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ABTS Amenities Stuck In Holding Pattern

Residents Await Local Facilities

There was little resolution to community concerns for the construction of several of the amenities promised by the developers of Arverne By The Sea (ABTS) when its development officials provided a highly-anticipated update on Tuesday night. More...

Angry Residents Voice Decon Displeasure

The National Grid site, a former LILCO coal gasification plant, on Beach Channel Drive at Beach 108 Street in Rockaway Park has been a topic of debate for more than eight years, and with a plan finally in place to decontaminate the site, about 25 v More...

Further Protection Against Identity Theft

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (D-Queens) is pleased to announce that legislation she introduced to further protect New Yorkers from identity theft has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'The Last Mistress' - Sexual Vampire

Leave it to the French to make what should be a horror movie extremely sexy. And it doesn't hurt that the star is Asia Argento, daughter of famed shock master Dario Argento. More...

Milestones

Zakari Connor Boden Has Arrived

Amanda Boden, formerly of Rockaway Beach, and Scott Smith are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Zakari Connor Boden. He was born on June 5, weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long. More...

Smith Completes Basic Training

Army National Guard Pvt. Crystal T. Smith has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. More...

Congratulations Private First Class Holmes

Maj. Gen Joseph J. Taluto, the adjutant general for the State of New York, is announcing the promotion of Latoya Homes from Arvene, NY to Private First Class. She is currently serving with the 222nd Chemical Company. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Promise Not Kept By The Parks Department

Each year, Adrian Benepe, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, feeds the same line to Rockaway. "Wait until July 1 and you'll have enough lifeguards to staff all of the beaches we can open," he says. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"WHAT'S MY LINE..." WILL THE REAL BARACK OBAMA PLEASE STAND UP ... More...

It's My Turn

This was found anonymously posted on a pole on Beach 129 Street: Dear New York City Traffic Enforcement Agent, Yesterday, you gave me a ticket. I really enjoy giving the city all that money. You have my 115 dollars. But I still have hope. More...

Letters

Concern For Our Nation

Dear Editor, How is it that people who are demanding more and more power to prevent another attack on American soil, are the same ones who didn't stop the first attack on September 11th? More...

Grant The Seavon Occupancy Rights

The following letter was sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Dear Editor, As a longtime resident of Rockaway Park, I wish to bring to your attention a fantastic new building, "The Seavon," that went up on the boardwalk and Beach 119 Street. More...

For Everything There Is A Season… Ecclesiastes

Dear Editor: My husband and I have decided to simplify our lives, so in September 2008 our permanent residence will be in The Villages down in Florida. More...

Teen Shot At Ocean Bay

An unidentified teenager was rushed to Jamaica Hospital on Tuesday night, suffering from a gunshot to her left shoulder, police say. More...

Tragedy Also Strikes The Innocent

Picture this. You're 18 years old; you just graduated from high school and work hard at two summer jobs so you'll have some money when you begin college in the fall. More...

Community

'Shevy' Ready To Ride For A Cure

Rockaway's favorite biker, Ed "Shevy" Shevlin, is at it again. This time he is riding to Newfoundland to once again raise money for the research and fight against cystic fibrosis. More...

Annual Fourth Of July Party On Beach 131 Street

Beach 131 Street held their annual Honor America Rag-Tag Parade, a block party held each year on July 4. Here, Chairman Hank Lori lines up the "Ragtaggers" for the parade. More...

Beach 74 Street To Turn One-Way

Will Provide Angle Parking

Beach 74 Street from Rockaway Beach Boulevard to Shore Front Parkway will soon become a one-way street. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The Department of Education will host an open house for two of the new schools that will inhabit the Far Rockaway Educational Campus in September. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Temperatures Are High - Time For BCAC's Mardi Gras

Temperatures have been high enough for the city to open its cooling centers- air-conditioned places that keep the citizens of this city from sizzling. More...

Drawing On Science For Kids

Rip Currents Can Kill

As I sat down to type this column, I heard a number of helicopters overhead. I was told by a neighbor that two people drowned off Rockaway. The helicopters were from the local TV news channels. More...

Sports

St. Francis Summer Classic Playoffs Begin

The regular season of the St. Francis Summer Classic is coming to a close and the playoffs are getting underway. More...

Love, Peace And Unity Basketball Tournament Scores Points

The summer madness has already begun but the action at the Love, Peace and Unity Tournament at Inwood Terrace Park continues to heat up. The successful pro-am playground basketball tournament continues tonight at 6 p.m. More...

American Cleaning Sweeps Up Minor Girls League

Congratulations to coaches Chris Simos & Pete Yanello for leading the American Cleaning Enterprises to a first place finish in the Rockaway Little League Minor Girls Softball League. Pictured from left to right bottom: Shannon, Steph, Emma M. More...

Obits

Marilyn C. Anderson

Clerk

Marilyn Anderson, a 20-year Rockaway resident, coming from Brooklyn, died July 20. Anderson, a patient account clerk, was born in Manhattan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard. More...

Richard H. Braithwaite

Police Officer

Richard Braithwaite, a 20-year Rockaway resident, died July 21. Braithwaite was born in Brooklyn. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He was a police officer with the New York City Police Department. More...

Henry Monroe Childs Jr.

Pastor

Henry Childs Jr., a former Rockaway pastor, died April 20. Childs was born in Brooklyn on June 18, 1917. He graduated from Yale University and Yale Divinity School, and was ordained in 1944. He also attended the UCC's first General Synod. More...


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