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Cops Search For Mentally Fragile Man

Police from the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park are searching for a missing 55-year-old man, who, they say, is in "poor mental health." The man, identified as Richard Payne, was last seen leaving the Surfside Home at 95-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard at a More...

Party Boat Rescues Jamaica Bay Anglers From Capsized Boat

A party boat carrying a group of teenagers celebrating prom night rescued six anglers who were floating on the frigid waters off Jamaica Bay when their boat capsized, according to a report in the Daily News. More...

Laundry Room Mugger Arrested

An Edgemere man was arrested last week for allegedly stealing money from a pocket of clothing while it was drying inside the building's laundry room, according to police. More...

School News

PS 47 Spring After School Clubs In Bloom

Mrs. Daudelin, Krysten Connolly, Danny Martinez, and James Schnepf are weeding the garden. More...

Beach Channel HS Participates In March Of Dimes

The Leadership class at Beach Channel High School participated in the March of Dimes this past Sunday, April 26 at Lincoln Center. Joelle Grossberg, Kelly Baierlein, and Stephanie Figueroa were the team captains. More...

School Scope

It's All So Simple

It must be wonderful to find simple solutions to complex problems. Witness this item from a Korean blog advocating a merit pay system for that nation. More...

Columnists

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Where The Elite Met To Eat In Broad Channel Many Years Ago!

In the very early 1930s Meyer and Bella Weiss leased about 17 lots of land in Broad Channel from Pierre Noel's Broad Channel Corporation. More...

Beachcomber

If you think the fact that more than 16,000 parking tickets were issued in 2008 to a population of 120,000, just wait. More...

Simon says...

Last week was outstanding. We almost jumped out of our chair when we were made aware that the Cross Bay Bridge rebate program will not be ended. Thank God for Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith whose ear I have gotten on many occasions. More...

Sports

Lady Dolphins Save Title Hopes With Win

Early on in the PSAL B girls' soccer season, Cynthia Campos was still trying to learn of the toughest positions on the field. The sophomore joined the team and put on the goalkeepers gloves. More...

Boys, Girls Tennis Teams Fall Short In PSAL Playoffs

Late Wednesday Richard Chiamienti was enjoying his time on the school bus talking and joking with his Far Rockaway Lady Seahorses tennis team. But he was also a bit sad that it would be the last time Chiamienti will be traveling with his team. More...

Beach Channel Softball Brings Back That Winning Feeling

Despite a 19-15 defeat to Queens High School of Teaching last Wednesday afternoon, the Beach Channel Lady Dolphins softball team have benefited from the move back to the PSAL B Division. More...

Obits

June Allyne Freeman

Longtime Resident

June Allyne Freeman, 59, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May10. Freeman was born on November 25, 1949 in Bronx, New York and moved to Rockaway 35 years ago. More...

Nora L. Holliday

Nurses Aide

Nora L. Holliday, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 7. Holliday was born in Richmond, Virginia and moved to Rockaway 44 years ago. She worked as a nurses aide. Holliday is preceded in death by her daughter, Deidre. More...

Edward Hoyt

Navy Veteran

Edward Hoyt, born and raised in Rockaway, died May 11. Hoyt was born in Rockaway Park and served in the U.S. Navy Submarine division. Hoyt is preceded in death by his brother, Artie. More...

Abandoned, Rat-Infested 'Hell House'

The neighbors on the three-hundred block of Beach 87 Street call it a "Hell House." Officials at the city's Health Department call it a ratinfested menace. More...

CBB Victory Is Finalized By MTA Board

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board of Directors voted on Monday to finalize the bailout agreement reached last week by New York State legislators, which cements a key victory for the residents of Rockaway and Broad Channel that e More...

Community

Parks Department Free Summer Fun In Rockaway

It's My Bark Day Saturday, May 23 Noon - 3:00 p.m. Rockaway Freeway Park Arf-Arf is holding its annual "It's My Bark Day" on May 23 at Rockaway Freeway Dog Park. More...

AA 587 Memorial Big Draw On Mother's Day

Dozens of relatives of those who died when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into Belle Harbor on November 12, 2001 came to the Beach 116 Street memorial on Mother's Day to commemorate the death of their loved ones. More...

'Crimes Of The Heart'

Opens At Fort Tilden

"Crimes of the Heart," Pulitzer Prize winning play by Beth Henley, opened last week at the Post Theatre in Fort Tilden. Directed by Peggy Page, the show runs for 2 more weekends with the closing performance on May 23. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Obsessed' - Fatal Jungle Fever

Although skin color is never mentioned, "Obsessed" is certainly exploiting racial tensions when a hot, white female office temp sexually stalks an African American upwardly mobile married exec. More...

Comedian Steven Wright Coming To Westbury

Live Nation proudly presents Academy Award winner and Grammy nominated comedian Steven Wright at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury for a night of surreal, cerebral deadpan comedy on Sunday, May 31st at 7 PM. More...

Milestones

Muré Honored By United Hospital Fund

Joseph Muré, Jr., Esq., was one of 39 trustees from metropolitan area hospitals honored at a luncheon on May 8, 2009 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. More...

Munday Named Co-Rookie of the Week

Freshman pitcher Daniel Munday (Rockaway Park, N.Y.) was named Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week for the week ending on May 10, as announced by the league office. More...

Can You Help Make Prom Dreams Come True?

The First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach is asking the community to dig into their closets to help make prom dreams come true for eighth graders at PS 183 (The Richard R. Green School), of Beach 79 Street. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Changes Needed In Public School Governance

Now that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has jumped on the bandwagon of those politicians urging that the state legislature extend the mayor's control of the city's public school system, the outcome seems to be all but certain. More...

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Letters

Obama's Offensive Quip

Dear Editor, President Obama said his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, always has a hard time on Mother's Day. "He's not used to saying the word 'day' after 'mother.'" Is there a translation to this GEM? More...

Coney Island Is Alive and Well

Dear Editor, Regarding Ed "Shevy" Shevlin's piece in this week's paper... Shevy, you prove you are as big a knucklehead as ever, spreading misinformation as usual! Coney Island is in fact open for business, with not one but two freakshows! More...

No Funding For Parks

Dear Editor, Last week Mayor Bloomberg released the Executive Budget for Fiscal Year 2010. Unfortunately, funding for the Parks Department has reached a five-year low point, with the agency receiving only $256 million. More...


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