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Spring Ahead This Sunday, March 13

Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, when Daylight Saving Time begins. More...

Top Stories

Malcolm X’s Daughter Arraigned In Rockaway Scam

The youngest daughter of black power icon Malcolm X has been arraigned on charges of bilking tens of thousands of dollars from the Far Rockaway widow of one of her father’s bodyguards. More...

I’ll Tear Out Your [Expletive] Bike Lanes

Weiner To Bloomberg

There are two things clear about Congressman Anthony Weiner. He badly wants to become mayor of New York City. More...

N33, N31 Buses On MTA Chopping Block

As the MTA continues to look for ways to save money, they are now proposing to cut two of the three routes that Long Island Bus runs in Far Rockaway – the N31 and N33. More...

School News

Public School/Middle School 114 PTA Presents Arithmetickles

The PS/MS 114 PTA Enrichment Committee presented Arithmetickles starring Jared Miller on March 2. More...

PHC Colgate Dental Van Visits PS 47

Under the supervision of the Department of Dentistry of Peninsula Hospital Center, the Colgate Dental Van recently returned to the Rockaways. More...

Dental Van Comes To Rockaway

The NYU College of Dentistry Smiling Faces, Going Places Van has revisited Rockaway Beach through a grant provided by Assemblywoman Michele Titus. More...

Columnists

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The David Roche Summer Hotels…. Far Rockaway, New York

Shortly before the First World War started, David Roche, the owner and proprietor of Roche’s Beach at Far Rockaway built four huge hotels on Seagirt Boulevard. More...

East End Matters...

Keep Teachers In the Classrooms, Not The Unemployment Line

So let me get this straight, the Department of Education does not have enough money to save teacher’s jobs, but it does have enough to increase its budget for technology contracts by a whopping $24 million. More...

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Trilogy

Sunday, March 20 at 1 p.m., the Rockaway Artists Alliance and Bernie Feuer will present the third part of “The Floyd Bennett Field Story Trilogy” called “Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer,” the story of the Coast Guard in Rocka More...

Sports

Traveling Aviators Seek To Take Control Of FHL Series At Danbury

The Danbury Whalers beat the New York Aviators by a score of 5-2 in Federal Hockey League playoff action last Saturday night. With the win, the Whalers even the best-of-five series at 1-1 as the competition moves to Danbury. More...

SFDS Teams Advance to CYO Sweet Sixteen

The CYO Boys Basketball playoffs continued this weekend and five SFDS teams have now advanced to the Sweet 16. The Pee Wee Gold beat St. Rose 23-18 and now play Sacred Heart of Bayside on Saturday, 4:30 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc. More...

Scholars’ Academy Gets One Step Closer To PSAL Championship

It’s not a fluke that Scholars Academy was named the top seed in the PSAL B girls’ playoffs this year. Last Tuesday showed why. More...

Obits

Jody M. Shields

Lifelong Resident

Jody M. Shields, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died March 5. Shields was born in Rockaway Beach. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. Shields is survived by her son, Michael T.; brothers, Joseph and John; and sister, Joanne McManus. More...

Margaret M. Daly

Receptionist

Margaret M. Daly, a 46-year Rockaway resident, died March 2. Daly was born in Manhattan, New York. She worked as a receptionist for New York State Theater. Daly belonged to the Breezy Point Knitting and Breezy Point Arts and Crafts clubs. More...

Senior Centers A Budgetary Target

Unless Mayor Bloomberg gets $25 million worth of state funding he plans to close more than 100 senior centers throughout the city, two of which are located on the Rockaway peninsula. More...

Feds Indict Gang-Banger

Twenty-five members of the vicious La Maria Salvatrucha (MS-13) South American street gang were indicted this week in federal court in Islip, Long Island, charged with 70 counts of murder, including the death of Mario Alberto Canton Quijada, 25, of B More...

Community

Local Firefighter Achieves Success In Many Areas

Taylor Murphy faced a career crossroads only three years ago. After trying to further his professional basketball career in Canada, the then 24-year-old Murphy had second thoughts about continuing his career. More...

Honors For Deacon Stillwell

On Valentine’s Day, Deacon Jimmy Stillwell celebrated his 60th birthday by being honored by State Assemblywoman Michele Titus with a Citation for Community Service. As executive director of the Samaritan Hands Outreach Center of St. More...

Relay Kickoff Attracts Low Turnout

The American Cancer Society hosted the kickoff for the Annual Rockaway Relay for Life last week at the Knights of Columbus on Beach 90 Street. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

RTC Takes Audience To A Whole New World

A Wave Review

Members of the Rockaway Theatre Company’s Young Actors Workshop received well deserved standing ovations after taking to the stage before packed houses in an amazing stage production of Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” The play, which i More...

MovieScope

‘Barney’s Version’ – Back To The Dark Side

In “Sideways,” actor Paul Giamatti’s character is constantly warned, “Don’t go back to The Dark Side.” “Barney’s Version” has him back in the blackness again, with a vengeance. More...

Business News

A Child’s Place: A Dream Fulfilled

Joan Gallagher has been an early childhood educator for more than 30 years. She graduated with honors from Brooklyn College with her B.A. in 1972 and earned her master’s in Early Childhood Education in 1977. More...

Milestones

JASA Welcomes PHC Eye Docs

Fay Schwimmer, Project Director for JASA Rockaway Park, recently welcomed Peninsula Hospital Center’s Department of Opthalmology to make a presentation about eye health awareness to the group. More...

Cruz Passes Air National Guard Training

New York Air National Guard Col. Thomas J. Owens II, commander of the 106th Rescue Wing, announces the recent completion of training for members of the New York Air National Guard here at F.S. Gabreski Airport. More...

Local Kevin Leonard Honored At SUNY Oswego

SUNY Oswego senior Kevin Leonard of Rockaway Park is one of seven winners in the college’s annual “New Voices” 10-page-play competition. More...

Editorial/Opinion

What Is Appropriate For An Urban Park?

If you are a Rockaway resident whose kids play little league baseball or soccer at Fort Tilden; if you enjoy the musical shows produced by the Rockaway Theatre Company or the art shows hosted by the Rockaway Artists Alliance; if you enjoyed the RMAC& More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

Gateway Does Not Fit The Mold

Dear Editor, In treating Gateway as a traditional national park, the NPS is ignoring history and doing a grave injustice to the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers this recreation area should be serving. More...

Union Busting

The following letter was sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Dear Mayor Bloomberg, As an educator I am appalled that you would launch a campaign against NYC public school teachers. More...

Doesn’t Sound Fair

Dear Editor, Gateway wants people to pay to use parkland that the taxpayer has already paid for. They are not requesting a donation, they are charging admission. More...

Rockaway St. Patrick's Day Parade

SJEH Comes In First At Parade

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Marching Unit was awarded first place by the Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Cultural Committee in Rockaway on Saturday, March 5. More...

Bloomberg Booed As He Marches In Rockaway's St. Pat's Parade

The new and shorter Rockaway St. Patrick's Day Parade, which stepped off from Beach 129 and Newport Avenue on Saturday, March 5 was a success from every standpoint, unless you were the mayor, who was roundly booed More...

Thousands Crowd Rockaway Streets For 36th Annual Irish Parade

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