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Common Senseless BCD Gridlock

In order to repave Beach Channel Drive between Beach 116 Street and Beach 108 Street, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) shut down both eastbound lanes of Rockaway’s main thoroughfare for the entire day on Monday. More...

Few Students Slated For BCHS Freshman Class

New School ‘Aggressively Taking Over Building’

The off-again, on-again status of a local high school has caused a new problem for its administrators and staff — nobody seems to want to go there. More...

Koppel Death Ruled An Accident

The New York City Chief Medical Examiner reported this week that famed newscaster, Ted Koppel’s son, Andrew Koppel, overdosed on a combination of alcohol, heroin, cocaine and valium. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

moe. Comes To Westbury

Live Nation presents the feel good, jam band moe. at the Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, July 3 at 8 p.m. More...

MovieScope

“Solitary Man’ – Michael’s Mini-Gekko

Michael Douglas is really good at being bad. He perfected it in his Oscar-winning “Wall Street” role as high stakes scammer Gordon Gekko, which he has repeated in his much-anticipated “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.” More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The Far Rockaway rally to save Engine 328, one of the three fire companies assigned to the Big House on Central Avenue was well attended and speakers made their point that the east end community is indeed a special case because of its isolatio More...

The Rockaway Beat

Making Money On Charter Schools: Bundles For Politicians And Educational Partners

Wealthy investors and major banks are making a fortune on the charter school movement, but they do it so far below the radar that most people, even charter supporters, don’t understand what’s going on. More...

School Scope

BloomKlein’s Very Own Gusher: Spill, Baby Spill

You don’t have to drill a mile down into the ocean or run a drilling rig into oblivion to create the disastrous muck of an oil spill. Or go to The Gulf to see the impact. More...

Sports

Father And Son End Successful Era On Winning Note

Frank Laino was celebrating with his NYC All-Star football team on Tuesday night after his team completed their 15-10 comeback over Long Island at the Outback Steakhouse Empire High School Football Challenge. More...

BCAC Pee Wee Shamrocks Win CYO Championship

The BCAC St. Virgilius/St. Camillus Pee Wee Shamrocks defeated Queen of Peace this past Saturday 6-0 to win the Queens CYO B Championship. The win extended the Shamrocks record to 12-0, completing a perfect season. More...

Pepper Steppers Finish Second In Double Dutch Championships

Stan’s Pepper Steppers, Rockaway’s top Double Dutch group, gave a great effort recently in the 37th Annual American Double Dutch League World Invitational Championships that took place in Sumter, South Carolina from June 18-19. More...

Letters

Outrage Over Roadwork

Dear Editor, Once again, Rockaway residents get the shaft. Beach Channel Drive gets grated on a Friday afternoon with no warning. No signs. Just pull up and do the job. More...

Shame, Shame

Dear Editor, You should be ashamed of yourselves. Not only are your statements cold and cruel but many of them are also false. More...

Major Health Care Cuts Affect Local Hospitals

Governor David Paterson’s plan to cut $775 million from state health care services will undoubtedly affect Rockaway’s two private hospitals, Peninsula Hospital Center and St. More...

Watch Out Where You Walk Even On The Sidewalk

Better keep your eye on the road, even when you are on the sidewalk. More...

Community

Hands Link In Environmental Crusade

In times of international upheaval over the Gulf oil-spill, one organization is bringing conerns to a local platform. More...

RWA Hosts "Rockspot" Bike Tour

This past Saturday Don Riepe, the Jamaica Bay Guardian, led a bike tour of the western section of the Rockaway peninsula for the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA). More...

PS/MS 105 Students Try To Save Library

On Wednesday, June 16, the students of PS/MS 105 filled out and decorated “Save the Library” postcards in conjunction with the Arverne Library on Beach 54 Street. More...

School News

St. Francis de Sales School Crowns Mary

The St. Francis de Sales second grade children dressed in their communion outfits and honored Mary the mother of Jesus by crowning her with a crown of flowers in church. The entire school attended and sang songs as Mary was honored. More...

School Play Met with Praise

Eighth grade students at Visitation Academy in Brooklyn performed “A Year with Frog and Toad” this spring. More...

Rockaway Students Learn About Water Safety

Students at PS 43 recently got a chance to board the CUNY on Wheels bus to take part in the first series of Ocean Lab NYC workshops hosted by the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. More...

Milestones

Robinson Named Cop Of The Month

Captain Michael LiPetri presents PO Thomas Robinson with Cop of the Month for a gun collar and arrests he made in response to a recent wave of auto break-ins. More...

Pheffer Welcomes American Legion

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer welcomed the Queens County American Legion members to Albany to discuss their legislative agenda for 2010. More...

Named To Scranton U. Dean’s List

Two Local students, Casey B. McCormack and Keri L. D’Emic have been named to the Dean’s list at the University of Scranton, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Wanted: Several Viable Political Candidates

Even though they often had feet of clay, they were political giants – concerned with their constituents and with doing right for society as a whole, dedicated to serving their fellow man and woman. More...

The DOT Does It To Rockaway Again

Let us count the ways that the city’s Department of Transportation has impacted Rockaway: closed lanes, no parking signs, bike lanes, shared bike lanes, no-turn lanes, a mish-mash of white painted lines that control our motoring lives. More...

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Obits

April Anthony

Nurse’s Aide

April Anthony, 67, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died June 8. Anthony was born on January 10, 1943 in Far Rockaway. She worked as a nurse’s aide. Anthony was preceded in death by her siblings, Jesse Jr., Brian and Gail; and nephew, Troy. More...

Racquel Connie Christine Artis

Sales Associate

Racquel Connie Christine Artis, 20, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died June 7. Artis was born on December 20, 1989 in Far Rockaway. She worked as a sales associate. More...

Betty Barnes

Housekeeper

Betty Barnes, 73, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 10. Barnes was born on March 16, 1937 in Anniston, Alabama. She worked as a housekeeper. Barnes was preceded in death by her parents, Tunk Truitt and Dora Truitt and B.J. More...


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