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CBB Toll Protest Tuesday October 5

Democratic District Leader Lew M. Simon will hold a rally across the Cross Bay Bridge on Tuesday, October 5, at 7:00 p.m. in protest of the elimination of the resident rebate program. More...

Top Stories

Charge: Principal Makes Staff Dog-Walkers

The principal of a new Rockaway high school has been bringing her pet dog to school on a regular basis and expects school staff to care for it when she is busy, a United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Chapter Chairperson has charged in a formal grieva More...

Copter Crash Check Will Take ‘Several Months’

It could take up to six months to figure out why a year-old NYPD search and rescue helicopter malfunctioned, forcing the pilot to make a crash landing in Jamaica Bay, a spokesperson for the National Transportation Safety Board said on Monday. More...

Weiner To Turner: Repudiate Paladino

House Race Heats

Incumbent Congressman Anthony Weiner has called on his Republican challenger, Bob Turner, to repudiate the “anti-Semitic” comments of Republican Gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

Do You Really Want Business People Making Educational Decisions?

I don’t understand how anybody could believe that the business model is the best way to manage schools or that business people are best-equipped to make the educational decisions necessary to make a school successful. I mean, look around you. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

An aerial view of Hammels…1995… Rockaway Beach, N.Y.

With JFK Airport, Broad Channel, Jamaica Bay, and the IND Rapid Transit Line in the background, the foreground gives us a bird’s eye view of the old Hammels section of Rockaway Beach, which is now referred to as part of the New Rockaway Beach More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

Scarecrows, Corn Stalks, Bails Of Hay … Halloween Is Right Around The Corner

October is the official start to the fall season. The trees turn from their lush green of summer to an array of colors, each more magnificent that the next. The landscape seems to take on a more distinct, larger than life appearance. More...

Sports

H.S. Wrapup: FRHS Wins, Dolphins To Battle Bayside

It finally took the referee’s blow of the whistle at the end of the fourth quarter of last Friday’s football game at Franklin K. Lane High for Far Rockaway/ FDAVI to breathe a loud and collective sigh of relief. More...

New York Aviators Look To Soar As Season Approaches

At the end of the Northeast Professional Hockey League season last year, New York Aviators head coach Rob Miller had to be proud of his team’s success on the ice. The team went undefeated and easily won the league’s championship trophy. More...

Young Novas Shine In Cross Country Races

Two cross-country runners from the New York Novas team, Jacqueline Saunders (age 12) and Daikichi Washington (age 11), who have both participated in vigorous training, each raced on Sunday, September 20 at The Fairgrounds in Flowerfield, St. More...

Obits

Lina Boone

Home Health Care Attendant

Lina Boone, 87, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 18. Boone was born in August 18, 1922 in Virginia. She worked as a home health care attendant. More...

Patrick Joseph Hayden

Armored Car Courier

Patrick Joseph Hayden, 79, a former Rockaway resident, died September 23. More...

Sean J. Kelly

Supervisor NYCTA

Sean J. Kelly, a 54-year Rockaway resident, died September 26. Kelly was born in Leitrim, Ireland. He served in the U.S. Army in 1950 and later worked as a New York City Transit Authority Supervisor. More...

‘Give Me The Gun, I Want To Shoot Him’

14-Year-Old Busted For Attempted Murder

A 14-year-old McBride Street teen has been charged with attempted murder and several other charges in relation to a shooting that took place early Sunday morning, September 19, in front of 22-40 Mott Avenue, court papers show. More...

Petty Crimes Plague Arverne Property Owners

The Palmers Landing and Ocean Breeze communities in Arverne By The Sea are the closest homes to the Hammel Houses. More...

Community

Sarnoff 's 'Romeows' To Be Screened

Denis Hamill raves in the Daily News, “A love letter to enduring friendship.” “A movable feast; a collection of culinary gabfests and individual interviews.” More...

Scholars’ Band Performs In Howard Beach

The new and improved 2010 Scholars’ Academy Seawolves Marching Band, performs at the Fifth Annual Howard Beach Columbus Day Parade on Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach, which was held last Sat More...

Open Space Usage Prime Objective Of RWA

Coming as an outgrowth of the January meeting at which community members and representatives of civic groups came together to decide if Rockaway should develop a master plan for its future, a meeting was held on Tuesday evening to discuss open space More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Lebanon’ – Ironmen

In numerous war movies, tanks are often seen as indestructible symbols roaring to the rescue or representing an unstoppable menace. More...

Milestones

100 PCT CC Hosts Successful Food Drive

Dozens of donated bags of food were delivered last week to the Alive Ministry Church in Far Rockaway by the 100 Precinct Community Council. More...

BC Vollie Gets Hitched

Scott Battaglia, a Broad Channel Volunteer Firefighter since 2001, got married on July 24, 2010. Battaglia was the Music Director at St. Rose of Lima for nine years and taught music in the school for four years. More...

Scott Graduates Military Training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Ragev Y. Scott graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Editorial/Opinion

An Important Stroll Across The Bridge

Once again it comes down to community pride and community cohesiveness. More...

With One Month To Go, Confusion Reigns

One month from tomorrow, you will be trooping to the polls to vote in the general election. Or, at least we hope you will. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Puzzling Choices More...

Letters

Language Diversity = Divisiveness

Dear Editor, The U.S. is an English speaking country, not a bi-lingual or multi-lingual speaking country. More...

I’m Not A Racist, But No Mosque

An open letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the supporters of the controversial mosque.

Mayor Bloomberg, while I am not a gin head or a racist I am opposed to the construction of the mosque. More...

Already Have Schlock Merchandise

Dear Editor, In The Wave of September 10, the Beachcomber column informs us of the apparent community outrage over the attempt by a Neponsit businessman to open a $.99 cent store on Beach 116 Street. I guess I’m not surprised. More...


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