January 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Cops Seek Missing Rockaway Man

Police are looking for a Rockaway man who went missing outside the Wyckoff Medical Center in Brooklyn at about 2:20 p.m. on January 7. More...

New Shopping Center For Rockaway Residents?

Environmentalists See Problems With Project

If developers have their way and the city can cut a deal with environmental naysayers, Rockaway residents may one day have a new shopping destination just north of the Gil Hodges Marine Parkway Bridge in Brooklyn. More...

No Meter Hikes After All

The dreaded meter rate hikes came to a halt late last week with the help of a Bronx councilmember who was able to negotiate a deal with the mayor to keep the rates at the current price until at least July 1. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

‘Black Swan’ – Pirouette Of Pain

“Black Swan” brings new meaning to the old theater send-off, “Break a Leg.” In filmmaker Darren Aronofsky’s psychosexual thriller, the more appropriate adage is “Blow a mind.” More...

Columnists

It’s My Turn

Jane M. Orient, M.D., is an on air contributor, often speaking on Healthcare Reform. Dr. Orient has appeared on some of the largest TV and Radio networks in the US. More...

From The Artists Studio

‘Reflections’ Opens Sunday

“Reflections” begins this Saturday, with the opening reception on Sunday, January 16, 12-4 p.m. in sTudio 6 Gallery, Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) at Fort Tilden. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Contracts and ‘Cooling Off’ Laws

Does New York State have a “cooling off” law that allows consumers to cancel sales contracts within a defined period of time without penalty? Of all the questions my office receives from consumers, this is one of the most frequent. More...

Sports

Hard Working Pearson Elevates His Game

Ryan Pearson is currently enjoying his best season playing in a George Mason uniform. The Rockaway native leads the team in points per game, rebounds and in field goal percentage for the Patriots, who are 11-5 within the Colonial Athletic Conference. More...

The Jorge Posada Myth: An Analysis of a Yankee Catcher

Jorge Posada began his full-time career as a catcher with the New York Yankees in 1997 after appearing in nine games for them in the years 1995 and 1996. More...

Seahorses Bounce Back

The Far Rockaway/FDA VI varsity boys team improved to 5-3 in the Queens A East with a 52-41 home victory over Richmond Hill on Monday. Co-captain Dominique Jennings, made up classwork to return to the court and scored 9 points and grab 11 rebounds. More...

Letters

Wait Until You Know

Dear Editor, The initial reaction of too many commentators and editorial writers was to imagine the motivations the shooter might have had for committing his terrible crimes. More...

Shouldn’t Throw Stones

Dear Editor, As a licensed real estate broker on the Rockaway peninsula for more than 50 years without a single complaint from the New York State Division of Licensing Services I think I am qualified to respond to Vincent Castellano’s letter in More...

Calling All Witnesses

Dear Editor, I was involved in a car accident while stopped in traffic on Newport Avenue near the intersection at Beach 129th street on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at approximately 4:30pm. More...

Bellamy Free Pending Decision

Convicted murderer Kareem Bellamy will remain free until at least April, pending an appellate court ruling on his 1995 conviction for the murder of James Abbott on Beach 47 Street on April 9, 1994, according to a December 23 ruling by State Supreme C More...

Snow, Ice Can’t Stop Kayakers

Members of Sebago Canoe Club recently got together for their annual Frostbite Regatta. More...

Community

SwimStrong This Weekend At FRHS

Shawn Slevin admits there’s not much she knows about Rockaway. She’s an outsider. But one thing she does know is that the kids of Rockaway have the potential to be great swimmers with unlimited access to the waterfront. More...

RAA Hosts 'Reflections' At Fort Tilden

“Be prepared to see your world turned upside down, reflected inside out and stretched as far as the imagination can go!” says a Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) announcement for their new exhibition, “Reflections.” For their fi More...

Simon To Meet Press On BCHS

Democratic District Leader Lew Simon has announced that supporters of Beach Channel High School will meet with print and electronic reporters on Thursday, January 20 at 2:30 p.m. sharp on the patio in front of the school. More...

School News

BCHS Spanish Class Tastes Authentic Cuisine

The school support staff from left to right: Mrs. Ferguson, transition linkage coordinator; Mr. Behrman, guidance counselor; Mrs. Greco, I.S.S. Spanish Teacher; Mrs. More...

FHA Donates To St. Mary’s

The Christmas season inspired those in the Fontbonne Hall Academy community to open their hearts to those less fortunate. More...

NYC Hits Record 48 Million Tourists In 2010

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel and NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta announced New York City drew a record-breaking 48.7 million visitors in 2010. More...

Milestones

JASA Knits Caps For Newborns

JASA Roy Reuther Senior Center members knitted and crocheted tiny hats for Save the Children/ Caps for Good. This is part of Warm Up America. The senior center members made approximately 40 caps. More...

PHC Auxiliary Helps Again

Peggy DeMatteis, executive board member of the Peninsula Hospital Center Auxiliary, did personal shopping for the Butterflies by the Sea Hospice Care Unit at PHC. More...

Rayder Named To Dean’s List

Ryan Rayder of Belle Harbor, a freshman Secondary Education-Social Studies major at York College of Pennsylvania, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Rockaway Road Conditions Need Attention

The mayor’s year-end report crows that the roads and streets in New York City are better cleaned and better repaired than ever before. He can’t be talking about Rockaway. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

“What Potholes?” More...

Obits

Mary Abernethy

Homemaker

Mary Abernethy, a 50-year Rockaway resident, died January 6. Abernethy was born in Ireland. She moved to Rockaway from Astoria, New York. She is a longtime member of St. Francis de Sales Church. Abernethy was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas. More...

Edward H. Conroy

Correction Officer

Edward H. Conroy, a 52-year Rockaway resident, died January 6. Conroy was born in Manhattan. He served in the United States Coast Guard during the Korean War era and later worked as a correction officer. More...

Vivian Pruitt

Cook

Vivian Pruitt, 62, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 21. Pruitt was born on August 30, 1948 in East Meadow, New York. She worked as a cook and was a member of New Beginning Deliverance Church of Jesus Inc. More...


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