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Local City Council Politicians In Top Five On ‘Pork’ List

City Councilman James Sanders Jr. once bragged about “bringing home the bacon” for his constituents. More...

Three Charged At Daytop Village

Three clinical counselors at Daytop Village on Beach 65 Street in Arverne, which provides substance abuse treatment to adults and teens, have been charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy and other crimes for allegedly filing false progress reports w More...

Thief Attempts To Flee Country

A Far Rockaway home health aide accused of stealing more than $100,000 in rare coins from her 82- year-old patient was arrested last week at JFK Airport after attempting to flee the country prior to the beginning of her trial, according to Nassau Cou More...

School News

PS/MS 105 Kids Care Club

To close another year of amazing volunteer work, food and clothing was delivered to a local pantry, and trees at Michelis-Basewater Park received love and care. More...

RWA Pays Visit To PS/MS 105

PS/MS 105 was happy to welcome Jeanne DuPont and Elizabeth Manclark from the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for a ‘free water safety and dangers of rip currents’ workshop. More...

Columnists

TheVeterinary Corner

Heat Stroke In Pets

The summer is here and we all like to do outdoor activities with our dogs. We like to play ball, take long walks and jog with our furry friends. More...

From The Artist Studio

Come For The Sun! Discover Your Heart In The Arts!

This weekend RAA is opening its innovative, imaginative, “The Gallery Green,” that marries summer outdoor fun and the creative artistic flair for which our galleries have become known. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Despite the heat it’s nice to see people enjoying these awesome July days as we roll towards August. More...

Sports

St. Francis Summer Classic Basketball Update

This week, St. Francis would like to introduce you to the Summer Classic coaches while giving a quick update on the action. More...

World Champions Perform Well At AAU Nationals

The World Champions Karate Team competed at the AAU National Karate Tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which was held June 26 to July 2. More...

Rockapulco Run Ends Summer Series Tonight

The Rockaway Running Series will conclude its tenth season of evening runs at Beach 95 Street with the finale of the Rockapulco 5K Run tonight, July 22. The race includes ¼-mile, mile and 5K runs. More...

Obits

Steven Fessler

Mechanic

Steven Fessler, 44, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 8. Fessler was born on December 30, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, but grew up in Far Rockaway. He worked as a mechanic. Fessler was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Fessler. More...

Mildred Carey

Homemaker

Mildred Carey, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died July 17. Carey was a member of the St. Camillus St. Virgilius Golden Age Club and a member of the Sea Breeze Golden Age Club at St. Francis de Sales Church. More...

Michael T. Gurry

Printer Daily News

Michael T. Gurry, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 20. Gurry was born in Bronx, New York and lived in Rockaway for the past 46 years. He was a member of St. Camillus Church and the Knights of Columbus. More...

Ex-Con Strikes Again

Busted In Redfern Shooting

A gun wielding ex-con is being held without bail for the alleged fatal shooting of a Hollis teenager inside a Far Rockaway apartment building last Sunday morning, according to police. More...

Community

‘Sunset In The Park’ Happens 7/22

‘Sunset in the Park’ will take place at Tribute Park on Beach 116 Street and Beach Channel Drive this Friday, July 22 from 6:00 p.m. until sunset. More...

ABTS Closes In On YMCA Property

Representatives from Arverne By The Sea announced this week that they have closed on the land for the future site of the YMCA, meaning construction can officially commence. More...

Sanders To Hold Meeting About Mosquitoes

New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr., who represents the peninsula’s east end, will be holding a meeting on July 27, at 7:00 p.m. to talk about the area’s mosquito problem. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Larry Crowne’ – Thanks Hanks

Leave it to Tom Hanks to make an upbeat movie about The Recession. More...

Business News

Thai Rock

Authentic Thai Meals And Snacks And Music Too

For years, Rockaway resident Robert Kaskel and his wife, Metta, had a dream – to open a local restaurant that would provide the best in Thai food and the best in music to the peninsula’s residents. More...

Milestones

Couple Engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Savage of Breezy Point are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Crystal Lee Savage, to Kenneth Meurer, son of Don and Sarah Meurer of Captree Island, Long Island. More...

Marist Dean’s List Spring 2011

Marist College, located in Poughkeepsie, New York, had the following area students named to their Spring 2011 dean’s list: Kelly Dier of Belle Harbor is a member of the class of 2011 and is majoring in fashion merchandising. More...

SUNY New Paltz Graduate

Jena Homsey earned her master’s degree from State University of New York at New Paltz. Homsey is a resident of Rockaway Park and received her Master of Arts in Studio Art. More...

Editorial/Opinion

When ‘Choice’ Is Not Necessarily Good

There was a time in New York City when parents had no choice in which junior high school (that’s what they called them in the good old days) or high school their son or daughter would attend. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

“Ah The Good Olde Days...” More...

Letters

Positive Cover Stories

Dear Editor, It was funny to read Shaun Reen’s letter to the editor, regarding the negative cover stories. We have spoken about this numerous times in the past. I can tell you that Mr. More...

A Sunday Outing

Dear Editor, My husband and I had what seemed like a mini-vacation today. We took advantage of the $15 special round trip fare on The Rockaway Beach Ferry. More...

Thanks To Lifeguards

Dear Editor, We just wanted to say “Thank you” to Rah, and the two other wonderful lifeguards, on Beach 124 and 123 Streets for coming to the rescue of our son, Ryan, on Saturday, July 2. More...


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