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Carlton Manor Fire Claims Second Life

The May 27 fire at Carlton Manor has taken the life of 29-year-old Erica Whyms, who died last week at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Burn Center after suffering severe burns to most of her body, according to officials. More...

Permit Problem, Rat Droppings Close Diner

Hungry residents looking for a quick breakfast at the Rockaway Diner on Beach 116 Street were served instead with a sign that the establishment had been closed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH). More...

Smith Ousted From Senate Leadership Position

Rockaway Politician Cries 'Foul,' Says Move Is Illegal

In a sneak attack that took the State Senate's Democratic majority by surprise, a cabal of Republicans and Democrats ousted a Rockaway politician from his seat as Senate Majority Leader late on Monday night. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Terminator Salvation' - Arnold Is Back, Sort Of

The latest in the "Terminator" franchise does not feature a Terminator, at least not one played by a flesh-and-blood actor. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Two weeks ago, in a story about Kareem Bellamy and his fight to stay out of prison, we said that the Queens District Attorney did not file court papers in a timely manner, leading to a postponement of his hearing until September. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

Community Treasures

Once again we are appealing to your sense of community to sustain the Rockaway treasures that are the wave shelter murals along Shore Front Parkway. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

The New York State Cease and Desist Program has helped thousands of New Yorkers avoid the unanted solicitation by real estate brokers seeking to encourage homeowners to sell their homes. More...

Sports

Charity Inspires Fifth Annual Breezy Point Run

Five years ago then high school student Ryan Woerner tried to organize a triathlon in Breezy Point. More...

Underdog St. John's Lions Win IBA Championship

The PS 256Q St. John's Lions upset number one seed Life Skills on May 28 to capture the 2009 Innovative Basketball Association Championship at Temple Beth-El. The Lions are made up of players who reside in the St. John's Boys Home in Rockaway Park. More...

BCAC Pee Wee Shamrocks Win Two Weekend Games

The BCAC/ St. Virgilius Pee Wee Shamrocks CYO baseball team recently enjoyed a great weekend by winning two out of three games. On Saturday, the Shamrocks defeated St. Pancreas, 8-6. More...

Letters

Shocked To Hear

Dear Editor, Supporters of Lew Simon are shocked to hear that Lew will not be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for City Council. We thought Lew would always shrug off adversity and come back again for another fight. More...

A Call For New Leadership In The MTA

Dear Editor, I live half the year in Woodlawn and half the year in Rockaway. These are two of the finest neighborhoods in New York City. The MTA does not serve the needs of the people of New York properly. The current boss of the MTA is a jerk. More...

Americans First

Dear Editor, I was reading your May 15 issue and the newly elected councilmember. More...

'Exciting' Fix For Underused Shopping Center

For 20 years, Community Board 14 District Manager Jonathan Gaska, has been working diligently on getting the all-butabandoned Far Rockaway Shopping Center at the intersection of Mott Avenue and Central Avenue the attention he and other community ac More...

Local Firefighter Given Top Honor

The New York City Fire Department's top honor went to a Rockaway Beach firefighter last week at the department's annual medal day, for his heroic rescue of a fellow firefighter during a 2006 fire in Edgemere. The Dr. Harry M. More...

Community

Historical Photos of Long Island

In the case of Long Island, both words are key. Long Island is long— 118 miles. Its widest distance is 23 miles. And it is an island, the largest in the continental United States. More...

EMS Workers Join Memorial Ride

Once again May 17 through May 24 is designated as EMS Week, during which the nation recognizes EMS workers' dedication to service. It is also a time during which EMS workers remember those who have fallen in the line of duty. More...

Managed Care Assistance Now Available In Neponsit

To better serve the western end of the peninsula, the managed care specialist of the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (JCCRP), Kathy Rosenberg, will be stationed at the West End Temple, 147-02 Newport Avenue, Neponsit, on the firs More...

School News

Students Get a Backstage Look at St. John's Episcopal Hospital

Students from the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance EnvironMentor program were invited to visit St. John's Episcopal Hospital hemodialysis unit last week to learn more about kidney dialysis. More...

P.S. 114Q Students Attend Annual Field Day

Mr. Brant Kasshau and Mr. Rawlings hosted the annual field day for their PE classes at PS 114Q. The children got their daily dose of exercise and sportsmanship. Teachers, paras and parents joined in on the fun. More...

Poetry Month At P.S. 215

April was Poetry Month at P.S. 215. The students and staff at P.S. 215 celebrated poetry month by having student poetry readers recite poems daily after morning announcements. More...

Milestones

Rotary Hosts Local Students At Awards Luncheon

The Rockaway Rotary Club held its annual School Awards Luncheon last Wednesday, June 3rd, at the new Bungalow Restaurant on Beach 92nd street on the bay (the former Pier 92). More...

101 PCT Award Goes To Christian Academy Graduate

(front) Paul Hinds, Class of 2009, attends the Police Athletic League's "Police Commissioner For A Day" Annual Essay Award Ceremony with his classmates and mother, Pearl Hinds (far right). More...

Far Rockaway Martial Artists Become Black Belts

Amethyst School of Martial Arts held their eighth Black Belt Grading Examination at their Beach 20 Street dojo this past weekend. Five young candidates — Danny Balcarcel, age 10; Darius Jones, age 9; Quayson Wynn, age 10; Gerald Stanley Jr. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Buy Food Or Fill Prescriptions? For Elderly, It's Sometimes A Deadly Choice

For the elderly in Rockaway, it is sometimes a dangerous choice. Local pharmacists tell us that there is an increasing problem with seniors in filling their prescriptions. More...

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Obits

Sanford Bach

Music Teacher

Sanford Bach, 76, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 6. Bach was born on March 25, 1933 in Albany, New York and has been a resident of Dayton Beach since 1972. He worked as a music teacher at P.S. 183 and Beach Channel High School. More...

Anthony Cheeseboro

Laborer

Anthony Cheeseboro, 37, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 28. Cheeseboro was born on July 7, 1971 and worked as a laborer. Cheeseboro is preceded in death by his paternal aunt, Gloria Cheeseboro of St. Matthews, South Carolina. More...

Dorothy Lee Clayton

Homemaker

Dorothy Lee Clayton, 76, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 19. Clayton was born in Walterboro, South Carolina on November 15, 1932 and worked as a home attendant. More...


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