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'We Should Treat Vets Like Gold'

Elderly Woman Balks At Removing American Flag

An 88-year-old Rockaway Park woman has balked at management's request to take down an American flag that she has had on the wall of the hall outside of her seventh floor apartment for many years. More...

Mutilation Slay Jury Wants Woman Freed

The jury that last week convicted a woman of manslaughter, who had killed and mutilated her stepfather, has made a plea for her to be released with "time served" when she is sentenced on October 29. More...

Local Dems Come Out To Support Gulluscio

Local Democratic elected officials came out this week at Riis Landing to put their support behind City Council candidate Frank Gulluscio in his bid to defeat Republican incumbent Eric Ulrich. State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. More...

School News

School's Back In Session

Can You Help Local Children To Be Prepared?

The First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach is asking the community to help out, so that all of our local schoolchildren can succeed in school this year. More...

New Eucharistic Ministers Inducted at Stella Maris

During Opening Liturgy, two new Eucharistic Ministers were installed at Stella Maris. More...

Local Teacher Recognized With $1,000 Prize

Thomas Krieger, a middle school social studies teacher at PS/MS 105, was recognized as an exemplary teacher by the Adopt-A-Classroom program on Tuesday, October 6. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

If Mayor Mike Bloomberg and his stooge health commissioner have their way, you won't be able to smoke on the beach next summer. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Love Thy Neighbor - Unless He's Trying To Eradicate You And Your Family

So, your neighbor next door keeps throwing rocks through the window and the court refuses to do anything about it because it says that your house is illegal. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

Calling Borough Hall

What do we need borough presidents for? The thought occurs to me as I sit across the table from 44-year-old Robert Hornak, a beefy Republican activist running to unseat Queens County Borough President Helen Marshall. More...

Sports

BCHS Routs Tilden: Far Rock, Stella Maris Win

Beach Channel played their best overall game this season on both sides of the ball as they defeated Samuel J. Tilden, 36-2, on Saturday afternoon. Jahleek Austin rushed for a game high 160 yards and scored a touchdown for the Dolphins (4-1). More...

SFDS Cross-Country Kids Kickoff Start To Season

The CYO cross-country season started for the St. Francis de Sales runners on October 4 with the CYO Developmental Half-Mile races at Alley Pond Park. Seventy-eight boys and girls ranging in age from 6 to 13 ran a series of half-mile races. More...

St. Francis CYO Soccer Is Rocking And Rolling At Mid-Season

St. Francis hit the midpoint of the CYO soccer season with many teams undefeated, or with just one loss. The first place SFDS Eighth Grade Girls soccer team improved their record to 5-0 with a convincing 5-0 win over St. Virgilius. More...

Letters

Where Are They Sending These People?

In response to an article concerning the relocation of assisted-living residents. Dear Editor, I was just wondering if they automatically get oceanfront apartments again at the expense of the City/ State? More...

City Council Democrats

Dear Editor, I have to say I am disappointed that the good democrats of the east end of Rockaway voted back into city council the same clown that basically sold them out, James Sanders. More...

Thank You Animal Hospital

Dear Editor, On Tuesday night, my dog was being walked on Shore Front Parkway by Beach 88 Street when her leash opened and she was struck by a car, the driver remains unknown because they did not stop. More...

Seagirt Boulevard Hate Crime

ARockaway man was the victim of a hate crime last week, when he was accosted by a group of young men who called him names and exposed themselves to him, officials and eyewitnesses say. More...

Ciro's Pizza Closed By Health Department

Ciro's Pizza, a well known local eatery located in the shopping center shared with Waldbaum's in Rockaway Park, was shut down last week by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for violations that include mice and roach infestat More...

Community

Urban Garden Teaches Nutrition And Agriculture

It's a food bank, day camp, farmer's market and provides workshops. The Culinary Kids Garden teaches young people about gardening and cooking. More...

Visitation Academy Celebrates 400th Anniversary

Friends, family, alumnae and the religious attended Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel with Msgr. Nagle and chief celebrant Msgr. Jamie Giantiello. More...

MGP Cleanup Rolling Along On Schedule

Four Sections Of Clean Fill Complete

The remediation of the former manufactured gas plant (MGP) in Rockaway Park is proceeding on schedule, removing to this date, 53,000 tons of contaminated soil from the site, according to National Grid officials. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Lynyrd Skynyrd Comes To Westbury 10/18

Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform at the Capital One Bank Theatre at West - bury on Sunday, October 18 at 7 p.m.. More...

MovieScope

'Love Happens' - Not Happening

A more apt title for "Love Happens" is "Self-Love Happens." The Aaron Eckhart-Jennifer Aniston vehicle has very little to do with melancholy florist Eloise Chandler (Aniston) and a lot to do with self-doubting self-help guru Burke Ryan (Eckhart). More...

Business News

A New ENT Office In Rockaway Park

Evergreen Ear, Nose & Throat

Evergreen ENT is a full-service, general otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat, or "ENT") practice that recently opened a new office at 119-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Rockaway Park, 718-915-1750. Evergreen ENT was started by Shefali Shah, M.D. More...

Milestones

Richard Larkin and Melanie Gates Welcome a Daughter

Richard Larkin and Melanie Gates became parents August 13, with the birth of daughter Amelia Rose Larkin. More...

Sunflower in Bloom

Carol Weinsheimer grew this sunflower in her yard over the summer. At night, the head turns toward the lamppost to soak up its synthetic rays. More...

Senior Center Offers Free Lecture on American Art

JASA Rockaway Park Senior Center will present an art lecture and discussion presided over by members of the Metropolitan Museum of Art staff on Wednesday, October 14. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Hallway Cameras Not The Answer To Homicides

Although crime is down throughout the city, the shooting incidents and homicides in Rockaway, particularly in the eastern portion of the peninsula, continue unabated. In mid-July, a young man was shot in the elbow. More...

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Obits

Nancy Faye Brooks

Teacher

Nancy Faye Brooks, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 6. Brooks was born February 18, 1958, in Brooklyn, New York. More...

Patricia A. Dwyer

Homemaker

Patricia A. Dwyer, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died October 4. Dwyer is preceded in death by her husband Robert F. Dwyer, and her sister, Maureen R. Glynn. Dwyer is survived by her son, Robert G. More...

Lowell Lodi Flecher

Construction Worker

Lowell Lodi Flecher, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 27. Flecher was born June 22, 1972, in Brooklyn, New York. Flecher is survived by his stepfather, Norman Athias Sr. More...


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