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Spring Ahead This Sunday, March 8

Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, when Daylight Saving Time begins. More...

Top Stories

Far Rockaway Fire Quickly Extinguished

A fire in several shipping containers stored in the front yard of a single-family home at 1036 Beach 22 Street in FarRockaway was quickly extinguished by local firefighters, a New York City Fire Department spokesperson says. More...

Local Busted In Inwood Stabbing

Nassau County Police have arrested a Far Rockaway man who they say stabbed a 28-year-old Inwood man outside a deli on Sheridan Boulevard in Inwood on Saturday, February 28. More...

Ticket Blitz Riles Rockaway Parents

One parent said that she got three in the past month. Another woman, standing next to her in the PS 114 schoolyard, said that she had a half-dozen for this school year. More...

School News

School Scope

Nationalize the Schools

I'm dizzy from racing from meeting to meeting about the major push-button issues affecting education: closing schools and the potential creation of thousands of teachers (ATRs) and students floating around the city like nomads looking for schools t More...

PS 106 Community Rally To Raise Awareness

Members of the PS 106 community held a rally on Wednesday, February 25 on Beach 35 Street and Edgemere Avenue (the corner near their school). More...

St. Rose Of Lima Hosts 'Rockin Rockaway Idol'

St. Rose of Lima held its Third Annual "Rockin Rockaway Idol" Talent Show on Friday, February 27. More...

Columnists

Notes On Consumer Affairs

In December of last year, the investment community and thousands of individual investors were shocked to learn that Bernard Madoff, a respected and well-known investment adviser and previous chairman of NASDAQ, ran a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Some Random Thoughts On School Issues

So the liberal politicians and media do not like the fact that elementary school students must sometimes be handcuffed to protect themselves and those around them. More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

Decorate for your Saint Patrick's Parade Party

Having a Saint Patrick's Day party this Saturday? With just a little effort and creativity, we can design some "talked about" flower arrangements for the celebration and spruce up the house with a festive bunch of flowers. More...

Sports

Rockaway Native Sanders Contributes To Rice Title Win

Jermaine Sanders wasn't truly having one of his best games on the court for Rice High school last Saturday afternoon. The Far Rockaway native was struggling on the floor. More...

SFDS Novice Girls Win Title In Exciting Fashion

The St. Francis de Sales Novice Girls won the Diocesan Championship in a thrilling title game edging Our Lady of Hope, 26-24. The St. More...

Boyle Tournament Begins

The 11th Annual Peggy Boyle Basketball Tournament is underway at St. Francis de Sales. This year's field boasts 32 teams and 13 parishes from Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island. More...

Letters

A Rockaway Tale

Dear Editor, I was hanging on the boards in June of 1974 (Beach 113 Street) and somebody said "hey did you see the news? More...

Disgusted … With Politics As Usual

Dear Editor, So I read about the different candidates and pick one that I will vote for today. We really need a change and I would like someone that I will not be embarrassed to have represent me and my community. More...

The Tragic Lawrence Fire

Dear Editor, In regards to the tragic fire in Lawrence, Long Island, which resulted in multiple deaths, I would like to inform Nassau that was there a professional firehouse with professional firefighters less than one mile away from that building More...

Man Claims Synagogue 'Stole' His Torahs

A former Rockaway resident, who says he is nearing the end of his life and looking for a legacy, wants to give the unique torah scrolls his grandfather brought out of Russia in 1905 to his nephew. More...

St. Patrick's Day Parade Steps Off Saturday

The Queens St. Patrick's Day Parade will step off tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. from Beach 129 Street and Newport Avenue. More...

Community

Roosevelt Dime's Time Has Come

Voodoo Dixie Country Soul, that's how a Belle Harbor native describes his band and their unique sound. Roosevelt Dime is based in Brooklyn, but their lead singer, Andrew green, has deep Rockaway roots. More...

BC Cell Tower Planned Across From Playground

A T-Mobile cell tower that is to be placed on top of a new building under construction in Broad Channel, directly across the street of a playground, has sparked outrage among local residents and parents objecting to its location. More...

Remembering The Fitzgerald Hotel

Fitzgerald's Hotel on Jack Fitzgerald Way (Beach 108th Street) and Shore Front Parkway was an icon in Rockaway for the better part of the 20th century. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Coraline' - Scary Tale

Legend has it that theater owners in 1937 voiced complaints to Walt Disney after screenings of his animated classic, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." They were upset that young children were wetting their pants and their seats in mortal fear aft More...

Business News

SJEH Names Warshawsky Chief Of Oncology

St. John's Episcopal Hospital recently appointed Mendel M. Warshawsky, MD, Chief of Oncology. Dr. Warshawsky will be responsible for the inpatient consultation and the oncology practice at the Hospital. John Gupta, Chief Executive Officer of St. More...

Rockaway Development And Revitalization Corp. Hosts Business Gathering

Locals Aim To Increase Local Business Through Interaction

In an effort to expand and keep business in the Rockaways, the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation hosted a business card exchange gathering at Arverne By The Sea last week. "Business on the east end and west end must talk. More...

Milestones

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. More...

Celebrating 60 Years Of Marriage

Carmela and Alfred George celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on February 14 with family and friends and a cake by Ciro's Pastry Shop on Beach 129 Street, at their son's Beach 25 Street bungalow. The couple married on February 20, 1949. More...

Welcome To The World Olivia Grace

Olivia Grace Teich made her debut on Friday, February 13 at 4:18 a.m. She weighed 6 lbs, 14 oz. and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed by her parents Freddy and Yvonne Teich of Belle Harbor and her proud siblings, Freddy Jr. and Julia Rose. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Peninsula Must Be Reunited As One Political Entity

Twenty years ago, the New York State Democratic Party had an idea that it believed would serve two purposes: insure more Democratic legislators and insure that more minorities would sit in both the Assembly and in the City Council. More...

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Obits

Antonio Biondo

Scrap Metal Dealer

Antonio Biondo, a Far Rockaway resident, died February 19. He was 70. Biondo served in the US Army from 1962 to 1964. More...

Sally Fitzpatrick

Homemaker

Sally Fitzpatrick, a 30-year Rockaway resident, died March 4. Fitzpatrick, a homemaker, was born in Brooklyn. She was a member of the St. Thomas More Altar Rosary Society and Meals on Wheels. More...

Thomas J. Haanraadts

Registered Nurse

Thomas Haanraadts, a Hewlett resident, died March 1. He was 59. Haanraadts was born in Manhattan. He worked in the Emergency Room at Peninsula Hospital Center since 1966. More...


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