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Dozens To Lose Land In City Grab

If the city has its way, dozens of Arverne homeowners will be losing varying portions of their land to a new sewer project designed to accommodate the construction of homes in the planned Arverne East development. More...

Pheffer Makes Prescription Card Available

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (D-Queens) is pleased to announce that the New York State Department of Health is now accepting applications for the new, free New York Prescription $aver Card. More...

Livery Cab Driver Bashed And Slashed Perp Used Bat, Knife, Gun

Police say that the driver of a livery cab was assaulted at Beach 74 Street and Shore Front Parkway at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. More...

School News

Picasso-Inspired Portrait Exhibit at Seaside Library

Through the collaborative efforts of P.S./M.S. 225 art teacher and liaison, Ms. Cone and Ms. More...

St. Francis De Sales' Annual Easter Passion Play

St. Francis de Sales Church in Belle Harbor held their annual Easter Passion Play last week, featuring one of the school's sixth-graders, Joseph Sullivan, as Jesus. The play reenacts the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. More...

Rockaway Student Wins Math Bee

What an accomplishment! Helen Zhuo, a 3rd grader from St. Rose of Lima School, Rockaway Beach, won 1st place at the Primary Diocesan Math Bee. Helen proudly stands with her trophy in hand. More...

Milestones

JASA Honors Its Volunteers

JASA's Roy Reuther Senior Center honored its volunteers at a special luncheon held at the senior center. More...

SJEH Launches New Website

St. John's Episcopal Hospital has launched a new website which can be found at www.ehs.org. It sports a fresh, clean, friendly look and is easy to navigate. St. More...

It's A Boy

Donald Frank Marston was born on March 23, 2009 to the proud parents of Don and Rosa Marston of Rockaway Beach. He was 7 lbs. 8 oz. More...

Editorial/Opinion

One Death Is One Too Many

The tragic vehicle accident that took the lives of Broad Channel resident Joanne Kodetsky and her dog as they innocently took a walk along the bicycle path on the west side of Cross Bay Boulevard earlier this month is just the latest in a long line More...

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Obits

Geraldine Paulin

Geraldine Paulin, 70, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 18. Paulin was born on September 2, 1938 in Atlanta, Georgia. More...

Catherine Quigley

Catherine Quigley, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 27. Quigley was born in Brooklyn and worked as a switchboard operator. She was a member of the Altar Rosary Society of Saint Camillus and lived in Rockaway for 59 years. More...

Norah Reynolds

Norah Reynolds, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 25. Reynolds was born in Manhattan and worked as paraprofessional. She moved from Manhattan to Rockaway 46 years ago. More...

Bus Aide Charged With Sexual Abuse

An Edgemere school bus aide was arrested this week for allegedly fondling a nineyear old boy on a bus, and was later found with a stash of child porn on his cell phone, according to police. More...

160 Take To The Boards For Rotary Run

The 31st annual Rockaway Rotary Ocean Run, sponsored by Sweet'N Low stepped off under beautiful skies last Sunday morning at Beach 116 Street and the Boardwalk. More...

Community

Sharing Chocolate Memories Since 1949

Madelaine Chocolate Company Celebrates 60 Years

For 60 years, The Madelaine Chocolate Company has been a part of almost every family celebration throughout the United States, company officials say. More...

NPS Honors The Forgotten Flyers

Ninety years ago this week, on May 8, 1919, eighteen Navy aviators took off in three huge flying boats from Naval Air Station Rockaway, which was located on the site where Jacob Riis Park is located today. More...

Arverne By The Sea Featured In National Magazine

The sprawling Arverne By The Sea development, which is quickly changing the face of Rockaway with new homes and amenities, has made the cover of the April issue of a prestigious national magazine, "Professional Builder. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Observe And Report' - Maul Cop

Imagine Martin Scorsese directing a modern version of "The Three Stooges." It would likely have "Goodfellas" gore as Moe pokes Curly in the eyes or sticks a metal mountain-climbing spike up Larry's nostril. More...

Live Nation Presents Beatles' Tribute Band

Live Nation presents the number one Beatles' tribute band, 1964: The Tribute, at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Friday, June 15 at 8 p.m. More...

Columnists

Point of View

NOTES ON MOTHER'S DAY

A problem arose a number of years ago at a prominent, private school. It decided to eliminate any celebration of Mother's Day because of the diversity of family structures which the school population represented. More...

Beachcomber

City Councilman James Sanders, Jr. called to say that he is unhappy with a recent story that said the majority of his discretionary money goes not to Rockaway, but to the mainland portions of his district. More...

It's My Turn

The Bellamy Case, Part III

In early 2008, the defense decided their last best hope of exoneration for Bellamy was to search for their case's Holy Grail: the elusive Anna Simmons. More...

Sports

Rockaway Little League Celebrates Baseball Opening Day

The Rockaway Little League celebrated opening day last week on their 55th overall season of conducting boys and girls' baseball and softball at Fort Tilden. Photos By Howard Schwach. More...

BCHS Boys Volleyball, Tennis Teams Win Titles

In the third set, leading 19-12 on Wednesday afternoon, just six points away was separating Beach Channel from a victory to clinch the Queens III boys volleyball division. Slawomir Wloch tried to keep calm and not celebrate just yet. More...

Lady Dolphins Soar In Overtime Victory Over Hawks

Beach Channel Lady Dolphins soccer coach Dominic Stanco always expects 100% effort out of his players. If the Dolphins play hard but yet the opponent winds up the victor, Stanco won't have many complaints about it at the end of the day. More...

Letters

Clean Up Beach 116 Street

Dear Editor, I'm writing as a guy who used to summer a lot in Rockaway years ago, and who had the terrible misfortune of spending some time back at my old hangout last summer. Believe me, it won't happen again. More...

Arbor Care, We Care? Really?

Dear Editor, I do not know if I address this to our Governor Paterson, or our Mayor Bloomberg. I know you both have big plans for the stimulus money, but in fact will any of this really benefit me or you? I doubt it! More...


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