October 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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‘The Community Is Sick And Tired Of Being Taken For Granted’

Brown Takes On Smith From Conservative Line

Everly Brown says that he is running for the State Senate because the community is “sick and tired of being taken for granted” by such politicians as his opponent, incumbent Senator Malcolm Smith and other local politicians. More...

No Jail Time For Errant BH Flight Attendant

The Belle Harbor flight attendant, who allegedly cursed out a Jet Blue passenger, grabbed two beers and exited the plane via an emergency chute, cut a deal with Queens District Attorney Richard Brown on Tuesday, trading his freedom for a guilty plea More...

Voters Get Choice On Term Limits, 6 Other Initiatives

On November 2, New York State voters will once again get a chance to vote on term limits for city officials. Haven’t the voters addressed that issue previously? More...

Business News

Heaven’s Best Carpeting & Upholstery Cleaning

Cleaning Carpets, Floors And Much More

Rockaway native Bruce Weinrib started Heaven’s Best Carpeting & Upholstery Cleaning five years ago. He and his assistants service homes and businesses in Queens and the Bronx, cleaning carpets, rugs, upholstery, tile and grout. More...

Milestones

Halloween Party And Health Fair At FCC

First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach, an open and affirming member of the United Church of Christ, is looking forward to celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011, with several events now being planned by members to commemorate the history More...

SFDS Holds Intermediate Math Bee

On Tuesday, October 5 St. Francis de Sales held its annual Intermediate Math Bee. Contestants represented the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Nicole Gibson, the winner, will now represent St. More...

Richie Paddle For MS A Success

The Second Annual Uncle Richie Paddle for MS kicked off on Saturday, October 2 with epic paddling conditions. There was a bright sky with clear brisk air and off-shore winds. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Worker’s Right To Be Paid While Sick

For more than one million workers in New York City, getting sick is a luxury they cannot afford. Not only do many workers lack basic health insurance, many more work for companies that don’t provide pay for sick days. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

“Oh, *!!*#!*!! Back To Work On Monday.” More...

Letters

A Downtown Express Bus

The following letter was sent to Jay H. Walder, MTA chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Walder grew up in Rockaway and attended Beach Channel High School, making his recent decisions to cut Rockaway’s already limited public transportation services and to reinstate the toll on the Cross Bay Bridge all the more baffling to McCarthy.

Dear Chairman Walder, I am writing in support of express bus service from the Rockaway Peninsula to Downtown Manhattan. There is a crucial need for this service to start immediately. More...

Republican Ideas…

Dear Editor, The notion fueling the Republicans right now is that government makes too many intrusions into our private lives. More...

Economy In Shambles

Dear Editor, In February 2009 President Obama implemented an economic stimulus package of $787 billion, which was supposed to CREATE five million NEW jobs by the end of 2010. This estimate was subsequently lowered to three million NEW jobs. More...

Smoking Ban Talks Heat Up

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to ban smoking in city parks, “ including the beaches on the Rockaway peninsula, has sparked controversy within the City Council, which must pass the ban. More...

MTA Toll Hike Hearing 10/25

Now that the much dreaded MTA fare hikes have been approved, the agency has its eyes set on raising the tolls on various bridges and tunnel crossings, including Rockaway’s two crossings. More...

Community

Arverne Resident Gets Spooky

Donald Meyer of 659 Beach 68 Street has decorated his house in the ultimate Halloween themes. Trick or Treat! Kids are sure to not miss this one. More...

101 Precinct Fights Cancer

NYPD 101 Precinct personnel participated in the Borough of Queens South “Making Strides” walk against Breast Cancer. They raised $ 1,745 at this event. More...

PHC Welcomes New ER Director

Robert V. Levine, President and Chief Executive Officer at Peninsula Hospital Center welcomed Robert S. Helman, M.D. as the new Director of the Emergency Department at the Hospital Center. Dr. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Jack Goes Boating’ – ‘Marty’ Goes Modern

Actor Ernest Borgnine won an Oscar in 1955 for his sweet portrayal of a lonely butcher who finds love in “Marty.” Half a century later, Philip Seymour Hoffman is shuffling down the same route as shlubby limo driver Jack, who also seeks More...

Columnists

Weiner Writes From Capitol Hill

If Only A-Trains Could Fly

Getting from the Rockaway Peninsula to Manhattan can resemble the 1987 John Candy movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles. But in this case, you can also add “ferries” to the title. More...

From The Artist Studio

InkSplash In Depth

“Beautiful show.” “Very diverse.” “Better than last year.” These are typical comments from those who attended the opening reception of InkSplash on October 10. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Great autumn days are such a pleasure. Not the rainy ones – but days with sunny skies, moderate temperatures and few clouds are so enjoyable. More...

Sports

St. Francis and Blessed Trinity Bring Out Best In Each Other

Another well-played match between Rockaway’s St. Francis de Sales and Blessed Trinity parishes highlighted the penultimate week of the CYO soccer regular season. More...

Scholars’Avenges Early Season Loss To Campus Magnet

The Scholars’ Academy volleyball team has been looking forward to a rematch against Campus Magnet; the only team Scholars’ lost to thus far this season. Scholars’ got this chance on October 18. More...

Blessed Trinity Boys Soccer: A Lost Weekend In Roxbury

It was a lost weekend at Roxbury for the Blessed Trinity First Grade Boys Soccer team. On Saturday, October 16, the boys met St. Gregory at Blessed Trinity’s home field in Roxbury for the Battle of the Green and White. More...

Obits

Vernon Boone

Longtime Resident

Vernon Boone, 80, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 11. Boone was born in Hertford County, North Carolina on November 23, 1919. More...

Charles Edward Boyce

Construction

Charles Edward Boyce, 92, a 45-year Rockaway Point resident, died October 16. Boyce was born in Brooklyn, New York and worked in construction. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific theater aboard the battle cruiser U.S.S. More...

Grayon Cockfield

Longtime Resident

Grayon Cockfield, 34, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 7. He was born in New York, New York. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. More...


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