September 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Shooting Puts Pair In Hospital

A double shooting on Monday outside 1313 Augustina Avenue in Far Rockaway at approximately 8 p.m. sent two men to Jamaica Hospital. A 28-year-old unidentified male was shot six times. More...

Dog Basher Busted Through Facebook

A Rockaway man was tracked down through the social networking site, Facebook, and arrested last week in connection with the brutal beating of his boyfriend's dog, according to authorities. More...

Local Charged In Plattsburgh Drug Bust

An upstate New York cocaine and prescription drug bust resulted in 14 arrests last week, including that of a 19- year-old Far Rockaway resident, according to published reports. More...

School News

Drop Off Completed Summer Reading Challenge Forms

Children who have completed the Summer Reading Challenge during their summer vacation have been encouraged by Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer to drop off their completed forms so that they may receive their certificates. More...

Students Harvest Sustainable Produce Garden

The students of Rockaway Waterfront Alliance's EnvironMentor program have been busy creating gardens in Far Rockaway. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Now that Mayor Michael Bloomberg is running for a third term, he has inundated residents with advertisements extolling his past programs and promising startling new initiatives to make New York City even better. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Kids Back To The Books At Local Schools

With their desks occupied once again, the school kids are geared up for another successful year of reading, writing and other subjects. Good luck to all kids as they hit the books once more! The 10th Annual John J. More...

Simon says...

With the Democratic primary election behind us, there is still a runoff on Tuesday, September 29 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at your regular voting places. More...

Sports

CYO Season Off To A Fast Start For St. Francis Soccer

St. Francis de Sales greeted the new CYO soccer season with a strong opening weekend that featured powerful offensive performances by the fifth and eighth grade girls teams. More...

Dolphins Bounce Back/Seahorses Routed

Beach Channel responded on the road last Saturday, scoring all of their points in the first half, en route to a 27- 18 victory at Long Island City High School. More...

BCAC Green Shamrocks Battle In Tie With Plainview

This past Saturday, the football season kicked off in a successful way for the BCAC Green Pee-Wee Shamrocks. The Shamrocks "Green Machine" defense started things off as they held Plainview to negative yards on their first possession of the game. More...

Letters

Who Owns James Sanders?

Dear Editor, In 2001 residents of Far Rockaway, Edgemere, Arverne and Hammels were able to look forward to a new day. James Sanders came in first in a crowded Democratic primary for City Council. More...

In Honor Of Eric Allen

Dear Editor, I'm writing this letter in honor of FDNY Firefighter Eric Allen who died in the World Trade Center on Sept 11, 2001. More...

No Public Advocate Needed

Dear Editor, Last Sunday, August 30, 2009 I watched the debate on Channel 7 at 11 a.m. among Bill de Blasio, Mark Green, Norman Siegel and Eric Gioia. They are candidates for Public Advocate. More...

Sanders Beats Challengers

Runoffs Set For Two Citywide Races

Four years ago James Sanders Jr. kept his City Council seat, garnering 60 percent of the vote against a single opponent. More...

Remembering The Victims Of 9/11

Two solemn ceremonies were held at Tribute Park on the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, in which more than 70 locals lost their lives. The first was held at 9:15 a.m. More...

Community

It's 'Oktoberfest' Time Once Again!

The 100 Precinct Community Council's 18th annual 'Oktoberfest' will take place on Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at Beach 90 Street. More...

Shared Bike Lanes Impacted By 100-Mile Bike Tour

A "Century" bike tour, a 100-mile ride, brought hundreds of riders to Rockaway on Sunday, tying up traffic on Rockaway Beach Boulevard as the bicyclists rode from the Marine Parkway Bridge to the Cross Bay Bridge. More...

Engraves 9/11 Sand Memorial With Cane

An unidentified man carves messages of peace in the sand near Beach 118 Street. He made the image of the Twin Towers, and the words "Feel Good" and "Rest In Peace." More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

ARTSplash 2009 Winners Announced

The Rockaway Artists Alliance celebrated the opening of ARTSplash 2009, its largest exhibition of the year, with a lively opening reception on Sunday, September 13. More...

MovieScope

'Inglourious Basterds' - Kill Hitler

Quentin Tarantino has loftier aspirations than simply killing Bill ("Kill Bill"). He now wants to kill Hitler. More...

Rain On Saturday, Beautiful Skies On Sunday For RMAC Festival

The Rockaway Music and Arts Council (RMAC) hosted its 25th Anniversary Fall Festival at Riis Park last weekend. More...

Milestones

Rockaway Trio Receive National Guard Promotions

Major General Joseph J. Taluto, The Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capabilities for additional responsibility and leadership. More...

BethAnn Consgrove And Eric Waytowich Are Engaged

In late August, BethAnn Consgrove of Belle Harbor and Eric Waytowich of Breezy Point were engaged. The couple is planning a 2010 wedding. The surprise proposal took place following a birthday celebration for BethAnn. More...

James Green Turns One

James Green will celebrate his first birthday on September 28. He is the son of Bernadette and Rob Green and nephew of Mary Whelan. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Ruling Could Put Mentally Ill On Rockaway Streets

Anybody who lives in Rockaway knows the impact of the adult homes that dot the peninsula. Mentally ill residents wander the streets, sometimes panhandling, talking to themselves or aggressively approaching other peninsula residents. More...

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Have a news tip or story for us? Need exposure for a communitybased organization? Know someone who should be recognized for outstanding work in the community? Want us to provide coverage at a community event? More...

Obits

Jean C. Accardi-Manzo

Seamstress

Jean C. Accardi-Manzo, a 50-year Rockaway resident, died September 14. Accardi-Manzo was born in Manhattan and worked as a seamstress. More...

Denise M. Crawley-Stipo

Switchboard Operator

Denise M. Crawley-Stipo, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died September 12. Crawley-Stipo was born in Rockaway and worked as a switchboard operator for Peninsula Hospital Center. More...

Kimani Vera Emanuel

Student

Kimani Vera Emanuel, 6, a Rockaway resident, died September 2. Emanuel was born in Far Rockaway on February 6, 2003. She was an outgoing child who loved to play and listen to music, especially Michael Jackson songs. More...


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