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Daylight Stabbing Outside Stop 1

A man stumbled into the 100 Precinct station house in Rockaway Beach on Saturday afternoon claiming he had been stabbed across the street from the Hammel Houses outside of the Stop 1 Supermarket, located on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 86 More...

Airbus Faces Criminal Charges Over French Crash

Manslaughter charges were filed in a Paris (France) court on Monday against Airbus Industries, the giant manufacturer that built the A300-600 aircraft, one of which lost its tail structure over Jamaica Bay and crashed into Beach 131 Street and More...

Outta Control And Into Pole

A driver claims that a child ran in front of her car causing her to lose control along Rockaway Beach Boulevard near Beach 119 Street last Monday and collide head-on with a utility pole. More...

School News

Honors Awarded At St. Camillus

The Home School Association of St. Camillus School is proud to announce the following students received honors for the second trimester. More...

Public School/Middle School 114 Holds Annual Science Fair

PS/MS 114 held their science fair for grades five through eight. Some very imaginative, creative and well thought out projects were displayed. More...

Public School/Middle School 114 Showcase Their Talents

On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, students at PS/MS 114 presented an Irish Heritage assembly program showcasing the many talents of the students in kindergarten through fourth grade. It was exciting and very entertaining. More...

Milestones

Local Takes Navy Command

A Rockaway resident who is now a U.S. Navy Commander has taken command of one of the nation’s most powerful fighting ships. More...

Welcome Maggie And Jenny

Kristine and Frank Cicero of Broad Channel welcomed their twin girls on February 15. Big sister Margaret Anna weighed 6 lbs 8 oz. while Jennifer Gloria was born one minute later weighing 4 lbs 1 oz. More...

Fortuna Makes Dean’s List

Christian A. Fortuna of Rockaway Beach has been named to the dean’s list for the winter quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Plea To Keep PHC Viable

The Peninsula Hospital Center has taken a lot of body blows in the past few months. Twice, it has gone to the deadline before finding a way to keep paying for its employees’ health care costs. More...

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Obits

Milagros Aguilar

Nanny/Housekeeper

Milagros Aguilar, 83, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 19. Aguilar was born on April 29, 1927 in Santa Ana, El Salvador. She was a retired nanny and housekeeper, living in Far Rockaway since 1973. More...

Jeff Braverman

Customer Service Representative

Jeff Braverman, 28, a four-year Rockaway resident, died March 21. Braverman was born on May 12, 1982 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a customer service representative for Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. More...

John P. Dockery

Tax Attorney

John P. Dockery, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 18. Dockery was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Rockaway 43 years go. He was a tax attorney and served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. More...

Scholars’ Wins First Championship

The Scholars’ Academy aced their final test last Sunday at St. Francis College as the Seawolves defeated Bedford Academy, 60-42, to win the PSAL ‘B’ girls championship. More...

Community

‘Rockaway Jetty’ Serves Peninsula’s Kids

The genesis of the newest service organization in Rockaway, the “Rockaway Jetty,” sounds like something out of the script for a television reality show. More...

Far Rockaway’s Teen Library Sponsors Teen Job Fair

Local teens jammed the Teen Library on Beach 20 Street in Far Rockaway Monday afternoon as more than 50 companies vied for their attention at a teen job fair sponsored by the peninsula’s libraries. More...

Breslin And Sarnoff - Rockaway 'Dynamic Duo' Of Film

Suggesting that Rockaway may have to change its name to “Culver City East,” Robert Sarnoff, with tongue firmly in cheek, asks, “What are the odds that two ‘Super Filmmakers’ from our area … Two! More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Unknown’ – Liam Lost

Those taken by “Taken” will not be with star Liam Neeson’s newest single word-titled action thriller, “Unknown,” where he’s doing less running after and more running from. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s approval rating continues to go south at a very quick pace. According to a Quinnipiac University poll taken last week, the latest number for Bloomberg is 39 percent, his lowest number in eight years. More...

East End Matters...

Mr. Mayor, It’s Time To Put The People First

Two weeks ago I wrote about how the Department of Education is threatening to lay off 4,675 teachers, 100 of whom would come from the Rockaway area, because of budget cuts. More...

It’s My Turn

Rec-re-a-tion (n)

Rec-re-a-tion, n: amusement, diversion, entertainment, pasttime, sport. These are some of the meanings of the word found in my dictionary. What part of those meanings does our government not understand More...

Sports

Joyous Seawolves Win PSAL Championship

As the final buzzer sounded at St. Francis College last Sunday, every player from Scholars’ Academy rushed on to the court and celebrated their first PSAL ‘B’ girls championship with a 60- 42 victory over Bedford Academy. More...

St. Francis de Sales Clinches Semifinal Berth

St. Francis de Sales Seventh Grade Boys basketball team has advanced to the semifinal round for the CYO Diocese playoffs. St. Francis will play against St. More...

SFDS Rookies Push On To CYO Diocesan Semifinals

The St. Francis de Sales rookie boys continue to bring their lunch pails and hard hats to work as they ground out another victory over St. Mary Winfield on the strength of their defense. More...

Letters

Is It Me ?

Dear Editor, Is it me (sic), or are things really getting unbalanced here? Let me start with the fact that I am not politically active, or a deep social thinker, just a common Rockaway working stiff. More...

Weiner Meeting Will Be A Waste

The following letter was written five days prior to the meeting to which it refers. Dear Editor, Guess what is happening Thursday evening at 7:30 at the Knights ..., another one of those worthless meetings. More...

Problems At 1502 Mott

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter on behalf of the tenants that live at 1502 Mott Avenue, because of Gateway Management Office which is located at 1450 Gateway Boulevard, More...


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