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Paez Dips Toe Into Politics In Run Against Pheffer

Rockaway resident Harold Paez is not your usual political candidate. First of all, he is not a politician, but a DPM, a doctor who specializes in foot and ankle problems at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. More...

Sanders Allocates Additional $1.87M For YMCA

Councilmember James Sanders Jr. announced this week that he has secured $1.87 million for further construction on the Arverne By The Sea YMCA, giving hope to the Rockaway community that the facility may finally include an indoor gymnasium. More...

Rockaway Park Eyesore To Be Demolished

The partially constructed and abandoned Rockaway Park condos adjacent to the Rockaway Wastewater Treatment Plant will be demolished this week and turned into two storage facilities for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Prince Of Persia’ – Jumpin’ Jake Flash

What swashbuckler Errol Flynn did for dueling, Jake Gyllenhaal tries to do for jumping. More...

Milestones

Smith Graduates High School

Anthony Smith graduated June 25 with honors from FDA IV High School. He is the son of Olga Rivera and Pete Smith. He is pursuing a nursing degree at Queensborough Community College. More...

Rockaway Couple Wed

On June 11, John Manzo and Amy Lane were married at St. Rose of Lima Church in Rockaway Beach. More...

Mundy Receives Award

At the June 24th meeting of the Broad Channel Civic Association the members presented a crystal plaque to Dan Mundy, Sr in recognition of his many past and present endeavors to improve both the commun More...

Editorial/Opinion

One Last Plea For Ropes And Barrels

There is a simple device that, we believe, would have put a quick stop to many of the seven drownings on the Rockaway peninsula last year as well as the first death this year. More...

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Obits

Gerald “Gerry” D’Albora

Manager

Gerald D’Albora, a 40-year Rockaway resident, died July 3. D’Albora was born in Brooklyn, New York and worked as a manager. More...

John A. Finneran

FDNY Firefighter

John A. Finneran, 77, a former Rockaway and Broad Channel resident, died July 1. More...

Signey Friedenberg

Proprietor

Signey Friedenberg, a 15-year Rockaway resident, died July 7. Friedenberg was born in Brooklyn, New York and was a proprietor. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960. More...

Body Of Brooklyn Youth Recovered Saturday

The body that washed up on a Riis Park beach Saturday night has been identified as that of a 14-year-old Mill Basin boy who was washed off a sand bar by a raging rip current on Tuesday evening, according to the city’s medical examiner. More...

Homeless Man Stabbed To Death

A 49-year-old homeless man was stabbed to death on Independence Day after a verbal dispute with three still-unidentified men, police say. According to police, they were called to 160 Beach 20 Street at about 8:10 p.m. More...

Community

Rockaway Walks Starts Summer Season

The free walking program called Rockaway Walks kicked off its summer season on Saturday, June 26 at 8 a.m. on the boardwalk at O’Donohue Park and Beach 11 Street in Far Rockaway. More...

Tribute Park Future Site Of 9/11 Steel

Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

Action Center Honors Locals

It was a sight to behold; public school kitchen staff standing shoulder to shoulder with our political leaders, parent coordinators joining hands with city agencies and school safety agents breaking bread with some of the biggest corporations and no More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

Of Malcolm Smith, Jay Walder and Clearing Out The Adult Homes

Some short takes moving into the summer season, stories that need to be addressed, but don’t warrant a full column. More...

The Progressive

Tea Party

Commentators and the leaders of the Republican Party feel 2010 will be a great year for the Grand Old Party. This November will be a decisive year for the direction this nation will follow. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

Finding The Way

If we wait long enough death comes to us all. More...

Sports

Action Begins At St. Francis Summer Classic

The St. Francis Summer Classic recently began its 26th season after a delayed start. This year’s Summer Classic comprises 88 teams in 13 divisions ranging from the coed Second Grade division to the Graybeards Legends division. More...

Police Athletic League Kicks Off Play Street Program

The Police Athletic League (PAL) launched its 2010 Summer Play Streets Program on July 6. It will take place at the West Bourne Playground on Beach 25 Street and Mott Avenue. More...

Free Summer Meals, Big Apple Games Available To Kids

The New York City Department of Education is offering two free programs for students this summer with the Big Apple Games and their annual summer meals program. More...

Letters

Dayton Towers’ Successful

Dear, Editor, Just recently we had another successful food drive here at Dayton Towers. More...

Why Does He Lie?

Dear Editor, I do not understand why your paper continues to print such irresponsible garbage when it comes to writing anything about the Adult Homes in the Rockaways! Mr. More...

Letters Stepping Up To The Plate

Dear Editor, My name is Erick Aviles and I am submitting a response to your recent editorial. I want to let you know that I am stepping up to the plate to represent the Rockaways. More...


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