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Jury Selection Continues In Baby-Slayer Case

A Jamaica man who brutally stabbed his girlfriend and her unborn baby is back on trial again after a four month hiatus in which he was forced to find a new attorney to replace the one who had fallen ill. More...

Garaufis: Who You Know Really Counts

Knocks FDNY For ‘Old Boy’ Network

On Friday, Brooklyn federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis, after presiding over a special trial focusing on the fire department hiring, concluded that the Vulcan Society – an organization representing the city’s black firefighters – large More...

NOM Targets Huntley On Gay Marriage

A national organization dedicated to traditional marriage values has painted a target on the backs of several New York State legislators, including State Senator Shirley Huntley, who represents Broad Channel, as well as a large portion of Brooklyn. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Black And Puckett Coming To NYCB

Jay Black and Gary Puckett will appear at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, October 15, at 8 p.m. Jay Black began his music career by writing songs. More...

RTC Cast And Crew Work For "Peanuts"

A Wave Review

Members of the Rockaway Theatre Company have been busily rehearsing for the October 14 opening of the great family musical, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” based on Charles Schultz’ famous comic strip. More...

MovieScope

Straw Dogs – The Mouse That Gored

Why remake the Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 male-rite-of-passage gore classic? Could it be because President Obama’s being beat up by political bullies? More...

Milestones

Belle Harbor Marine Receives Top Award

Belle Harbor resident, Staff Sergeant Cassidy W. Tibbets, USMCR, pictured second from the right, was the recipient of the 2011 Marine Corps Reservist of the Year award. SSgt. More...

Shevlin To Teach Irish Language

Local sanitation man and community activist, Ed Shevlin, has never been one to rest on his laurels. More...

Completes USMC Training

Marine Corps Pfc. E. Gutierrez, son of Rita Garcia of Far Rockaway, recently graduated from the Marine Aviation Supply Specialist Course More...

Editorial/Opinion

Faith And Serving The Public

Faith is important to America and has been since the beginning of the Republic. Recently, however, faith has begun to trump the public good. More...

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Letters

Pure Union Busting

Dear Editor, Our governor, Andrew Cuomo, has threatened to lay off thousands of state workers, in a time of high unemployment, because the Public Employees Federation rejected a five-year contract. More...

Raising Awareness

Dear Editor, As someone living with breast cancer, I’m grateful that so many people are trying to raise awareness about the disease, but simply wearing a pink ribbon— or toting a pink bag or using pink dental floss — isn’t going to save many lives. More...

Going Shopping

Dear Editor, I have spent most of my life as an admirer and supporter of the NYPD, having various family members who served honorably in their ranks, I also felt a special connection to the organization. More...

Won’t Go Meekly

First, Weiner. Now Other Shoe May Drop

First, Rockaway lost its Congressional representation when Congressman Anthony Weiner was caught in a sexting scandal and was forced to resign. More...

Community

Raising Awareness For A Cure

Four years ago Belle Harbor residents Raquel and Antonio Priolo welcomed twins into their family. Valentina and Isabella appeared to be happy and healthy babies. More...

Hoenlein To Speak At Temple Beth-El

Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American-Jewish Organizations will be speaking at Temple Beth-El, 201 Beach 121 Street, Rockaway Park, on Monday evening, October 10 at 8 p.m. More...

Ulrich Public Meetings This Month

Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich has announced details for the first round of public meetings for his Participatory Budgeting initiative, which will give residents the opportunity to decide how $1 million in capital funds can be spent More...

School News

Giving Hope To Kids With Cancer

Students and faculty at St. Francis de Sales gave Hope to children with cancer this past month by supporting the first annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation Hope is in the Air event. More...

St. Camillus Blesses The Puppies

St. Camillus held a special pet blessing event last weekend. More...

Columnists

It’s My Turn

As the new Congressman for the 9th Congressional District, I want to express my sincere gratitude to the voters who elected me to this great responsibility. More...

Beachcomber

The final Rockaway Task Force report addressed many of the peninsula’s problems. Let’s hope that the report goes up the ladder to the city and some of those concerns actually cause remedial action. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Incredulity Over School Report Cards

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Go back and look at the 2009 school report cards. That year, 13 Rockaway public schools were rated as A schools, the top of the heap. More...

Sports

Unbeaten Beach Channel Leaps Over Madison

The first half for Beach Channel/Channel View against Madison was almost something to forget. The offense wasn’t moving and five defensive penalties against the Dolphins gave Madison a chance to take an 8-0 lead late in the second quarter. More...

St. Francis de Sales CYO Soccer Fall Season Week 4 Recap

Many St. Francis de Sales teams passed the halfway mark of their season this busy Week 4. Check out http://sfdscyo.magix.net/public/ for links to standings and schedules of remaining games. More...

H.S. Roundup: Scholars’Aims For Title Repeat

The ascendancy to the top of the heap came quickly for the Scholars’ Academy girls volleyball team, which won their first PSAL ‘B’ city championship last November. More...

Obits

John “Jack” Doherty

NYPD

John Doherty, a former Rockaway resident, died September 30. Doherty was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 8, 1933. He was raised in Rockaway Beach and worked as a police officer in the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway. He served in the U.S. More...

Matthew B. Geoghegan

Operating Engineer

Matthew B. Geoghegan, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 5. Geoghegan was born in Valleybeg, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. He lived in Rockaway for 10 years coming from Manhattan. He was an operating engineer. Geoghegan served in the U.S. More...

Dolores Hopt

Homemaker

Chucky Hopt, a lifelong Rockaway Beach resident, died October 4. Hopt was preceded in death by her husband, William; daughter, Dolores Campbell; brothers, Stanley and Charles D’Anna; and sister, Frances Ouellette. More...


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