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Meeks' Money Man Eyes Deal With Feds

A Queens businessman who is in the center of a phony loan that has Congressman Gregory Meeks in the crosshairs of the House Ethics Committee is negotiating a deal with federal prosecutors, according to a recent published report in the New York Post. More...

Cops ID Broad Channel Hit And Run Driver

Expect Arrest Soon In BC Case

Despite the fact that neither the teen who was struck by a hit and run driver crossing Cross Bay Boulevard on October 14 nor his friend who was an eyewitness to the crime could identify the driver of the red car in a show-up at the precinct last week More...

Man Shot Next Door To Arverne Library

Left: police safeguard the shell casings from the shooting incident. One shell remains uncovered by a coffee cup. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

The Skin I Live In” – Who’s That Lady?

“The Skin I Live In” is pure genius. Much like the film’s mad plastic surgeon protagonist, its brilliancy is matched by its perversity. And there’s plenty of both. More...

Business News

Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning

We’ll Make It Right, Or You Pay Nothing

Heaven’s Best uses a low moisture “Dry in One Hour” method of cleaning with FREE carpet deodorizer, color brightener and anti-static guard included. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

Is It Dementia Praecox Or Just Plain Ego?

Far be it from me to talk about senior citizens. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is, after all, nearly two years younger than I am. More...

Broad Channel Bits

As the subway poster says, “holidays may come and go …” And a week from now plus a day or two, Christmas will be coming to Broad Channel. It might be snowing. Or it might be raining. More...

Beachcomber

Another one of our state legislators is in trouble and that only reinforces the belief that the great majority of our elected officials are interested more in garnering money and power than in representing their constituents. More...

Sports

SFDS D Girls Hold Off BT To Win CYO Peewee Title

Veterans Day this year was a cruel reminder of how quickly the seasons can change. More...

Holiday Tournament Begins At St. Francis De Sales

The 27th Annual St. Francis de Sales Christmas Tournament tipped off on Wednesday night with four games and again on Thursday with four more. More...

Basketball Teams Hoist 3 On 3 Full Court Titles

Hood to Hood celebrates with their titles trophies after winning the “Quality of Life” Adult Basketball Tournament at the Sorrentino Recreational Center. More...

Letters

Nothing Personal

Dear Editor, I’m glad to read that columnist Daniel Solomon is beginning to see the idea behind my pointed comments over the past couple of weeks. More...

Move QM 16 Back

Dear Editor, I received an email recently from a QM 16 express bus rider, concerning news that, in order to accommodate more parking they have moved the terminus of the QM16 to Riis Park and stopped all service to Beach 169 Street. More...

Hall Again Says No To Gil

Dear Editor, As a boy growing up in the late ’40s and ’50s, my interests focused on cowboy heroes like Hopalong Cassidy, the Lone Ranger, and Gene Autry. However, from April to October each year there was no question where my attention was directed. More...

Situation At PHC Foggy

State Probes Management, CEO Says Out Of Bankruptcy By Spring

I n the wake of the refusal of the federal bankruptcy court to sign off on the Debtorin Possession (DIP) loan deal offered by Revival Home Health Care as part of its plan to take over Peninsula Hospital Center, the hospital’s board has turned d More...

Community

Indaculture Opening For Badfish At B.B. Kings

It was announced this week that the longtime Rockaway Beach based band, Indaculture will perform at B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill in Times Square on December 28. More...

PHC’s Miller Attends Town Hall

In an effort to dispel bad press Peninsula Hospital Center has been getting since Revival Health rescued it, the hospital’s CEO answered questions at a town hall meeting last week. More...

Noted Expert To Speak About Anti-Semitism

Kenneth Stern, the American Jewish Committee’s program specialist on anti-Semitism and extremism, will be the guest speaker at West End Temple during Shabbat services on Friday evening, December 16 at 7:30 pm. More...

School News

RWA At Ocean Bay Community Center

Students from the Ocean Bay Community Center joined educators Elizabeth Gilchrist and Keneisha Turner from the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance to welcome in the season of Thanksgiving. More...

First Trimester Honors Awarded At St. Camillus

The Home School Association of St. Camillus School is proud to announce the following students received honors for the first trimester. More...

Students Send Cards To Troops

PS/MS 105 Kids Care Club, created holiday cards for the troops. Demonstrating the soldiers’ spirit, students gave up their lunchtime and worked selflessly with Ms. More...

Milestones

Silverio Completes Air Force Basic Training

Air Force Airman Hilario A. Silverio recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Mundy Turns 85

Broad Channel resident Bill Mundy marked his 85th birthday by jumping out of a plane during a recent skydiving trip in Gardner, New York. More...

ABTS Hosts Toy Drive

The Arverne By The Sea development team is hosting its seventh annual toy drive to bring toys to the needy children of Rockaway. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Overreacting And Overreaching On Police Bill

Reacting to published reports that a number of New York City police officers were involved in posting vitriolic comments about the West Indian Day Parade and the people who participate in the parade on their Facebook pages, the state legislature has More...

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Obits

John A. Berdon

Supervisor NYC DEP

John A. Berdon, 63, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died December 8. Berdon was born in Far Rockaway on January 22, 1948. He was a supervisor for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Berdon was also a US Army veteran. More...

Magdalene Groves

Homemaker

Magdalene Groves, 92, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 9. Groves was born in Ashboro, North Carolina and moved to Rockaway 57 years ago from Brooklyn, New York. More...

Sarah Lynch

FDNY EMT

Sarah Lynch, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 8. Lynch was born in Limerick, Ireland. She moved to Rockaway 30 years ago from Bronx, New York. Lynch was preceded in death by her brother, John Lynch. More...


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