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Man Shot On Bayswater Street

Road Rage Incident Reportedly Leads to Shooting

An unidentified 35-year-old man was shot once in the chest on a Bayswater street on Friday night, police sources say. More...

Gateway Priorities Chill Fort Tilden Users

Calls For ‘Limited Organized Recreation’

By Howard Schwach The headline on a recent newsletter distributed by officials at Gateway National Recreation Area says that it seeks to “Find Common Ground and Navigate New Waters.” More...

Parents, Day Care Centers Prepare To Fight City Hall

As the budget battle in the city heats up, day care providers, parents and local elected officials are gearing up for a battle to save day care centers and the number of seats they offer from the budget ax. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Take Me Home Tonight’ – Stay Home

Coming-of-age film, “Take Me Home Tonight,” goes – in the dumper, right from the get-go. And it won’t be in theaters long, judging from the near-empty theater on a recent Sunday afternoon screening. It’s the ‘80s. More...

Columnists

Point of View

WHEN SHALL WE SING?

“You shall be free not when your days are without a care not your nights without want and grief, but rather when these things girdle your life and let you rise above them naked and unbound.” More...

The Rockaway Beat

To Understand Bloomberg, Look At His Friends

To say that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has lost touch with the common man and woman who live in New York City would be a mistake. He never had touch with the common man and woman in the first place, so there was nothing to lose. More...

Beachcomber

The decision in a French court that Airbus Industries can be brought up on criminal charges in regard to an Air France crash into the Atlantic Ocean several years ago brings to mind the circumstances surrounding American Airlines Flight 587 More...

Sports

Successful Campaign Ends For Scholars’

In a near empty Times Union Center in Albany last Friday afternoon, it wasn’t hard for anybody present in the stands to see many saddened faces at the Scholars’ Academy bench. More...

Traveling Rockaway Little Leaguers Win Trophies

Last weekend, a group of boys from the Rockaway Little League crammed spring training into four games over a nippy Saturday and Sunday in the New York Travel Baseball Preseason Tournament in Bergen Beach and came home with the second place trophies. More...

New Coach Seeks To Inspire BCHS Revival

Young Lady Dolphins Seek To Contend

New Beach Channel/Channel View baseball coach John Mangieri couldn’t have imagined a better start to the new PSAL baseball campaign.The Dolphins have recorded a 2-0 start in their return to the ‘B’ Division and recorded back to back More...

Letters

Create A Better America

The following letter was sent to Congressman Peter T. King.

Dear Congressman King, My husband and I write to express our deep concern with respect to your intention to pursue public hearings on the American Muslim community. More...

Mayor Makes No Sense

Dear Editor, “We can’t keep teachers just because they have seniority, we need the best teachers.” That statement makes no sense at all. More...

National Greed

Dear Editor, While driving past the old LILCO/LIPA/Nat. Grid toxic waste site on Beach Channel Drive (BCD) between Beach 108 and Beach 112, any local would wonder why it looked as though it has been abandoned More...

Census Nonsense

The uproar in City Hall this week was of resentment and accusations of inaccuracy upon the release of the 2010 Census results. More...

Community

Rockaway Soap Star Stays Gold

Ringgold Stars Opposite Glenn Close, Films ‘Smurfs’

Rockaway’s favorite bodyguard, Sean Ringgold, has come a long way from being a lifeguard on the shores of Rockaway Beach to now signing a full-time contract with the soap opera, “One Life to Live.” But wait, that’s not all More...

Weiner Quips Through Town Hall Meeting

Addresses National, Local Issues

Congressman Anthony Weiner might not yet be ready for a primetime comedy show, but he was good enough to face 300 local residents and quip himself through a two-hour town meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Thursday, April 24. More...

SmokeFree Project At West End Temple

The SmokeFree Project of NYC is coming to West End Temple, led by Addictions Counselor Adam Steiner. More...

School News

PS/MS 114 Participates In After-School Program

PS/MS 114, in partnership with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, will participate in the Cultural After-School Adventures Program through the Queens Museum. More...

CVSR Honor Society Hosts Volleyball Fundraiser

The high school division of the Channel View School For Research recently held a fundraiser volleyball game between the honor role students against the school’s faculty. More...

Milestones

Roxbury Siblings Head To Nationals

Roxbury siblings Sam Neibel and Isabella Neibel have qualified for the USASA National Championships, a snowboard and freestyle skiing event, to be held at Copper Mountain in Colorado April 9 through 12. More...

Locals Graduate From Air Force Training

Two Far Rockaway High School graduates have graduated from Air Force basic military training. Air Force Airmen Noel Echevarria and Pierre A. Dover graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Local Rotarian Goes Curling In Quebec

Barbara Morris, member of the Rockaway Rotary, went to Huntington, Quebec, Canada this week to represent the Rockaway Rotary Club at a curling event. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Why Is Experience Under Fire?

Pick up a newspaper or watch television and you will see Mayor Michael Bloomberg-sponsored ads attacking the teacher seniority rules. More...

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Obits

Joseph A. Carey

NYCTA Motorman

Joseph A. Carey, a lifelong Broad Channel resident, died March 29. Carey was born in Broad Channel. He worked as a motorman for the New York City Transit Authority. He was an avid fisherman. More...

Rebecca Sue Carter

Nurse

Rebecca Sue Carter, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 18. Carter was born in Charleston, West Virginia. She worked as a nurse at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. More...

Robert Taylor Jordan

Communications Specialist

Robert Taylor Jordan, 47, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died March 9. Jordan was born in Arverne on January 23, 1964. He worked as a communications specialist for Alltel. More...


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