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DioGuardi Blows Through Wave Like A Whirlwind

Senatorial Candidate Seeks Republican Line

Interviewing Senatorial candidate Joseph DioGuardi is a little like lassoing a twister and attempting to ground it. There he is, talking about rescuing Albanian Jews. More...

Hammels Fire Injures Elderly Man

An elderly Hammels man was slightly injured by a fire that struck his apartment early in the morning of August 24, fire sources say. More...

Motorcyclist Dies In Addabbo Bridge Crash

Paul Passariello, 61, died on Friday, August 20, when his 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle rear-ended a 2009 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Julian Barker, police say. More...

Business News

Bracci Home Center

Three Generations Of Quality And Integrity Since 1954

Bracci Home Center, located at 1440 Utica Avenue in Brooklyn is celebrating its 50 years of service to the Rockaway community by introducing the newest product in fences: Composite Fencing promising l More...

Milestones

James Tormey Turns Three

James Thomas Tormey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tormey Jr. of Marine Park, will be turning three years old on September 4. His mommy, daddy and new baby brother, Cole, are so proud of little James. More...

Cole Joseph Tormey Arrives

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tormey Jr. of Marine Park announced the birth of their second son, Cole Joseph Tormey, on July 30. Big brother James Thomas was excited by the birth of his little brother. Cole arrived weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce. More...

Rockaway Beach Residents Celebrate Anniversary

Andrew and Angela Parks celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary on August 27. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Don’t Allow New Voting System To Deter Your Participation

Over the weeks leading to the September 14 primary election, you will probably hear lots of horror stories about how difficult this election year will be because New York State has finally joined the other 49 states to go digital – sort of. More...

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Letters

Flyboy On The Block

Dear Editor, Yes. The infamous flight attendant lives on my block in the oceanfront apartment. He’s been there for only three months and no one I know has met him or spoken to him. More...

The Mosque

Dear Editor, I do believe that everyone in the U.S.A. has the right to worship their religion under our constitution rights. However, putting a mosque two blocks from ground zero is a moral issue, not a religious one. More...

Proud To Be Rockaway

Dear Editor, I just wanted to comment on the article that Rockaway has fewer beachgoers than Brooklyn, or Long Island. For years now, Rockaway is the lost jewel in the Queens’ crown. More...

Cop Fires At Arverne Gun Thug

Two police officers from the 101 Precinct, on a routine patrol in an Arverne public housing project at about 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday evening, spotted a man armed with an automatic pistol, NYPD officials say. More...

Cop-Stabber Trial Begins

A deranged man who stabbed a police sergeant in Far Rockaway in January of 2009 went on trial in Queens Criminal Court this week, charged with attempted murder. More...

Community

Lending A Hand To Save Man’s Best Friend

Rena Bonne, Rockaway Taco, Veggie Island, and Absolute Vodka present Brunch on the Beach on September 12. The fundraiser is in support of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. More...

Opens New York State Fair

Governor David A. Paterson has opened the 164th Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, the oldest event of its kind in the country. More...

DOH To Treat Rockaway Mosquitoes

The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has announced its next round of treatment for the control of the mosquito population, which includes areas of the east end of Rockaway. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Middle Men’ – Porn Pitchman

Actor Luke Wilson has gone from promoting AT&T to pitching pornography in his new film, “Middle Men.” If “Middle Men” makes any money, the communications giant may be looking for a new, cleaner face to represent it on TV. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

Parents Now Know That Bloomberg Has Lied About Educational Success Story

The parents of New York City have had it with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein. They are mad and they aren’t going to take it any more. More...

Broad Channel Bits

August is usually such a dry, hot month. The amount of rain we got earlier this week was a bit unexpected; although, maybe it was well-received by the gardeners among us. And, it really did cool our temperatures. More...

Beachcomber

Belle Harbor resident Steven Slater has become an international celebrity. The former Jet Blue flight attendant gained fame by cursing a passenger, grabbing a beer and deplaning by using the emergency slide. More...

Sports

RBVL Party Wraps Up 2010 Volleyball Season

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League concluded the 2010 season with their annual Awards Dinner on Friday, August 20 at Jameson’s Pub in Belle Harbor. More...

A True St. Francis Classic Game As Melons Team Wins Championship

Who says you can’t teach an old dog (or GOAT) new tricks? More...

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From the Wheelhouse

With fall just around the corner it seems like the ocean may be benefiting from the slightly cooler temperatures. More...

Obits

Hattie Copes

Garment Worker

Hattie Copes, 90, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 22. Copes was born on December 1, 1919 in Edgefield, South Carolina and was a garment worker. Copes is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Stevens and a host of relatives and friends. More...

Helen Louise Harper

Medicaid Coordinator

Helen Louise Harper, 65, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 14. More...

Susan Mary Roesch Kase

Home maker

Susan Mary Roesch Kase, 57, a longtime Broad Channel resident, died August 17. Kase was born on March 2, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York and was a Broad Channel resident for more than 40 years. More...


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