June 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Four-Car Motor Vehicle Accident Hospitalizes Five + Pets

A stalled car caused a four-car pileup on Beach Channel Drive last week, sending five people and a number of dogs to various hospitals. More...

Meeks: Axe House Ethics Committee

Under investigation by several federal and state grand juries and faced with a probe in the House of Representatives, Congressman Gregory Meeks, who represents the eastern end of the Rockaway peninsula, has proposed a bill that would put a muzzle on More...

Arrested In Connection With Two Robbery Attempts

Police arrested a local man in New Rochelle who was accused of trying to rob two check-cashing stores in that city. Melvin Adams, 34, of 8416 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Far Rockaway, was charged with two counts of third-degree attempted robbery. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Robin Hood’ — Scottacular

Following on the hoof-prints of “Kingdom of Heaven,” Director Ridley Scott has created another Medieval slash-and-crash spectacular. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Rockaway escaped the dreaded rip currents during the Memorial Day weekend, but a college student died in Long Beach, just to the west of Rockaway, when a current took him out to sea just before the weekend. More...

School Scope

Rumblings

It may turn out to be a minor quake, the equivalent of two rocks rubbing against each other, or something much bigger. It started at PS 24K in Sunset Park where teachers decided to picket on the morning of June 4. More...

Broad Channel Bits

More than a few people predicted that we’d feel summer’s heat all at once rather than gradually. And they were right — it’s the first half of June and we’ve had heat that usually comes along in late summer. More...

Sports

Williams Gets One Step Closer To Reaching Olympic Dream

The last few months for Joseph “Mack” Williams have been a whirlwind ride. Especially when the 22- year old amateur fighter stepped into the ring at the U.S. Senior Olympic Northeast Regional Cham-pionships More...

McDonald-Smith Brings Home Third PSAL Title

On Wednesday, May 26, Xander McDonald-Smith (pictured draining a long putt in front of his competitors) shot a blistering 73 (one over par) at Bethpage State Park’s challenging Blue Course. More...

Close Games Highlight Rockaway Little League Action

The Rockaway Little League regular season winds down this weekend. Last week’s action featured two games settled in the final at-bats. More...

Letters

Dollar Vans

Dear Editor,Can your paper do an article or editorial on the so-called “Dollar Vans” that seem to be running amok along Rockaway Beach Boulevard? More...

Fix the Ferries

Dear Editor, It is my understanding that there is $15 million available in federal funding as “capital” for the purchase of new ferries for the Rockaway/ Brooklyn/Manhattan line. More...

Complaints of Vagrancy

Dear Editor, I am writing in concern of the nuisance that is rapidly taking over the Rockaway Park area. The beggars, whom are most commonly found on the boardwalk or street between Beach 116 and Beach 120 Streets. More...

Mystery Deepens In Dayton Plunge

‘I’m done with everybody,” the Facebook post said. “If we spend our time with regrets over yesterday and worries about what might happen tomorrow, we have no today in which to live.” More...

Scholars’ Students May Have To Hit The Road

Seventh and eighth grade students who plan to attend Scholars’ Academy in September may have to opt for a school closer to home or find a new means of transportation to get to the Rockaway school under a rule that makes them ineligible for yell More...

Community

Join In The ‘Relay For Life’ June 12-13

The American Cancer Society will be hosting the 11th Annual Relay for Life of Riis Park, which will take place on June 12-13 at the Bay 9 Mall. More...

Cliffords Voted Family Of The Year

Cynthia Clifford claims that she never won anything before in her life. More...

HILI Class of 1960 Holds Reunion At Old School Campus

Fifty graduates of the Hebrew Institute of Long Island (HILI) came home to their old school campus on Sunday, June 6 to rekindle old friendships and to visit the school, which is now the campus of Yeshiva Darchei Torah on Beach 19 Street and Seagirt More...

School News

Rockaway Rotary Presents School Awards

The Rockaway Rotary Club held its annual School Awards Luncheon last Wednesday, June 2, at the Bungalow Restaurant on Beach 92 Street on the bay. More...

PS 215Q Children “Multiplication Winners”

Far Rockaway—Fifth grade PS 215Q student Lillianny Guzman (second from the right) proudly shows off her first place prize from the PS 215Q Multiplication contest. More...

PS/MS 105 Runs Another Successful Food Drive

PS/MS 105 continued their community service contributions when students collected more than 200 pounds of food for City Harvest. More...

Milestones

Wave Columnist At International Film Expo

Robert Snyder (left) and his brother, Philip Snyder flank television star Abe Vigoda. More...

Rockaway Area Residents Graduate

The Rockaway area residents, Erin M. Casey, of Rockaway Park and Joseph Mingino of Neponsit graduated on May 16 in Quinnipiac University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony. More...

Local Enters National Honor Society

At the recent National Honor Society Installation Ceremony held at Beach Channel High School, junior Jeremy Lugo of Far Rockaway became a member of the Honor Society, Arista Division. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Please Mister Mayor, Pass The Waiver

There is no doubt in anybody’s mind that the construction of the new YMCA planned for Beach 73 Street in Arverne By The Sea is an important piece in what is the puzzle of Rockaway’s revitalization. More...

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Obits

Marion Coyne

Telephone Switchboard Operator

Marion Coyne, 75, a 35-year Rockaway resident, died June 3. Coyne was born on August 23, 1934 in Greenock, Scotland. She worked as a telephone switchboard operator for the New York Telephone Company and Peninsula Hospital Center. More...

Edith M. Gaal

Retired Administrative Assistant

Edith M. Gaal, 84, a longtime Rockaway Point resident, died June 7. Gaal was a resident of Rockaway Point and worked as an administrative assistant. More...

Eunice U. Harris

Human Resources Administrator

Eunice U. Harris, 92, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 26. Harris was born on March 21, 1918 in Portsmouth, Virginia. She worked as a Human Resources Administrator. More...


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