June 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Rockaway District May Disappear

Even if the embattled Congressman Anthony Weiner had not resigned on Thursday, local voters likely would not have had a chance to vote one more time for or against the politician. More...

Cop Gets Ten Years For Child Porn

A retired cop from South Ozone Park with ties to Rockaway who pleaded guilty to child pornography last month was sentenced to 10 years in prison, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced this week. More...

Looks Like Goldfeder Against Deacy

Major Parties Solidifying Choices

Even though Governor Andrew Cuomo has not yet called for a special election to fill the vacancy in the New York State Assembly created when Audrey Pheffer left her seat to become Queens County Clerk, the major parties seem to have begun to solidify t More...

School News

PS 253 School Essay Contest

Principal Robin L. Johnson and the staff of PS 253 would like to congratulate the winners of the school-wide essay contest. More...

St. Rose Hosts Art Exhibit

St. Rose of Lima held its First Annual Art Show. One of the parish’s artistic parents, Gina Todd of Breezy Point, volunteered numerous hours of her time throughout the entire school year to teach and work with the children of St. More...

Girl Scouts Collect For Food Drive

St. Rose of Lima “Rosie” Girl Scouts recently participated in a Girl Scouts Service project by collecting canned goods for donation to the St. Rose of Lima Parish Food Pantry. More...

Milestones

Clare Walsh Weds in Belle Harbor

Clare Walsh and Bill Gehrhardt were married at a nuptial mass on Saturday, May 21 at St. Francis de Sales Church. A reception followed at the Lawrence Country Club. More...

Conneely Gets Engaged

Jaclyn Conneely was recently engaged to Steve Svaral. More...

Dolan Graduates Marist

Megan Dolan of Belle Harbor received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Educational Psychology from Marist College in upstate New York late last month. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Poised At The Starting Line, Awaiting The Gun

There they are, at least a dozen men and women poised and waiting to begin the race on the call of Governor Andrew Cuomo. More...

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Obits

Coy Gregory Biggs Sr.

Transit Inspector

Coy Gregory Biggs Sr., a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 29. Biggs was born in Coldwood, West Virginia on March 28, 1952. He worked as a transit inspector. More...

Carolyn Yvonne Drummond

Receptionist

Carolyn Yvonne Drummond, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 5. Drummond was born in Welch, West Virginia on June 10, 1954. She worked as a receptionist. More...

John F. Hanley

World War II Veteran

John F. Hanley, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 9. More...

Cancer Survivors Join ‘Relay For Life’

Cancer survivors walk the “Survivor’s Lap” at the annual Cancer Society “Relay for Life,” which was held last weekend at Riis Park. More...

Community

Broad Channel Included In NYC History And Guide

The third edition of “The Other Islands of New York City: A History and Guide” by Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller includes a new chapter on Broad Channel and additional information from the last ten years on ‘the other islands.&rsquo More...

Walcott To Speak At Charter’s Fundraiser, Wednesday, June 22

School Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott will be the keynote speaker at the First Annual Challenge Preparatory Charter School fundraiser dinner on June 22, it has been announced by Reverend Dr. More...

Save Engine 328 Rally Set For 6/27

Nearly one year ago, community leaders, firefighters, politicians and residents held a massive rally to save Engine 328 from mayoral budget cuts. Once again Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Midnight In Paris’ - Woody’s Walk In The Twilight Zone

Moviemaker/comedian Woody Allen has an affection for “The Twilight Zone.” It’s evidenced by his flights-of-fantasy films, “Alice” and “The Purple Rose of Cairo.” More...

Columnists

Paws For A Moment

Shots, Shots & More Shots!

I have received many questions about vaccines; Which ones should my pet have? Does he need all of them at once? Every year? Put your seat belts on … here we go! More...

East End Matters...

Far Rockaway Deserves A Break

Once again Rockaway has been in the news and not for the beautiful beaches that bring people out here each summer. More...

Beachcomber

Weiner’s mea culpa for his sexless sex scandal leaves a large hole in the 2013 mayoral election. Weiner was the top Democratic contender (and fundraiser) to take Bloomberg’s job after the next election, and now that hope is largely gone. More...

Sports

Pee Wee Seniors Battle To The Wire, Playoffs Start This Weekend

With the second season beginning this weekend in all competitive divisions, three teams in the Pee Wee Senior division battled last week for the top spot. More...

An Appreciation: Daughter Thanks Father For RLL Achievement

In the early spring of 1987, Jim Hurley went to sign his oldest daughter up for tee-ball in a trailer at the old Seaside Fields of Rockaway Little League. More...

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse

Traditions, family traditions, is something seldom seen nowadays. But this past week aboard the Jamaica Bay based charter boat Karen Ann, I was privileged to fish with an ongoing legacy of fishermen in Jamaica Bay. More...

Letters

The Real Weiner Scandal

Dear Editor, Everyone is missing Congress member Anthony Weiner’s real scandal. “Weiner Bitten Below The Waist” (Howard Schwach — June 3). Weiner has been running around town visiting local and county Democratic More...

Should I Believe My Congressman?

Dear Editor, When my Congressman stands in the well to speak can I, should I, believe him? More...

Owns Six Guns

Dear Editor, I’m a licensed handgun owner with six guns on my NYC Residence License. I am appalled at Councilman Sanders’ comment, “but the fact is that the majority of homicides occur with legally purchased guns, More...


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