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Bloomberg To Hold Bayswater Town Hall

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has confirmed his attendance for a town hall meeting at the Bayswater Jewish Center on Monday, January 24 at 7 p.m., hosted by the Bayswater Neighborhood Block Watch Association and the Bayswater Civic Association. More...

Toxic Caulk At Far Rockaway School

A parent advocacy group has found that a Far Rockaway school is chockfull of a toxic, cancer-causing substance used to caulk its windows, a new report shows. More...

New Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Plan For Atlantic Shores

A Canadian energy company and a privately held New York firm are looking to build a deep-water natural gas pipeline 15 miles off the New Jersey coast and about 30 miles south of the Rockaway shoreline. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

‘The King’s Speech’ – My Fair Monarch

“The King’s Speech” is “My Fair Lady” turned upside down. Here, the commoner is teaching the patrician how to speak. More...

Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Still A Chance To Find The Life In Still Life

The new series of computer classes will start on Tuesday, March 1. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and will run for seven weeks, with a break during Passover. Class rates will be announced. More...

The Rockaway Beat

An Attack On Public Employees: Demonizing Those Who Serve Us

For years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his minions have been demonizing public workers, trying to convince the general public that those who work for the city and state and their large salaries and pensions are the problem – the reason for the More...

Beachcomber

The mayor’s plan to do away with the Civil Service Commission and to allow the city to hire and fire workers at its discretion is chilling. More...

Sports

Aviators Take Two: Inman Called Up To Elmira

The A’s were “flying high” as they soared over the first-place Akwesasne Warriors on Sunday night in Federal Hockey League action. More...

BCHS Getting Confidence Back: Seahorses Clinch Playoff Berth

The Beach Channel boys basketball team are starting to turn their season around. Beach Channel recorded their largest margin of victory this season on Tuesday with a 78-55 win at Martin Van Buren. More...

Streaking Seawolves Continue to Ace On Court Exams

In only their second year as a varsity program, the Scholars’Academy girls basketball team are experiencing one of the best campaigns in the PSAL B Division. More...

Letters

Q35 Problems

Dear Editor, The scheduling problems and overcrowding on the Q35 bus have continued to be a consistent problem since I met with Mr. Norman Silverman, head of MTA bus scheduling, at a meeting set up by City Councilman Eric Ulrich last December. More...

Sludge Harvey

Dear Editor,Remember when the Board of Estimate went out of business on August 30, 1990 because it was declared unconstitutional by a federal judge? More...

Absurdly Incorrect

Dear Editor, You printed a letter from Margaret A. Wagner which uses numbers that are totally UNTRUE. The 9th Congressional part of Queens covers A.D 22 through 31 plus 35 though 38. Rep. Weiner WON EVERY A.D. on 11/2/10. More...

Ulrich Defends His Bike Plan

I n the midst of a media onslaught, Councilmember Eric Ulrich defended his controversial plan for bicycle identification stickers this week hoping to clarify what he introduced simply as a discussion of problems involving his constituents and bicycle More...

Community

Village Academy Receives ING Donation

This fall, ING Investment Management (ING IM) and Pencil joined together to place the students at Village Academy on the “Path to Success.“ ING, a well-known investment organization, also endeavors to give back to the communities they ser More...

PHC Health Center Wins Diabetes Recognition

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced that Peninsula Hospital Center’s Family Health Center, Sadhana Gupta, M.D., Director, has received recognition from the Diabetes Recogniti More...

Winter Waterfowl And Much More

Jamaica Bay is “the hotspot” for winter birds. Join naturalist Ron Bourque, Sunday, January 23 from 9 a.m. More...

School News

Councilman Ulrich: Urges Register For Kindergarten

Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich is reminding parents and guardians of key enrollment dates for families of children who will begin kindergarten in September 2011. More...

Honors Given To St. Camillus Students

Student of the Month Awards were presented on Friday January 7 by Sr. Agnes, Principal, for the categories of School Spirit, Effort and Patience. More...

Milestones

McAlister Moves Ahead Towards College

In 2008, an unconscious Christavious McAllister (right) was rushed to an emergency room after receiving a bullet in the stomach during a gangrelated altercation into which he unwittingly walked. More...

Celebrating 25th Birthday

Barbara Anne Murphy is celebrating her 25th birthday on January 21. She is the daughter of Daphne Murphy from Rockaway Park. She’s a graduate of NYU. More...

Soldier Helps Kids At Brooklyn Academy

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Editorial/Opinion

An Assault On The Civil Service System

In 1883, New York State Assemblyman Theodore Roosevelt pushed through a bill that established a civil service system whereby government hiring was based on merit and fitness, not on favoritism and patronage, as had been the case under a succession of More...

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Obits

Edward Patrick Corcoran

Aer Lingus

Edward Patrick Corcoran, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 13. Corcoran was born in Co. Offaly, Tullamore, Ireland. He moved to Rockaway 50 years ago. More...

Inez Muriel Crooks-Heron

Registered Nurse

Inez Muriel Crooks-Heron, 99, a longtimelocal resident, died January 9. Crooks-Heron was born in Big Woods, Jamaica on September 16, 1912. She was a registered nurse for almost 20 years at Jamaica Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital. More...

Loretta Curry

Homemaker

Loretta Curry, 51, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 1. Curry was born in Harlem Hospital on October 27, 1960. She attended PS 144, Watley Junior High School and went on to study business at Hughes High School. More...


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