Chapey's Re-elected

Dear Editor, Congratulations to Rockaway resident Dr. Geraldine Chapey on her reelection to a third term as a New York State Regent. More...

Three Connected Thoughts

Dear Editor, Fascism has successfully lead us to The Great Bush World Depression. More...

NYPD,FDNY Deserve Thanks

Dear Editor, Last week a 23-year-old man attempted suicide. He was rescued by the NYPD from the 101 Precinct and FDNY. These servants of the community seem to receive the worst reputation, but no one understands how hard they work. More...

Homicides To Top Ten-Year High

Police sources fret that Rockaway is heading back to the bad old days when the peninsula saw doubledigit homicide rates and drug-related shootings were a weekly event. More...

First, Better Transit Service, Then, ?

Rockaway residents spoke out loudly in opposition to the Mayor's controversial congestion pricing plan, at a town hall meeting in Ozone Park on Tuesday night, hosted by City Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

It seems that the fate of the Lawrence Hotel, that deteriorating eyesore on Beach 116 Street depends largely on the city's plan to rezone the beachfront area. More...

Broad Channel Bits

What's Coming Up In Broad Channel

I hope everyone had a great Easter! Here's what's happening: The Broad Channel Pre-K will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday April 1 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. More...

Cross Currents

Honoring Our Volunteers Each April: How You Can Make A Difference

April not only means great weather is on the horizon, but it also is the month that we celebrate every person who volunteers to help others and their communities. More...

Sports

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheel House

They're back. Every year for as long as I have been around, some things remain constant. Moments and events become encapsulated in our minds, and as we mature we call this wisdom. More...

Sorrentino Center Holds Free Clinic April 12

The Sorrentino Recreational Center has announced that they will be honoring the 2007 Health Plus/ PAL/Parks and Recreation Queens Little League baseball champions and runnerups on April 12. More...

Late Goals Seal Lady Dolphins Comeback Win

With time winding down in the second half of the girls' soccer season opener, Erika Villamarin saw her chances for personal redemption fading fast on a cool and blustery afternoon,. More...

Obits

Robert Butler

Loader

Robert Butler, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 17. He was 83. Butler, a loader, was born in Pelham, New York on December 16, 1925. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Gerry Giles. More...

John William Doscher

Former Resident

John Doscher, a former Rockaway resident, died March 3. He was 89. Doscher was raised in Rockaway Beach and spent 40 years in the broadcasting business in New York City. More...

Luise Hynes

Former Resident

Luise (nee Dieringer) Hynes, a former Rockaway resident, died February 29. She was 87. Hynes was born in Far Rockaway on October 9, 1920. She lived in Rockaway Beach until she relocated to Fords, New Jersey in 2005. More...


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