May 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Plan To End Broad Channel Flooding

Just two months after a Nor’easter flooded homes in Broad Channel and required boats to bring people to safety, it was announced that a $24 million project to alleviate the constant monthly flooding Broad Channel residents experience would be i More...

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MGP Site Could Face Three-Month Delay

National Grid project officials announced this week during an update on the Rockaway Park MGP remediation project that there is a possibility of work being extended through December if the much needed Beach Channel Drive barrier wall cannot be insta More...

MTA Seeks To Cut Rockaway Summer Special Buses

You would not think that special bus runs to Rockaway on summer weekends could become controversial, but the runs, which require overtime payments for drivers, have become one centerpiece battle between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA More...

FR Man Busted For Heroin Possession In PA

A suspected Far Rockaway gang member and two other individuals were arrested last week after a high speed chase through a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania suburb that resulted in police confiscating 350 bags of heroin, according to published reports. More...

School News

Fontbonne Hall Students Win National Merit Honor

Fontbonne Hall Academy juniors Alyssa Cannizzaro, Nicole Spina, and Francesca Teora have been named Commended National Merit Scholars, which has put them among the top 50,000 students in the United St More...

Recreation Center Children Explore Japan

On Wednesday April 28, the children at Sorrentino Recreation Center Afterschool Program (sponsored by Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation) were fortunate enough to begin their Japanese Explorer Program where the children learned many things about More...

PS/MS 114 Takes Part In Track Meet

Mariah McHale, Sean Hogan and Meredith Lederman fights for the lead in the Randy Hanson pose with their medals. girls 50-meter dash. More...

Business News

Breezy Tour & Travel

Travel Is The Only Thing You Buy That Makes You Richer

Whether you’re planning to visit the Albuquerque Balloon Festival in late September, the Calgary Stampede in July or the Yellowstone Park Winter Wonderland, Breezy Tour & Travel can find exactly More...

Milestones

Gert And Steve Intrabartola Celebrate 60 Years

Gert and Steve Intrabartola celebate their 60th wedding anniversary today, May 21. The couple have lived their entire married life in Rockaway. More...

Webb Celebrated 93rd Birthday With Family

Odessa Webb celebrated her 93rd birthday at the Harbor Light restaurant last week with son Richard; daughters Marilyn and Judy; grandson Harold; and her greatgrandchildren Casey, Christina and Brandon More...

Shared Birthdays 19 Years Apart

The Colon and Curbelo families will soon be celebrating two birthdays 19 years apart. Johnny will be turning 21 and his son, Johnny Jr., will be turning two years old. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Kick Political Parties Out Of The Election Process

At first, the idea of eliminating party affiliation in citywide elections sounds silly – sort of like eliminating the jelly from a PBJ sandwich. At second look, however, the plan might not be as outlandish as it sounds at first blush. More...

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Letters

Alarmed At PS/MS 114 Cuts

The following correspondent was allowed to remain anonymous for fear of retribution against his or her child by school authorities. Dear Editor, More...

New York Gets Shortchanged

Dear Editor, This letter was sent to President Barack Obama from State Senator Malcolm Smith. Dear Mr. President, More...

Woman Dies Under Wheels Of A Train

An still-unidentified Hispanic woman, reportedly a resident of a Far Rockaway half-way house apparently committed suicide at about 6:53 p.m. on May 19 by jumping off the A Train platform at Beach 36 Street into the path of an oncoming subway train. More...

Volunteers Ready Tribute Park For Summer

Volunteers come early every Tuesday morning to Tribute Park to ready the moving memorial to those who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 for the coming summer More...

Community

Blue Angels Come To Jones Beach Memorial Day

Bethpage Federal Credit Union, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will present the United States Navy Blue Angels, the renowned Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, as headliners for the Bethpage Federal Cred More...

St. Camillus Goes Bowling

Students of St. Camillus School had lots of fun at “Bowling Day” on April 24. St. Camillus Bowling Day was held at the Woodmere Bowling Lanes. More...

Beach 116 Street Ceremony For Beverly Baxter Renaming

A ceremony was held on Saturday morning at Beach 116 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard to honor the memory of Rockaway icon Beverly Baxter. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

‘Cactus Flower’ In Bloom At Fort Tilden Theater

A Wave Review

Members of the Rockaway Theatre Company are busy at rehearsal in preparation for the May 28 opening of Abe Burrows’ hilarious comedy “Cactus Flower.” More...

‘Death At A Funeral’ – Dead Joking

What’s funny about a funeral? Plenty, according to comedian Chris Rock and company, who milk every ounce of slapstick-raunch conceivable for their film farce, “Death at a Funeral.” More...

RAA Presents ‘If Only I Were You’

A full cast takes the stage to perform a reading of local writer Liz Palombo’s “If Only I Were You.” Presented by the RockWriters, with the Rockaway Artists Alliance and RAA Writers Group, the fledgling comedy screenplay tells the story of an aspiri More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Broad Channel residents tried hard to convince DOT officials to put a halt to the plan to renovate Cross Bay Boulevard and “make it safer” by reducing each roadway by one lane between the town and the Joseph P. More...

It’s My Turn

Remembering A Front-Line Artist

For the second time the United States Post Office issued a stamp honoring the most famous front-line artist of WWII. William Henry “Bill” Mauldin was born in Mountain Park, New Mexico on October 29, 1921. More...

The Rockaway Beat

This is the third of a series of columns detailing the words of a new book on education by one of the most knowledgeable educational historians in the nation. More...

Sports

Italy Rules The 2010 Peninsula World Cup Soccer Championships

Teams representing Italy claimed three of the six titles in this year’s Peninsula Cup. Argentina, Brazil and England each claimed one title. More...

H.S. Roundup: Duggan Throws First No-Hitter

Archbishop Molloy pitcher John Duggan already had an inkling that Monday was turning out to be a special day. Duggan’s teammates didn’t speak to him throughout the latter stage of his stellar outing against rivals Holy Cross. More...

Materna Pitches No Hitter For Junior Boys Orioles

Karl Materna, of the Guerrara Management Orioles in the Junior Boys Division pitched a no-hitter on May 15. Materna retired 20 of the 22 batters he faced, allowing only one walk in the game. More...

Obits

Mildred D. Scanlon

Teacher

Mildred D. Scanlon, a lifelong summer Rockaway resident, died May 14. More...

Mary Fran Cleary

Former Resident

Mary Fran Cleary, 70, a former Rockaway resident, died May 11. Cleary was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Belle Harbor. She graduated from Stella Maris High School and Gibbs Business School. More...

Joan Selby Cudjoe

Longtime Resident

Joan Selby Cudjoe, 75, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 3. Cudjoe was born on September 10, 1934 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. She worked as a seamstress, checker and later, as a home attendant. More...


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