April 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Assembly Members Help Kill Congestion Pricing

As most Rockaway residents are aware by now, congestion pricing died a quick death in Albany this week, and, despite his blustering and threats, there's not much that Mayor Michael Bloomberg can do about it, experts say. More...

Top Stories

Fighting Cancer By Changing Your Lifestyle

Cancer is easily one of the most terrifying words in the English language. The mere utterance of the word can strike fear in the hearts of people who are diagnosed with it or those who have loved ones suffering from the disease. More...

CB 14 Answers Concerns About Tree Plantings

While everyone seems to be happy with the many new trees being planted throughout the peninsula as a result of Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC Million Trees initiative, More...

Changes To Senior Centers Negotiated By Pols

Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs, City Council Speaker Christine C. More...

School News

Chancellor: Change 'G And T' Admission Requirements

Chancellor Joel I. Klein has proposed revising the new citywide standard for admission to gifted and talented programs to accommodate the overwhelming increase in the number of students testing for admission. More...

Police Commissioner For A Day Essay Contest

The Police Athletic League announces the Police Commissioner for a Day contest for students in grades nine through 12. More...

DOE Sets New Regulations For Pre-K

The Department of Education has begun to implement its new streamlined and standardized application process for families enrolling children in pre- Kindergarten in the 2008-09 school year. More...

Business News

After Several Delays,Rite Aid Finally Opens Its Doors

The new Rite Aid Pharmacy on Beach 108 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard opened its doors to the public on Thursday after several delays. More...

North Shore Bicycle & Fitness

The Professional, Family-Oriented Bicycle Store

South Shore Bicycle & Fitness, 1067 Broadway, Woodmere, is your center for bicycles, fitness equipment, skateboards, unicycles, razor scooters and more! New owner, Steve Jacobson and his friendly staff will be happy to help you. More...

Elvis, Betty Boop, MM Grace New Diner's Decor

With the word on the street that the new diner and bakery on Beach 116 Street will open "any day now," the owners have gone out of their way to dress up their still-unused building. More...

Sports

Golf Instruction - Putting Instructions

Keeping hips still When putting, let your arms hang comfortably, but point your elbows more inward, toward each hip, rather than outward. If the hips stay still, so will the knees and legs. More...

Kansas,Coach With National Championship Win

When Kansas guard Mario Chalmers released his three-point attempt with 2.1 seconds remaining in the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship and his team down to Memphis 63-60, fans across the country were thinking, 'This can't be happening.' Me More...

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheel House

Seems like this weekend everyone was battling the weather and I was no exception. Rather than try for flounder, I fished the bay looking for my first respectable striper of the season. As of this writing, I haven't done so. More...

Obits

Carlisle Chisom

Resident

Carlisle Chisom, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 31. Chisolm was born in Queens on May 4, 1972. He attended PS 118, JHS 226 and John Adams High School. More...

Michael V. DelColle

Proprietor

Michael DelColle, a 48-year Rockaway resident, died March 29. DelColle was born in Brooklyn. He was a retired variety store proprietor. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Strazza DelColle. DelColle is survived by his sister, Lucy Cintron. More...

David Dorf

Accountant

David Dorf, a Rockaway resident, died March 29. Dorf, an accountant, was born in the Bronx. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Linor Dorf; and friend, Carol Schellhorn. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O More...

DBP Residents Drowning In Water Debt

Hundreds of shareholders at the Dayton Beach Park Apartments in Rockaway Park will hear first hand on Monday from city officials who claim that they owe the city more than $1.2 million in past due water bills, and that they are in danger of a water More...

Local Nominated As Air Force General

The son of an Arverne couple has been nominated by President George Bush for appointment to the rank of brigadier general in the United States Air Force. Colonel Samuel A. R. More...

Community

Colgate Commercial Shoots In Rockaway

That strange activity inside the Parks Department playground at Shore Front Parkway and Beach 84 Street last Tuesday was a film crew shooting a new commercial for Colgate Toothpaste. What does toothpaste have to do with a Rockaway playground? More...

Demolishment Of Meat Packing Plant Ends Era

A nearly 100-year-old commercial era ended last week with the final demolishment of the former Loeb and Mayer Meats plant on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 65 Street. More...

Broderick Awarded For Top Fundraising

Kathleen Broderick received an award from the American Diabetes Association for being the third highest fundraiser. Pictured are Broderick with her father, Ed. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

'Beauty Of The Bungalow' Tour

On Saturday, May 17 Richard George, director of Beachside Bungalow Preservation Association, will lead a sixty-minute walking tour that examines the historic beach bungalows built from 1918 to 1920. More...

Gray Riders Set To Release CD

The Gary Riders are currently completing their first CD, "Pick and Roll," in preparation for release later this spring. More...

Local Artists Exhibited At National Arts Club

Rockaway artists, Arlene Cornell and Stephen Yaeger, are exhibiting their works in a Brooklyn Watercolor Society Group show at the prestigious National Arts Club in Manhattan. The show features 33 watercolor artists. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The city's Department of Transportation has announced that the two Cross Bay Bridge ramps that have been closed since October of last year will reopen on May 23. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Closeness to the water can be interesting and sometimes a bit scary. Early on Tuesday, the tides were rolling in on Walton Road and not too far from Noel! More...

Chatting With Chapey

NYC Public Higher Education: Bring It To The Rockaways

The New York State Legislature and the Governor are in the process of finalizing the details on the passing of the budget. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Assembly Did The Right Thing For Outer Boroughs

Westchester Assemblyman Richard Brodsky was right when he said recently that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has alienated many of the state legislators with his "my way or the highway" mentality. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Full Story

It's My Turn

America Needs An Historic Investment

In his book, "Making the Corps," former Wall Street Journal correspondent, Thomas E. Ricks, describes a night patrol he went on in Somalia led by a young Marine. More...

Letters

Hope Springs Eternal

Dear Editor, The 2008 presidential campaign challenges all of us to look beyond the emotional issues that get headlines and look at the issues and programs that will benefit the majority of Americans, as well as ourselves. More...

Masters Of Our Fate

Dear Editor, Mr. Israel requested I read David Mamet's essay in the left wing Village Voice entitled: Why I am a "Brain Dead Liberal." I already read the article. More...

Some Musings On Congestion Pricing

Dear Editor, Shame on the City Council for passing the Mayors ridiculous plan of congestion pricing. The Mayor says he is doing this for environmental and health reasons. More...


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