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Bellamy Case 'Soap Opera' Begins Anew May 19

When Kareem Bellamy returns to court on May 19 to find out whether he will remain free or go back to prison, he will bring with him what some call a "Soap Opera" and others call a "Freak Show." The questions abound. More...

Neponsit Woman Sentenced In Web Fraud

Took $160K From 80 Dupes

A Neponsit woman has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for defrauding consumers through an online fashion clothing business. More...

Charges Dropped Against Rockaway Cop

A Nassau County grand jury has dismissed all charges against a police officer assigned to the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway and three other men, all of whom had been accused of beating a man after he refused to leave the front of a Roosevelt (Long I More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Knowing' - Numbers Game

Actor Nicholas Cage has two movie personae: He is either sensitive and sympathetic ("Honeymoon in Vegas") or over-the-top crazy ("Wild at Heart"). In "Knowing," he's the former. More...

Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Artists Alliance

RAA bids a fond farewell to Administrative Assistant Terry Collier. Since 2006 Terry has been a great asset to RAA. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

23 Shades of Black

This time last year I was hunched over my computer, immersed in the details of Rockaway's 2nd Annual Literary Arts Festival. More...

Beachcomber

Mark your school calendars for 1 p.m. on May 8 and shoot up to the Riis Park Bathhouse for the 90th anniversary of the flight of the NC- 4, the first plane to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. More...

Sports

Williams Floors Neumann To Win Golden Gloves

Prior to the start of the Daily News Golden Gloves in January, Joseph Williams had no doubt that he could stand toe-to-toe with any opponent. The 20-year old boxer stands 5-9, and weighs 212 pounds. More...

Hall Gets Energized To Win First Golden Gloves Title

Trevis Hall stood in his corner, admittedly with nervous energy as he waited for the opening bell at the WAMU Theater at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 16. More...

SFDS CYO Pee Wee Gold Wins Aviator Tournament

St. Francis Pee-Wee (Gold) boys had a stellar showing in winning the first Aviator Winter Basketball Tournament. After a tough first round three-point loss to St. More...

Letters

Albany Twists Bottle Bill

Dear Editor, The American Littoral Society applauds passage by the NY State Legislature of the Bigger Better Bottle Bill as part of the 2009-2010 budget. More...

Subways, not F-22's

Dear Editor, Why do we need more defense hardware expenses? We are getting transportation cuts that further isolate Rockaway. More...

Our Kids Deserve Better

Dear Editor, I read your paper with great interest because you address issues of interest to the residents of Rockaway. However, sometimes, I'm left puzzled by the managing editor HOWARD SCHWACH. More...

A Muggy Night In Neponsit

An armed mugger was captured by police shortly after allegedly robbing four people within one hour last week in Neponsit, ending a short-lived crime spree in a relatively crime free neighborhood. More...

Local Boxer Wins Daily News Golden Gloves

Far Rockaway's Joseph Williams (left) lit up the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden last Friday night as the 20-year-old boxer won the Daily News Golden Gloves Super-Heavyweight Novice Championship. More...

Community

NAS Rockaway, NC-4 To Be Commemorated on May 8

The National Park Service will honor Naval Air Station Rockaway and the historic transatlantic flight of the NC-4, which took off from that station on May 8, 1919, 90 years ago next week. More...

'Moon Craters' For Waldbaum's Lot

Motorists entering the Waldbaum's parking lot from Beach Channel Drive might well believe that they are on the moon, some locals say. More...

Locals Left Homeless In Seagirt Boulevard Fire

FDNY officials responded to a house fire at 2702 Seagirt Boulevard last Saturday afternoon. According to FDNY, the fire occurred inside the private house at approximately 2:55 pm. It was reported under control at 3:34 p.m. with no injuries reported. More...

Business News

Claudine & Co.

Everything That A Wedding Party Needs On The Big Day

Claudine & Co., located at 162-26 Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach can make the professional difference for all the major events of your life. More...

Milestones

Carter To Attend Art & Design

Following a very competitive studio art audition and portfolio presentation, local teen Betsy Carter has been invited to join this fall's freshman class at the prestigious High School of Art & Design, More...

Rhyte-Hitters Set To Release New CD

Local rap group Rhyte-Hitters are poised to release their second anti-violence CD in the near future. More...

Michon Completes Basic Combat Training

Army National Guard Pvt. Christopher L. Michon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Editorial/Opinion

We Prefer Wind Over LNG

There are two competing proposals for the use of the ocean spaces off the shores of Rockaway. Most Rockaway residents now know that a private group called the Atlantic Sea Island Group has proposed a massive, More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Just Say "No" To LNG More...

Obits

Beresford Henry

25-Year Rockaway Resident

Beresford Henry died in Far Rockaway on April 17. He was 90 years old at the time of his death. More...


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