September 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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New Muni-Meters, New Charges

The changeover to the new charges for parking in New York City has finally hit Rockaway. Over the weekend new Muni-Meters were put in place both on Beach Channel Drive and Beach 129 Street. More...

Revival Introduces Peninsula Hospital CRO

Todd Miller, the chief restructuring officer at Peninsula Hospital Center, was formally introduced during a press conference on Monday, announcing that the hospital will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as soon as next week. More...

Proposal Period Open For NPS Beach Clubs

The National Park Service issued two prospectuses for proposals to operate two beach clubs at Gateway National Recreation Area: Silver Gull Beach Club and Breezy Point Beach Club, both of which are located on the Western end of the Rockaway peninsula More...

Business News

Little Dudes & Divas:

Backpacks, Blankets, Bibs, Burps And More

An exciting new store featuring gifts for baby showers, infants and toddlers has come to Rockaway in the guise of Little Dudes & Divas, located at 163 Beach 116 Street, just off the beach on the More...

First-Time Home Buyer’s Seminar

The Far Rockaway Library will host a First-Time Home Buyer’s Assistance Program on September 22, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the library, 1637 Central Avenue. More...

Columnists

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Point Breeze, Rockaway Point, Long Island- 1916

If You have Any Old Photos or Historical Information About The Rockaways Please Send It To: HISTORICAL ROCKAWAY C/O THE WAVE P.O. BOX 930097 ROCKAWAY BEACH, N.Y. 11693 More...

From The Artists Studio

ARTSPLASH Opening Reception Sunday

Fort Tilden Highlights More...

The New Frontiers

Primary The President

Everyone has a breaking point, a certain amount of frustration he is willing to bear before he sticks his head out the window and yells, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.” I had my very own Howard Beale More...

Sports

Rockaway Kosmos Open Up 2011 Fall Soccer Season

This weekend marked the opening of the competitive soccer season for the Rockaway Kosmos. More...

Fighting Cyclones Season Comes To Heartbreaking End

It was in heartbreaking fashion that the Brooklyn Cyclones saw their season end last Saturday in Staten Island. The Cyclones stranded 11 baserunners in the decisive Game 3 of the New York Penn League divisional series as they fell to the Yankees 1-0. More...

BCHS Wins Via Forfeit: FRHS Loses

Beach Channel/Channel View won their first varsity football game of the season without stepping on the field. More...

Obits

Charles J. Baumann

Longtime Resident

Charles J. Baumann, a longtime summer Rockaway resident, died September 9. Baumann was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lawrence and Martin E. Baumann. More...

John P. Clark

Administrator

John P. Clark, 67, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died September 5. Clark was born in Rockaway Beach on March 22, 1944. He worked as an administrator at Bellevue Medical Center and served in the U.S. National Guard. More...

Colleen A. Lynch

Financial Operation Analyst

Colleen A. Lynch, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 14. Lynch was born in Manhattan, New York. She was an active supporter of the ASPCA and Africa Mission orphanages. Lynch worked as a financial operation analyst. More...

On 10th Anniversary, WTC Steel Comes To Tribute Park

Hundreds of locals and family members turned to Tribute Park on Sunday for the annual ceremony honoring those Rockaway residents who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on Septembe More...

School News

For BCHS Campus,Now There Are Five

For Beach Channel High School, the two magic numbers are two and five. More...

New West End Temple Student Cantor

The West End Temple, a reform Jewish congregation in Neponsit, recently announced a new staff addition. Amanda Winter, orginally from Roanoke, Virginia, was named the new Student Cantor. More...

Open 529 College Account

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli joined other states in declaring September “College Savings Month” in an effort to increase awareness among families about the importance of saving More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Liza Minnelli Headlines Westbury

Live Nation is pleased to present Liza Minnelli at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, December 18 at 7 p.m. More...

MovieScope

‘The Debt’ – Getting The Nazi Who Got Away

As far as Nazi villains go, actor Jesper Christensen holds his own next to Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz. More...

Rockaway Artists Alliance Hosts ‘Guardians Of The Sea’

A Rockaway Artists Alliance recently held the exhibit “Guardians of the Sea; Riders of the Waves.” The exhibit displayed images of Rockaway’s beach and bay. It was the first time an exhibit addressed a beach/bay theme. More...

Milestones

West End Temple Hosting Cub Scouts

Tigers and wolves and bears, oh my! No the circus isn’t coming to town, but the Cub Scouts are! A group of dedicated parents has been meeting for the past few months and they’re ready to restart scouting at the west end of the Rockaways. More...

Ruscillo Graduates John Jay

Danny and Linda Ruscillo held a surprise party for their son, Scott, who recently graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. More...

Jamaica Bay History Viewed September 25

The life and history of Jamaica Bay will come to life in “The Jamaica Bay Story” a multimedia presentation by Rockaway historian Bernie Feuer. The Rockaway Artists Alliance will host this event at 1 p.m. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Keep Our Students Safe

Even a cursory walk around the Scholars’ Academy provides a look at how unsafe the area is for the students who attend the school. The area is replete with puddles whenever it rains, forcing students to walk on busy Beach Channel Drive. More...

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Letters

Two Strikes On Democrats

Dear Editor, The divided result of the special elections in the 23rd A.D. and the 9th C.D is really a defeat for the Democratic leadership. More...

Gun Violence Epidemic

Dear Editor,As you are no doubt aware, gun violence has taken a toll on so many communities across this nation. As our loved ones continue to die from this brutal, cruel and cowardly act, More...

Letter To Parks Commissioner Benepe

The following letter was sent to New York City Commissioner of Parks and Recreation Adrian Benepe.

Good Morning. I am a Rockaway Belle Harbor resident and I have witnessed first hand both Irene and the aftermath from Rockaway Park to Belle Harbor to Neponsit. More...

9/11 10th Anniversary

Sand Sculpture Tributes 9/11

Rockaway resident Katie McFadden commemorated the tenth anniversary of 9/11 by creating a twin towers sand sculpture on the shores of Rockaway Beach. More...

Tears And Remembrances At Tribute Park As Hundreds Turn Out For 9-11 Ceremony

Hundreds of locals and family members turned to Tribute Park on Beach 116 Street and Beach Channel Drive on Sunday for the annual ceremony honoring those Rockaway residents who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2 More...

PS 47 Honors 9/11Victims And Heroes

A beautiful rainbow greeted PS 47 students in Broad Channel on the first day of school. More...


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