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Local Hospitals Get Mixed Grades From Patients

Rockaway residents are not very happy with the service provided by their local hospitals according to the results of two recent patient surveys provided by national and statewide organizations. More...

Gateway Park Asks: What Do You Want?

The Gateway National Recreation Area wants to know your thoughts about what amenities the park should feature in the future as part of its attempt to come up with a new general management plan that would govern park growth over the next decades. More...

31st District Council Candidates File With Elections Board

Five candidates, hoping to be the next city councilman to represent the east end of Rockaway, filed petitions last week with New York City's Board of Elections for a spot on the Democratic primary ballot in September. More...

School News

Local Students Make Dean's List

Local residents Patrick K. Brown, Courtney J. Calciano, Kelly H. Dier, Diane K. MacSaveny, Kevin T. Quinn and Michael Scotko have made the Dean's List at Marist College for the spring 2009 semester. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Public Enemies' - Bullets Over Boredom

Somewhere within the 2 hours and 13 minutes of "Public Enemies" is a great movie. More...

Milestones

14th Annual Sand Castle Contest Set For July 26

West End Realty, The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and HSBC Bank USA have announced their joint sponsorship of the 14th Annual Sand Castle Contest, one of the most successful and widely anticipated events of the summer season. More...

Menjivar Graduates From Basic Military Training

Air Force Airman Marilyn Menjivar graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Sussman Opens New Practice

Mayor of Cedarhurst, Hon. Andrew Parisi, presented Howard L. Sussman, M.D., Director, Department of Surgery, Peninsula Hospital Center, with a welcome citation to acknowledge the opening of Dr. More...

Editorial/Opinion

From Chaos, Often Comes Change

The chaos in the State Senate has ended for now, but Republican hopes that the Democrats are so dysfunctional that they will once again slip and give control to the GOP may well be justified. More...

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Letters

Honest Man Finds Lost Wallet

Dear Editor, Last Sunday my nephew John Kerrigan, while biking on the boardwalk, had the misfortune of losing his wallet. Within the hour he received a call from Jack Ryan, who found it and returned it totally intact and declined any reward. More...

Illegal Immigrants In The U.S.

Dear Editor, While President Obama was discussing health care, he said that Medicaid and Medicare will not have enough funding to continue on for much longer, and that the government will help businesses that don't have health care for their emplo More...

Traffic Lights On Newport Avenue

Dear Editor, I am writing to request that stop signs be placed along the west end of Newport Avenue between Beach 116 Street and Beach 147 Street. More...

Perv Rearrested For PS 183 Assaults

ARockaway school bus aide arrested in April for sexually assaulting a young boy was rearrested on Tuesday as a serial pervert who played a twisted game of "wedgie" to abuse two other youngsters in his care, prosecutors charge. More...

SUS Resident Charged With Attempted Murder

Amentally ill man living in the Services for the Underserved (SUS) home in Rockaway Beach was charged with attempted murder this week for allegedly stabbing two women inside the home, leaving one in critical condition, according to police. More...

Community

From Rockaway To The USN To The FBI

Former Rockaway Resident Pens Interesting Memoir

John Hauss and I have lots in common. Hauss grew up in Rockaway, and so did I. In fact, he first came to Rockaway in 1939, the year I was born here in the old Rockaway Beach Hospital. More...

Huntley Sponsors 'Children's First' Festival

New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley's third annual Children's First Summer Festival 2009 was held on Saturday, July 18, at Broad Channel Park, located at 17 Road and Crossbay Boulevard. More...

New Surgeons Welcomed At Peninsula Hospital

Robert V. Levine, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Hospital Center, joined Howard L. Sussman, M.D., Director, Department of Surgery, in welcoming Board Certified surgeons, Dr. Stanley Kim and Dr. More...

Columnists

The Progressive

Reflections

In these difficult economic times, with wars, challenges to social order, and threats to our safety by domestic and foreign terrorists, we need distractions in order to survive. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

With these tough economic times, more people are opting to rent a house or apartment rather than purchase their own home. Increasingly, renters are using websites such as Craigslist to find their next abode. More...

Beachcomber

In the 1958 Dolphin, the Far Rockaway High School yearbook, Ruth Alpern and Frank Pindyck were chosen as "Joe & Josie College," and they stand on the Senior Personalities page facing an uncertain future, More...

Sports

RBVL Enters The Home Stretch For 2009

For 2009, the Boardwalk Division is unique in the RBVL. It is the only division that will not send everyone to the playoffs. More...

Rockapulco Summer Run Honors Bob Davan

On the last regular Thursday night for the Rockapulco Summer Run, the series run honored Bob Davan, who is one of Rockaway's best known runners. At 88-years-of-age, Bob has been running regularly for nearly half a century. More...

Rockaway Old Timers Basketball Reunion At Hammels Center

On June 27, the Old Timers Basketball Reunion was held at Hammels Community Center, which is located at Beach 81 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Obits

Mildred K. Barkaus

Civilian NYPD

Mildred K. Barkaus, a Rockaway resident, died July 22. Barkaus was born in Astoria, Queens and worked as a civilian administrative clerk for the New York City Police Department. She moved to Rockaway in 2006 and was a member of St. More...

William C. Bosch

Accountant

William C. Bosch, 64, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 21. Bosch was born on May 18, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Roxbury. He worked as an accountant and was a member of the Mayor's Committee of Roxbury and is a U.S. More...

Lydia Raye Bowman

Hospital Police

Lydia Raye Bowman, 47, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 24. Bowman was born on October 7, 1962 in Hempstead, New York and worked in hospital police. More...


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