September 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Man Shot Once At Ocean-Bay Houses

Numerous calls to the 911 emergency system reporting "multiple shots fired," brought police officers to the Ocean-Bay Houses on Wednesday afternoon at about 5:45 p.m. More...

Top Stories

Anderson Remembered In Prayers And Song

Friends and family gathered at Beach 77 Street and Shore Front Parkway last weekend to remember Andre Anderson, 14, who was hit by an SUV as he was riding his bicycle at that spot four years ago. More...

Busted For Child Abuse,Weapon, Local Says It Ain't So

Far Rockaway resident Deborah Farley says that she is a victim of police abuse, wrongfully busted for child abuse, criminal possession of a weapon, assault and disorderly conduct. More...

Busted Posing As Kenny Anderson

FR Man Cons Long Beach

A Far Rockaway man, who on three separate occasions allegedly posed as a former New York City basketball star as part of a defrauding scheme aimed at unsuspecting victims in Long Beach, was arrested earlier this month, according to Long Beach polic More...

School News

Breezy Point Students Attend Bishop Ford

The 2008 school year began at Bishop Ford as admissions director, Brother Dominic Quigley, OSF (l.) and Bishop Ford president, Dr. Raymond P. Nash (c.) welcomed Breezy Point students as they disembark the free bus that Bishop Ford provides. More...

Eight Reach For The Stars At NASA Space Camp

Boldly going where few have gone, Kathy Boyle and seven intrepid friends traveled to Huntsville, Alabama to participate in a Space Camp for Adult program, a three day training program. More...

Mayor, Department Of Education Set Performance Bonuses

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Schools Chancellor Joel I. More...

Business News

Dr. Jason Grotas Urologic Surgical Care

Comprehensive and Compassionate Medicine

Doctors Jason and Aaron Grotas have joined in practice with their father, Dr. Jay Grotas, to provide comprehensive and compassionate urological care to the Rockaways, Brooklyn and south shore communities. More...

Milestones

Daniel Robert Has Arrived

Cynthia and Jack Allen and Dale and Bill Pike are happily announcing the birth of their grandchild Daniel Robert Allen, Jr. Born on August 19 to Daniel and Erica Allen, Daniel Robert weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces. More...

Look Who's Turning One

Sean William Kettering, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick Larkin of Rockaway Park, will be celebrating his first birthday on October 15. More...

Betsy Carter Is Now A Teenager

Betsy Carter (at right), an eighth-grader at Scholars' Academy, recently celebrated her 13th birthday with her best friends at The Wharf Restaurant. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Sufficient Blame To Go Around

It's the economy, stupid, and it has always been the economy. Recent events have certainly shown that to be true. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Bust In Beer Bottle Bump

ABrooklyn teen was arrested and a local teen was transported to the hospital after an argument at a Belle Harbor house party turned nasty and violent, police say. More...

Local Charged With Defrauding Seniors

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former Florida broker, who now lives in Far Rockaway, with defrauding senior citizens and other customers, many of them involved with the Orthodox Jewish community, through a variety of abusive s More...

Wind Power Considered Off Rockaway Shore

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is reconsidering harnessing wind power as a renewable alternate energy source; this time in conjunction with Con Edison. More...

Community

Broad Channel's Annual Coastal Cleanup

The Jamaica Bay Eco Watchers organized a cleanup team to participate in the American Littoral Society's annual coastal cleanup in Broad Channel. More...

Rockaway's Ringgold Takes 'Notorious' Role

There has never been a time in Sean Ringgold's life when he backed down from a challenge or turned his head away from a life changing opportunity. More...

100 Precinct Community Council Returns From Summer Break

The 100 Precinct Community Council returned to its regular meetings this past Wednesday after a twomonth summer recess. The meetings occur on every fourth Wednesday of the month at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 333 Beach 90 Street at 7:30 p.m. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

A Musical Salute To Paul Simon At The RTC

The Rockaway Café, has been an annual musical tradition at the Rockaway Theatre Company since 2000. More...

Fort Tilden Highlights

ARTSPLASH: multimedia arts festival runs through October 12 in the galleries and stages of RAA in Fort Tilden. Free admission. Gallery hours: Sat. 12-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. More...

Stars Come Out At Capital One Bank Theatre

Allison Moyet: October 10 Live Nation presents Grammy nominated Alison Moyet with special guest Brendan James at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m. More...

Columnists

From the Editor's Desk

School Report Card Edition - How Can The DOE Be So Wrong?

Ok, what's the most important thing going on in our public schools? Raise your hand if you think you know the right answer. What? More...

Beachcomber

There has been a noticeable increase in the panhandling on Beach 116 Street in recent months. And, some say, the panhandlers are getting more aggressive. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Cooler temperatures and wind are marking most days and many residents are closing their windows against the even cooler nighttime temperatures. Some mornings it can actually feel cold—depending, of course, on the waking up time. More...

Sports

St. Francis Soccer Teams Doubles Its Pleasure

Week 2 of the CYO soccer season was very busy and it produced wins and bunches of goals. Five teams posted two victories each last weekend. The Eight Grade Girls played St. Andrew's and won 4-1. More...

Peninsula Football Teams Continue Hot Start

Beach Channel continues their undefeated start to the PSAL football season as QB Benjamin Burrello completed two touchdown passes to defeat Thomas Jefferson Campus, 29-22 last Saturday afternoon. More...

Bishop Kearney Competes In 30th Annual Xavier Invitational

Congratulations to the Bishop Kearney's Cross Country team who shined at the 30th annual Xavier High School X-C Invitational meet located in the historic Van Cortlandt Park Bronx, New York. More...

Letters

Our First Block Party

Dear Editor, The first block party ever held on Beach 98 Street was held on Sunday, September 6, 2008. It was a great success! We had a waterslide, jumping tent, basketball shooting, and ring the bell with the hammer for children and adults. More...

What Is America To Me?

The following letter was written by a seven-year-old third grade student for September 11. Dear Editor, America is a very nice country to me because it's a free country. And free to vote for whoever you want to vote for. More...

Please Recognize

Dear Editor, Does anyone realize what September 7 was? I asked so many people and was sad that they didn't have a clue. I don't know what everyone else did, but I lit a candle and said a prayer to my grandma. More...


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