April 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Baby Slayer On Trial

Nearly two and a half years after a Jamaica man allegedly killed his pregnant girlfriend, a bank teller in Rockaway Park, and their unborn child, his trial began in Queens Criminal Court on April 11, after several days of jury selection. More...

Inept Ocean Village Armed Burglars Busted By Cops

A trio of clumsy Ocean Village burglars were arrested by police last week when they left a bloody trail straight to their apartment just two floors below the site of a brutal armed burglary they had just committed that sent two victims to the hospita More...

Belle Harbor Man Gets Seven Years

A Belle Harbor man convicted for a phony hedge fund scheme where he robbed six investors of more than $7 million was sentenced to seven years in prison last week at Manhattan Federal Court. More...

School News

PS/MS 114 Staff, Parents Work McDonald’s Fundraiser

If you went into our local McDonald’s restaurant on Beach 92 Street and Beach Channel Drive on the evening of April 6 and thought that some of the workers looked familiar, you weren’t wrong. More...

Waterside School Exercises Leadership Skills

At the Waterside School for Leadership, scholars are reminded that leadership comes in many forms. More...

Columnists

School Scope

Phee-Asko

If you don’t know what the title of this column refers to you have not been a regular reader. Just consider it your phonics lesson of the day. But all is not lost for Cathie Black. More...

Beachcomber

The forces opposed to extending the runways at John F. Kennedy Airport into Jamaica Bay have been marshalling to fight the plan. More...

Simon says...

From the Desk of Lew M. Simon, Democratic District Leader, 23rd A.D. Part B

We would like to extend a joyous Passover and happy Easter to all. May this holiday season bring peace, happiness, wealth and health for all. More...

Sports

Williams Earns Second Golden Gloves Title

Joseph “Mack” Williams was quite confident as he stepped into the ring in the final bout of the evening last Friday night at the Daily News Golden Gloves. More...

Dolphins Keep Winning

High School Roundup

What a difference two weeks make for the Beach Channel/Channel View girls lacrosse team. The defending PSAL champions were working in a new players on the roster when they lost to Midwood and Tottenville in the first two games of the season. More...

Magical Opening Day Includes Unassisted Triple Play

2After a Saturday morning filled with Opening Day pomp, circumstance and revelry, Rockaway’s baseball and softball players got down to business. More...

Letters

My Head Is Exploding

Dear Editor,I really wish I could restrain my interests to the likes of Charlie Sheen’s “meltdown“ and miraculous transformation into a “Torpedo of Truth“ or Jersey Shore star Snooki’s ability to command $32,000 to speak to students at Rutgers More...

In Education, Little Is Trivial

Dear Editor, Obviously a gun of any kind in school is an extremely serious issue. But I would like to comment on the statement made by an anonymous father that points out another very important issue, More...

Our Children And Their Future

Dear Editor, In the Citizen Participation Plan filed by National Greed, nee Key Span, in January 2009 regarding the Toxic Waste Site, the opening line reads, “Citizen Participation is an integral component of remedial programs in NYS.” More...

A Little League Parade In The Park

With the looming government shut-down behind them, little leaguer’s of all ages, shapes and sizes, 800 strong, marched from the entrance to Fort Tilden to their home fields for a day of festivi More...

Community

Aviator Sports Threw Lifeline To Rockaway Little League

Offered Facility In Case Fort Tilden Closed

With a national deadline looming that could have shuttered all of our national parks, including Gateway National Recreation Area, and its component park, Fort Tilden, the Rockaway Little League faced a problem of epic proportions. More...

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Students Meet Captain Vinnie

Last week students at NYCHA Ocean Bay Community Center and RWA Aqua 101 students had the good fortune to meet Capt. Vinnie Calabro, the man behind “The Wheelhouse." More...

New Traffic Light Set For Hicksville And Beach 9 St.

A new traffic light, to be located at the intersection of Beach 9 Street and Hicksville Road, has been approved by the Department of Transportation, the office of Councilman James Sanders Jr. announced last week. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Red Riding Hood’ – Beauty And The Bite

“Red Riding Hood” gives the Brothers Grimm tale the teen “Twilight” treatment with twist: The big bad (were)wolf stalking the red-robed beauty could be anyone in the medieval woodland village, even grandma herself. More...

Milestones

Soto-Perez Is Queen Of The Parade

Jamille Normary Soto-Perez is the first daughter of Felix and Deborah Perez; born in Far Rockaway on October 1, 1999. Currently attending P.S. More...

Willis Earns Dean’s List Spot

Stephanie Willis, the granddaughter of Henry and Rosie Connor and Joe and Annie Willis, has made the deans list at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania. More...

Ulrich Honors Marine Graduate

Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich presented a City Council Citation to Victor Schwoebel in honor of his recent graduation from United States Marine Corps basic training. More...

Editorial/Opinion

One Step Forward, One Step Back

After three months of contention and dropping popularity ratings (last week, she was at 17 percent), School Chancellor Cathie Black is gone. More...

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Obits

Maureen Clarke

Domestic Aide

Maureen Clarke, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 2. Clarke was born on October 18, 1946 in Georgetown, Guyana. She lived in Rockaway Beach for 25 years and worked as a domestic aide. More...

Jeanette Wheeler Coles

Former Resident

Jeanette Wheeler Coles, a former Rockaway resident, died March 10. More...

Arlene J. Imhoff

Former Resident

Arlene J. Imhoff, a former Rockaway resident, died April 7. Imhoff was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 21, 1941. From 1984 until her retirement in June of 2009, Imhoff worked for the Breezy Point Co-op, as a Lieutenant in Private Security. More...


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