June 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Pro Pilot Likens Recent Crash To AA 587

A professional airline pilot who also writes for Flying magazine has likened the recent crash of Air France Flight 447 to the 2001 crash of American Airlines Flight 587 in Belle Harbor. More...

Shootings In And Around Ocean Bay Houses

A series of shootings this week has left two teenagers and one unidentified male wounded, once again raising suspicions about gang related violence in and around the Ocean Bay houses in Arverne. More...

Unfounded Call Brings Massive Emergency Response

A call to the 911 system on Monday night stating that there was a body floating in the ocean off Beach 102 Street brought local and citywide fire and police units to the scene. More...

School News

Public School 105Q Holds Knowledge Fair

On Thursday, May 27, 2009, PS 105Q held its first Core Knowledge Fair. Teachers and students from grades PK - 5, displayed their projects on various Core Knowledge topics that were taught throughout the year. More...

Local Students Make Dean's Lists

Three local students, Kadianne A. Francis, Kevin G. Leonard and James Pareja made the Dean's Lists at their colleges. More...

Scholar Wins A Scholarship To A NYC Film Festival

Jacqueline Libato, an eighth-grader at the Scholars' Academy (MS 323Q), was selected to participate in the NYC Middle School Film Festival 2009 titled, "My Life, My Lens," and has been awarded a scholarship to attend a two-week summer camp at the N More...

Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

BCVFD To Sponsor Several Events

Overall, it has been a cool, wet spring. We have had so much rain so far this June, all of the wetness may set a record or two. It's a refreshing change from the weather of recent years. More...

Beachcomber

The closure of the Rockaway Diner and Bakery on Beach 116 Street by the Department of Health last week was a blow to the commercial street's viability. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Bring In The Clowns - Wait. They're Here!

Those of you who read this space regularly know that I am in the middle of a series of pieces on Rockaway's history and the demise of the peninsula in the 1950s and 1960's. More...

Sports

NYJTL Hosts Young Tennis Hopefuls At Beach Channel H.S.

The New York Junior Tennis League Aces Club hosted a free tennis clinic for young kids at Beach Channel High School last Saturday. More...

Weather Is Cold but RBVL Races Heat Up

The standings are getting tighter and tighter each week with only pockets of separation showing in the eight different divisions. After four weeks, every team has at least five wins and four losses with some divisions as tight as can be. More...

Fisheads Host Annual Rugby Tournament

The time has arrived for the return of Rockaway Fisheads Sevens Tournament. Come out to Ft. Tilden on Saturday, June 20 for the 33rd annual rugby 7's tournament. More...

Letters

Community Benefit Agreements

Dear Editor, As a follow-up to a letter I wrote in March, I'm completely dismayed regarding a lack of oversight where these Community Benefit Agreements are concerned. More...

Keep KidsmART

Dear Editor, Please accept our belated, yet sincere, congratulations on being honored by the Graybeards this year. Every year, outstanding members of our community who really make a difference are chosen. More...

PS/MS 183 Thanks Rockaway

Dear Editor, PS/MS 183Q, Principal Renee Peart, Parent Coordinator Jackie Stillwell, and the Parent Association Board members wish to say thank you to the Rockaway community for all their prom and graduation donations. More...

Body Recovered In Rip Current Tragedy

The body of a man who drowned on Saturday morning while frantically trying to rescue his female co-worker turned up on the same beach early Monday morning, police say. More...

Community

Rockaway Resident Helps People With Arthritis

Steven McCartney, a resident of Rockaway for almost 30 years, believes that it is "important to create a positive living environment that supports the needs of the residents." This is why McCartney has chosen to implement his arthritis programs in More...

Two Rockaway Volunteer Groups Are Awarded

Councilman John C. More...

Ballerinas And Tumblers Perform

Pictured are local Breezy ballerinas and tumblers, with Mrs. Hendry's helpers. Parents, grandparents, siblings, relatives and friends enjoyed the little show performed by the talented children. Top, Mrs. Hendry's ballerina class. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

RAA And Make Music New York

Concert Sunday June 21

The Rockaway Artists Alliance gets ready to fill the air with sound as 25 musical acts, 100 or more musicians and three Rockaway stages are all scheduled to play a part in the 2009 citywide Make Music New York free music festival. More...

Park At Riis Park For Free This Weekend

The Nationwide Program Eliminates Fees

This Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, Jacob Riis Park, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, will be participating in the nationwide Fee Free Weekend at America's National Parks. More...

Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury

Louis CK, June 20

LIVE NATION proudly presents the hilarious comedy of Louis CK at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, June 20 at 8 p.m. Louis CK's comedy is observational and draws from everyday life, marriage and parenting. More...

Milestones

Peninsula Hospital Center Locals Walk For Diabetes

Left to right: Caitlin O'Brien, Kristine Supple, Monica Glynn and Briana McCarthy walked on behalf of Peninsula Hospital Center in the 1st Annual South Queens Juvenile Diabetes 5K Walk-A-Thon to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, May 30, in Howard Beach. More...

Local Rabbi Honored For Two Decades of Teaching

The New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM), gearing up for the celebration of its Centennial less than two years from now, has begun honoring some of its longest-serving faculty members. More...

Look Who Turned One

Rockaway parents of Emma Rose Macklin recently celebrated her first birthday with her family, friends, and cousins, Nico, Kento, Maria, Schuyler, and Gio. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Another Grim Reminder That Ocean Currents Are Dangerous

As if we needed another reminder that the ocean currents that are rife on Rockaway beaches are dangerous, a 35-yearold man is dead and a 24-year-old woman lies in critical condition at St. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

CHANGE? More...

Obits

Ruth Marion Davis

Public Health Advisor

Ruth Marion Davis, 80, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 6. Davis was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 23, 1929 and was a resident of Hammels and Wavecrest for 50 years. More...

Ruby Ellerbee

Homemaker

Ruby Ellerbee, 47, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 4. Ellerbee was born on August 21, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. More...

Margaret E. Keyser

Homemaker

Margaret E. Keyser, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 11. Keyser was born in Brooklyn, New York and has been a Rockaway resident for the past 58 years. Keyser is preceded in death by her husband, Herman and son, Kenneth. More...


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