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Fall Back This Sunday, November 2

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 2, when Eastern Standard Time (EST) begins anew. More...

Top Stories

Sullivan Pushes For Education Reform

"The graduation rate at our local high schools is atrocious and appalling," Sullivan pointed out, as he addressed Rockaway Park's Homeowner and Resident Association last Thursday evening. More...

100 Precinct "Oktoberfest" Is A Growing Success

The 100 Precinct Community Council's 17th annual "Oktoberfest" was held this week at the Rockaway Beach Knights of Columbus Hall, located on Beach 90 Street, and celebrated the community service of several longtime Rockaway residents. More...

Chinese Delivery At Gunpoint

A Rockaway Beach Chinese food deliveryman was held up at gunpoint when he arrived to make a delivery on Tuesday. He found two men in ski masks who answered the door and demanded that he turn over his food, his cell phone and his money, police say. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Bayswater Players Back In Rehearsal

The Bayswater Players are hard at work in preparing their next show, Paul Rudnick's comedy, I Hate Hamlet. The play debuts at the Bayswater Jewish Center on Thursday, November 13 for a 4-week run. More...

Fort Tilden Highlights

FINAL WEEKEND: "A Funny Thing ...," exhibit celebrating humor. sTudio 6, RoCA, Fort Tilden. On view through Nov. 2. Gallery hours: Sat. 12-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. Free admission. More...

Humperdinck At Capitol Bank One Theatre

Live Nation will present music's "King of Romance," Engelbert Humperdinck, at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8 at 8 p.m. More...

Business News

HSBC Hosts Small Business Seminar

HSBC Bank of Rockaway Park hosted a Small Business Seminar, including a wine and cheese reception, for local businesses on Tuesday, October 28 at 5 p.m. More...

'Racino'A Done Deal, Spade Soon In Ground

The first spade will hit the ground early next year in the constrution of a gambling "racino" that will bring 4,500 video game machines and several new restaurants to Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park. More...

Milestones

Hennessey Graduates US Coast Guard Training

Coast Guard Seaman Michael E. Hennessey recently graduated from the US Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, New Jersey. More...

Celebrating Seven Years

Nicholas Donohue (third from left, top row) celebrated his seventh birthday with a Halloween party on Saturday, October 25. Many friends and family members joined the celebration. He is the son of Greg and Virginia Donohue. More...

Look Who's Turning Two

Shane Louis DeCarolis celebrated his second birthday on October 27. He celebrated this special occasion with grandparents Kathy and Al Manning, Kathy and Louis DeCarolis, family and friends. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Neither Bloomberg Nor Sanders - Ever!

We know that Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks that he is the only one who can govern New York City, given the present economic crisis. The mayor has told us so. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"SCAREY" More...

Obits

Ricardo Elton Brown

Station Agent NYCTA

Ricardo Brown, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died October 27. Brown was born in Henderson, North Carolina on February 15, 1954. He attended PS 42 and JHS 198 and obtained his GED in 1985. He served in the US Army from 1972 to 1975. More...

Niasha Natief De Lain

Customer Service Representative

Niasha De Lain, a native Rockaway resident, died October 25. She was 25. De Lain was born at St. John's Hospital on September 4, 1983. More...

Patrick J. Forrest

Patrick Forrest, a 30-year Rockaway resident, died October 21. He was 82. Forrest was born in Lynn, Massachusetts. He served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1946. More...

Despite Email, Not Stranded In Africa

Many people would find it strange that in the middle of the heated debate and vote on term limits, a city councilmember's top aide would take flight to Nigeria in a diplomatic and humanitarian effort to aid people there. More...

Shooting Leaves Teen Hopping Mad

Derrick Hardy, 17, in red shirt, stands with police and EMS workers outside of 71-15 Beach Channel Drive on Sunday afternoon after he was shot once in his left ankle as he walked near Beach 70 Street and the Rockaway Freeway at about 5:15 p.m. More...

Community

Sarnoff Honored At Queens Festival

Rockaway's own award-winning filmmaker, Robert Sarnoff, is being honored at the Queens International Film Festival on Saturday, November 8 at 1:30 p.m. More...

Volunteers Needed To Teach Health Literacy

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Connie Taylor Family And Friends Day

Healthfirst sponsored the Connie Taylor Family and Friends Day on Saturday, October 11 at the Ocean Bay Oceanside, formerly the Arverne Houses. More than 75 people gathered to socialize and enjoy the fun, food, and music. More...

School News

Advanced Placement Honors At St. Savior HS

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Pheffer Honors St. Francis de Sales' Outstanding Readers

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer joined St. Francis de Sales School Principal Sister Patricia Chelius in honoring students who participated in the 2008 New York State Assembly Summer Reading Challenge. More...

Local Students Study Monet's Waterlilies At MOMA

Class 702 at PS/MS 43 recently studied landscapes with art teacher Mrs. Ellis and classroom teacher Ms. Myrie. During a trip to the Museum of Modern Art students made sketches of original artwork. Students are pictured viewing Monet's artwork. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Now that the City Council has gone behind the backs of the voters and approved changing the city's term limit law from eight years to twelve, we must make sure that all of those councilmembers who voted for the change More...

Broad Channel Bits

Boo! Halloween is here and ghosts, witches, skeletons, goblins and other costumed figures are moving through the streets, going from door to door today. More...

Dorothy Dunne

News Events/Travel Editor/Host • WNYX - TV Morning News • 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday

Millions and Millions of dollars raised for campaigns, while the country is in dire need. More...

Sports

Beach Channel Dolphins Take Bite Out Of Bulldogs

Last Saturday's miserable weather conditions at Beach Channel High School surely were a sign that winter has made its arrival. The Beach Channel Dolphins had more pressing concerns than the windy and misty rain that fell upon their helmets. More...

St. Francis Runners Compete In Sectional Championships

On Sunday, October 26th, sixty-nine St. Francis de Sales runners competed at Alley Pond Park in the CYO Sectional Championships with outstanding results. More...

White Shamrock Peanuts End Regular Season In The Rain

The rain was coming down in buckets last Saturday night as the White Shamrocks took on the Plainview Hawks at the Broad Channel Memorial Field. More...

Letters

What Will Happen To Fort Tilden?

To Fort Tilden? Dear Editor, To paraphrase the lyrics from the memorable Buffalo Springfield song, "There's somethin' happening here; what it is ain't exactly clear; There's a man with a pen [sic] over there; Telling us [sic], More...

Media Double Standard

Dear Editor, I am curious as to if the mainstream media will be outraged at some of Barak Obama's supporters crashing a Sarah Palin rally wearing t-shirts that said Sarah is a c**t? I doubt anything will be said. More...

1952 PAL City Champion Team Photo

Dear Editor, I just came across your photo of the 1952 city champion team. What a kick! I went to school with many of these boys. Here's some identification. More...


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