October 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Judge: Bloomberg ‘Willfully Ignored Racial Balance’

By Howard Schwach More...

District Attorney Brown,Judge Blumenfeld Slug It Out

A Brooklyn-based appellate court has declined to block a Queens judge from ruling on the ethics of a program in which prosecutors interview suspects in central booking prior to arraignment and before they have been assigned counsel. More...

Cops Seek Two In FR Home Invasion

Detectives from the 100 Precinct are searching for two armed men wanted for a home invasion and robbery in Far Rockaway. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Cyndi Lauper Stops By Westbury This Week

Cyndi Lauper and Dr. John bring their Memphis to New Orleans tour to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Wednesday, October 19 at 8 p.m. More...

MovieScope

‘Sarah’s Key’ – How The French Helped The Holocaust

The first great shock in “Sarah’s Key” comes with the revelation that it was not the Nazis who rounded up Jews into the packed and oppressive Vélodrome d’Hiver arena for transport to Auschwitz, but the French. More...

Sports

Rachel, Grady Runs Past Beach Channel

The setting was almost perfect last Sunday at Beach Channel High School’s football field. Nice warm Weather and Homecoming Day Festivities to welcome the Dolphins More...

Fisheads Play At Fort Tilden

This Saturday, the Rockaway Rugby Fisheads will be playing the Connecticut Yankees in nearby Fort Tilden at 1:30 p.m. Come by and support the new younger, faster, and not so pretty Fisheads. More...

Little League To Hold Awards Ceremony

The Rockaway Little League will honor all of its players at an awards ceremony to be held on Saturday, November 12 at the El Caribe catering hall in Brooklyn. More...

Letters

Bashing Rockaway

Dear Editor, Now that summer is finally over, the New York media has decided to resume its favorite activity – bashing Rockaway. More...

Our Youth Are Rebelling

Dear Editor,The revolution that started in Wisconsin early this year and spread to Ohio and Michigan has now escalated big time. The financial district of New York was targeted more than a week ago and the revolution has already spread to New Jersey More...

A Few Thoughts About The Election

Dear Editor, I would like to express a few thoughts of my own, and clear up a few issues in the aftermath of the Special Election for the New York State Assembly in the 23rd District, held on Sept. More...

Running For Daylight In A Losing Cause

Beach Channel/Channel View running back Diequan Underwood, number 5, rushed for 136 yards last weekend, but to no avail. His team lost its first game of the season to the Grady Falcons. More...

Community

Rockaway Fall Festival This Weekend

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation will host its 4th annual Rockaway Fall Festival on Sunday, October 16 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. More...

Beach Debris Documented By Littoral Society

Hundreds of volunteers from school, civic and environmental organizations came out in force to clean and document beach debris as part of the annual NYS Coastal Cleanup sponsored by the American Littoral Society. More...

Street Corner Renamed In Memory Of Jack King

A large group gathered on the corner of Beach 130 Street and Cronston Avenue at noon on Sunday to rename the area “Jack King Way” in honor of longtime civic activist Jack King, one-time p More...

Business News

The Irish Circle:

Fine Food And Spirits

When people in Rockaway think of the original Rockaway Irish Town experience, their thoughts go immediately to the Irish Circle at 101-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 102 Street in Rockaway Park. More...

Columnists

Boyle-ing Points

Famous Faces – The Rockaway 64

Are you a Rockaway 64? Or a Rockaway Classic or Rockaway Icon? These are the people of Rockaway that everybody knows by sight if not by name. Those familiar faces – some famous, some infamous have triggered some inspired thinking. More...

From The Artist Studio

Revelation In Ink

InkSplash 2011, a printmaking exhibit featuring an international cast of artists, has opened in sTudio 6 Gallery in RoCA at Fort Tilden and is being featured on NY1. More...

School Scope

Occupy Everything

The occupation of Wall Street movement, inspired in many ways by the democratic movements in the Middle East and which is spreading nationwide, is much more of a state of mind than the symbolic nature of the physical act itself. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Where Have All Our Political Leaders Gone?

First, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, who had served for more than 22 years, left to become the Queens County Clerk. Then, Congressman Anthony Weiner, our longtime Representative, left under the cloud of a sexting scandal. More...

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Obits

Annie Crum

Longtime Resident

Annie Crum, 86, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 13. Crum was born in Charleston, South Carolina. She worked as a cook, baby sitter and in child care while living in Rockaway for 60 years. More...

Roy C. Drinankle

Lifelong Resident

Roy C. Drinankle, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died October 6. Drinankle worked for Colletta Scrap since age 14. He was often seen in Ralph’s Diner on Mott Avenue and was an avid Rockaway beach lover. More...

Patricia Drinankle-Perez

Former Resident

Patricia Drinankle-Perez, 56, a former Rockaway resident, died October 9 at Peninsula Hospital Center after battling a long illness. Perez was born in Far Rockaway and attended Far Rockaway High School. She later moved to Inwood. More...


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