January 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Public Hearing On CBB Toll

The anticipated public hearing on the proposed Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) budget cuts, which include the elimination of the Rockaway resident rebate program for the Cross Bay Bridge, is scheduled to take place on March 2, at 6 p.m. More...

Top Stories

PEP ‘Mayoral Puppets’ Vote To Close BCHS, 18 Others

With all of the mayor’s appointees voting in lockstep, the Panel for Educational Policy voted 9-4 to close 19 schools, including Beach Channel High School, at a raucous meeting that began early on Tuesday evening and ended at 3 a.m. More...

Bellamy Defense Happy With Judge’s Decision

Kareem Bellamy sat at the defense table in the Queens courtroom, eyes focused on Judge Joel Blumenfeld, the man who was to decide his immediate future, surrounded by his team of public defenders. More...

Rockaway Dollar Vans Underinsured

A Long Island insurance broker has been charged with insurance fraud, among other crimes, for underinsuring Rockaway dollar vans and allegedly cheating insurance companies out of at least $150,000 in premiums, Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘A Single Man’ —- Gay Heartbreak

Rare is the Hollywood drama, which features a gay character, who is actually happy. Certainly not Oscar-winner “Brokeback Mountain,” tinseltown’s first major take on homosexuality. More...

Westbury Releases 2010 Schedule

Live Nation’s Theatre at Westbury has been moving along at the speed limit presenting middle of the road entertainment for five and a half decades. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Irregular

Tsunami in Massachusetts?

Watching the recent election returns in the special senatorial race in Massachusetts to fill the seat of the late Ted Kennedy, I was struck by the remarkable difference in narratives between Fox News and MSNBC (a cable news station that defines itse More...

The Rockaway Beat

Shredding the Myth That Charter Schools Are A Sure Cure For Poor Education

While the media excoriates our state legislators for not jumping on board Arne Duncan’s vision of education in America, I for one am very glad they did not cave in to the bribe that Duncan was offering school districts, including those in majo More...

It’s My Turn

An Accurate Portrayal Of The Bellamy Case

I am writing this “It’s My Turn’ to you in reference to the Bellamy case. As you know, the judge ruled in favor of Kareem Bellamy in his last proceeding on January 14. More...

Sports

SFDS Bantams, Rookies Win First Round CYO Playoff Games

The Girls CYO Basketball playoffs began this weekend for St. Francis de Sales. The Bantams and Rookies won while the Pee Wee Gold and Intermediates took tough losses. More...

Williams Advances to Colgate Games At The Garden

Jetiea Williams is more than ready to compete in the World’s Most Famous Arena on Saturday morning. More...

New York Aviators Win: Hosts Hockey Clinic

The New York Aviators were cheered on by the students from P.S. 114 last Saturday night as the home team defeated the Long Island Stingrays, 9-3. Music recording artist Rachel Fine sang the national anthem prior to the game. More...

Letters

With All The Terror Attempts Lately…

Dear Editor, With all of the recent terror attempts lately, we have to rethink our Airport screening policies. We also have to change how we prosecute those accused of terror plots. More...

Shame On You

Dear Editor, As a Rockaway resident I pass Buster’s Marina in Broad Channel every day on my way to work. I pass it in the rain, the snow, and the frigid temperatures. More...

That’s Some Payday

Dear Editor, Reportedly Sarah Palin will be paid $120,000 to speak at the first Tea Party Convention. That’s three or four times what many American families would hope to see in an entire year. More...

Two Bodies Found On Beach

Police officers from the 100 Precinct responding to a call of a nude man unconscious on the beach, found not only that man, but another under the nearby boardwalk. More...

Mom Arrested For Scalding Son

A Rockaway Park mother has been arrested and charged with severely burning her toddler son by deliberately immersing him in scalding hot water, allegedly for having soiled himself, according to a report by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. More...

Community

41st Street Community Center Receives $60,000

Sanders’ Allocation To Help Replace Materials Removed When Madison Left

Three months after taking charge of the Beach 41st Street Community Center, the New York City Housing Authority now has the funds to replenish items that were removed from the center when it took over running it on October 19. More...

101 Pct.’s Spano, Mo Receive Officers Of The Month

The 101 Precinct’s Officers Joseph Spano and Kenny Mo – who work during the midnight shift – were awarded plaques for Officers of the Month during the precinct’s Community Council Meeting last week. More...

Gateway Superintendent Awarded

National Park Service Northeast Regional Director Dennis Reidenbach has announced four winners of the Regional Director’s Natural Resource Awards. More...

Business News

Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance

The Place to Dance and Exercise!

It's one of the most elegant, newly renovated indoor spaces on the peninsula— Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance at 181 Beach 116 Street in Rockaway Park. More...

RSC Hosts Investment Seminar

RSC Restaurant (Rockway Seafood) of Beach 129 Street was the setting for an informative investment seminar recently, presented free for the community by a team of three financial experts – Jane Donnelly Higgins of Edward Jones Investment Adviso More...

Milestones

SJEH Donates To Haiti Relief Efforts

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital continues to support the Haiti earthquake relief effort. More...

Bake Sale For Haiti Raises $700

The West end Temple held a bake sale last weekend for victims of the earthquake in Haiti, raising $700 that will be donated to American Jewish World Service for their efforts in Haiti. More...

Couple Announces Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Giovi and Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCachren an nounce the engagement of their children Michael and Krystle. They got engaged on January 24. More...

Editorial/Opinion

EMS Big Made A Deadly Decision

“Volunteer ambulances are no longer needed,” the memo from an unnamed Emergency Medical Service higher-up said. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Obits

Lillian M. Jefferson

Longtime Resident

Lillian M. Jefferson, 92, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 19. Jefferson was born in 1917 in Saint Charles, Missouri. Jefferson was preceded in death by Alfred Ayling, George Jefferson, and son, Walter Ayling. More...

Mary Lee Reid

Homemaker

Mary Lee Reid, a 14-year Rockaway resident, died January 21. Reid was born in Sumter County, South Carolina and upon coming to Rockaway she became a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Arverne. More...

Mary H. Smith

Nurse

Mary H. Smith, 90, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 22. More...


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