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Cops Seek Two In Yeshiva Home Invasion

Two young men, using the pretext that their car had broken down and they wanted to call the Triple-A, terrorized and robbed several Bayswater yeshiva students at gunpoint and fled in a student’s car early on Wednesday morning, police say. More...

State Watchdogs OK Aqueduct Racino Contract

The two state watchdogs who were tasked with vetting the contract with Genting New York to run a gambling Racino at the aging Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park have now signed off on the project and sent their approvals back to the state’s Lott More...

Searching For Happy Ending To Ferry Tale

Never give up the ship, especially when that ship is a commuter ferry from Rockaway to Manhattan. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘The Switch’- Secret Sperm

Call it a sign of the times. Hollywood is flooding the market with “sperm donor” movies. More...

Milestones

Michael Joseph Benn Turns Five

Michael Joseph Benn turned five-years-old on August 14. Cowboy Michael celebrated with his fellow cowboys and cowgirls at his home in Rockaway Park. More...

Faulhaber and Passanante Engaged

Tina Faulhaber and Joe Passanante recently announced their engagement. Faulhaber is the daughter of Liz and Jim Faulhaber, formerly of Rockaway Park. She is also the granddaughter of Maureen Sweeney. More...

Stubben Finishes Run To Remember

Pete Stubben participated in the 5-K Run to Remember last week at Governors Island with 853 other runners. The proceeds go to the 9/11 National Memorial and Museum. More...

Editorial/Opinion

DOE Cares For Data, Not Kids

At the same time the city’s Department of Education is spending millions on testing and tracking the data that comes from those tests, it is ignoring the legitimate needs of students and parents. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

Cheesy Plastic Letters

Dear Editor, I love Rockaway. I’ve lived here only 30 years, and it took a little getting used to (the people), but I still love it. However: Our Main Street! More...

Hooray For Obamacare

Dear Editor, In addition to having a great retirement due to two excellent pensions, Obamacare has bestowed upon my two sons medical care until age 26. More...

Riis Park Arts Festival

Dear Editor, It’s the weekend after Labor Day, Saturday morning. I just asked my wife when were we going to meet my son , daughter-in-law and grand kids at the Riis Park Festival. She told me it isn’t happening this year. More...

Roses And Remembrances at 9-11 Ceremony...

The ninth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, was held last Saturday at Tribute Park on Beach Channel Drive at Beach 116 Street. More...

Community

Rockaway’s Indaculture Opening For Terry Reid

Rockaway’s favorite hyper-local band, Indaculture has been together for nearly a decade, but no show is as big as the one they are about to play this coming Wednesday night. More...

New York City Century Bike Tour Touches Rockaway And Other Four Boroughs

Hundreds of bicycle riders touched Rockaway on Sunday, September 12, as part of Transportation Alternative’s NYC Century Bike Tour. More...

Students Get Involved In Community Planning

Over the summer RWA students took part in working with some of the nation’s leading planning and landscape architects to bring what they learn back to the Rockaway peninsula. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

I am one of those 73 percent of New York City residents who do not believe that an Islamic Mosque or community center should be built within two blocks of Ground Zero in Manhattan. More...

It’s My Turn

Healthcare Reform And New York: The Challenges Ahead (Part I)

Dr. Harold Paez, a podiatrist, is a Republican candidate for the Assembly. This is the first part of his op-ed column. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Colonel Clarence D. Chamberlin-Aviation Pioneer

Colonel Clarence D. Chamberlin was the engineer in charge of designing New York City’s first municipal airport in the 1920s, Floyd Bennett Field, at the westerly side of Jamaica Bay. More...

Sports

High School Roundup: BCHS Win, FRHS Forfeits

Walt Wilkerson had gave his Far Rockaway/FDA Vi football team a warning last week that he might have to make a decision that was going to be painful. More...

St. Francis Summer Basketball Classic Continued To Shine

The 26th season of the St. Francis Summer Classic was another tremendous success. Over 1000 players participated on 88 teams in 13 divisions. More...

Tri-City Trips Cyclones To Win Penn League Championship

Midnight arrived at an inopportune time for the Brooklyn Cyclones on Tuesday night.The New York Penn league McNamara Division Champions uncharacteristically played their worst game in the playoffs. More...

Obits

Victoria Byrne

Registered Nurse

Victoria Byrne, a 42-year Rockaway resident, died September 14. Byrne was born in Auburn, New York and worked as a registered nurse. She was a member of the St. Thomas More Golden Age Club. More...

Michael Elmore

Security

Michael Elmore, 54, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 5. Elmore was born in New York, New York on April 22, 1956, worked in security and graduated from Far Rockaway High School. More...

William M. Erhard

FDNY Deputy Chief

William M. Erhard, a 40-year Rockaway resident, died September 13. Erhard was born in Brooklyn, New York and worked as a deputy chief for the FDNY. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1959 and belonged to the FDNY Holy Name Society. More...


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