January 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Walder To Keep MTA Leadership Slot

A former Rockaway resident whose father was once the managing editor of The Wave will keep his job as MTA president in the new Cuomo administration, sources said on Monday. More...

State Medicaid Cuts Could Cut PHC

A hospital expert who heads Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team has warned that onethird of New York City’s private hospitals, including Rockaway’s Peninsula Hospital Center, could lose their life support and close down i More...

Meeting Set To Discuss Latest LNG Proposal

At the request of Congressman Anthony Weiner, the U.S. Coast Guard has agreed to hold a public hearing for New York City residents concerning a proposal to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal 23 miles off the Rockaway shoreline. More...

School News

PAL Enriches Students Through The Arts

Calendar illustrator, published poet and awardwinning dancer are just a few titles that Queens youngsters have thanks to the Police Athletic League (PAL). More...

Dance School Competition Wins Gold

The dance competition team from Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance recently travelled to Mystic, Connecticut, where it competed at Access Broadway, a national dance competition. More...

Students Donate To JUSTICE

Members of the Student Organization of Unified Leaders (SOUL) at Queens High School for Information, Research, and Technology (QIRT) conducted a food drive over the holiday season. More...

Milestones

Waterfowl At The West Pond

Learn how to identify waterfowl and residential birds around the West Pond. Ruddy ducks, buffleheads and mergansers are just a few of the popular birds seen in the Jamaica Bay area. Join a park ranger on Saturday, January 29 at 10:30 a.m. More...

Ulrich: Lifeguard Positions Available

Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich wishes to inform residents that the City Parks Department has begun to recruit lifeguard candidates for the 2011 summer season. More...

PHC Donates To Juvenile Diabetes

Employees at Peninsula Hospital Center recently made a generous donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in the name of Marlon Trammell. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Weiner For Whatever

Congressman Anthony Weiner represents Rockaway and parts of Brooklyn in the U.S. More...

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Obits

Eileen Seton Divilly

Insurance Agent

Eileen Seton Divilly, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died January 20. Divilly was born in Rockaway Beach. She worked as an insurance agent. Divilly was preceded in death by her brother, George Marks III. More...

Emily Laverne Doward

Security Guard

Emily Laverne Doward, 59, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 13. Doward was a resident for 15 years and worked as a security guard. She was born in Manhattan. More...

Irene Hooper

Homemaker

Irene Hooper, 89, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 11. Hooper was born in St. George, South Carolina on April 18, 1921 and lived in Inwood, New York for more than 60 years. More...

Man Jumps Into Jamaica Bay

An unidentified 37-year-old man jumped from the Broad Channel train station into Jamaica Bay on Wednesday morning. More...

Finnegan Sentenced To 6 Years Probation

A Belle Harbor music teacher who worked closely with children in both church and private music programs was sentenced on Tuesday to six years probation after completing a Florida program for sexual offenders, court sources said. More...

Community

Rockaway Rotary Brings A Lovely Journey Of Life

Exactly one year to the day after the devastating earthquake in Haiti that claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people, one girl’s struggle with a heart condition gives a shining example of hope that there are people in this world who still c More...

Safe Spaces Receives $150K Grant

Safe Space, a Southeast Queensbased nonprofit agency committed to helping at-risk families and children secure a better future, has received a $150,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation. More...

Rockaway Artist Plays Brooklyn Starbucks

Rockaway resident Arthur Skowron, a Polish-American artist, musician, poet and educator is currently exhibiting his work in the Starbucks coffee shop in Marine Park, Brooklyn. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘True Grit’ – Coens’ Wild Western

For diehard Hollywood purists, John Wayne is the quintessential Rooster Cogburn, the one-eyed guzzling federal marshal who, under the employ of precocious 14-year-old Mattie Ross, weeds the Wild West of bad guys in the 1969 classic, “True Grit. More...

Business News

World Champion’s Karate Center

Instructing The Rockaways Since 1971

World Champion’s Karate Center, under the leadership of Sense Bruce Hodes, has been instructing Rockaway residents in Shotokon (Japanese) Karate since 1971 at his dojo at 112-20 Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway Park. More...

Columnists

From The Artist Studio

Deadline Extension And Writers Group News

Deadline Extension: The submission deadline for “The Life of Still Objects” has been extended to today, January 28. More...

Broad Channel Bits

As I write this, another snowstorm is predicted to fall on us. Last week we got only a few inches — this one is supposed to be bigger and have ice mixed in it. More...

It’s My Turn

What If? How Health Care Repeal Would Bite The Big Apple

The push by Republicans to repeal health care reform has some of my Democratic colleagues worried about a replay of last year’s divisive health care debate. More...

Sports

Streaking Aviators Skate To Eight Straight Wins

The New York Aviators defeated the Cape Cod Barons 4-1 on Saturday night in Federal Hockey League action. The A’s have now extended their winning streak to eight straight games, and also picked up their ninth consecutive win on home ice. More...

Olympics, Rockaway Style, Coming In 2012

Sports, as well as intellectual activities, are on the agenda as the Olympics – Rockaway style is being planned for next year on the peninsula. More...

Aviators Forward Gets The Call To Wheeling

New York Aviators forward Mike Thomson, the team’s second leading scorer, was called up on January 21 to the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL. In 27 games the 6-foot 185-pound Thomson has netted 12 goals and 23 assists for 35 points. More...

Letters

Senate Needs Filibuster Reform

Dear Editor, Since 2006, a minority of U.S. Senators have distorted a fundamental precept set forth in our Constitution. More...

Mayor Needs An Education

Dear Editor, The Chancellor of New York City Schools who shall go down in the annals of great educators with the likes of Plato, Quintilian and Socrates, that water carrier for the mayor has the temerity to float the proposal that ends teachers’ seni More...

Remember Gerdi Lipschutz

Dear Editor, Your front-page stories last week compelled me to respond. How can we forget my old sparring partner, Assemblywoman Gerdi Lipschulz. More...


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