December 31, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Sanders Likens City To Racist Southern Past

City Councilman James Sanders Jr., who represents the eastern end of the Rockaway peninsula, has likened New York City to Selma, Alabama, a symbol of the south’s racist past. More...

Busted For Shooting Himself In Foot

A Rockaway man and his wife were busted at 2:05 a.m. on Tuesday, when the husband showed up at Peninsula Hospital Center with a gunshot wound to his right foot, police sources say. More...

Feds, DOE Battle Over Light Fixture Toxins

In January, the federal Environmental Protection Agency reportedly will begin inspecting school buildings in New York City for contamination with the toxic chemicals known as PCBs, in response to a pilot study that found that the substance is leakin More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

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‘All Good Things’- Murder Most Real

Director Andrew Jarecki has an obsession with digging out the truth in past real-life criminal cases. More...

Milestones

Tobya Furman Turns 100

A special birthday party was held at West Lawrence Care Center honoring resident Tobya Furman in reaching an elite milestone. More...

PS47Q Class Wins Reading Contest

Mrs. Daudelin’s fifth-grade class at PS 47Q won the “I Love Reading” contest from the Achieve 3000 reading program. More...

Scholar’s Academy Spreads Cheer

Sharing holiday cheer, Scholars’ Academy students from Jeanne Schifini’s sixthgrade class, 605, performed wonderful holiday songs for the residents of Peninsula Center for Extended Care an More...

Editorial/Opinion

Putting Our Students At Risk

The city is sparring with the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over light fixtures filled with toxic chemicals known as PCBs, that the federal agency believes are putting public school students at risk every day they are in the classroom More...

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Obits

Ernestine Burns

Bank Administrator

Ernestine Burns, 55, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died December 15. Burns was born on March 12, 1955. She was employed as a bank administrator and was a longtime member of the New Open Door Church of God in Brooklyn, New York. More...

John W. Flynn

Operating Engineer Local 15

John W. Flynn, a seven-year Rockaway resident, died December 26. Flynn was born in Brooklyn, New York. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era. Flynn later retired from working as an operating engineer for Local 15. More...

John Franzino

Self-Employed

John Franzino, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 26. Franzino was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was self-employed. Franzino was preceded in death by his son, Michael. More...

Peninsula Crime Dips In 2010

Major crimes took a holiday in Rockaway in 2010, according to statistics released this week by the CompStat Unit of the New York City Police Department. More...

After Sexual Relationship Ends, Teacher Sues AP

Ayoung teacher is suing her former assistant principal and Department of Education officials, claiming that she got the boot from her Far Rockaway school after complaining that she was harassed by her assistant principal, who allegedly sent her offen More...

Community

Get Moving New Year’s Day With Brisk Walk, Chilly Dip

Despite the urge to stay up late and welcome the New Year on the night of December 31, there is some reason to hit the sack early and prepare for the many events taking place on the peninsula on New Year’s Day. More...

PPA Seeks Split With Educational Partner

The Peninsula Preparatory School (PPA), a charter school that was founded by State Senator Malcolm Smith and that moved at the beginning of the school year to the former Stella Maris High School building, is attempting to make another sea change. More...

'Save BCHS' Meeting Set For January 7

Members of the Beach Channel High School community; parents, students, alumni, union members, and community residents who believe that Rockaway needs a good quality comprehensive high school, will meet to draft a plan to save the endangered school o More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

Whether it is true that all children can learn or not depends on what you mean by the word “learn.” It is an immutable fact of life that most children can learn something, but that many children do not want to learn no matter what meth More...

From The Artists Studio

And The Beat Goes On

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor … well, you know the rest. More...

School Scope

The Play’s The Thing

What I Learned From Theater 101 For the past four years I have watched in wonder videotaping one wonderful production after another of the Rockaway Theatre Company as the acting, singing and dancing wowed audiences. More...

Sports

Faces And Places In Sports, 2010

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Aviators Look To Build Winning Streak

Wins First Game, Drops Next Two

The New York Aviators met up with the Privateers for their second game in a row on Monday night at Bonnie Castle Arena in Alexandria Bay, Ontario. More...

Flag Football Team Finishes Fine Season

The PS/MS 42 flag football team recently completed a successful season. The team competed at Randalls Island. More...

Letters

Where Are Our Plows?

The following email was sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday Morning. Dear Mayor, I live in Rockaway Park, Queens. Where are the plows? Your elitist attitude was noted on yesterday’s press conference. More...

Obama Caved In

Dear Editor, There were no surprises to the way President Obama caved in on the Bush tax cuts for the two percent high earners. More...

Letters Only Baxter Knows

Dear Editor: Only God knows why John Baxter (in his letter to the editor of 12/17/2010), gratuitously dragged me into his on-going battle with the Rockaway community. More...


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