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Youth Shot Leaving PS 43 Summer School

A 13-year-old summer school student was shot in the leg on July 8 as he left MS/PS 43, setting off a lock-down for both the summer school and a day camp program running in the building, police say. More...

Ritzy Racino Plans Revealed

AEG Sues State For Wrongly Disqualifying Bid

The only horse left in the onehorse race to run the lucrative Racino at the aging Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park has revealed its plans, which many say rival the casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. More...

Bronx Man Second Drowning Victim

8:30 P.M. Dip Proves Fatal

An evening dip turned tragic when a Bronx man drowned on July 10 as his horrified girlfriend looked on. More...

School News

PS/MS 47 Ends School Year With Tons Of Activities

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION The students raised $ 2,292 for the American Heart Association by taking part in many athletic events. More...

ART EXPO

Students, under the direction of Mrs. Ruggiero, art teacher, displayed their art projects at a Gala Art Expo in the school yard. The PS/MS 47 choral group sang four songs as part of the festivities. More...

HERB GARDEN

The students, under the direction of Rose Hannon, planted a vegetable and herb garden. They hope to harvest their very own food in the fall and donate what they’ve grown to the PS 47 Cooking Club. More...

Milestones

Far Rockaway Resident Graduates

Lorenzo Kolzow was among the graduates at the 34th Commencement at Beach Channel High School. When the Far Rockaway resident entered the high school, it was comprised of four learning communities; his was Enterprise. More...

Local Graduates As Salutatorian

Richard Share, son of Thomas and Denise, graduated from PSMS 114 as the salutatorian. He also received awards in technology, art and ELA. He will attend Scholars’ Academy in the fall. More...

Bennick Graduates

Faith Bennick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bennick, graduated on June 21 from P.S.106Q. Bennick was honored with the Principal’s Award. She will attend St. Rose of Lima in September. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Obey The Law On Mentally Ill, But Ensure That Process Is Rational

It is clear now that the courts will prevail over the state and that New York will soon have to begin setting up 1,500 units of supported housing for mentally ill residents who now live in large adult homes throughout the five boroughs. More...

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Obits

Dillip Binda

Construction Worker

Dillip Binda, 41, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 4. Binda was born in Paramaribo, Suriname and worked in construction. Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. More...

Richard S. Canavan

Machinist

Richard S. Canavan, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 12. Canavan had a lifelong connection to Rockaway and worked as a machinist. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. More...

Elmer F. Duemig

Brewery Worker

Elmer F. Duemig, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 9. More...

Wounded Warriors Take Rockaway By Storm

More than 40 wounded warriors, men and women injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, came to Rockaway last weekend for a round of parades, watersports and hospitality. More...

BC Volies On Track For New Firehouse

If things go as planned, and Governor David Paterson signs a law that was recently passed by the state legislature, the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department will get to build the new firehouse they have been waiting to build since 2005. More...

Community

Local Pens Memoir Of Life In Rockaway And Beyond

A life changing experience near The World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 inspired V. More...

Weiner Marries Longtime Girlfriend Abedin

Representative Anthony Weiner married his girlfriend of two years, Huma Abedin, Saturday, July 10. More...

500 Customers Lose Power Tuesday

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) reported that there was a power outage in select areas of Rockaway Beach and Rockaway Park from Beach 95 Street to approximately Beach 108 Street. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work’

Anyone interested in how a Barnard College graduate could become the world’s most famous plastic-face, pottymouth female comedian must see the documentary, “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.” More...

Business News

Go Solar/Green NY

Leads Way In Greening Rockaway’s Homes

Jeffry Gitter of Belle Harbor once had a big monthly electric bill. An amount of nearly $400 was not uncommon. Lately, that has changed. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

At the same time that school budgets have been cut and teachers excessed and fired, the Department of Education’s central office has ballooned 70 percent since Bloomberg took control over the agency. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Bloomberg’s Way: Demonize Those Who Don’t Agree

Mayor Mike Bloomberg is a consummate businessman, so we have to expect him to act like a businessman. He wants to “sell” his product, which in his case is him. He lets nothing get in his way. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Financial experts and the media routinely remind us of the importance of maintaining a high credit score. In general, the higher an individual’s credit score, the easier it is to obtain loans and good repayment terms. More...

Sports

Rockaway Renzo Gracie Team Earns Medals At Tournament

The Renzo Gracie Invitational is an annual Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament that attracts many of the most talented grapplers from some of the best schools around. More...

World Champions Karate Center Excels At AAU Nationals

The World Champions Karate Center participated in the 20th Anniversary of the AAU National Tournament held in Albany, N.Y. from June 30 to July 3. The dojo has received the Top Ten Participation Award every year. More...

Fort Tilden To Host Second Annual Red Bull Camp

Registration is now ongoing for the second annual Red Bull Soccer Camp to be held in August at Fort Tilden. Boys and girls from the ages of 5 to 16 can take part in the New York Red Bull Soccer Camp. More...

Letters

Calls For Wheelchair Accessible Train Station

Dear Editor, Why is Beach 90 Street train station “A” line not a wheelchair/disabled accessible station? Presently the Beach 90 Street station has no plans to allow disabled people, i.e. More...

Age Limits In Congress

Dear Editor, I recently learned that Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia passed away. Everyone said how sad it was. But I think the real sadness was watching clips of him on television. More...

Adult Mentally Ill Rockaways Residents

Dear Editor, I am writing to reply to Howard Schwach’s comments in The Rockaway Beat regarding mentally ill adult residents in the Rockaways. More...


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