April 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Seek 5 In Vicious Assault

Detectives from the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway are looking for five men who beat and robbed an unidentified 53- year-old clerk at a grocery store late last month. More...

Wanted In Pennsylvania,Busted In Far Rockaway

A Pennsylvanian who fled that state and hid in Far Rockaway after threatening his estranged wife’s life, has been arrested by police officers from the 101 Precinct, Pennsylvania officials say. More...

Air France Wreckage Found

Experts Say Recovery Photo Reminiscent Of AA 587

Underwater search teams have found pieces of an Air France Airbus 330 that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the shore of Brazil in 2009, killing all 228 people aboard, French investigators have announced. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Limitless’ – Not Such A Beautiful Mind

Are pharmaceuticals the answer to life’s problems? “Limitless” would have you believe it’s one pill, in particular: the imagined, mythical NZT-48, the ultimate “smart” drug. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Although officials of the National Park Service say that the three “alternative concepts” are more global than practical and that the words in each of the three concepts, “Limited organized recreation,” is meaningless at this More...

It’s My Turn

Into the Darkness: Where Constitutional Illiteracy Is Leading Us (Part I)

“Unless we teach the ideas that make America a miracle of government, it will go away in your kids’ lifetimes, and we will be a fable. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

Takers And Makers

Writing in last Friday’s Wall Street Journal, the newspaper’s senior economics writer, Stephen Moore, posed the question of whether we’ve become “a nation of takers, not makers.” His point was to draw attention to the so More...

Sports

BLS Week 3 Recap: Fire, Dynamo Squads Face Off

Division 1-First Grade Girls. The LA Galaxy defeated the Red Bulls by a score of 1-0, in a tightly contested match. With the game tied at 0-0 with three minutes to go, More...

Departed Firefighter Hero Honored With Charity Game

The Danny Suhr Bowl, a charity football game which honors the New York City Fire Department firefighter who perished in the World Trade Center attacks in 2001, will take place on Saturday, April 16. More...

RBVL To Hold Final Pre-Season Meeting

In preparation for the volleyball season, a critical date is fast approaching. The final Rockaway Beach Volleyball League pre-season meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. at the Kerry Hills Pub. More...

Letters

New Vitality And Energy

Dear Editor,I was surprised to learn about the controversy surrounding the proposed name change for The Rockaway Park Homeowners and Residents Association. More...

Expresses Significant Disappointment

The following letter was sent to officials at the U.S. Post Office and the National Park Service.

I am writing to express my significant disappointment in the closure of the Fort Tilden Post Office. What has occurred is a prime example of government ineptitude, arrogance and extreme indifference to the very people government is supposed to serve. More...

Leave Belle Harbor Out!

Dear Editor, The Belle Harbor Property Owners Association was established 63 years ago to serve the interests of our community. More...

Splash Crash Was Plane Nonsense

A 24-year-old pilot who made a safe, but apparently illegal emergency landing in the surf at Beach 58 Street on Monday night was questioned by cops because he touched down without permission, law-enforcement sources have told The Wave, adding More...

Community

‘Our Hawaii’ Here In Rockaway

NYU instructor Kryssa Schemmerling moved here from California to pursue a career in filmmaking. While attending Columbia University Film School she began to develop an interest in the Rockaway peninsula and all of its unique personality traits. More...

SmokeFree Project Coming To West End Temple

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

Local Hospital Programs Extended

Two local health facilities that were scheduled to lose vital federal programs on September 30 have received word that the funding for the programs has been extended until the end of March in 2014, More...

School News

Church Of God Academy Performs The Hits

Students at the Church of God Christian Academy sang, played instruments, and acted at the school’s annual Musical Extravaganza on Friday, March 25. More...

Preschoolers Chicks Hatch

The children from Little Tots Red Wagon Preschool in Rockaway Point, play with their chicks before they return to the farm. More...

SFDS Holds Primary Math Bee

Students in grades 1, 2, and 3 competed in the annual school math bee on March 8. Twelve of the school’s top math students competed against each other to see who would represent St. More...

Milestones

Locals In Florida St. Pat’s Parade

Former Rockaway residents Mary Kelly, Rita Early, Pat Williams Sr., Peggy Tully, Pudge Williams and Jim Kelly marched with the Irish-American Club at the Villages in Florida to honor St. More...

Jermian Jaikob Celebrates First

Jermian Jaikob celebrated his first birthday on April 5 with his grandparents, Lisett and Juan Colon; his brother JJ; his parents, Johnny and Stacy; his Aunt Jazmin; Uncle Willie; and great-grandpare More...

Seamus Mack Turns Six

Rockaway Park resident Seamus Mack turned six years old on March 27. He celebrated his birthday with a party that included family and friends. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Census Numbers Do Not Add Up

The 2010 census numbers are in and they do not add up – not for the city, not for Queens and certainly not for Rockaway. The official numbers say that the entire Borough of Queens went up by only 1,343 people since the last census in 2000. More...

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Obits

Mary Ann Atherley

Homemaker

Mary Ann Atherley died on March 28 at the age of 83. She was born in the District of Columbia and lived in Rockaway and Broad Channel for many years, where she was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her husband, George Walter Atherley. More...

Nancy Farrell

Nurse’s Aide

Nancy Farrell, 86, died on March 25 at her daughter’s home in Inwood, Long Island. Born in Ireland, she worked for many years as a nurse’s aide at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway and was a longtime Rockaway resident. More...

Patricia Howard

Seligmen Supervisor

Patricia Howard died on April 1 at the age of 82. The Seligmen supervisor was born in Brooklyn but moved to Breezy Point, 21 years ago. More...


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