February 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Meeks, Smith Federal Investigations Grow

The federal investigation into the Aqueduct Racino decision has spread in several directions, officials say, putting Congressman Gregory Meeks and State Senator Malcolm Smith, both of whom represent Rockaway, in the glare of revelations about their n More...

Stray Voltage Shocks Man, Dog On Cornaga

A 52-year-old man and his dog received the shock of their lives last week when they were nearly electrocuted during a walk along Cornaga Avenue. More...

Silver Reins In Aqueduct Racino

Awaiting Results Of State Investigation

Governor Paterson’s plan to give the planned Aqueduct Racino to a consortium that includes politically-connected ex-Congressman Floyd Flake and rapper Jay-Z was put on hold this week until the state inspector general wraps up a probe of the co More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘The Blind Side’ – Bullock’s Burden

Having won the Golden Globe and other awards, actress Sandra Bullock has the formidable task of unseating heavy hitter Meryl Streep from her favored “Julie & Julia” Oscar perch. More...

Leon Russell To Perform At Westbury

Leon Russell, with special guests The Radiators and Uncle Lucius, will perform at the Theatre at Westbury on Friday, March 5 at 8 p.m. Russell is a music legend and an accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock ‘n roll. More...

Business News

Business Card Exchange Rescheduled For March 18

Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, the Beechwood Organization and the Benjamin Companies announced that the 3rd Annual Rockaway Peninsula Business Card Exchange has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 18 at 6 p.m. More...

The Area’s Newest Salon And Day Spa

Studio Gi has assembled a top-notch staff of professionals skilled in a wide range of salon and spa services for both women and men. More...

Milestones

Stacie And Gerard Get Married

Stacie Anne Walls and Gerard Walter Prudente were united in marriage on August 28, 2009 at the Douglaston Manor in Queens, New York. More...

Local Students Named To Dean’s List

Several local students were named to the Dean’s List at their respective colleges this week. More...

Rachel McGovern Earns Associate’s Degree

Rachel McGovern graduated from Wood Tobe Coburn School with a twoyear Associate’s Degree in computer programming. McGovern, who lives in Rockaway Beach, will now attend Devry College, where she will pursue a bachelor of arts degree. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Need New Law To Limit Campaign Spending

Recent polls show that eight out of ten Americans of both parties oppose a recent Supreme Court ruling that allows corporations and unions to spend as much as they want on political campaigns. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

Thank You For That Editorial

Dear Editor, Thank you for your recent editorial on the Supreme Court’s ruling that gave private corporations the right to make unlimited contributions (lobbying and cash) to political candidates. More...

311 Failures

Dear Editor, I awoke this morning to find virtually every road in Far Rockaway covered with ice, so I called 311. You may imagine my shock when they said that they couldn’t accept the complaint! More...

Tea Bagger’s Delight

Dear Editor, I see that my old friend Joseph O’Malley is back on his angry donkey, lance in hand, tilting at windmills in an attempt to fend off the latest imagined onslaught from the presumedly evil, stupid and murderous Right wing. More...

Driver DOA In Cross Bay Boulevard Crash

An Arverne man driving his green Volkwagon Jetta southbound on Cross Bay Boulevard in a driving rainstorm on Tuesday night lost control of the vehicle and crashed into an electrical pole, killing him instantly, police say. More...

Free Buses Available For MTA Hearing

Local activists and displeased residents vow to pack a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) public hearing this week to once again fight for their right to travel free over the Cross Bay Bridge. More...

Community

‘Freezin’ In Rockaway Beach For A Reason

The Inaugural Queens Polar Plunge is scheduled to take place this Saturday, February 27 on the shore of Beach 86 Street to Benefit Special Olympics New York. More...

Local State Park In Bayswater To Close

Governor Paterson’s plan to close a number of state parks as part of his budget-cutting plan has come to Rockaway. More...

Weiner Sets Rockaway Meet On LNG Island

At the urging of Representative Anthony Weiner the U.S. More...

School News

Visitation Academy Students Get Inspired by the Census

Eighth grade students at Visitation Academy recently completed a semester long project designed to highlight the importance of participating in the US Census in 2010. More...

Pal Announces Winners Of Art Contest

In February, the Police Athletic League (PAL) announced the Queens winners of its Annual Brotherhood/Sisterhood Art Contest. More...

Visitation Academy Holds Father/Daughter Dance

Visitation Academy recently held their annual Father/Daughter Valentine Dance at Fontbonne Hall. Daughters from all grades spent the afternoon dancing with their fathers and grandfathers. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Irregular

Game Changers

With Congressional Democrats and the Obama administration on the ropes over their recent health care overreach and ongoing fiscal indiscipline, the Republican Party smells blood as it looks for its own restoration in this year’s elections. More...

East End Matters...

Rockaway Master Plan Must Be Community Effort

Several weeks ago approximately 50 area residents got together to discuss the viability of creating a Master Plan for the Rockaways. The meeting was a success as everyone agreed it was time Rockawayites took charge of their future. More...

Broad Channel Bits

All the rain this past week washed away the piles of snow that were still lying around the edges and corners of the streets. The leftover snow was really dirty looking, so the rain was fortunate! More...

Sports

BCHS Wins First Round Home Playoff Game

Khalil Bratton was battling a race against time for Beach Channel High School’s first round playoff game on Wednesday. More...

Confident Seahorses Shine To Beat Columbus

Far Rockaway boys basketball coach Mark Bacchus had a lot to discuss with his team as they left their home court at halftime on Tuesday. More...

Surging Scholars Academy Win Landmark Playoff Game

Scholars Academy girls varsity basketball coach Janet Kleiner could see her players were a bit nervous on their home court. They were about to play their first ever PSAL B playoff game against visitors Clara Barton High School. More...

Obits

Samuel Obsala Brown

Musician

Samuel Obsala Brown, 72, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 9. Brown was born December 22, 1937, in New Orleans, Louisiana. More...

Jane Helen Corbett

Supervisor, Verizon Corp.

Jane Helen Corbett, 80, a 55-year Rockaway resident, died February 17. Corbett was born February 4, 1930, in Queens, New York, and worked for AT&T, NY Telephone, and retired from Verizon. More...

Mary Frances Daley

Retired, Intercontinental Hotels

Mary Frances “Fran” Daley, 61, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 19. Daley was born February 29, 1948, in Rockaway Beach and moved to Pennsylvania 13 years ago from Queens, New York. She was an active member of St. More...


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