February 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

LNG Meeting Tuesday Night

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...

Top Stories

Report: Ethics Committee Eyeing Meeks

Congressman Gregory Meeks, who represents the eastern portion of the Rockaway peninsula, is the subject of a Congressional Ethics Committee probe centered on the errors and omissions on his financial disclosure forms, published reports said on Monday More...

Service Restored At 3 Rockaway A-Train Stations

Two Other Platforms To Close This Month

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced the reopening of three Manhattan-bound platforms at Rockaway A-Train stations. More...

101 Precinct: Crime Down, Still Work To Do

Crime is down, but there is still work to do. That’s what the commanding officer of the 101 Police Precinct, Captain Michael Lipetri told area residents at January’s Precinct Community Council meeting. More...

School News

Channel Views Plays Host To ‘Crewlympics’

Channel View School for Research recently hosted their “Crewlympics.” The event div-ides the middle school students into 15 teams. More...

Xaverian Partners With Apple

When Xaverian High School opened its doors in 1957, the mission of the school was to present an elite curriculum of science and math to New York’s most academically gifted young men. More...

Bishop Kearney Girls Rise to the ‘Challenge’

MSG Varsity’s award-winning high school quiz show, The Challenge, kicked off its 14th season with all-star student scholars from Bishop Kearney High School’s senior class successfully competing against James Madison High School on Februar More...

Milestones

St. Edmund Prep HS Participates in ‘The Challenge’

Five student scholars from St. Edmund Preparatory High School competed and succeeded in defeating their opponents in Round One of “The Challenge,” an award-winning television quiz show for high school students that is shown on News 12. More...

Free Child Care Training Info

Child Care Means Business sponsored by the Business Outreach Center (BOC) is offering a free info session to discuss the exciting training program that can help you plan and operate a successful and well-managed childcare home base business. More...

Ocean Promenade Holds Winter Gala

Ocean Promenade Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, located at 140 Beach 113 Street in Rockaway Park held it’s Winter Gala this past week. More...

Letters

‘Red Face Giuliani’

Dear Editor: I am going to support the candidate that will tell the Rockaway people the truth about the development of Arverne. Who is willing to come forward and lay the truth on the line? More...

Dangerous Crossing At The Landing

Dear Editor: I am writing representing Palmers Landing. Palmers Landing is the second phase of a six-phase development called Arverne By The Sea. We have 121 homes, some of which border Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

A Time To Fight

Dear Editor,In today’s hard economic times, it’s become commonplace for people to talk of belt-tightening and fiscal discipline. More...

A Visit From Weiner On 100th Birthday

Rockaway resident Morris Sorid, who turns 100 later this month, was surprised on Monday by a visit from Congressman Anthony Weiner at the Jewish Association for Services to the Aged (JASA) Senior Cen More...

Jilted Husband: FBI Agent Seduced My Wife

A jilted husband claims a Far Rockaway FBI agent working on a fraud case seduced his wife during a federal investigation and then tried to put a halt to the charges against her in a state probe. More...

Community

The Frigid Plunge For Cystic Fibrosis

The 11th Annual “Take the Plunge For Cystic Fibrosis” is set to take place on Saturday and the group calls upon anyone who dares to take to the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean to help raise money for a cure. More...

Super Bird Sunday At Gateway Feb. 5th

Before watching the Big Game, experience the Bird Game. More...

Winter Arts Festival 2011 Comes to Waterside School

On Thursday, January 20, P.S. 317 hosted the second annual Winter Arts Festival. Families came in droves to celebrate the students’ creativity through writing, visual arts, dance and music. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Blue Valentine’ – Cupid Takes A Hit

The “crumbling marriage” is the staple of TV soap opera, theater and movies. More...

Columnists

It’s My Turn

It has been quite some time since I was a student, but I find myself wanting to get involved in school as a parent. With four children attending Rockaway public schools, I spend a lot of time thinking about their futures. More...

The Progressive

Just Saying

It always surprises me that most Americans are intrigued by lottery winners, reality shows on the boob tube, talent show winners and losers, and the need for toys and other material goods for deprived children during the winter holiday season. More...

The Rockaway Beat

The Continuing Attack On City Workers

The 2006 financial crisis was an avoidable disaster caused by widespread failures in government regulation, corporate mismanagement and heedless risk-taking by Wall Street, according to the conclusions of a federal inquiry that was headlined in the N More...

Sports

New York Aviators Continue On Ice Winning Streak

The New York Aviators of the Federal Hockey League (FHL) buried 10 consecutive opponents with a barrage of goals, stellar goaltending and physical play. More...

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse

Winter is a good time to invest in a chart and become familiar with Jamaica Bay, from a nautical/fishing perspective. More...

SVC Goes Into Playoff With Perfect 9-0 Record

On Sunday, January 30, the St. Camillus/St. Virgilius Tyro Basketball team defeated St. Thomas Apostle 64- 60, to move their record to 9-0 as the CYO season winds down. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Firing Experienced Teachers Not The Answer

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said that he may have to cut as many as 20,000 teachers from the public school system due to the financial crisis faced by the city and the proposed state education cuts. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

“Out with the old in with the new” More...

Obits

Louise C. Bruton

Paraprofessional

Louise C. Bruton, 83, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 29. Bruton was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Rockaway as a child. More...

Earl Steven Christian

Music Teacher

Earl Steven Christian, 59, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 14. Christian, a 40-year Rockaway resident was born on July 16, 1951 in New York, New York. He was a percussionist and music teacher. He taught at La Rocque Bey School of Dance. More...

Catherine R. Grant

Executive Secretary

Catherine R. Grant, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 2. Grant was born in Syracuse, New York and worked as an executive secretary. She belonged to the Columbiettes and the Auxiliary of the American Legion. More...


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