October 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Local Residents To Spend $1,000,000

Participatory Budgeting Process Begins

Forty local residents got together at PS/MS 114 in Belle Harbor last week to begin a process that will eventually spend $1 million of public money on capital projects on the peninsula that they believe are most necessary. More...

PHC Pink Slips Hit Over Weekend

50 First To Go In Downsizing

The word spread quickly throughout the Rockaway peninsula, wherever employees of the Peninsula Hospital Center reside. Check the mail. The layoffs are beginning and the pink slips are in the mail. More...

Goldie Maple Principal Back At Desk After Menacing Bust

A longtime Rockaway principal who was arrested in her Valley Stream home on April 19, for her involvement in a domestic dispute with her husband, is back at her school desk after a court adjudication that freed her, officials say. More...

School News

PHC Hosts Art Contest With Channel View

To highlight the 25th Anniversary of International Infection Prevention Week, October 16 through 22, Peninsula Hospital Center collaborated with senior students at Channel View School for Research to submit posters that demonstrated the importance of More...

Chase Awards Far Rock School With $30K

The JP Morgan Chase Foundation announced that it will award The Child Center of NY a $30,000 grant to expand learning opportunities at Far Rockaway’s PS/IS 43. More...

Business News

Dr. P. Mamtora:

Non-Invasive Treatment Option Comes To Rockaway

Dr. Mamtora looks forward to providing all of your heart-related needs. More...

Milestones

JASA Recycles For Sight

JASA Roy Reuther Senior Center takes pride in giving back to the community. Lions Clubs International has an ongoing program, “Recycle for Sight,” which collects used eyeglasses. More...

SJEH Joins ‘Taking Strides’

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital staff formed a team to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk that was held on Sunday, October 16 at Jones Beach. More...

Sports

CYO Fall Soccer Final Regular Season Week Recap

The fall season ends with playoff berths for the SFDS girls soccer squads from grades 3 through 7. In another double-dip weekend, the SFDS Bantam (sixth grade) Girls first traveled to Juniper Park to face the Hope N-Team. More...

H.S. Report: Nazario Addresses Rumors

Beach Channel/Chanel View varsity football coach Victor Nazario is tired of hearing the false rumors and innuendo that have been surrounding the team for the last few weeks. More...

Rockaway Renegades Split In Doubleheader

The 10U Rockaway Renegades faced off against a very good Amity squad for a baseball doubleheader on Saturday in the NY Travel League. The Renegades could only manage a split as Amity handed them their first defeat of the season in game two. More...

Obits

Ray Bowden

Truck Driver

Ray Bowden, 87, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 14. Bowden was born in North Carolina on February 9, 1924. He worked as a truck driver. Bowden was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. More...

Eugene Russell Howard

New York City Department of Finance

Eugene Russell Howard, 63, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 9. Howard was born in Harlem Hospital in Manhattan on May 21, 1948. He was employed at the New York City Department of Finance and also served in the U.S. Army. More...

Thomas Charles Henningsen

Verizon Technician

Thomas Charles Henningsen, 64, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 20. Henningsen was born in New York City and moved to Rockaway 10 years ago after frequently visiting the area. He was a longtime technician for Verizon. More...

Gangbangers Choose Poorly

Use Phony Gun To Hold Up Off-Duty Detective

Three thugs, reportedly members of the Gang of Apes (GOA) street gang, tried to use a phony gun to rob an off-duty detective who was walking his beagle, Jack, on the boardwalk near Beach 27 Street last Saturday night. More...

Community

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Volies In International Beach Cleanup

On September 17, the American Littoral Society and Ocean Conservancy sponsored its annual International Coastal Cleanup, which included more than 100 countries. More...

MTA Announces Satisfaction Survey Results

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has released results from its series of customer satisfaction surveys conducted annually for all MTA services. More...

Trick-Or-Treat Safety Tips For Goblins Of All Ages

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are four times more likely to be hit by a moving vehicle, such as a car, motorcycle, SUV or truck, on Halloween than on any other day of the year. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Jazz Trumpeter Botti Performs October 30

Live Nation will present American jazz trumpeter, Chris Botti at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, October 30 at 7 p.m. More...

Rockaway Surfing Movie Set For Film Festival

A documentary about the surf scene in Rockaway Beach, entitled “Our Hawaii,” will screen at 3:20 p.m. on November 5 at the Big Apple Film Festival, Theater 2, Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street in Manhattan. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Crime continues to grow, not only in Rockaway, but in the entire city as well. More...

School Scope

Charlotte’s Web - The Beat(down) Goes On

How much money is being diverted from the More...

From The Artists Studio

Ken And Barbie Are Revolting

Yes, little ones …and big ones, too. It is true. I, Madam Rayah, seer, sayer of sooth and amateur periodontist, know all and warn all. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Bring Back Vocational Schools

Channel 2 News had a story a week ago pointing out the fact that many businesses that need skilled machinists and other trade workers cannot find them in the United States. More...

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Letters

Many Thanks For The Help

Dear Editor, My wife and I would like to thank everyone who stopped to help after my bike accident on the boardwalk on Sunday, October 9. More...

Rocking The World

Dear Editor, The Demonstrations on Wall Street are beginning to rock the world. It is not confined to America anymore. According to reports on the Internet there are going to be 80,000 demonstrations across the globe this weekend. More...

Red Door Closing

Dear Editor, Due to escalating operating costs, St. John’s thrift store, The Red Door, will be closing at the end of November, 20ll. More...


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