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Graffiti Vandal Sentenced To Six Months

A Woodside resident was sentenced to six months in jail after she vandalized an "A" train with graffiti in Broad Channel, among other places throughout the city, causing a total of nearly $100,000 in damages, according to Queens District Attorney R More...

Failing Environmental Grades For Councilmen

The two City Councilmen who represent Rockaway have received failing grades from the largest environmental group in the state, a spokesperson from that group revealed recently. More...

Car, Cycle Collide At Dangerous Freeway Intersection

Traffic at one of the most dangerous intersections in Rockaway - Rockaway Freeway and Beach 35 Street leading to Seagirt Boulevard - was brought to a crawl late Monday afternoon when a motorcycle and car collided under the elevated train tracks. More...

School News

Local Student Graduates From Bowdoin College

Rockaway resident Saira Mercedes Toppin graduated from Bowdoin College on May 23. She majored in gender and women's studies and minored in economics. More...

Caputo Makes Dean's List

A local Rockaway resident, Jenna Susanne Caputo, was named to the Spring 2009 Dean's List for the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University. More...

Local Students Graduate

Charles Henry graduated from the Brooklyn Job Corps and will be attending Kingsborough Community College. His brother Christopher Carr graduated from Channel View Middle School and will be attending high school. More...

Business News

nykidstime Inc.

Safety and Fun All in One!

nykidstime inc. is a local, family-run children's entertainment company with a specific goal in mind—to keep the children happy and laughing! More...

Milestones

Locals Receive Richardson Foundation Scholarships

Keturah Munroe was selected as one of the recipients of the Michael D. Richardson Foundation Inc. Scholarship Fund. Monroe is an 18-year-old Arverne resident, who graduated with honors from Frederick Douglass Academy VI High School. More...

Exhibit On Daring Aviators At Riis Park

Once again, Gateway National Recreation area will remember the intrepid Naval airmen who, in 1991, first flew across the Atlantic Ocean in a flying boat called the NC-4, a designation it got from the fact that it was a Navy aircraft build by the Cu More...

Tortorelli Graduates Brooklyn Tech

Benjamin Tortorelli, son of Rita and Frank Tortorelli of Rockaway Beach, graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School on June 25. He will be attending Polytechnic Institute of NYU in the fall. More...

Editorial/Opinion

If It's Broken, Fix It

The City Council, concerned in 2005 that churchgoers would have to run from their pews to feed parking meters, passed a law over the Mayor's objections that ended the requirement to pay for Sunday parking at both meters and Muni-meters More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"It's Good To Be King" More...

Quieter Skies On Tap For Rockaway

JFK Runway Set For Renovation

One of the longest and busiest commercial airline runways in the world will shut down for a time later this month, giving some relief for those who live on the west end of the peninsula. John F. More...

Man In Middle Of Gunfight Shot In Elbow

A man riding on his motorcycle with his girlfriend hanging on tightly was shot in the left elbow when he found himself in between two thugs who were shooting it out, police say. More...

Bay Wall Restoration Could Start In 2010

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is planning to reconstruct a section of bay wall in Belle Harbor which could potentially bring a new outlet of waterfront access to the area. More...

Community

The Planotones Keep The Spirit Of Doo-Wop Alive

Kenny Vance and The Planotones will play the Leon S. Locke Memorial Concert on July 26 at Riis Park as part of the Rockaway Music and Arts Council Summer Concert Series. More...

MGP Section Complete With Clean Fill

National Grid, which is currently remediating the former Manufactured Gas Plant in Rockaway Park, recently completed the cleanup of the southeast corner at Rockaway Freeway and Beach 108 Street. More...

New Traffic Light Installed

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer recently met with Jonathan Gaska, District Manager for Community Board #14, at the recently installed traffic light at Beach 84 Street and Shore Front Parkway. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'The Stoning Of Soraya M'. - Outrage In Iran

It is not often that a film is so disturbing that you must exit the rear door so patrons in the lobby won't see you crying uncontrollably. More...

The Beach Boys To Perform On July 29

Live Nation will present "America's Band," The Beach Boys, at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Wednesday, July 29 at 8 p.m. More...

Cole Bros. Circus Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Year 2009 heralds the 125th Anniversary of Cole Bros. Circus, the oldest American circus performing under the Big Top. W. W. Cole, who inaugurated the Cole Bros. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The newly-formed collaborative that plans to put the largest wind farm in America in the Atlantic Ocean just 13 miles from the Rockaway shoreline has moved ahead in those plans by issuing a Request for Information from firms More...

Broad Channel Bits

It has been an unseasonably cool summer so far, but no one knows what kind of days are waiting for us. Will they be cool? Or rainy? Or unbelievably hot? Who knows? More...

The Rockaway Irregular

Swish

The election of Barack Obama was greeted by many in this country as a paradigm-busting event. Even those of us who could not vote for him because of policy differences have cause to be pleased. More...

Sports

25th Annual St. Francis Summer Classic Heats Up

The St. Francis Summer Classic action is heating up as the basketball playoffs are approaching. This year's event marks the 25th edition of the Summer Classic. More...

RBVL Playoff Picture Coming Into Focus

Many divisions played a position week on Wednesday night, pitting the top two teams against each other. More...

Ninth Annual Sports Outing Held By Fontbonne

Fontbonne Hall Academy recently held its Ninth Annual Golf, Tennis and Pool Outing at the Richmond County Country Club. Reportedly, everyone enjoyed a sunny, beautiful day, superior prizes, delicious food and good company. More...

Letters

Bicycle Regulations In Rockaway

Dear Editor, Bicycles and Rockaway. You would think that combination would be like motherhood and apple pie, yet unfortunately, there seems to be a lot of controversy on the subject. More...

Send Children To Live With Parents

Dear Editor, Concerning your article from June 5: I have to say maybe the child should go to live with the parent in their homeland. More...

Making Rockaway Safe Once Again

Dear Editor, Two times in as many weeks violence has reared its ugly head in Rockaway Park. First with the rape in the Dayton West Complex. More...


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