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Smith, Addabbo Blast Republicans

Republicans have had their chance and failed, says State Senator Malcolm Smith, who represents Rockaway. More...

9/11 Memorial Day Ends With Sunset, Taps, Silence

September 11 was memorialized in two ceremonies at Tribute Park on Beach 116 Street and Beach Channel Drive last Thursday. The final ceremony took place at sundown, with the lowering of the American flag and the playing of Taps. More...

FR Drug Counselor Charged In Rikers Drug Bust

The York City Department of Investigation (DOI) has announced the arrest and charging of a Far Rockaway man accused of attempting to smuggle drugs onto Rikers Island earlier this year. More...

School News

Ups And Downs Of School Report Cards

This year's public school report cards are in, and they have lots of people shaking their heads. More...

Returning Summer Reading Challenge Form

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer is encouraging all children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge during their summer vacation to drop off their completed forms so that they may receive their certificates. More...

PPA Has A Place To Call Home

The Peninsula Preparatory Academy (PPA) charter school recently opened the doors of its new location, 155 Beach 67 Street, and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, September 17. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The memorial service held at Tribute Park on Thursday, September 11, was indeed memorable and there were several tableaus that strained the heartstrings. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Cooler temperatures have settled on us and feel pretty good; here's what's happening: Christ Presbyterian Church will have their Annual Flea Market on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The kitchen will also be open. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

The Best Of Artsplash, And Then Some

Hundreds attended the opening reception for ARTSPLASH. The work of 40 visual and literary artists and the talents of performing artists made for an exciting afternoon. The Silly Dilly Band entertained the large audience of children of all ages. More...

Sports

Beach Volleyball League Celebrates With Year End Party

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Sky High Dolphins Blast Blue Devils

The scoreboard at Samuel J. Tilden's Bernie Mars Field, where the varsity football team plays their homes games, wasn't working last Saturday afternoon. More...

SFDS Opens The CYO Soccer Season With Goals Aplenty

It was a hot opening week for St. Francis' CYO soccer teams, who kept the opposing goalies busy in some high-scoring affairs. The Fourth Grade Girls team looked as if last season never ended. More...

Letters

Lew Cares About Us

Dear Editor, What does Lew do? Well, if you have to ask, your head is in the sand or you never had a problem that needed attention. He has been [helping out] for more than 20 years [that] I have lived here. More...

Driving Over All Ages

Driving Over All Ages Dear Editor, I am a parent at Saint Francis de Sales and on the first day of school there was also a seniors meeting scheduled in the gym at 12:30. More...

Parking For All

Dear Editor, If Daniel Solomon believes that Kim Mannino speaks only for herself when she writes about the outrageously restrictive parking regulations in Rockaway, then he is living in a deliriously privileged bubble (with ample parking space, no More...

Synagogue Shocker

Custodian Nabbed For Molesting Young Boy

The custodian at a Far Rockaway synagogue was arrested last week for molesting the son of a congregant in the house of worship's basement over a two-year period, police officials say. More...

Honoring The Memory Of 9/11 Victims

Everybody has his or her own way of honoring the memory of those who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. An ex-Marine, who identifies himself only as B.W. More...

Community

ARTSPLASH Talent Showcase Comes to Fort Tilden

Just as September weaves together the excitement of summer with the dazzle of color that is fall, the Rockaway Artists Alliance brings to its Fort Tilden galleries ARTSplash 2008. More...

Rabbi Blaine To Be Honored By Sisterhood

Rabbi Allan Blaine will be honored by the Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El at its Annual Donor Luncheon on Tuesday, November 4 at the Shang-Chai Kosher Restaurant. This event will celebrate his 50th year since ordination as a Rabbi. More...

CBB Northbound Ramp Closed To Traffic

As part of a new stage in the major deck and ramp reconstruction of the Cross Bay Bridge, the northbound ramp from Beach Channel Drive east to the bridge was closed to on September 15, and will remain closed through December. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Eisenstadt Memorial Concert Cancelled

SCA Throws Monkey Wrench Into Best Laid Plans

When the Rockaway Music and Arts Council was forced to cancel its Summer Sunset Picnic Concert series this season, officials of the organization went into high gear looking to run one spectacular concert at the end of the summer that would honor pa More...

Former BH Resident Authors 'Cooking Jewish'

Judy Bart Kancigor, a former Belle Harbor resident, authored "Cooking Jewish: 532 Great Recipes from the Rabinowitz Family," a cook book filled with traditional-heirloom recipes that were passed down through the generations. More...

Beach 25 Street To Host Block Party

The residents of Beach 25 Street invites the community to attend their first Back to School Block Party and Family Day on Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Beach 25 Street between Seagirt Boulevard and the boardwalk. More...

Milestones

Martinez Returns Home

Specialist Pedro Martinez will return home after being deployed in Afghanistan. He is the son of Mary Martinez of Park Auto. More...

Jamie Foley Turns Six

Jamie Foley, the daughter of James and Marlyn Foley celebrated her sixth birthday on September 10. She is a kindergartener at St. Rose of Lima School. More...

Ameira Turns Two

Ameira Green turned two years old on September 18. She celebrated her birthday at Mystro's Magical Kingdom Day Care Center. She will also celebrate with her mom, Tina and dad, Studz; and her grandmother Sandra Green also planned a party. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Put Control Of The Public Schools In The Hands Of Professionals And Parents

The mayor wants control of the public schools at any cost, even though he has caused so much chaos in the schools and skewed the system so badly that it may take a decade or more for it to recover from his stewardship once he leaves office next Jan More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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It's My Turn

Extracurricular Activities: An Important Factor In the College Process

Schwartz is a professional college counselor and tutor for SAT, Regents and Advanced Placement Exams. He can be reached at collegecounselingservices@ gmail.com . More...

Obits

Anthony "Tony" Brunner

Construction Worker

Anthony Brunner, a former Belle Harbor resident, died September 11 in Mobile, Alabama. Brunner was born in Rockaway Beach on March 2, 1960. He attended high school and college in Vermont and spent the last 20 years in Gulf Breeze, Florida. More...

Anna M. Connors

Homemaker

Anna Connors, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died September 16. Connors, a homemaker, was born in Brooklyn. More...

Kathleen (nee Gibbons) Egan

Self -Employed

resident, coming from Albany Crescent, Bronx, died September 15. Egan was born in Clonkela Co., Galway, Ireland. She was self-employed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick J. More...


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