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Mayor To BCHS: You’re On Your Own

Speaking on his weekly radio show last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the 19 schools the city was blocked from closing, which include Beach Channel High School, that they are on their own despite a United Federation of Teachers plea to plow some More...

State Says Tests Getting Tougher

A new study done by a Harvard University testing expert shows that the New York State examinations measuring how well students know English and mathematics have been getting much easier over the past few years, and state education officials have pro More...

Battle Over Aqueduct Racino Takes Several Turns

Governor David Paterson’s plan was to announce the winner of the Aqueduct Racetrack Racino sweepstakes on August 3, ending a decade of financial and political maneuvering over who would get to run the lucrative facility. More...

School News

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 its annual summer meals program. More...

PS 215 Visits Local Soup Kitchen

During the school year, students raised funds that were collected through the Common Cents “Penny Harvest.” The United Methodist Center of Far Rockaway Soup Kitchen was one of the choices the students made to which to donate their money. More...

Kearney Sports Corner

This year, Kearney’s Sports Awards Dinner honored winning teams and winning players. More...

Milestones

Celebration for Dr. And Mrs. Tutundjian

There will be a celebration of the lives of Berge and Gertrude Tutundjian on Monday, July 26 at 1:30 p.m. More...

Breezy Point Resident Engaged

Breezy Point Resident Jeffrey Keim recently got engaged to Jamie Sheridan of Syracuse, NY. More...

Cariotis Welcome A Baby Boy

On July 8, one day after turning four years old, Ricky along with proud parents, Rick and Dana Carioti of Belle Harbor welcomed their new boy, Paul Joseph, to the world. More...

Obits

Thomas J. Craven

Operating Engineer

Thomas Joseph Craven, 94, a former Broad Channel resident, died June 28. More...

Mattie S. Gary

Domestic Services

Mattie Sue Gary, 63, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 8. Gary was born on March 18, 1947 in Sumpter County, Georgia. Gary was a known volunteer in the Rockaway community and worked in domestic services. More...

Olive Johnson

Home Attendant

Olive Johnson, 66, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 6. Johnson was born on January 1, 1944 in St. Mary, West Indies. She worked as a home attendant and was a member of the Solid Rock SDA in Far Rockaway. More...

Solstice Patients Arrested

Two additional patient recruiters and six patients associated with Solstice Wellness Center in Rockaway Park, were arrested late last week for their role in the multi-million dollar Medicare fraud scheme that shut down the facility back in May. More...

CREW Calls For Meeks Investigation

Acitizen’s watchdog group in Washington, D.C. is calling for a House of Representatives investigation into the dealings of Congressman Gregory Meeks, who represents the eastern end of the Rockaway peninsula. More...

Community

Graybeards Host Annual Family Fun Run Friday

On Friday, July 30, the Graybeards will host the Annual Family Fun Run that will take place on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 129 Street. More...

Parks Hosts Lecture About Floyd Bennett Field

The National Park Service will host “Come Fly With Me,” the story of the Golden Age of Aviation at Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field, on July 25 at 1 p.m. in Fort Tilden’s sTudio 7 Gallery. More...

Walk-a-thon Against Poverty

The Annual Far Rockaway Mission Walk-a-thon will be hosting an event on September 18 entitled “I Walk to Stamp Out Poverty.” The walk will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Beach 9 Street, with a banner parade marching to Beach 36 Street. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Ondine’ – Celtic Splash

Filmmaker Neil Jordan’ whimsical film fable, “Ondine,” is not likely to be a big box office splash. That is, it’s no “Splash,” the 1984 Tom Hanks hit. More...

Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Aviation

“Come Fly With Me,” the engrossing story of the Golden Age of Aviation at our own Floyd Bennett Field in the 1930s, is a power point program and slide show presented by Bernie Feuer. More...

Beachcomber

The Wounded Warrior weekend was again a rousing success. Nearly 40 wounded service men and women came to Rockaway for a round of parades, fundraisers and adaptive water sports. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Even Grades Are Meaningless In Bloomberg’s DOE

We all know that the school report cards doled out by the DOE are meaningless. When 98 percent of the city schools are deemed to be either A or B schools, you know in your gut that its got to be a joke. More...

Sports

St. Francis Summer Classic Shoots And Scores

high gear now. The new surface has made for better traction. The lighting additions have eliminated most of the difficult spots. More...

Rockaway District 27 Little League Champions

On Saturday, July 17 the Rockaway Little League Junior Boys (13-14 years old) became the Champions of District 27. The Rockaway All Stars went undefeated in the tournament, beating the Ozone Park/Howard Beach team for the title. More...

PAL Kicks Off Play Street Program At Westbourne Playground

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

Letters

Forgotten Hosts Of Wounded Warriors

Dear Editor, Ms. Dunne, I read your column today and found it to be inaccurate in your opening comments and praise concerning the Wounded Warrior Program. More...

Breezy Point Sewers

Dear Editor: When will Breezy Point come into the 21st century as far as the environment goes? The community has changed over the years. Now it is mostly a year round home for thousands of people. It is time the coop installs sewers. More...

Response To Wind Farms

Dear Editor, Here is a good idea for someone to follow up on. While everyone is talking “Go Green” I would like to know what the cost of green is. What is the carbon footprint of one windmill? Letters More...


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