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Baby Mom Says Redd Is Innocent

Convicted Killer Awaiting Sentencing

Convicted murderer Derrick Redd sits in a cell at Riker’s Island in the Bronx, awaiting his sentencing, which is now set for January 4, after a Queens Supreme Court judge on November 22 postponed his last sentencing date. More...

Two Busted In Stabbing

It was a Rockaway story that ended up with two people arrested and police scratching their heads. The incident began at about 9:29 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Police responded to a 911 call of a robbery in progress at 72-22 Almeda Avenue in Arverne. More...

Cops Rescue Sinking Fisherman

Draws Crowd To Beach 147 Street Oceanfront

While most local residents were out and about enjoying an unusually warm Sunday afternoon, a Brooklyn fisherman was slowly freezing, clinging for life to his small green kayak in 54 degree water, awaiting rescue by the NYPD. More...

School News

Public School/Middle School 183Q Awarded Computers

For the second year in a row, PS/MS 183Q sixth-grade students were awarded flat-screened Dell computers from the Computer for Youth organization of Manhattan, NYC. More...

St. Edmund Hosts Blood Drive

A blood drive was held in the gymnasium at St. Edmund Preparatory High School in Brooklyn, New York under the direction of school nurse Kathy DeMello, RN. More...

BCHS Spanish Class Celebrates Thanksgiving

The outing was a spin-off after students in Mrs. Greco’s class created a project on Mexico’s gift-the-turkey. More...

Milestones

NY Life Presents Safety I.D. Program

On October 3, NY Life Insurance Company visited Rockaway Beach at PS/MS 183Q with a great safety I.D. program. More...

New Group Program Available At West End

As of November 1, West End Temple began the Partners in Caring (PIC) program (a UJA Federation of NY Initiative) funded by the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services Community Connections: Jewish Community Services and the family of Lil More...

Encore Rockaway History Presentation 12/4

Historian Bernie Feuer will show an encore presentation of his “By the Sea; By the Beautiful Sea” presentation this Sunday, December 4 at 1 p.m. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Is It Time To Rethink The Draft?

A recent survey has found that “[America] has an armed services that is at war and a public that’s not very engaged, a time when the public has been paying less and less attention even though the wars have been going on for ten years.&rdq More...

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Obits

Roger N. Benjamin

Truck Driver

Roger N. Benjamin, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 26. Benjamin was born in Waynesboro, Georgia and moved to Rockaway 24 years ago from Jamaica, New York. More...

Beryl E. Clarke

Homemaker

Beryl E. Clarke, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 27. Clarke, a 30-year Rockaway resident, was born in Trinidad. Clarke was preceded in death by her husband, Errol and brother, McDonald (Bunny) Clarke. More...

Dr. Christine Gaffney

Teacher

Dr. Christine Gaffney, 87, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 27. More...

Convicted For Framing Ex

In a trial that lasted nearly a month, a Queens jury has found Jerry Ramrattan guilty on all charges, which included the rape and eventual framing of his Far Rockaway ex-girlfriend for crimes that she never committed, Queens District Attorney Richard More...

Cops ID Mystery Jamaica Bay Body

Police officers from the 100 Precinct, responding to a call of a man in the water near the Marine Parkway –Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge at about 4:28 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving, found an Asian male floating in the bay. More...

Community

Join Santa For Breakfast On 12/10

The 100 Precinct Community Council’s annual “Breakfast With Santa” will be held on Saturday, December 10 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located at 333 Beach 90 Street. More...

Levine Lands Top Hospital Slot

Former PHC CEO Sticks With MediSys

The controversial former CEO of the Peninsula Hospital Center has landed on his feet, earning a top position with MediSys, the healthcare company that operated the center until August. More...

PHC CEO Meets The Community

Todd Miller, the new CEO of the Peninsula Hospital Center, will meet the community at a special town hall meeting hosted by Lew Simon and his Good Government Democratic Club at 7:30 p.m. on December 8. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Take Shelter’ — Not For Prophet

Were Biblical prophecies merely the ravings of schizophrenics? And if so, does it matter, particularly when the forecasts come true? More...

Columnists

Commentary On Things Present

Scale Back Airport Screening

A sick and thick fog of evil enveloped the earth on September 11, 2001. One week later America was again under attack ... More...

Beachcomber

Congressman Bob Turner stood up for his beliefs and voted against his party on an important issue two weeks ago. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Nation Divided, The Centre Did Not Hold

In the wake of the Super Committee’s failure to come up with a budget deal and in light of several new polls that show that not only Congress, but the nation is divided on the more important fiscal issues of the day, I am reminded of William Bu More...

Sports

SFDS Fifth Grade Novice Girls Claim Three-Peat

In the final game of the CYO Soccer Fall Post-Season, the SFDS Novices showed they know a thing or three about championships. More...

SFDS Pee Wee Blue Continues CYO Winning Streak

The SFDS Boys Pee Wee Blue notched its fourth win of the CYO basketball season in four tries with a 15-8 victory over Sacred Heart on their home court. St. More...

PAL Announces Afterschool Program For Kids, Teens

The Police Athletic League (PAL) has kicked off its PAL Afterschool Programs. More...

Letters

Dayton Off The Record

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the letter from David Kuperberg, Chief Executive Officer of Cooper Square Realty. I was appalled and mortified that a man in your position would con me. More...

Mediating Conflicts At Redfern

Dear Editor, In your November 12 editorial commentary entitled, “Community Fails To Address Shooting Plague,” you raised several concerns about gun violence on the eastern end of the peninsula, most recently the senseless killings of Patrick Hall and More...

Middle-Class, Two-Income

Dear Editor, A curious article appeared today in the Leftie blog The Huffington Post, claiming that when the Occupy Wall Street protesters set up their own antishopping effort on Black Friday, they revealed themselves to be a bunch of snobs out of to More...


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