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CBB Toll…A Burden On All

Residents, Business And Real Estate All Impacted

The Cross Bay Bridge toll fight is over and Rockaway lost. The passing of the MTA budget last week means that the resident rebate program enjoyed for more than a decade on the Cross Bay Bridge is finished. More...

Smith Hires Defense Attorney

News Says He Profited From Yet Another Charter

Investigators and the media are taking an ever-closer look at the dealings of New York State Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm Smith even as the beleaguered legislator has hired a top Albany criminal defense attorney to represent his interests. More...

Meeks Helps Family Gain FDA Approval

Congressman Gregory W. More...

Business News

SBA Warns Small Businesses Of Loan Scams

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is warning small businesses to use caution if they are contacted by firms offering to help them apply for funds available through SBA programs. More...

Columnists

School Scope

Will Court Victory Stop Tweed’s Relentless March To Close Schools?

I received the news of last Friday’s court ruling by judge Joan Lobis preventing the DOE from closing 19 schools, including Beach Channel HS, in an exuberant phone call from BCHS student leader Chris Petrillo. More...

Congressman Meeks Speaks

Health Care Reform: Help Is On The Way

It was a spectacular moment last Tuesday in the East Room of the White House. The occasion was the signing ceremony for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. More...

From The Councilman’s Desk

MTA Cuts Don’t Make Cents

Last Wednesday, the MTA Executive Board passed a package of service cuts aimed at tackling an $800 million budget shortfall for 2010. More...

Sports

Brown Cooks Up Winning Formula At Golden Gloves

Marlon Brown has been accustomed in the past two years to compete in the Daily News Golden Gloves and have fans watch his every movement in the ring. More...

Bujaj Ends Williams’ Golden Gloves Title Bid

When the final bell was rung to signal the end of the three-round 201-pound open class championship at Madison Square Garden, Joseph “Mack” Williams had a feeling he would be on the losing end. More...

New York A’s Hockey Team Moving To Federal League

Aviator Sports & Events Center has announced that their New York Aviators Single “A” professional hockey team has joined the Federal Hockey League (www.thefederalhockey league.com), an international professional hockey association. More...

Obits

Kathleen O. Conneely

School Secretary

Kathleen O. Conneely, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 29. Conneely was born in Galway, Menlough, Ireland. She later moved to Rockaway and resided here for the past 48 years. She is a retired school secretary for J.H.S 198 in Arverne. More...

Evelyn Gabriel

Former Resident

Evelyn Gabriel, 98, a former Rockaway resident, died March 18 in Winter Haven, Florida. Gabriel once worked as a printer for The Wave before moving to Florida. More...

Kimmoya Kimone Gray

Student

Kimmoya Kimone Gray, 11, a Rockaway resident, died March 31. Gray was born in Jamaica on July 21, 1998 and later moved to Far Rockaway with her family. She was a member of the Church of God. Funeral arrangements remained private. More...

BCHS Gets Reprieve; Bloomberg Vows To Fight

Beach Channel High School and 18 other schools that were slated to be shut down by the Department of Education got a reprieve late last week when a judge ruled that the city engaged in “significant violations” of the new state law governi More...

Local Reaction To Health Care Reform Bill

One-time Democratic leader in the House of Representatives Tip O’Neill famously said, “all politics is local.” If that is true, the health reform bill just signed into law by President Barak Obama is not universally loved by local More...

Community

Free Legal Aid To Homeowners In Foreclosure

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York City Chief Service Officer Diahann Billings-Burford, Corporation Counsel Michael A. More...

Pheffer Urges Everyone To Walk For Karen

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer urges everyone to make a difference in the lives of critically ill children and join in the Walk/Run for Friends of Karen at the Long Island Marathon. More...

Bridge Lifts To Continue Through May

Daily multiple bridge lifts requiring full periodic closure of the Marine Parkway Brid ge will continue through May. The lifts, which cause a halt to vehicular traffic for approximately 15 minutes, are required by the U.S. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘The Ghost Writer’ – Paranoia From Polanski

No wonder writer/director Roman Polanski is master of the paranoid thriller. As a boy, the future Oscar winner survived the Holocaust hiding in a barn. More...

Milestones

Museum Volunteers Honored At Dinner

Several Rockaway residents were honored at a volunteer recognition dinner on November 16 at The Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park. More...

The Rockaway Jetty To Host Dinner Dance

The Rockaway Jetty will be hosting its 2nd Annual Dinner Dance/Meet and Greet on Friday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. at The Knights of Columbus, located at 333 Beach 90 Street, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693. More...

Christopher Thomas Keane Born

Christopher Thomas Keane was born February 2, 2010 to Robert and Allison Keane. He was the grandson of Robert and Jackie Gates and Eddie and Margie Callahan. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Big Win For The Kids

Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Joan Lobis has reminded Mayor Michael Bloomberg and School Chancellor Joel Klein that they are not above the law. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

Pols Are Blood Sucking Creatures’

The writer is the founder and president of Mother Against Guns.

Dear Editor, The “revelations” of wrong-doing by some of our “elected” or perhaps I should say “selected” officials are making headlines everyday, and I must ask - are you surprised? Hell no, I’m not! More...

Thoughts On The Challenge Charter

Dear Editor, My name is Tonyia Dos.Santos and I am the parent of a fourth grade student at Goldie Maple Academy / PS/MS 333 in District 27. More...

The Real Story On Health Care

Dear Editor, When my daughter announced that she’d received a small scholarship for the college of her choice, and that I’d pay for the remainder, I had two simultaneous thoughts: I can’t afford it, and it has to be done. More...


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