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On The Road Again With Ed 'Shevy' Shevlin

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

FR Drive-By Shooter Faces Multiple Trials

A suspected MS-13 gang member who was sitting in a Riker's Island cell awaiting trial in connection with a May drive-by shooting in Far Rockaway in which five men were wounded, has been taken to Nassau County court to face charges stemming from ano More...

Hundreds Cram RBB For Annual Graybeards Family Run

The weather cooperated and the runners thronged to Beach 129 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard on Friday evening for the annual Graybeards Family Run. More...

Business News

On The Rocks: Rockaway's Family Run Liquor Store

Extensive Selection With Great Wine Tasting Opportunities

On The Rocks is celebrating their three year anniversary, having opened in August of 2005. The business is family owned and operated. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

One of Rockaway's most famous sports professionals, Nancy Lieberman of Bayswater, a standout at Far Rockaway High School and in the Woman's Professional Basketball League, has, at age 50, played more than a couple of minutes with the Detroit Shock More...

Broad Channel Bits

It's August and Mardi Gras Is Near

Here we are in August already. About two-thirds of the way through summer as we are, it's easy to notice how the sunlight changes over the summer. More...

Eye On Physical Therapy

People were angry today. I don't know whether this is due to the hot weather here in Rockaway, gas prices, the economy or a combination of everything, but people are mad. More...

Sports

RBVL Ends July In Style With Perfect Night At Beach

When the committee meets in February and starts to plan the bar schedule, they save the outdoor decks for late in the season when the weather is supposed to be calm. Things don't always go as well as planned. More...

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheel House

The highlight of my week was Thursday morning. Instead of my usual course this time of year, coming into Shell bank creek from the north side, I ran Wood hull from the south side of the bay. I was glad to run up from the south. More...

Buzzer Beater Awards Bayview St. Francis Summer Title

It's been a hot summer, and the action at the St. Francis Summer Classic is getting even hotter. The first basketball champion for 2008 was crowned on Monday night as Bayview rallied to knock off Erin White. More...

Letters

Energy And Gangsters

Dear Editor: The following letter was sent on December 19, 2005, informing the reader of increased fuel costs to generate electricity. More...

Rockaway, A Disaster Attraction

Dear Editor, I agree with the gentleman (letter to the editor - Wake up Rockaway (07/04/08)), people need to wake up and see what we are drawing into our neighborhoods. More...

Use Adult Words

Dear Editor, Yes, I do read Stu's columns. More...

ME ID's Riis Park Floater

The body found floating off the beachfront of Riis Park on Monday has been positively identified as Devon Flanders, a young Brooklyn father who went swimming at the federal park at 9 p.m. More...

More Than 500 Take The Line For Graybeards Family Run

The runners came in all sizes, shapes and ages as more than 500 local residents took part in the Graybeards Annual Family Run on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 129 Street last Friday, July 25. More...

Community

Addabbo Smells Something Funny In Local Plant

Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. recently toured the DEP treatment plant in Rockaway with members of Community Board 14. The tour consisted of a review of the sewage treatment process and issues that included that the odor emanates from the plant. More...

Seniors In Shape Summer Program

Seniors In Shape invites individuals 55 years of age and over to join its theme dance parties every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. through August 14 at Aviator Sports, Hangar 5, Floyd Bennett Field. More...

Beach 74 Street Turns One-Way Northbound

Routine DOT Decision Becomes Controversial

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

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Collective Soul, Blues Traveler, Live At Westbury

Live Nation presents Live, Collective Soul and Blues Traveler, three recognized and distinguished rock bands, at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Wednesday, August 13 at 8 p.m. More...

MovieScope

'The Dark Knight' - The Joker's No Joke

The late Heath Ledger has solidified his acting legacy…and legend. More...

Rockaway Artists Alliance Hosts Dzieci's Makbet

The Rockaway Artists Alliance hosted the Dzieci theatre troupe as they presented Makbet, a chamber verson of Macbeth, at the sTudio 7 Gallery at Fort Tilden. More...

Milestones

Local Student Receives National Scholarship

Kate Newman of Rockaway Point was awarded a scholarship by Roosevelt Field and Simon Youth Foundation (SYF), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and career development opportunities to youth. More...

Locals Abound On New Paltz Dean's List

The following students were named to the dean More...

Serwaa Takes Health Services Scholarship

Far Rockaway High School's 2008 valedictorian, Nanayaa Serwaa, was this year's recipient of Multiviz Health Services $5000 college scholarship. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Procrastination May Bring An Empty Bush

Sometimes clichés are not trite. Rockaway has a habit of looking a gift horse in the mouth, of forgetting that one in the hand is worth two in the bush. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"NEITHER A LENDER NOR A BORROWER BE ..." More...

Obits

Carl L. Aliviado Sr.

Computer Analyst

Carl Aliviado Sr., a 32-year Rockaway resident, coming from Brooklyn, died July 24. Aliviado, a computer analyst, was born in Cebu City, Philippines. He served in the Navy from 1955 to 1961. More...

Laura Ami Ash

Health Care Counselor

Laura Ash, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died July 30. She was 58. Ash, a health care counselor, was born in California on May 9, 1950. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church. She was preceded in death by her brother, Angelo Spampinato. More...

Paris Marie Dent

Homemaker

Paris Dent, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died July 7. She was 23. Dent was born in Far Rockaway on February 26, 1985. She was preceded in death by her mother, Paris Dent; sister, Jacqueline; and grandfather, James Dent. More...


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