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New Law Provides Email Updates On Sex Offenders

With approximately one-fifth of registered sex offenders who are deemed at moderate or high risk for repeat offenses, living in Queens County and calling the Rockaway peninsula home, More...

Chapey's City Funding Dries Up

The City Council and the city's Department for the Aging (DFA) have turned off the money spigot that provided Democratic District Leader Geraldine Chapey and her non-profit senior transportation program, Trinity Senior Services, with more than a mi More...

Stabber Pleads Guilty To Killing Rival

A Far Rockaway man who wanted to "teach a lesson" to a Jamaica, Queens man to stay away from his girlfriend has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing the man in the heart in June 2008. More...

School News

Gillibrand Plans Legislation To Improve Children's Nutrition

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced new legislation that would improve nutrition for more than three million young children nationwide. More...

Visitation Academy Holds Father/Daughter Breakfast

The Visitation Academy of Brooklyn, New York, recently held its annual Father/Daughter Communion Break - fast. More...

Peninsula Preparatory Academy Kicks Off Pen Pal Fundraiser

Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School students kicked-off an international pen pal program and fundraising drive on November 5, designed to raise donations for impoverished students in Guinea, West Africa. More...

Columnists

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

Two Exhibits Opening At RAA, Fort Tilden

"Gifted 2009" is the latest incarnation of the annual showcase featuring work by RAA member artists. More...

School Scope

So You Get A Phone Call

Last week I received a phone call from J, a former student who was in my sixth-grade class in 1973- 74. More...

Simon Says...

The last two weeks have been really strenuous as I was sick as a dog with a very bad cold and everything else that goes with it. Special thanks to Dr. Mitchell Kurk, who has been my doctor for the last 47 years. More...

Sports

New York Aviators Skate Past Rhode Island

The New York Aviators kicked off their first home game of the inaugural North East Professional Hock ey League season by winning 11-0 over the Rhode Island Storm. The game took place on November 6 at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. More...

SFDS CYO Basketball Teams Tips Off Start To Season

The 2009-10 CYO basketball season for St. Francis de Sales is currently underway. The girls began on October 17 and the boys will begin this weekend. Here are some early highlights from the St. Francis de Sales girls' teams. More...

Beach Channel Loses Season Finale; Far Rock Falls

The Beach Channel varsity football team ended their season on a down note, losing their fifth game in a row as visiting Moore Catholic High School won 18-6 in a non-league game last Sun - day. More...

Obits

Frank Bowman

Plumber/ Construction Worker

Frank Bowman, 55, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 28. Bowman was born July 13, 1954, in Eutawville, South Carolina. More...

Marion Coughlin

Homemaker

Marion Coughlin, a 67-year Rock - away resident, died November 8. Coughlin was born in Bronx, New York, but spent 67 years in Rockaway. She was a member of the Card Girls. Coughlin is preceded in death by her husband Daniel; and brother, James. More...

Verna Grier

Transit Worker

Verna Grier, 52, a longtime Rock - away resident, died October 26. Grier was born October 5, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. More...

Surfer Snagged, Rushed To Hospital

An unidentified man, surfing at Beach 96 Street on Thursday morning, got caught up in the remains of the wood jetty and the ripcord that attached the surfboard to his leg was snagged on the rocks, holding him under water. More...

State Answers Adult Home Lawsuit

State officials filed a remedial plan for how to insure that 1,700 residents of Rockaway's adult homes have the opportunity to live in settings that are more integrated into the community, including 1,000 new community housing units over the next f More...

Community

Shrinking Bar Waste With Benvinco

Belle Harbor resident Robert Allen has recently begun operations with Bevinco, an inventory control system for bars and restaurants, servicing Queens. More...

Veterans Honored By American Legion

Veterans from several wars joined together on Wednesday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. for a Veterans Day ceremony at the Doughboy monument located at Beach 95 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The ceremony, hosted by American Legion Post Daniel M. More...

RWA Brings Kids To Farmers Market

After months of hard work in their garden, students from the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance afterschool program went to see the place where every farmer in New York hopes to sell his or her produce: the Greenmarket in Union Square. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Tony Bennett Comes to Westbury

Tony Bennett will perform two concerts at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, November 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 22 at 7 p.m. More...

Doo Wop Concert Fundraiser to be Held in January

Harry G.'s 17th annual Doo Wop concert to raise funds for the Susan G. Memorial Scholarship will take place at Beach Channel High School, Rock - away Park, on January 30. The show will feature 17 acts and begins at 7:00 p.m. More...

MovieScope

'Bright Star' - Keen On Keats

In this age of "90210," "Melrose Place," and Britney Spears, is it possible to show young love without explicit sex? Oscar-winning film maker Jane Campion ("The Piano") seems to think so. More...

Milestones

12th Anniversary Celebration At Alive Ministry

Bishop Dr. Annette Dear Chief Prelate of Alive Ministry and her husband, Elder Brenton Deer as she receives a Pro clamation from the City Councilman's office on October 25th for exemplary service to the Rockaway community. More...

Pvt. Malcolm J. Barnes Graduates Basic Training

Army National Guard Pvt. Malcolm J. Barnes graduated from Basic Com - bat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma. More...

PHC Celebrates Halloween In A Big Way

The Adult Day Health Care Program at Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation celebrated Hallo ween in a big way this year. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Time To Take A Look At The Dreaded Parking Problem

The only residents who don't believe that there is a west end parking problem, particularly during the summer months, are those with long driveways and few cars. More...

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Letters

Holding Mail Is Not An Exact Science

Dear Editor, Well, it's happened again! Several months ago we were planning a short vacation and went to the Rockaway Park Post Office on Beach Channel Drive to have them hold our mail. More...

Queens Airports

Dear Editor, Queens biggest business is its transportation infrastructure... planes, trains and highways...and the strategically most significant are our two airports. More...

Bloomberg Out of Touch

Dear Editor, I believe Mayor Bloomberg is a good man who wanted to make New York beautiful, with beautiful buildings, million dollar luxury parks, million dollar skating rinks, golf courses, and carousels. More...


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