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Attorney Seeks New Trial For Bellamy

Avers Does Not Matter Whether 'Confession Tape' Is Real

Legal Aid attorney Stephen Sil - berblatt has taken his final shot at freeing a Far Rockaway man convicted of an Arverne murder 14 years ago in advance of January 14, the day that a Queens Criminal Court judge is scheduled to decide his fate. More...

Man Missing A Day From Nursing Home

A Brooklyn man suffering from dementia disappeared from a Rockaway nursing home, which did not notify the family until the man was found late that night, disoriented and wandering around a Bushwick street, according to published sources. More...

Truck Stuck Under Elevated Subway Line

A grocery delivery truck driver took a road clearance sign at face value on Friday, December 4 and wound up wedging his large truck under the elevated subway line at Beach 106 Street. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Amelia' - Dead On Arrival

We may not know the fate of famed aviator Amelia Earhart when she flew into the sunset somewhere over the Pacific in 1937. However, there's no ques tion that her film biography, "Ame lia," is dead on arrival at area theaters. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Store owners on Beach 116 Street are cheering the fact that the city has reopened the municipal parking lot on the vital shopping street. More...

Simon says...

I'd like to give a million thanks to the 863 people who called my office to tell me they kept my aunt in their prayers and wanted to know how she was doing. Thanks for the prayers and thanks to God. My aunt is home doing wonderfully well. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Recently, there has been a rise in Internet advertisements for teeth whitening products. These ads, which often appear on popular news sites, purport to offer a free trial of a teeth whitening product. More...

Sports

Possible Athletic Issues In Beach Channel Shutdown

The Department of Education announced on Monday afternoon that Beach Channel High School would be the latest in a number of academic institutions that will be phased out and closed within the next three years. More...

Women's Basketball Legend Lieberman Honored For Athletic, Charitable Achievements

Nancy Lieberman, a Far Rockaway High School graduate, Basketball Hall of Famer and former Olympian, was honored on Tuesday by Pro Football Hall of Famer and All Stars Helping Kids Founder Ronnie Lott for her charitable work and trailblazing efforts More...

Sorrentino Hosts Mommy and Me; Pepper Steppers Go To Apollo

The Sorrentino Recreation Center will hold its 18th Annual Mommy & Me Double Dutch Tour - nament on Saturday, December 12. The tournament will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Letters

Photo Quiz

Dear Editor, I think I can identify the building #9 in last weeks "Photo Quiz." This building is on Cornaga Avenue, near Mott Avenue. It is next door to my Adult Day Care Center which is Beth Alrahan and our address is 1821 Cor - naga Avenue. More...

Politically Correct Santa

Dear Editor, For more years than I care to re - member, the appearance of Jolly Old St. More...

Correct In School Observations

Dear Editor, In his column, "Rockaway Beat," Howard Schwach writes that Bloom - berg/Klein and their parrots know absolutely nothing about education and the same goes for the Daily News, the NY Times, or college professors who haven't been in a cl More...

FR Shooting Leaves One DOA, Another Wounded

Detectives from the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway and the Queens Major Crime Squad are looking for a single shooter who killed one man and wounded another outside of 29- 51 Far Rockaway Boulevard at about 10:47 p.m. on December 6. More...

Slain Teller's Mom Seeks Justice

October 25, 2008 was slated to be a big day for Ozone Park resident Niasha DeLain. She was due to give birth that day and to take her maternity leave from the North Fork Bank on Beach 116 Street in Rockaway Park, where she was a teller. More...

Community

Local Author Sheds Light On Domestic Abuse

"The book is about mistakes that people make," said Rockaway resident Marlene Cunningham, describing her recently published first book, "In the Houses of Men," a portrait of an abused woman who spends years trying to overcome her circumstances. More...

Arverne YMCA Begins Build-Out Process

Work began in earnest last week on the longawaited Arverne YMCA, which is being built at Beach 73 Street and Rockaway Beach Boule - vard, in the Arverne By The Sea development. More...

Heating Help With Heartshare

Need a little assistance with rising heating costs? If so, Councilman James Sanders Jr. urges you to apply for HeartShare's Neighborhood Heating Fund (NHF) program. More...

School News

PS/MS 105 Students Meet Authors

On Thursday, December 3, students in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 at PS/MS 105 were introduced to two authors at a special assembly program. Jason A. Spencer-Edwards has written several books about real-life young adult experiences. More...

SFDS Donates Food For Thanksgiving

The school at Saint Francis de Sales Church continued a long standing tradition of donating food and other necessities to the Little Sisters of the Poor. More...

School Scope

Behind The Beach Channel High School Closing: Did The Closing Of FRHS Turn BCHS Into The Next Target?

The recently announced closing of nine public schools, including Beach Channel, the only comprehensive high school in Rockaway, has raised questions as to whether school closings are part of an attempt to engineer space in public schools for pet ch More...

Milestones

Ella Leonora Turns Two

Ella Leonora turned two on November 27. Ella had her birthday party at Kids 'N Shape with her family and friends. Ella Leonora is the daughter of Tommy and Elena Wittmer. More...

Carmela George Turns 81

Carmela George celebrated her 81st birth day at her son Richard's bungalow on Beach 25 Street. Relatives and resident friends were there. More...

Cruz Graduates Basic Training

Christopher Cruz, who was born and raised in Rockaway Park, is a member of the New York Army National Guard, and just completed basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He graduated on Thurs - day, December 3. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Shining Light On Hammels Gun Violence

On Sunday night, shortly before two men were shot and one was killed in Far Rock away, a series of ten shots was heard by residents in the highrises along Shore Front Parkway at Beach 86 Street. More...

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Obits

Walter Brown

Walter Brown, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died November 20. Brown was born September 5, 1980, in Far Rockaway and attended PS 225, Junior High School 180, and Beach Channel High School. More...

Joseph S. Ferrandino

School Bus Driver

Joseph S. Ferrandino, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 6. Ferrandino was born in Brooklyn, New York and served in the US Navy in WWII. Ferrandino is preceded in death by his wife Mary. More...

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Homemaker

Nancy Fitzpatrick, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 5. Fitzpatrick was born in Cork, Ireland and later moved to Rockaway. Fitzpatrick is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence. More...


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