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'Jessica' To Be Displayed At Art Exhibition

Arlene Cornell's painting entitled, "Jessica," has been accepted for Catherine Lorrillard Wolfe 106 the Annual Juried Art Exhibition to be held at the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park in October. More...

School's Open - Drive Carefully'

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is once again participating in the American Automobile Association's (AAA's) annual public awareness campaign, "School's Open - Drive Carefully," with a message display at toll plazas at its seven bridges and two tunnels th More...

Accessible Doors For Post Offices Installed

The United States Post Office has converted local offices into handicapped accessible facilities, as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The automatic doors were installed in Rockaway Beach (11693) and Rockaway Park (11694). More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Cheech & Chong Add Second Show At Westbury

Cheech & Chong have added a second show at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury for their Light Up America Tour. The first show, scheduled for Friday, October 24, has sold out. More...

Law and Order: SVU Returns to Rockaway

Christopher Meloni and crew light up Beach 138 Street while filming Law and Order SVU on Wednesday and Thursday of this week in parts of Rockaway Park and Neponsit. Photos by John Minkoff. More...

MovieScope

"Vicky Cristina Barcelona" — Woody's Spanish Magic

Filmmaker Woody Allen has moved far away from Manhattan, the scene of many cinematic past glories ("Annie Hall," "Manhattan," "Hannah and her Sisters). His prior three movies were in Britain and now, he's created a frothy sex romp in Spain. More...

Milestones

Benn Named Chief Brehon Of Coney Island Fair

Mike Benn, President of the Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade, has been selected as this year's Chief Brehon of the Coney Island Fair. The fair is to be held on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 in Steeplechase Park, Coney Island. More...

Rockaway Beach Meets Pebble Beach

Xander McDonald-Smith, a 15-year-old Rockaway Park resident and student of The Scholars' Academy placed fourth in the Walmart First Tee Open Pro-Junior Golf Tournament in Pebble Beach, California on August 31. More...

Church of Nazarene Celebrates Youth Fest '08

Highlighted by a breakfast, workshops, a basketball tournament, a community barbeque and a talent show, Far Rockaway's Church of the Nazarene celebrated its annual Youth Fest '08 on August 23. More...

Editorial/Opinion

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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We Will Always Remember Those Who Were Lost

Joe Agnello *Richie Allen *Michael Andrews *Ezra Aviles *Steve Belson *Gennady Boyarsky *Pamela Boyce *Brandon Buchanan *Matthew Burke *Frank Callahan *Liam Callahan *Marcia Carter *Paul Cascio *Mandy More...

From the Editor's Desk

A Birthday Party For The Ages

The date was May 12, 1956. I was sixteen years old, a few months short of 17. It was my cousin Alan's tenth birthday and his mother was taking us all to Ebbets Field to see the Brooklyn Dodgers play the New York Giants to celebrate his big day. More...

Obits

Eileen Wenk Brady

Housewife

Eileen Wenk Brady, a Neponsit resident, died August 28. Wenk was born on March 20, 1954. She is survived by her loving husband, Hugh; children, Colleen Goot, Christine Kumpf, George and Maureen Wenk; and George Wenk Sr.. More...

Mary Burke

Proprietor

Mary Burke, a 58-year Rockaway resident, died September 1. Burke, a pizza restaurant proprietor, was born in Brooklyn.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert. More...

James Duncan McCabe

Hairdresser

James McCabe died August 27 in the Bronx. He was 50. McCabe was born in Brooklyn on September 27, 1957 to the late Richard and Helen Kennedy McCabe. He was preceded in death by his sister, Kathleen McCabe. More...

Water Rescues Eclipse Summer's End

Civilian Beach Heroics Replace Lifeguards

The lifeguards were officially offduty for the season at 6:00 p.m. on September 1. That however, as in years past, didn't stop people from trying to grab one last piece of summer, even without lifeguards on duty. More...

School News

Teachers And Students Back To School

Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith joins United Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten at the Democratic National Convention. More...

Kearney Physics Scholars Honored

Seven Bishop Kearney High School juniors, who were enrolled in physics, were selected to attend the Principal's Scholars Dinner/Symposium at Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn on May 14. More...

St. Francis de Sales' Class of 2008

The faculty of St. Francis de Sales School announces that members of the class of 2008 have won more than $186,000 in scholarships. More...

Business News

Harbor Optics-Family Eye Care

Owned and operated by Carol and Scott DeNaro for 20 Years

Harbor Optics, located at 113-10 Beach Channel Drive, across from the Waldbaum's parking lot, is a great place to go for all of your eye-care needs. There's plenty of parking and always a doctor available. More...

SJEH Names Franco HR Director

Roger A. Franco has been appointed the Director of Human Resources at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Next Thursday is the seventh anniversary of the horrific terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Commentary By Liz Guarino Here we are in September already. Some of the children are back to school; next week the rest will be at their desks working hard at the three r's once again. More...

Dorothy Dunne

God Blessed Our Beaches This Labor Day

Can it get any better than this? Let's all be thankful that we are not living off the Gulf Coast. We enjoyed fully. More...

Sports

Dolphins Running Game Proves Triumphant In Victory

Preaching discipline to his Beach Channel team has been a staple of head coach Victor Nazario throughout pre-season training. On the football field, the results showed last Saturday afternoon in Beach Channel's first game of the season. More...

Sorrentino Celebrates Its Youngsters

To celebrate its baseball and soccer summer clinics and the youngsters who took part in them, the Sorrentino Recreation Center held its first annual end of summer barbeque last weekend. More...

The Lobster House Is Ready to Rock

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League will celebrate the completion of their 19th season at a gala awards dinner at the Lobster House at 375 Beach 92nd Street next Friday, 9/12 from 7:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. More...

Letters

Racism Is Alive And Well

Dear Editor, Concerning the issue of racism in the Rockaways, it's ludicrous at best to profess that any other reality exists. More...

Cover Up

Dear Editor, This letter is for the women and young men in Far Rockaway. You are beautiful black people but you are showing too much breast and backside. I realize that you are young and have a style that you think is hot. More...

Scholars' Academy And Channel View Collaborate

Dear Editor, This summer I had the privilege to attend a class in Irish Literature, and traveled to Ireland to learn even more about the culture. It was an amazing experience, and I learned so much. More...


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