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City Suspends Headphone-Wearing Lifeguard

The city's Department of Parks and Recreation has suspended a veteran lifeguard who was caught by a New York Post photographer wearing headphones and listening to music on his chair at Beach 108 Street in Rockaway Park. More...

Detective Pulls Woman From Riis Park Surf

A police detective on his regular evening run at Riis Park on Monday evening saw a woman being pulled out to sea by a raging riptide, jumped into the water and dragged her to safety. More...

Aqueduct Bids In Closed Selection Process

Half a dozen bids to revive the Aqueduct racetrack in nearby Ozone Park were formally submitted to Governor David Paterson's office last week as part of a closed selection process, raising eyebrows among good-government groups. More...

School News

College Of New Rochelle Shuts Down Rockaway Operation

Low Enrollment Cited As Cause

After six years and 239 students the College of New Rochelle (School of New Resources) is shutting down its operations in the Rockaway area. More...

Educating Youth On Water Safety

In the wake of last week's tragic drowning off Beach 25 Street, as well as several near drowning incidents that occurred on various beaches along the Rockaway Peninsula last weekend, More...

Students Learn About Falcons At JFK Airport

You might not think JFK airport would be the place to meet falcons up close, but that's exactly what a group of middle school students in the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Environ- Mentor program did last month when they met up with Port Authority N More...

Milestones

Peggy And George Married 50 Years

Peggy and George Murphy of Belle Harbor celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with their family and friends at the home of their daughter and sonin law, Katie and Greg Atwood, on July 25. More...

Zimmerman Graduates From Basic Military Training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Eric R. Zimmerman graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Nicholas Turns 4

Nicholas Patrylo turned 4 on July 29 and celebrated his birthday with a party at his home with his brothers, Armando, Richard, and Michael. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Beware Of Dishonest Debt Collectors

New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is on a mission. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

Appreciating Lifeguards

Dear Editor, In NYC we have appreciation days and parades for just about every group known to man. Has there ever been a Lifeguard Appreciation Day or parade? Or even a thank you from a drowning victim? More...

Health Programs Hinder Americans

Dear Editor, This is addressed to President Obama as well as all NY elected officials. More...

Defending Illegal Immigrants

Dear Editor, I am a proud first generation American born citizen. However, I am also proud of my immigrant ancestry. More...

Dead In The Water! Water-Related Deaths Rock Peninsula From One End To The Other

Rip Current Takes Life Of Bronx Teen

A 19-year-old Bronx man, who was reportedly swimming with his girlfriend on an unprotected beach at Beach 27 Street, lost his life on Saturday when the pair was pulled out to sea by a raging rip current. More...

Suffers Attack Fighting Riptide

A Brooklyn man, who onlookers say suffered a heart attack fighting the surf to get back to shore, was declared dead at a Breezy Point beach on Monday afternoon. More...

Community

Snakehead' Recalls One Of Rockaway's Most Infamous Episodes

New Book Details Voyage Of The 'Golden Venture' A Wave Review

I remember it well. At about 3:30 a.m. More...

St. John's Hosts Blood Drive

St. John's Episcopal Hospital and the New York Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, August 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Donors between the ages of 16 to 75 are sought to help community hospitals. More...

Rain-Soaked Runners Rebound In Graybeards Family Run

About 250 men, women and children showed up at St. Francis de Sales Church in Rockaway Park on a stormy Friday night, hoping that officials of the annual Graybeards Family Run would be able to get in at least a few of the scheduled runs. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Fornatale To Visit Rockaway Artists Alliance

Pete Fornatale, author and New York City disc jockey, will be visiting the Rockaway Artists Alliance on Thursday, August 27 at 7 p.m. More...

MovieScope

The Hurt Locker' - The World's Worst Work

The worst job in the world has to be diffusing roadside bombs in Iraq. Yet, according to film, "The Hurt Locker," there are soldiers who thrive on this type of detailed-oriented, deadly dangerous work. More...

Columnists

Point of View

THOUGHTS FOR THE NEW YEAR

An intriguing thought appeared in a renowned literary magazine. "Gold," it said, "is an indestructible metal. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Most people love to get away from life's worries, whether it be a week at the beach, a trip to visit friends or relatives, or traveling to an exotic overseas destination. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Let's Go To The Beach At Rockaway

Many a deleted expletive was uttered by drivers of automobiles in the mid 1920s to the late 1930s. Getting to the beach on a hot summer day during the week was not as bad as on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday! More...

Sports

Coastal Wins Championship Thriller At SFDS Classic

An overflow crowd of nearly 1,000 spectators witnessed a tremendous championship game in the Boys High School Division at the St. Francis Summer Classic on Wednesday night. More...

Skies Clear To Kick Off Seventh Annual Graybeards Run

Late afternoon showers put a damper on the turnout, but it was all systems go for the 7th Annual Graybeards Family Run presented by Arverne By The Sea, on Friday, July 31. More...

Par Tee Golf News: Ach Scores Hole-In-One!

Ann Ach became a member of the Par Tees this season and on her fourth appearance on the course, she had a hole-in-one on the fourth hole!! Ach is hoping to live in Breezy as soon as she sells her present home. More...

Obits

Dorothy Beverly Cooper`

Radiologist

Dorothy Beverly Cooper, 70, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 22. Cooper was born on February 25, 1939 in Manhattan and worked as a radiologist. She was baptized at City Tabernacle, where she served as a member. More...

Catherine Nies Gaeta

Waitress

Catherine Nies Gaeta, a 38-year resident of Rockaway, died August 3. Gaeta was born in Brooklyn, New York and lived in Richmond Hill prior to moving to Rockaway. She worked as a waitress. Gaeta participated as a member of St. More...

Mary C. McDonald

NYCH Employee

Mary C. McDonald, a Rockaway resident for more than 20 years, died on August 4. McDonald, 73, was born in Brooklyn and worked as an administrative assistant for the New York City Housing Authority. More...


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