November 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

BCHS Dolphins Stun PSAL With Win Over Curtis

The Beach Channel Dolphins shocked the New York City high school football world last Saturday afternoon. The #15 seed in the 2008 Public School Athletic Playoffs shocked the #2 seed and defending champions, Curtis High School, 8-0, in Staten Island. More...

Top Stories

101 Precinct Detectives Seek Robbery Suspects

Detectives from the 101 Precinct Squad in Far Rockaway are looking for four thugs who robbed a 27-year-old Seagirt Boulevard woman at about 7 p.m. on October 21. More...

Gang Violence Escalates Outside MS 53

Police say that there was a spate of gang related violence in and around Middle School 53 on Nameoke Street in Far Rockaway towards the end of October and the beginning of this month. More...

Fire Breaks Out In Hammel's Apartment

Firefighters were called to Hammel Houses on Tuesday night as fire broke out in a sixth floor apartment at the complex. According to the FDNY 12 units and 65 firefighters responded to the call, which came in at 8:53 p.m. More...

School News

East End Schools Get $150,000 As Early Holiday Gift

Ten schools on the east end of Rockaway are celebrating the holiday season early this year after it was announced this week that they would be dividing $280,000 from a citywide grant made possible by the city council and the Queens Borough Presiden More...

Local Students Keep Dune Preserve Clean

As part of the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Environmentor after-school program, students from Beacon PS 43 and KAPPA VI take part in creating the Arverne Dune Preserve every Thursday at Beach 32 Street near the boardwalk. More...

Visitation Academy Students Take The Bronze

Students from Visitation Academy participated in the Bay Ridge Community Council Halloween Window Painting Contest. Seventh-grade students won a Bronze Medal for their picture of three pumpkins. More...

Columnists

The Progressive

Right to Life

Our nation is constantly debating a woman's right to choose an abortion. Most of us feel that, in many cases, a woman should, along with her doctor, decide the suitability of termination of a pregnancy. More...

Beachcomber

Mayor Mike Bloomberg has found an even more insidious way of getting your hard-earned money. More...

Broad Channel Bits

The wet, windy weather we had last Friday washed and blew all of the leaves off the trees. What a sensation to look out the window and see all those different colored leaves decorating the ground instead of the tree branches! More...

Editorial/Opinion

Give Obstructionism A Rest

There are people in Rockaway who will argue with you at the drop of a hat. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

BOULEVARD BIKE LANE More...

Obits

Veronica Bagley

Claims Analyst

Veronica "Ronnie" Bagley, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died November 3. Bagley, a claims analyst, was born in Manhattan. She was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia; and brother, Peter. More...

Raphaela V. Basile

Homemaker

Raphael "Fallie" Basile (nee Chimenti), an 85-year Inwood resident, died November 4. She was 103. Basile, a homemaker, was born in Harlem. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; daughter, Veronica; and son, Louis. More...

Veronica Finn

Former Resident Veronica "Ronnie" Finn, a former Rockaway Beach resident, died October 28. She was 79. Finn was born in Manhattan. She moved to Rockaway Beach during the 1960s. More...

Blocked Street Brings Bias Attack

What started out as a routine beer delivery in Rockaway Park turned ugly last week when a motorist questioned the way the delivery driver was blocking Beach 87 Street. More...

New Bike Lanes Sharing, Not Caring

The freshly painted bike lanes and arrows along Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 108 Street and Riis Park have caused both consternation and delight, depending on whether or not one uses a bicycle. More...

Community

Experience The Gateway Bike And Boathouse

Rick Horan has wondered for more than 20 years why the people of Rockaway have a tendency to only explore and enjoy the Atlantic Ocean side of the peninsula and not the Jamaica Bay side as well. Access, he says, has always been the problem. More...

Anti-Semitism Expert at West End Temple

Will Speak November 21

Michael Whine, an expert on European Anti-Semi-tism will be a guest speaker during Shabbat Services on November 21 at 7:30 pm. More...

St. John's Hospital Dared To Wear Pink

St. John's Episcopal Hospital capped off Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities with a Dare to Wear Pink Day on Thursday, October 30. The Sunbums, St. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

I Want My Mummy' A Halloween Hit

Hundreds of children and parents visited the Rockaway Artists Alliance free Halloween exhibit entitled "I Want My Mummy" at Fort Tilden. More...

Howe, Squire And White At Capitol One Bank Theatre

Live nation presents guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire and drummer Alan White of the groundbreaking rock group YES at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m. More...

MovieScope

'Changeling' - Mother Knows Best

Never underestimate the power of a mother bear fighting for her cub. Director Clint Eastwood focuses on that raw elemental emotion and expands it to something more with his jazz age horror film, "Changeling. More...

Milestones

Mahoney Enrolls At Harvard College

Ryan Mahoney of Rockaway Beach enrolled at Harvard College on September 9. Mahoney, a graduate of Regis High School, and approximately 1,665 students make up Harvard's freshman class. More...

Sports

Aces Spark Action At Aviator Hockey Rink

Professional Hockey came back to Brooklyn last week as the Eastern Professional Hockey League took to the ice at Aviator Sports for a game between the home Brooklyn Aces and the visiting Jersey Rockhoppers. More...

Beach Channel Shocks Curtis In PSAL Playoff Upset

Benjamin Burrello didn't realize the impact of the events of last Saturday until the Beach Channel Dolphins quarterback sat on his seat on the school bus. More...

High Flying Seahorses Get #1 seed in Cup Division Playoffs

It has come full circle for a Far Rockaway team, who after two successive losing campaigns will head to the PSAL Cup Division playoffs this Sunday afternoon as the top seed throughout the city. Far Rockaway's 30-20 home victory over Franklin D. More...

Letters

Term Limits, Goodbye

Dear Editor, Are all the politicians deaf or is it just the ones from New York City? Perhaps I've gotten the hang of politics all wrong in my scant sixtyfour years. I thought the politicians are elected and serve at the will of the people. More...

One Change We Don't Need

Dear Editor, Senator Barack Obama has stated, "I have consistently advocated for reproductive choice and will make preserving women's rights under Roe v. Wade a priority as President. More...

What Are The Rules Of The Road?

Dear Editor, The newly installed bike lanes on Rockaway Beach Boulevard are confusing. What rules must motorists follow? What rules must bike riders follow? What rules must bus drivers follow? More...


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