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Child Porn Bust For Far Rockaway Man

A Far Rockaway man, who is employed as a certified public accountant at a major Manhattan accounting and consulting firm, has been charged with possessing and sending child porn images to others using his various America Online (AOL) accounts, Quee More...

Dem. Candidates For 31st Council Seat Speak Out

With the primary for the November elections just weeks away - September 15 - the time is right to take a look at those competing for the Democratic nomination for the 31st Councilmanic District seat in the New York City Council, which includes th More...

Councilman Sanders Says Lifeguard Deployment Is Racist

City Councilman James Sanders Jr. thinks that the recent spate of drownings on the Rockaway peninsula has as much to do with race as with rip currents. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

(500) Days Of Summer' - Failing In Love

Remember the "Be a Pepper" Dr. Pepper soda pop commercials a few decades ago. Actor David Naughton ("American Werewolf in London") would dance around town infecting everyone with joy, jubilant choreography and the spirit of Dr. Pepper. More...

Fiona Kennedy At Westbury Theatre

Live Nation presents Highland Heartbeat at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, September 13 at 7 p.m. More...

Columnists

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

Spanning Generations

Spanning Award-winning broadcaster Pete Fornatale comes to RAA on Thursday, August 27 for a presentation and book signing coinciding with the release of his new book, " Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock." The event is at 7 p.m. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Some Myths The Pols Would Love You To Believe

With only a few weeks to go until the school community is back to the testing business, there are some myths that are perpetrated by Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein that you should know about. More...

Simon says...

The Good Government Regular Democratic Club is proud to announce the second in a series of Town Hall meetings to meet, greet and question candidates for citywide office. On Thursday August 27, we will meet the candidates for NYC Comptroller. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Zero Sum Reform For Our State Legislature

In the wake of the recent debacle in the State Senate, there should be little doubt on the part of any of our readers that the New York State Legislature needs reform, and we believe that the reform should be zero-sum - that there is nothing about More...

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Letters

Calling For Resignation

Dear Editor, My husband and I are so happy that someone finally put Peter Sammon in his place. He and his wife are two of the most sarcastic people we have ever come across in Rockaway. More...

Supporting Local Lifeguards

Dear Editor, As generational Rockaway residents, and true beach lovers, we wanted to take this opportunity to commend our hardworking lifeguards. More...

Rockaway Memories

Dear Editor, The Ramones' popular hit song "Rockaway Beach" was written by Dee Dee Ramone, who spent an ample amount of time at the Queens beach. Aside from being a phenomenal song, it is also about the place where I grew up. More...

Patterson's Body Recovered In Long Beach

The body of Heyward "Winky" Patterson, who was lost in the surf near Beach 15 Street on August 12, was recovered on Sunday morning, August 16, when it washed up on a Long Beach (Long Island) private beach, officials say. More...

Stimulus $ On Deck For ABTS

Arverne By The Sea residents may soon begin to see the construction of the promised super market and transit plaza in their development. More...

Community

'Back To The Garden'

The Story of Woodstock

It was the summer of '69 and Pete Fornatale had just landed the DJ gig on WNEW that would make him a New York radio icon. More...

Meeks Sets Health Care Town Hall Meet For Aug. 25

Congressman Gregory Meeks is set to step into the health care fray when he hosts a Town Hall meeting at York College in Jamaica, on August 25. More...

Comptroller Candidates

The candidates for the Democratic nomination for NYC Comptroller have been invited to the Good Government Regular Democratic Club on Thursday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m. More...

School News

Black Accepted To University

Tymel Black, a pre-med student, has been accepted to the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut. He received a $1,000 scholarship from the WISL, in addition to other scholarships. He is the son of Min. John A. and Leila King. More...

Business News

'The Winnie Mae Grill'

At Aviator Sports - The Newest Local Restaurant

In order to understand why an aviation themed sports complex such as Aviator Sports on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn would name its newest restaurant "The Winnie Mae Grill," you would have to be a true aviation enthusiast. More...

Milestones

St. John's Annual Ocean Walk

On Tuesday, August 25, St. John's will be holding its Fourth Annual Ocean Walk to benefit the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. The walk begins at 5:00 p.m. More...

O'Connor Born On July 11

Emily Jean O'Connor was born on July 11, 2009 to proud parents Lauren and Michael O'Connor. Emily weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. More...

... To Hold Monthly Diabetes Support Group

On Monday, August 24, St. John's Episcopal Hospital will hold its monthly Diabetes Education support group. Farhat Shaikh, PT, MSPT, a St. John's physical therapist, will be the guest speaker at the meeting. More...

Sports

RB Volleyball Wraps Up Summer Season

Last Saturday the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League concluded the 2009 season with its annual gala Playoff Saturday at Riis Park. More...

Men's Open A Summer Basketball Highlight

The Men's Open championship provided another summer highlight this past Thursday. The title was contested by the veteran stalwarts Belle Harbor Steakhouse, and their more youthful counterparts from Caiazzo Plumbing. More...

Local Tennis Team To Play In Finals

Coach Timothy Edwards and his New York Junior Tennis League team will be playing in the finals on August 29. From left to right: Kerrisha Buckley, Linhan Beltran, Stephani Beltran, Edwards, Spurgen Goodrich, Olawasiey Joseph and Julian Morales. More...

Obits

Ken Brimlow

U.S. Navy Veteran

Ken Brimlow, 83, a former Rockaway resident, died August 8. Brimlow was born in Queens on June 11, 1926 and worked as a body repair specialist, vocational teacher and auto dealer. He is also a U.S. More...

Melba Bodden DeZelaya

Nurse's Aide

Melba Bodden DeZelaya, 80, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 2. DeZelaya was born on December 11, 1928 in Rotan, Honduras and worked as a nurse's aide. More...

Carol Hurlburt

Bartender

Carol Hurlburt, 66, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died August 17. Hurlburt was born on April 3, 1943 and worked as a bartender. She was also a member of St. Camillus Church. More...


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