June 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Mystery Of Boardwalk Wedding Dress

Was the pristine wedding dress, still with its store tags, left by some jilted bride who met her lover on the boardwalk? Was it left by a man whose true love died just before the wedding? More...

Top Stories

Addressing Gun Violence Without Using The Words

The Department of Education and local school principals hosted a forum on gun violence in Rockaway at PS 105 in Arverne last Tuesday night that was sparsely attended and that drew mixed reviews from those who attended. More...

Rep. Block Dem. Effort To Protect Senior Services

Senate Republicans recently blocked a proposal by Democrats to protect the Meals-on-Wheels program and senior center services in New York City, by voting against allowing the measure to go to the floor for debate or a vote. More...

Break-In Destroys Stained-Glass Beth-El Window

Cops Speculate: Vandals Or Criminals

Somebody used a construction board to break a valuable stained-glass window on the first floor of Temple Beth-El Synagogue on Beach 121 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard on Friday, June 13. More...

School News

Room Open In Gifted and Talented Programs

There are a few opening in the gifted and talented programs for elementary school students entering the fourth and fifth grade. More...

Local Students Awarded Rotary Scholarships

Students from several Rockaway schools received Rotary Scholarships during a ceremony on Wednesday, June 11 at Pier 92. More...

Pheffer Sets Summer Reading Challenge

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that she will continue her tradition of offering a Summer Reading Challenge to students during their summer vacation. More...

Business News

Breezy Tour & Travel

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FR Housing Complex Receives Big Boost

New York State Governor David Patterson provided good news for some residents of Far Rockaway this week when he announced that Brookdale Village Houses, a state regulated Mitchell Lama project in Far Rockaway, will receive $20. More...

Sports

First Round Pick Wants To Make Impact For Brooklyn Cyclones

Opening Day at Keyspan Park in June has become as traditional in Coney Island as the legendary Cyclone rollercoaster. More...

Bishop Kearney Tigers Father Daughter Golf Day

Even though the temperature soared to almost 100 degrees, Bishop Kearney High School's Golf team held their 7th annual Father Daughter Golf Outing and BBQ at Dyker Beach Golf course. More...

The Summer Return of Par Tee Golf News

"There are two things you can do with your head down- - play golf and pray," -Lee Trevino. The Par Tees now have a shotgun start thanks to the efforts of our copresidents Sheila Schaberick and Alice Mateos. More...

Obits

William T.Atkinson

Laborer

William Atkinson, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died June 16. Atkinson, a construction laborer, was born in Far Rockaway. He is survived by his grandmother, Alice Atkinson; uncle, Edward Kurose; and sister, Della Ross. More...

Luis Crevoisier

Lifeguard

Luis Crevoisier, a relative of Rockaway residents, died June 9. He was 27. Crevoisier, a lifeguard, was born in Forest Hills on May 14, 1981. He worked as a professional swimming instructor and was a certified YMCA lifeguard. More...

Edward J.Dillon

Resident

Edward Dillon, a native Rockaway resident, died May 18. Dillon graduated from St. Augustine High School and Manhattan College. He served as a first lieutenant in the USAF during the Korean War. More...

A-Train Homicide

Adispute among members of three Hispanic gangs last Friday led to a brutal stabbing that left a 17-yearold teen lying dead on the Beach 98 Street A Train subway platform, police say. At about 3:50 p.m. More...

Summer Concert Series In Jeopardy

The Rockaway Music and Arts Council's Sunset Concert Picnic series, which has brought hundreds to Fort Tilden on hot summer Sunday evenings, is in jeopardy of being cancelled this summer over demands by the National Park Service that the popular co More...

Community

Shooting Star Nanayaa Serwaa

Over a couple of glasses of wine and a buffet dinner at their 50th reunion, the attending members of the Far Rockaway High School class of 1957 decided that they wanted to do something for the school, even though they were 50 years removed from bot More...

100th PCT.C.C. Cooks Up A Hearty Fundraiser

The 100th Precinct Community Council's Youth Committee held a Spaghetti and Meatball fundraising dinner this Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall. More...

Begin Demolishing Beth-El Community Center

Workers began demolishing the former Temple Beth-El community center on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 122 Street this week, to make way for a new, state-of-the-art community center that will include offices, classrooms and an elevator that will More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

At Westbury...

Michael Bolton July 2 Live Nation is proud to present the music of multiple Grammy winner Michael Bolton. More...

MovieScope

'Sex And The City' - Big Screen Succsex

In the TV spots for the film version of "Sex and the City," the word, "big," is endlessly emphasized. Excerpted from the movie, the word repeated by the four urban heroines may be in reference to Mr. More...

Family Movie Night

The new HSBC branch located at 116-09 Beach Channel Drive will be hosting a family movie night at Tribute Park on Saturday, June 28th. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The mainstream media has discovered Rockaway and a number of outlets have run stories about the boom of development on the peninsula and the problems it brings. More...

Broad Channel Bits

BCAC Off To Big Mardi Gras Start

The Broad Channel Athletic Club Mardi Gras summer is off to a really good start! There are a lot of events planned for the enjoyment of all- all summer! It will be great if the weather cooperates, especially for events that take place outdoors. More...

Cross Currents

New Digs For Queens To Help Us Better Serve Residents, Businesses

On June 11, we officially rededicated our Queens location (138-02 Queens Boulevard in Briarwood). More...

Editorial/Opinion

Summer Is Here, Lifeguards Are Not

Summer begins officially this weekend, but we have already seen several days that have been hot enough to qualify as late July or early August. More...

EDITORIALCOMMENT

"I HAVE A DREAM TEAM ..." More...

Letters

Thanking Stu Mirsky

Dear Editor, I would like to commend Stu Mirsky for the wonderful job he did at the Rockaway Music and Arts Council's Literary Arts and Film Festival. More...

Recent Patient Praises St. John's Hospital

Dear Editor: Last week I was admitted to St. John's Episcopal Hospital for ambulatory foot surgery. More...

You Failed To Mention…

Dear Editor, Your photo credit for PS 47's receiving a silver medal in the Music Memory Program at the Skirball Center for the Arts omitted a very important item: this would never have occurred if it weren't for Rockaway Music and Arts Council's s More...


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