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Chancellor Klein Announces His Departure

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg appointed Cathleen P. More...

Officials Ponder Racino Charges

As state and city officials ponder whether or not to bring charges against several politicians, including State Senator Malcolm Smith, who represents Rockaway, construction has begun on the Video Lottery Terminal Racino at the aging Jamaica racetrac More...

106 Pct. Detectives Seek Missing Man

Conjecture That He May Be In Rockaway

Police in the 106 Precinct on the mainland are looking for a missing 72-year-old man, who, they believe, may be in Rockaway. More...

School News

RWA Visits Ocean Bay Community Center

Last week the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance wrapped up an incredible community planning experience with the students from the Ocean Bay Community Center. More...

Halloween Celebration at St. Camillus

On Friday, October 29, St. Camillus School began a day long celebration of Halloween with a costume parade around the neighborhood featuring the kindergarten, first, and second grades. More...

SafeSpace Teams With Capitol One Bank

Bring School Supplies To Rockaway Kids

Far Rockaway students are about to receive all kinds of school supplies, thanks to a generous donation from Capital One Bank. More...

Milestones

Holloway Honored For Dedication

Sergeant David Holloway, of the Community Affairs Bureau at One Police Plaza, was honored by the 101 Precinct Community Council during the Council’s meeting last month, for his dedication to the Rockaways. “We recognized Sgt. More...

Jonathan Turns 5

Jonathan Caprio (center) of Breezy Point turned 5 years old on October 6. He celebrated his birthday with friends at Adventures Amusement Park. More...

Alyssa Turns 7

Alyssa Caprio of Breezy Point turned 7 years old on September 24. More...

Editorial/Opinion

We Remember Those Who Died On November 12, 2001

Captain Edward States, First Officer Sten Molin, Flight Attendants Deborah Fontakis, Barbara Giannasca, Wilmer Gonzalez, Joseph Lopes, Michele Milles, Carol Palm and William Valdespino; More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Full Story

Term Limits For State Elected Officials

The recent election makes the case for term limits for state elected officials. More...

Obits

Jean T. Bacalles

Homemaker

Jean T. Bacalles, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 5. Bacalles was born in Manhattan, New York. She was a member of Columbiettes, Member of New York City Board of Elections and the St. Camillus Altar Rosary Society. More...

Maureen Becker

Homemaker

Maureen Becker, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 2. Becker was born in Manhattan and lived in Rockaway for 45 years. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church. Becker was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick. More...

James J. Boyhan

Detective

James J. Boyhan, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 5. More...

DOH Tells Adult Homes To Move Ahead

The state’s Department of Health has told the owners of the 28 adult homes impacted by a recent federal lawsuit, a dozen of them in Rockaway, that despite the state’s appeal of the ruling by Judge Nicholas Garaufis, the state must move fo More...

BCHS Closure Meeting Set For 11/15

The Department of Education’s community meet ing to discuss the pending phase-out and closure of Beach Channel High School has been set for 7 p.m. on November 15 in the school auditorium. More...

Community

Memorial Ceremony For AA 587 Today

Ninth Anniversary Of Belle Harbor Plan Crash

Shortly after the Belle Harbor Airplane crash, the second most deadly in American history, the New York Fire Department added a history of the tragic crash to its website. More...

Shopping Center Revitalization Moving Along

Following years of neglect and broken promises, the Far Rockaway Shopping Center is finally showing signs of revitalization. More...

Weiner Pledges Support For Little League

Congressman Anthony Weiner provided the closing remarks at Rockaway Little League’s annual open meeting last Thursday night at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club and voiced his support for the League’s ongoing presence and growth at its home in More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Stone’ – Take My Wife, Please

Max Cady has come full circle. That is, actor Robert De Niro has. In 1991’s “Cape Fear,” he played psychopathic ex-con Cady on a revenge rampage with no holds barred. More...

Business News

Meats Supreme

For Rockaway Residents, It’s Worth The Trip

Meats Supreme is your full-service shopping store for meat, grocery, produce, cooked food, deli and seafood. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

Be Corrupt … Keep Winning … Be Even More Corrupt

It is hard to understand how rational people could vote for legislators who have proven themselves corrupt, but that’s just what happens over and over again. More...

School Scope

Joel Klein is so accommodating. I was just about to sit down and write another inconsequential and undecipherable column as deadline approached when the phone rang. “Norm, it’s Joel. I’m thinking of resigning. More...

The Inner Voice

When we live our lives, we sometimes think very far ahead of how things are going to turn out. In reality, they may take a different course in the long run. Our thinking can be limited to a plan, and then getting the immediate need taken care of. More...

Sports

SFDS Girls Earn Four Soccer Crowns; Eighth Grade Boys Are CYO Kings

St. Francis de Sales capped off another successful soccer season with five Diocesan Championships and one runner up. St. More...

CYO Basketball Season Begins

The 2010-11 St. Francis de Sales CYO basketball season is underway as the girls began on October 23 and the boys last weekend. St. Francis will once again have 16 teams competing in grades 3 through 8. Home games are played at the St. More...

Locals Spark Xavier To Win Freshman City Championship

On Friday night, November 5, under the lights at Aviator Field, the Xavier Freshman Football Team defeated rival Fordham Prep 38-14 to become the first ever undefeated freshman football team in Xavier history. More...

Letters

Costly Legislation For Businesses

Dear Editor, New York City and State continue to create costly legislation that is causing small businesses to move or fold. More...

Wake Up Call For Seniors

Dear Editor, Election Day is upon us. Let us not forget the elected officials and other bottom feeders we sent to Washington and Albany and what they did for us. More...

Something Has To Be Done

Dear Editor, Something really HAS to be done about the Q35 bus. More...


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