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Weiner: Don't Ignore Rockaway On LNG Proposal

Congressman Anthony Weiner, who represents Rockaway in the House of Representatives, said this week that he was going to get involved in the question of whether or not a massive island housing a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminal should be built les More...

Top Stories

Far Rockaway Fa├žade Collapses

The façade of a small strip of stores on Central Avenue in Far Rockaway suddenly collapsed onto the sidewalk and street at about 9 p.m. on Monday night. More...

100 Pct Cop Critical After MVA

An NYPD sergeant driving to work was seriously injured after his SUV was hit head-on by a drunken driver on the Southern State Parkway, according to police. More...

Despite Promises, Cell Units Erected

In May of 2008, there were a series of controversies over erecting towers to facilitate both cell phones and telecommunications devices for first responders. More...

School News

Ulrich Applauds Plan For Charter Schools

"New York's school system got a big boost this weekend from Mayor Bloomberg, and I am delighted he and Bishop DiMarzio are working together to find a creative solution to prevent school closings in the Diocese of Brooklyn. More...

St. Camillus Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

This year's Catholic Schools Week was themed Catholic Schools Celebrate Service. Charity and service were celebrated with fun, educational and character-building events. More...

History Inspires Local Student

While watching the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Myesha Winston decided to put the pencil to the paper and draw a picture of Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Business News

Showcase Window Treatments

Rockaway's Shop@Home Service

Showcase Window Treatments is strictly a shop at home service, which has grown through word-of-mouth over the past several years. More...

PHC Passes Radiation Oncology Inspection

The Peninsula Hospital Center Department of Radiation Oncology, under the direction of David Schwartz, M.D., has once again completed a successful inspection by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. More...

Milestones

Sollecito And Gaafar Set To Wed

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sollecito of Neponsit and Mr. and Mrs. Candido Pineiro of Belle Harbor are proud to announce the engagement of their children Lucretia Sollecito and Michael Gaafar, son of Elizabeth Pineiro. More...

Spc. Page-Blake Stationed In Iraq

Specialist Shanna N. Page-Blake, a lifelong Rockaway resident, is currently serving in Iraq. This is her second tour with the US Army. She is the daughter of Marnita and Ronnie Page and sister of Crystal and Caprice all of Rockaway. More...

Graybeards Support Don Hart Memorial

The Graybeards lent their support to the Don Hart Memorial during the Inaugural FDNY/NYPD Ski Weekend. The event, which was held in Windham, Massachusetts, was opened to widows and children of those killed in the line of duty. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Disaster Waiting To Happen

We have many objections to the proposed Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) sea terminal that may soon be as close as 16 miles off our shores. More...

Call It 'Jackie Robinson Field'

When the New York Mets sold the naming rights to the new stadium being built to take the place of Shea Stadium, few people took note because that is the way the baseball world has worked during the last decade. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Obits

Katie Bradish

Dietician

Katie Bradish, a 55-year Rockaway resident, died February 6. Bradish, a dietician, was born in Yukon, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by Albert. Bradish is survived by Steven. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. More...

Mary Ellen Furst

Rockaway Beach Resident

Mary Ellen Furst of Rockaway Beach died February 8. She is survived by her sisters, Margaret Hoyler, Grace Fitzgerald, Carol Stietzel and Kellyann Kelley; and longtime companion, Phil Maurer. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. More...

Vincent J. Geis

NYS Court Officer

Vincent Geis, a 50-year Rockaway resident, died February 9. Geis was born in Manhattan. He was a New York State Court Officer and lifetime member of Knights of Columbus. More...

Hundreds Do The Frozen Plunge For CF

Hundreds of locals took to the freezing Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, raising money to fight Cystic Fibrosis. The annual event went off on schedule at Beach 100 Street after a short party at the St. Camillus Church Hall. More...

Madelaine Chocolates Recalls Panned Peanuts

The nationwide recall on peanut products that has been spreading throughout the nation impacted Rockaway last week when one of the peninsula's largest businesses issued a voluntary recall on several products that were shipped from its factory to wh More...

Community

Parks Kicks Off Lifeguard Recruitment

The Department of Parks and Recreation is looking for lifeguards again in hopes of reaching their target goal of 1,200 in time for Memorial Day, the official start to summer. More...

No More B. 88 St Bus Stop Tickets

Danny Ruscillo is just one of countless motorists in the past year to park on Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 87 and Beach 88 Streets, go shopping, and come out to that painfully familiar $115 summons and orange envelope shoved into his car' More...

DOH: Flu Is Here, Never Too Late For Vaccination

Influenza has arrived in New York City, so if you and your family have not been vaccinated against the disease this season - now is the time to do it. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

St. Pat's Parade Committee Names Honorees

Parade To Step Off On March 7

The Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee has announced its honorees for this year's parade, which will step off at 1 p.m. on March 7 from Newport Avenue and Beach 129 Street. More...

A 'Willy Wonka'Weekend At Rockaway Theatre Company

The Rockaway Theatre Company Young People's Theatre Workshops presented the special junior musical version of the ever popular, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," this past weekend at Fort Tilden. More...

Ringling Brothers Comes To New York

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus present Zing Zang Zoom, live entertainment for the entire family with a spellbinding new show. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Irregular

The More Things Change . . .

Democrats have run in recent elections, and most successfully in the just completed presidential race, on a claim of integrity. More...

The Style Insider

Valentine's Day

Welcome back to The Style Insider. In this week's issue, I am discussing the best gifts to give to your sweetheart for Valentine's Day. This includes men's, women's, and children's gifts. More...

Ken's Math Korner

'I'm Too Far Behind, I'll Never Learn Math'

This is something which many teachers hear from their students, and certainly something that many schoolaged students, as well as many adults say. It is simply not true. More...

Sports

Torres Return To Ring Proves Victorious

Luis Torres entered the boxing ring in the first round of the Daily News Golden Glove at Club Amazura in Jamaica last Tuesday night admittedly not at 100 percent. More...

Rangers Edge Beach Channel

The Beach Channel boys' basketball team couldn't overcome 15 turnovers last Tuesday afternoon as host Forest Hills got 20 points from Andre Armstrong to win 44-39 in the opening round of the PSAL Queens Borough Championship. More...

Lady Flippers Shine With Victory On Senior Night

If you were lucky enough to be in Stella Maris' gym last Tuesday consider yourself accounted for! Family, friends, students and faculty packed the Lady Flippers home court to bid a fond farewell to six super senior varsity basketball players. More...

Letters

Respect The Union Label

Dear Editor, As a steelworker I am a proud member of a union that defends the rights and financial security of its workers. I am proud to be a union member and know that my rights are fought for. More...

God Bless You Beverly

Dear Editor, I was saddened to hear of Beverly Baxter passing away. I have known Beverly for 16 years having met her and her husband Owen through my friend David. More...

King Michael Bloomberg

Dear Editor, It's time to give King Michael the heave-ho in the next election for mayor. I'm talking about our Mayor, Michael Bloomberg. More...


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