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Ethics Committee Says Meeks Guilty On‘Loan’

A House ethics probe of Rockaway representative, Congressman Gregory Meeks, is focusing on possible criminal charges for his failure to report a $40,000 payment from a businessman that investigators say appears to have been an illegal gift – an More...

City Addresses Beach 116 St. Problems

For the past several months, residents say, people who live in the Rockaway Park Hotel have been causing problems on the busy Beach 116 shopping street, panhandling and threatening shoppers, keeping customers away from the shops on the street. More...

Crime Continues To Climb In 100 Precinct

Last Week In July Sees 150% Increase

In the wake of a report last week that crime was up in the west end’s 100 Precinct, the statistics from the end of July are particularly startling for what has been called “the quietest precinct” in Queens. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

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‘Tabloid’ – More Madness From Errol Morris

Hewlett native and Oscar-winner Errol Morris is drawn to the strange and the quirky. More...

Bill Medley, Righteous Brothers At Westbury

The NYCB Theatre at Westbury is “Where the Action Is” on Saturday, August 27th with The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley and Paul Revere & the Raiders. More...

Donny Osmond Appears at NYCB August 25

Donny Osmond, currently enjoying a top ten chart debut on both country and pop lists for his and sister Marie’s latest duet album, “Donny & Marie,” will be bringing his “Basically Yours” tour to the NYCB Theatre at W More...

Milestones

Tormey Family Celebrates

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Tormey, Jr. of Marine Park are joyously celebrating their sons’ birthdays with family and friends. More...

Brayden McShane Born

Danielle and Michael McShane celebrated the blessing of the birth of their son, Brayden Michael, on Saturday, July 23. More...

Renew Wedding Vows

Dennis and Barbara Morris recently attended St. Saviour Church in Brooklyn, where Father Daniel Murphy renewed their wedding vows. More...

Letters

Sign The Contract

Dear Editor, Your husband is on strike, what do you do? My husband is on strike at Dayton Beach Park. He goes 7 days a week, 10 – 12 hours a day. More...

Positive Recovery

Dear Editor, I would like to share with you, and the residents of Rockaway, the very positive experience I recently had during my month-long stay at Promenade Rehabilitation Center. More...

Dayton Beach Park Is Fine

Dear Editor, I never write into your paper but this time I had to. The authors of some of the letters have got to be comedians telling a joke or just plain crazy. More...

New East End Park Almost Ready For Its Close-Up

Get ready for the unveiling of large portions of the new park being built by the city in Far Rockaway. More...

Community

Annual Broad Channel Labor Day Parade 9/5

This year, the annual Broad Channel Labor Day Parade steps off on Monday, September 5. The event is set to begin at the neighborhood’s community park, go up Cross Bay Boulevard, and loop back down. More...

Test Scores Up Slightly, But Most Still Fail

The results are in and they show that city students posted modest gains on elementary and middle school statewide tests this year, showing more improvement than students in the state as a whole and in New York State’s other large cities, offici More...

New ‘Friends of Far Rockaway Library’ To Advocate For Improvements

With the Far Rockaway Library in need of renovation and funding for new materials residents have banded together to form the Friends of the Far Rockaway Library. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Once again a local has died on Cross Bay Boulevard, on the stretch that runs through the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. More...

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse

Well it looks like the summer doldrums have hit the fishing scene. Balmy temperatures and hot water have left the striper fishing to mostly a nocturnal and early morning fishery. More...

The Rockaway Beat

PHC Closing: More Questions Than Answers

There is no doubt that one day, sooner than later – perhaps within the next 30 days, perhaps at the end of October – Peninsula Hospital Center will close its doors for good. More...

Sports

SFDS Classic Presents Exciting Playoff Basketball

Championship Games Continue This Week

It was a classic night on Monday for the start of the Boys High School, Grammar Senior and Grammar Middle playoffs. More...

World Champions Perform At National Night Out

The World Champions Karate Center demo team displayed their skills to the crowd gathered on August 2 at the National Night Out Against Crime on Beach 108 Street and Shorefront Parkway. More...

Small Rainshower Doesn’t Damper Graybeards Run

In a summer that has been highlighted by outstanding weather, Mother Nature chose to remind us of her presence last Friday night at the Ninth Annual Graybeards Family Run. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Why Not Bankruptcy Instead Of Closure?

There are several troubling questions arising from the plan to close the Peninsula Hospital Center, a vital link in the wellbeing of Rockaway residents. Several years ago, St. More...

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Obits

Janet Cohen Buffa

Volunteer

Janet Cohen Buffa, 77, a longtime Rockaway resident, died on August 4. Buffa was born in Manhattan. She was a faithful volunteer at the Senior Citizen Center. Buffa was preceded in death by her parents and son, Michael Robert Buffa. More...

Ruth Drayton Frost

Homemaker

Ruth Drayton Frost, 80, a 40-year Rockaway resident, died on July 24. More...

Norston Hook

Driver Mechanic

Norston Hook, 38, a longtime Rockaway resident, died on July 14. Hook was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He worked as a driver mechanic. More...


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