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'The Day We Lost the H-Bomb'

Barbara Moran found the Cold War nuclear bomb incident in Spain interesting and decided to do more research on the subject. She never thought she had to go through so much hassle to get her information. More...

Cop-Killer's Sister Gets Probation

Charged Witth Hiding Murder Weapon

The sister of the Rockaway man recently convicted for the murder of Police Officer Russell Timoshenko pled guilty to helping her brother and two others to escape, but will serve no jail time for her actions, officials say. More...

West End Paving Nightmare Almost Over

When the city's Department of Design and Construction (DDC) began milling some of the major east-west avenues as well as many cross streets a month ago, some locals looked at it as an unnecessary fix, something they had to put up with for a week or t More...

School News

Channel View Students Perform For Placido Domingo

Channel View School for Research Chorus was chosen to perform at a luncheon, sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera Guild, at the Waldorf Astoria on Thursday, April 23 at 12:15 p.m., honoring the legendary Placido Domingo. More...

PS 43 Sketches Manhattan

Students from PS/ MS 43 in Far Rockaway spent the day travelling into Manhattan on the A-Train to sketch views of the city and walk the Brooklyn Bridge. Every minute was an "art" moment with their teacher, Mrs. Ellis. More...

PS 47 Claims First Place In Music Competition

PS 47Q is happy and proud to announce that the school's 3rd-4th grade Music Memory Team took first place in the city-wide Music Memory Competition on May 1. More...

Milestones

SJEH Names Piro As CIO

St. John's Episcopal Hospital has appointed Michael J. Piro as the new Chief Information Officer, responsible for all functions of information technology at St. John's and the entire Episcopal Health Services. More...

Shayleen Is Turning Five

Shayleen Yamila Narvaez, our princess, is turning five years old. Her grandparents Minerva and Jose Narvaez want to wish her a happy princess birthday and that all her dreams and wishes come true. More...

Jayden Turns Three

Jayden Unique Estrella is turning three years old and his grandparents Minerva and Jose Narvaez want to wish him a happy birthday and that all his dreams and wishes come true. More...

Editorial/Opinion

8,000 Parking Tickets Seem Excessive

Last year, Rockaway residents racked up more than 8,000 parking tickets, a number that seems excessive when matched to much larger and economically active communities that received roughly the same number. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Cold Feet...Test The Waters More...

Obits

Maxine Elizabeth Armstead

Community Assistant

Maxine Elizabeth Armstead, 45, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 26. Armstead was born on December 23, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York and worked as a community assistant at Ocean Bay Community Center. More...

Tinker Edmonds

Longtime Resident

Tinker Edmonds, 85, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 24. Edmonds was born in Alberta, Virginia on August 2, 1923. More...

Vivian Kaye

Proprietor

Vivian Kaye, 79, a longtime Broad Channel resident, died April 25. Kaye was the owner of the former Beacon Restaurant in Broad Channel and was retired from hotel management. Kaye is preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Kostkowicz. More...

More Parking Tix In Rockaway's Future

If you think that you have received more parking tickets this year than last, you're probably right. More...

CBB Rebate Program Saved

The MTA bailout agreement reached this week by Albany lawmakers means one thing for Rockaway, that the Cross Bay Bridge resident rebate program will be saved, says State Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer. More...

Community

Rwandan Author Electrifies Belle Harbor Audience

A crowd of more than 500 ticket-holders jammed St. More...

Rockapulco Historical Bike Tour May 16

The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance will, once again, sponsor the "Rockapulco Historical Bike Tour" on Saturday, May 16. The ride begins at 11 a.m. at Beach 9 Street and the boardwalk, and ends at 2 p.m. at Jacob Riis Park. More...

TV Program Aids Local With Disease

On May 10, ABC-TV's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature the Cerda family of Las Vegas, shedding light on their life-threatening illness of combined immune deficiency disease (CIDD), one of the more severe types of the 150 different primar More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'State Of Play' - Crowe On The Case

If you're reading this on newspaper paper as opposed to online, you may be able to relate to the dramatic subplot in the political thriller, "State of Play:" The death of hard copy news and the rise of the internet blog. More...

Business News

Crossbay Diner

The Only Diner Providing Waterfront Dining

The Crossbay Diner, located at 160-31 Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach, just minutes from Rockaway's west end, wishes all the moms a happy Mother's Day and urges them to join the staff of the diner for a memorable occasion. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Another portion of the Rockaway Freeway closed for good on Thursday, April 30. The Freeway will be closed from Beach 73 Street east to Beach 67 Street. More...

It's My Turn

The Bellamy Case, Part IV

"The court was duped," said Leventhal during the proceedings. "This court should be incensed." He wanted the judge to reinstate the original verdict and send Bellamy back to prison. But Blumenfeld denied that fraud had been proven. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

A Potpourri Of News And Views

Drawing classes are being offered by RAA artist Yuri Yurov, whose extraordinary "Still Life" you saw in last week's column. The class is held on Fridays. A reservation is required. Please make that reservation by 10 p.m. on Thursday. More...

Sports

Playoff Cinderella Lady Seahorses Shock Newcomers

The last two weeks for Far Rockaway/FDA VI girls' tennis coach Richard Chimienti has been a hectic, but welcome rollercoaster ride. On April 27, a 4-1 loss against Richmond Hill placed the Lady Seahorses in a tenuous position. More...

Blessed Trinity CYO Camp

Blessed Trinity will be conducting a boys and girls CYO basketball camp starting in June. The camp will be held for boys and girls who are currently enrolled from the first grade to the eighth grade as of September 2009. More...

Host Beach Channel Sliced By Visiting Lady Pirates

The 2009 girls' lacrosse season for the Beach Channel can be considered a success so far. On a cloudy and grim afternoon on Tuesday afternoon, the Lady Dolphins encountered one of their few hiccups of the season. More...

Letters

Unnecessary Repaving

Dear Editor, I live on Beach 128 Street between Rockaway Beach Boulevard and the beach. Our street was repaved not more than two years ago. I realize that many streets in the neighborhood need repaving, but our block is NOT one of them. More...

Can't Decide On Definition Of Torture

Dear Editor, How inane is this? We live in a country of three hundred million people, many with advanced college degrees, and we cannot decide what constitutes torture. More...

Should Have Let Us Know

" administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Dear Ms. More...


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