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Cops See Hammels Drug Deal, Bust Two

“She’s My Wife,” Perp Says

A Brooklyn man who, cops say, came to Rockaway to score some drugs, was busted, along with his local supplier, by police officers from the 100 Precinct on May 26, after officers spotted the two making the drug transaction. More...

Two Busted For Belle Harbor Break-In

Two women were busted on May 20 when they were found inside the porch of a Belle Harbor home at 1:20 a.m. Susan Rizzo, who lives in the Beach 126 Street home, was awakened by noise early on the morning of May 20. More...

SUV Flips, Burns On Addabbo Bridge

An SUV driving southbound on the Addabbo Bridge, which connects Howard Beach with Broad Channel, flipped and rolled several times at about 4:50 p.m. on May 30, causing the car to burst into flames. More...

School News

BCHS Art Students Shine At Queens Museum

The work of eight Beach Channel High School art students was chosen to be exhibited at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadow Park as part of the 2010 Knowledge Network LSO Art Exhibit. More...

State Passes Charter School Reform

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Education Committee Chair Catherine Nolan today announced the passage of legislation to reform the state’s charter school system. More...

St. Rose Of Lima Holds Annual Bike-A-Thon

The annual St. Rose of Lima Walk, Skate, and Bike-a-Thon was held last Friday at St. Rose of Lima School on Beach 84 Street. The event was another successful fundraiser for the school. More...

Milestones

Six Residents Graduated From Marist College

Six locals graduated together from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY on May 21. The Princeton Review ranks Marist in the top ten percentile of all institutions of higher learning in the United States. More...

Kearney Earns Graduate Degree

Allison L. Kearney of Rockaway Point received her graduate degree from the University of Scranton. She was awarded a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy on May 29. More...

Grimaldi Turns Two

Rockaway Beach resident Johnny Grimaldi, son of MaryLou Greg, grandson of Sally and the late Johnny Mc- Gongle, and Ralph and Marlene Grimaldi of Melbourne, Florida., celebrated his birthday with his sister, Molly, and cousins, the Mikells. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Summer’s Opening Salvo Brings Joy, Tears

They say that spring brings renewal. For Rockaway, the beginning of the summer season this year showed several faces, including the good, the bad and the downright ugly. First, the good. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

The Miss-Spoken Word

Dear Editor, George Washington said to his Mother, ‘’I cannot miss-speak; I chopped down the Cherry Tree." More...

Sadness Over Beach 116 Street

Dear Editor, I read the Opinions column of the April 30 edition, “A Bad Sign for Rockaway’s Renaissance,” with sadness. I was born and raised in Rockaway and eventually moved out of state. More...

Upcoming Election

Dear Editor, I read with interest the article stating Asher Taub is running against Gregory Meeks for the 6th District, House of Representatives. More...

Memorial Day Celebrated

Memorial Day was celebrated all over the Rockaway peninsula and beyond last weekend, with parades, beaches, good food and lots of events. Pictured, the ceremony at St. Francis de Sales Church on Monday. More...

Memorial Day Marred By Beach, Subway Mayhem

It was déjà vu all over again. And, what many see as the beginning of a long, hot, violent summer on Rockaway’s beaches. More...

Community

Dredging Continues In Rockaway Inlet

Dredging vessels and pipes remain anchored in the Rockaway Inlet as pleasure boats take to the water on Memorial Day. More...

Bloomberg Sets New York City Civic Corps

Mayor Michael R. More...

Father Devine Celebrates 50 Years

Local priest, , will be celebrating his 50th anniversary of being ordained, on May 28. Father James was born in 1934 to Thomas, a coffee roaster for the A&P, and Mary, a homemaker. More...

Business News

Showcase Window Treatments:

Rockaway’s Shop@Home Service

Sal features free estimates, measuring and installation, plus he is always available to address problems after the installation is made. Sal can be reached at 718-843-5719. More...

Columnists

Point of View

CARING

One of the books that I reread during the past year was a best seller entitled “The Healing Heart” by Norman Cousins. More...

The Rockaway Beat

This is the fourth, and probably the last, 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...

From The Artists Studio

The Adventure Of Paint – Two Openings

“Every painting is an adventure. When it is finished, I’ll start another adventure.” So says Susan De Castro, whose solo show begins in sTudio 6 Gallery on Saturday, June 5. More...

Sports

Local Fighter Wins Big In Ring And Community

Local Rockaway resident and professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Chris Romulo was awarded the title of World Kickboxing Association Professional North East Champion after defeating opponent, Sean Hinds, on May 14, at the Lexington Armory in More...

BCHS Falls In PSAL Tennis Title Game

Court 6 at the USTA Center at Flushing Meadows Park became the nerve center last Friday afternoon for the Beach Channel/Channel View boys tennis team. More...

Gallagher Named As 2010 Atlantic 10 Academic All-American

Fordham University junior Kerri Gallagher (Belle Harbor/Bishop Kearney) was recognized along with graduate student Brigid Moriarty (Manchester Center, Vt./Burr and Burton Seminary), and senior John Korevec (Neenah, Wisc./Xavier) for their athletic a More...

Obits

Arlene V. Boyle

Proprietor

Arlene V. Boyle, a 22-year Rockaway resident, died May 31. Boyle was born in Brooklyn, New York and was president and proprietor of A&B Dial-A-Van Ambulette Company. More...

Gloria A. Farris

School Crossing Guard

Gloria A. Farris, 75, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 2. Farris was born on August 15, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York and worked as a school crossing guard for 31 years, retiring in 1995. She and her family were Rockaway residents since 1960. More...

Mamie B. Keaton

Former Resident

Mamie B. Keaton, a former Rockaway resident, died May 27. Keaton was a longtime Far Rockaway resident who recently moved to McDonough, Georgia. She was a civil rights activist and well known to many in Queens, New York. More...


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