March 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Rockaway Homicides Disappear

By this time last year, there had been a spate of homicides in the area covered by the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway. On January 5, 2008, 18-year-old Neville Ward was shot and killed by two other teens, both younger than he. More...

Top Stories

FR Sanitation Worker Dies On Job

A sanitation worker died on the job yesterday morning when he collapsed while working in Far Rockaway, according to sanitation officials. Stephen Dixon, 61, reportedly collapsed from an apparent heart attack while working around 10:45 a.m. More...

101 Precinct Cop Busted For Nassau Assault

An off-duty police officer who serves as the community affairs officer for the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway was arrested by Nassau County police after he was charged with being part of a gang of Hispanic men who beat up a black man while yelling ra More...

LNG Terminal Debate In Rockaway

Meeting Set For March 24

A proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on a sea island less than 20 miles off Rockaway's shores has touched off lots of anger and lots of debate, but the heat the plan has generated has, up to now, provided little enlightening informa More...

School News

Introducing Rockaways' Newest Middle School

Michael R. Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein recently announced the opening of the Waterside School for Leadership, a middle school designed to be a center of academic excellence. More...

Local Students Visit MOMA

Seventh-and eighth-grade students from PS/MS 43 recently traveled to the Museum of Modern Art and spent the morning sketching in the sculpture galleries with their art teacher, Mrs. Ellis. More...

Malinowski Named To Dean's List

Madlen Malinowski of Broad Channel, a member of the Class of 2010 at Loyola College in Maryland, was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2008 semester. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Despite the fiscal crisis faced by the city, the Department of Sanitation went overboard to clean both Newport Avenue and Rockaway Beach Boulevard of snow prior to the St. Patrick's Day Parade last Saturday. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

Sweet Sounds Of The Celts

"Geoff's Art Class Show" in sTudio 6 Gallery, RoCA @ Fort Tilden remains on view through March 29. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Saturday 12- 4 p.m.; Sunday 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. More...

Stacy's Tax Tips

Here are some more tips and stimulus info: 1. More...

Sports

Peggy Boyle Championship Begins This Weekend At SFDS

After three weeks of play, the 11th Annual Peggy Boyle Tournament comes to a roaring conclusion this weekend. Saturday's schedule at St. Francis de Sales (Beach 129 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard) begins at 1:00 p.m. More...

St. Camillus/St. Virgilius Winter Basketball League Completes Another Successful Season

The St. Camillus/St. Virgilius Winter Basketball League ended another fun and exciting year. This year, there were more than 240 players participating in the action. More...

Brooklyn Aces One Win Away From Clinching EPHL Title

The Brooklyn Aces are one step closer towards winning the first ever Eastern Professional Hockey League regular season title. More...

Letters

Bloomberg Hasn't Done Anything,Yet He Is Grand Marshal

Dear Editor, I can't think of one thing Mayor Bloomberg has done for the Rockaway Community in his tenure as Mayor. We are a community that is underserved by the city of New York. More...

Caroline Bests Hillary

Dear Editor, I have no disagreement with Joseph O'Malley (February 6) on the corruption of Michael Bloomberg. More...

Dayton Towers Mismanagement

" Dear Editor, I have lived in Dayton Towers for 32 years. When I was 17 my parents moved upstate, and I moved in with my uncle. We knew my parents were moving so my uncle filled out an application for a one bedroom in Dayton Towers. More...

Aftermath Of Irish Parade A 'War Zone'

The police radio began to crackle incessantly right after the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade vanished from sight on Beach 129 Street and continued until well after midnight. "Fifty youths fighting at Beach 129 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Local Heroes Help Save A Life

David Roman knew it was his lucky day when, on his way to Brooklyn, he suffered a seizure on a train platform, fell onto the tracks, and would have been killed by the oncoming A train if it wasn't for the heroics of a few good members of the Rockaw More...

Community

PS/MS 105 Students Study The World

PS/MS 105 students participating in the Buddy Program, displayed projects of various continents. They labeled the countries and major geographical features of each continent. More...

FDNY Sets Fire Safety Events

The New York City Fire Department will be hosting fire safety events at major transportation hubs across the 5 boroughs on Friday, March 6th to encourage New Yorkers to replace the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when More...

Bloomberg To Officiate At Ulrich Ceremony

City Councilmember-Elect Eric Ulrich announced that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will officiate at a ceremonial "swearing-in" this Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. at Public School 207 in Howard Beach. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Defiance' - Jews Fight Back

Filmmaker Edward Zwick ("Glory," "The Last Samurai") did not want to make a movie about the Holocaust, at least not another one focusing on Jews as passive victims. In a published interview, he said that he felt ashamed of such stories. More...

Soul Jam Coming To Capital One Bank Theater

Live Nation proudly presents the 70's Soul Jam at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, March 21 at 8 PM. More...

Business News

New Rockaway Condo Gets FHA Mortgage Approval

Talk to young Rockaway couples who are renting apartments in Rockaway and you will find that few of them, despite their jobs, have been able to save the down-payment necessary to buy a home or condominium. More...

Just Beautiful

Rockaway's Newest Unisex Salon

Rockaway's newest full-service, unisex hair salon, Just Beautiful, is located at 104-06 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, in the Dayton Plaza Shopping Center, where plenty of free parking is always available. More...

Milestones

Kirchein And Allen Set To Wed

Kenneth and Chaya Kirchein of Rockaway Park have announced the engagement of their son Brian to Stacey Allen, daughter of Ronald and Eleanor Allen of East Hampton. More...

Happy Sweet 16 Lorraine

Lorraine Hurley celebrated her 16th birthday on March 5 with family and friends. More...

Guess Who Turned One?

Jalen K.M. Russell celebrated his first birthday on March 12. He is the son of Jason and Kim Russell of Far Rockaway and grandson of Ms. Molly. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Give The Parents A Break

Parents from throughout the peninsula have been letting us know that the city has declared war on people who drop their kids off at school in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. More...

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Obits

Alfred DeBethem

Surveyor/Contractor

Alfred DeBetham, a longtime Far Rockaway resident, died March 7. He was 78. DeBetham was born in Manhattan. He moved to the Rockaways in 1938. More...

John J. Killian

NYCTA Bus Operator

John Killian, past president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, died March 8. Killian was born in Brooklyn. He was a bus operator with the New York City Transit Authority. More...

Robert "Bob" Meyer

Business Manager

Robert J. Meyer, a former Breezy Point resident, died February 15. He was 52. Meyer was a business manager at I.B.E.W. Local #1430 in White Plains. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Meyer. More...


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