February 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Meeks Under Fire For Las Vegas Fundraiser

Sometimes, Congressman Gregory Meeks should feel like he has a target painted on his back. More...

Weiner Outlines Impact Of Republican Budget Cuts

Representative Anthony Weiner recently released a study highlighting the impact on Queens of the new Republican budget proposal that will be voted on this week, which would slash over $167 million in aid to the borough, including $57 million in Pell More...

FRHS Closing Despite Meeting Expectations

Far Rockaway High School will end its storied 120-year run this June even though it exceeded its expected graduation levels and test results, according to published reports, based on internal Department of Education documents. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Another Year’– All Not In The Family

Tom and Gerri are a rarity in modern movies: a happily married couple. “Another Year” writer/director Mike Leigh knows that means they are the eye of the hurricane, around which their miserable friends and family members swirl. More...

Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Opening Reception

Rockaway is a way of seeing and perceiving; a mindset, a state of breathing; a spiritual state; well beyond being a strip of color on a cartographic mass of blue. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Bloomberg May Be Worst NYC Mayor In Century

Not too long ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that he would like to be known as the best New York City mayor in history. More...

Beachcomber

When the plan was proposed to put a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal off the shore about equidistant between Rockaway and New Jersey, we wondered why the development company was bothering because New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had already More...

Sports

Black History Month Quiz Answers - Athletes With Ties To New York

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High School Roundup: Scholars Gets Top Playoff Seed

BCHS, FRHS Lose Playoff Games

Scholars’ Academy girls varsity coach Janet Kleiner kept refreshing the PSAL page for almost an hour on Saturday afternoon. More...

Rockaway Ropes Boxer Wins at Lake Placid

Promising amateur boxer Joseph “Mack” Williams is off to a good start early in the 2011 boxing campaign. More...

Letters

Thanks Milan

Dear Editor, Bravo to Milan Taylor for the letter written January 24th regarding the incident at the library. While I cannot possibly know the details of the situation, I applaud Milan for taking the time to write an articulate, More...

Thank You, RAA

Dear Editor, I have been meaning to write for years to publicly thank the founders and nurturers of The Rockaway Artists Alliance. They have provided our community with so much for so long. More...

Helped Me Stop Smoking

Dear Editor, I am writing to express my grateful appreciation to a truly dedicated man, Mr. Adam Steiner, coordinator of the Smoke Free Project at the West End Temple. More...

Smoky Fire Hits Gift Is Love

A smoky fire closed Beach 116 Street and closed down Gift is Love on February 10, at about 5:15 p.m. More...

Man Shot At Ocean Bay Houses

An unidentified 32-year-old man was shot on February 12 as he walked in front of 3808 Beach Channel Drive in the sprawling Ocean Bay public city housing complex. More...

Community

Youth Task Force Takes Shape

A group of young people from Rockaway have come together to make what they see as needed changes on the peninsula. They are the Rockaway Youth Task Force and they intend to prove that the youth of Rockaway care about the community in which they live. More...

Seek Volunteers To Work With Seniors

New York Foundation for Senior Citizens will conduct training for people living in Far Rockaway who are interested in becoming Volunteer Ombudsmen. More...

Fatherhood Initiative To Kick Off Saturday

The Fatherhood Initiative will kick off on Saturday, February 19 from noon until 3 p.m. at the New York City Housing Authority’s Beach 41 Street Community Center, located at 426 Beach 40 Street on Beach Channel Drive. More...

School News

PS 114, KidsmART Host Craft Night

Public School/Middle School 114 joined with the Rockaway Artists Alliance’s kidsmART Program for a Valentine’s Day Craft Night on February 11. More...

The Ronald McDonald Assembly

Ronald McDonald put on a show for the kindergarteners through fourth-graders at PS 114 on February 10. It was not only a fun-filled show, but Ronald talked about cooperation and bullying. More...

Kearney Students ‘Think Pink’

Bishop Kearney High School’s students joined hundreds of athletes in over 600 schools and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association in raising breast cancer awareness across the country. More...

Milestones

First Congregational Celebrates 125 Years

This Sunday, February 20, the First Congregational Church, UCC, will celebrate its 125th anniversary of worship and ministry at its building at 320 Beach 94 Street in Rockaway Beach. More...

Langer REMA’s New President

Businessman Andrew Langer, the owner of Century 21 Real Estate in Far Rockaway and four Dunkin’ Donuts on the peninsula, is the new president of the Rockaway East Merchants Association. More...

Colon Graduates AF Basic Training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Linda G. Colon recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Editorial/Opinion

At Least, Tell Us The Truth

The least we should expect from our city government is that it tells us the truth. Under the Bloomberg administration, telling the truth is not always a given. More...

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Obits

Michael Noel Diaz

Proprietor

Michael Noel “Mickey” Diaz, a former Rockaway resident, died February 3.Diaz was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was the owner of Sawmill and Guitar Village during the 1960’s in Rockaway and built restaurants and houses More...

James R. Dunne

World War II Veteran

James R. Dunne, 88, a former resident, died January 22 in DeLand, Florida. Dunne was born in New York on January 12, 1933. Dunne was a combat Navy veteran from 1942 to 1946 during World War II. He was an avid golfer. More...

Edward G. Hazel

DSNY

Edward G. Hazel, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 16. Hazel was born in Brooklyn, New York and lived in Rockaway for 57 years. He worked for the New York City Department of Sanitation. More...


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