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Questions Swirl Around Peninsula Preparatory Academy

Question Smith’s Role, Why Charter Moved To ABTS

An investigation by the New York Daily News I-Team has sparked more questions about the connection among the Peninsula Preparatory Academy, State Senator Malcolm Smith and the developers of Arverne By The Sea, the developers that have provided a fre More...

Two Busted For Beach 116 St. Break-In

Two men were arrested this month in connection with an earlier burglary at a Beach 116 Street deli, police and court sources say. More...

Stabbing Vic Not ‘Gang Enough’

Police sources say that Mario Alberto Canton Quijada, 25, who was stabbed to death by two men on Wednesday, March 17 on the Beach at Beach 12 Street, died because he was not sufficiently dedicated to a vicious Ecuadorian gang called MS 13, of which More...

School News

New School Gets OK To Make Goldie Maple Home

Despite intense opposition from parents whose children attend Goldie Maple Academy, students there will now be sharing their building with a new charter school that is set to open in August. More...

CVSR Raises Money For The Special Olympics

On February 12, Channel View School for Research held a volleyball game between teachers and high school students who were members of the National Honor Society. More...

Bishop Ford Students Attend ‘In The Heights’

Thirty-five students from Bishop Ford High School’s Spanish classes attended the hit Broadway show, “In The Heights.” The students had orchestra seats and were able to meet the star More...

Milestones

St. Rose Of Lima Teachers Honored

Theresa Andersen, principal, and Bridge Murphy, eighth grade teacher, both of St. More...

Michael Caprio Turns 8

Michael Anthony Caprio of Breezy Point celebrated his eighth birthday on February 27, with family and friends. More...

Girl Scouts Host Assemblywoman Pheffer

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer was pleased to be the special guest at the February 2010 meeting of Girl Scout Troop #4989 and Cadette Troop #4993. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Did Republicans Shoot Themselves In The Foot?

There is something to be said for a political body acting as a ‘loyal opposition,” pushing its own ideas and forcing reconciliation and compromise on the party in power. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

Drinking On The Fire Trucks

Dear Editor, At The St. More...

Cross Bay Bridge Injustice

Dear Editor, On Friday evening March 19 at 5:54 p.m. my cell phone rang. More...

Do They Really Care?

Dear Editor, Mr. Bloomberg and Mr. Klein keep telling us how interested they are in our city’s schools, but more telling is what they do. Some of the top schools in the country are in New York City. More...

MTA Passes CBB Toll ‘Compromise’

The Metropolitan Transportation Author ity (MTA) Finance Committee voted to approve a set of modifications this week to the MTA budget cuts, which includes charging Rockaway residents for just the first two tolls across the bridge each day. More...

No Murder Charge For Seagirt Shooter

ARockaway man who accidentally shot and killed an acquaintance during a life and death struggle for a handgun inside a vehicle on Seagirt Boulevard and Beach 6 Street last week will not face a murder charge, court sources say. More...

Community

RDRC Hosts Third Annual Card Exchange

Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, the Beechwood Organization and the Benjamin Companies held their Third Annual Rockaway Peninsula Business Card Exchange at Arverne By The Sea last week. More...

Pheffer Welcomes Shalom Task Force

Assemblywomen Audrey I. Pheffer, Nettie Mayersohn and Helene E. More...

Community Agriculture

The opportunity to buy high quality organic fruits and vegetables more cheaply than in area food stores – that is what a local organization is offering people on the peninsula who become members of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Brooklyn’s Finest’ – Police In Pain

The policemen in the film, “Brooklyn’s Finest,” may not be the best law enforcement officers, but they could be the most miserable. More...

Business News

Rock Jetty Wine & Spirits

Newest Liquor Store on the Peninsula!

For a long time, residents in the Playland area of Rockaway Beach had to travel a distance to buy a bottle of wine to take to a party or enjoy with dinner. More...

Columnists

Notes from the High C’s

Rockaway Music and Arts Council

It’s been a while since “The High C’s” has appeared and that is because I have been waiting to see if our negotiations with Gateway would have a successful conclusion. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The Riis Park Beach, Bath House, and Parking Lot from the Air…1995

Looking clean, neat and tidy, and ready for business, the Riis Park Bath House strikes an impressive pose in this 1995 aerial view of the Riis Park Bathing Beach. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

The Road Ahead

The passage of the health care bill, after a bitter year of partisan battle fought in the halls of Congress and in the media, heralds a massive change to American society. More...

Sports

Lady Dolphins Aim For Lacrosse Title Repeat

The clouds were getting dark and rain was about to land on Midwood Field Tuesday afternoon. More...

Peninsula Cup Soccer Springs Into Action With Several Close Games

Spring has sprung in Rockaway and with it has come the fourth season of Peninsula Cup soccer. Sporting new uniforms and team names from the World Cup, youngsters from across Rockaway hit the pitch last week. More...

SFDS Team Wins In Boyle Tournament

The St. Francis de Sales fifth grade girls basketball team is all smiles after beating St. Aldabert’s in the SFDS Peggy Boyle Tournament, 13-8, in the fifth grade championship. More...

Obits

Mary Ellen Donato

Homemaker

Mary Ellen Donato, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 24. Donato was born in the Bronx and later moved to Rockaway. She was a member of St. Camillus, St. Rose of Lima and St. Francis de Sales senior clubs. More...

Al Kuhn

Printer

Al Kuhn, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 21. Kuhn was born in Manhattan and moved to Rockaway 18 years ago from Hackensack, New Jersey. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later worked as a printer. More...

Jeanette Ryan-Leonard

Federal Employee

Jeanette Ryan-Leonard, 57, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 18. Leonard was born in the Bronx on March 28, 1952 to parents Thomas and Blanche Ryan. She attended St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church and School. More...


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