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Rockaway Lawyer Wants ‘A Train’ Lawsuit

One Rockaway Park law firm is looking for Rockaway residents who were stranded by the MTA on the A line for eight hours at the height of last week’s blizzard that dumped nearly two feet of snow on the tracks disabling the system’s third r More...

Snow Dispute Leads To Arrests

A Far Rockaway duo got into a physical altercation while shoveling snow outside their home and each blamed the other for the incident that led to both their arrests, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. More...

Busted For Assault At Bungalow Bar

A local woman was arrested on January 3 for a New Year’s Day assault on another woman at a local bar’s annual festivities. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘The Fighter’ – One-Two Punch

Christian Bale has finally broken out of his “Batman” stiff muscle suit. More...

Columnists

Point of View

Dedicated to the Memory of a Caring Teacher - SUZANNE BLAINE 1940- 2010

My beloved wife, Suzanne Blaine, died on December 21st. Wherever people gather they speak her praise but I wish to dwell on one particular area of her life. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Goldsmith No Longer In Indianapolis

When Mayor Michael Bloomberg brought Stephen Goldsmith, the former mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana to New York City as its new Director of Operations, he called Goldsmith a “reinventor of government,” who would make all the difference. More...

Beachcomber

City Councilman James Sanders Jr. put his foot in his mouth again last month by likening New York City’s treatment of minority business people to the treatment of blacks in Selma, Alabama during the period before the Civil War. More...

Letters

The Folly of the Flat Tax

Dear Editor, As usual, Peter Stubben’s “Commentary on Things Present” shows as much contempt for basic economic theory as it does for the rules of standard written English. More...

Seats Matter

Dear Editor, For many years the tri-state area and the northeast more generally have seen lower population growth ultimately resulting in fewer House seats in Congress being allocated to the region every 10 years. More...

Woman Brutally Arrested

Dear Editor, A friend of mine told me that you did a story about the police locking up a woman on Shorefront Parkway for not picking up after her dog. I saw the incident that morning as I was on my way to work. It was really terrible. More...

Plethora Of Plunges On New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day broke balmy for a January date, but the water in the Atlantic Ocean was still numbing as these Polar Bear plungers hit the surf at Beach 146 Street at noon. More...

Feed The Greedy Meters

Bridge toll increases, no Cross Bay Bridge resident rebate, higher MTA fares and now, an increase in parking meter rates. More...

Community

Those NY Yankees You Never Heard Of

Kenneth Hogan loves the Yankees and knew that if he was to write a book about them it had to be unique, insightful and original. More...

York Students Aim To Extend EBT Card Use

Rockaway resident and student Steven McCartney thinks that he should be able to use his federal food stamp benefits to eat a healthy meal in the York College cafeteria, but federal rules prevent him from doing that relatively simple act. More...

SJEH Welcomes First 2011 Baby

A New Year’s baby girl was born at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. Alexandria Kyira Clarke was born at 3:37 p.m. on January 1, 2011, and weighed in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces. More...

Milestones

Annual Walter Blum Blood Drive Set For 1/9

The annual Walter Blum Blood Drive has been set this year for January 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., which will be held at the St. Francis de Sales Church auditorium. More...

Gateway NRA Sets Weekend Programs

There will be two special programs at the Gateway National Recreation Area this coming weekend, January 8 and 9. More...

Wilson Aces Boot Camp

Navy Seaman Recruit Vendean O. Wilson, brother of Norris Wilson of Arverne, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. More...

Sports

Blizzard Doesn’t Halt St. Francis Christmas Tournament

Despite disruption from the blizzard, the 26th annual St. Francis de Sales Christmas Tournament came to a conclusion on schedule last Sunday with the Intermediates preserving the honor of the hosts in a 41-38 victory over St. More...

Sorrentino Holds 20th Annual DD Holiday Festival

Sorrentino Recreation Center hosted its 20th Annual Double Dutch Holiday Festival on Tuesday, December 28, 2010. The tournament presented a demonstration of its standard compulsory speed competition(s) with freestyle (tricks). More...

Greater NY Stars Play International Competition

On Monday, January 3, The Greater New York Stars hockey organization welcomed Team HIFK from Helsinki, Finland. More...

Obits

Teresa M. Carnacchio

Homemaker

Teresa M. Carnacchio, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 3. Carnacchio was born in Longford County, Ireland. She resided in Rockaway for 36 years. Carnacchio was preceded in death by her husband, George Carnacchio. More...

Kathleen Marie Farragher

Lifelong Resident

Kathleen Marie Farragher, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died January 2. Farragher was born in Far Rockaway and was a teacher at St. Francis de Sales School. She also spent time teaching at St. More...

Esther Rollman

Pharmacy Assistant

Esther Rollman, 90, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 20, 2010. Rollman was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 2, 1919. She was a Rockaway resident for 57 years and a retired pharmacy assistant. More...


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