January 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Mystery Body Found On Beach

A still-unidentified woman was found dead near the boardwalk at Beach 17 Street on January 14 after a jogger running on the boards spotted her body near some dunes. More...

Peninsula Preparatory Academy Board Vows To Fight Closure

In the wake of last week’s announcement that the Department of Education will not renew the charter for the Peninsula Preparatory Academy, the school’s board has vowed to fight the decision and keep the school open. More...

ABTS Residents Want Say Over Charter

With PPA Out Of Picture, Homeowners Want Voice

With last week’s announcement that the Department of Education will not renew the charter for the Peninsula Preparatory Academy, comes the question of who will operate in the new school building that Arverne by the Sea is mandated to build on i More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ – Two Too Many

Those still trying to erase the disturbing anal-rape images from 2009’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” should stay away from the new one. It’s basically the same, but in English without subtitles and with different actors. More...

Milestones

Correll Turns 106

The 106th birthday party was held for Mary Correll, who is a participant in JASA’s Social Adult Day Program. Seated, from left, is her son, Humphrey Correll, Ms. More...

Group Showers PHC Unit With Gifts

Theresa Pakingan, RN, (left) Pediatric Unit, is shown receiving strollers and gifts from (l-r) Toni Rose Stefanakos, Angelica Almonte and Allison Siegel who, under the banner of Rake and Roll, worked More...

Local Becomes National Board Certified Teacher

Rockaway resident Belinda Schwach was recently informed that she had passed the rigid standards to become a nationally board certified teacher. Only 1302 teachers across New York State have ever achieved this status. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Rejecting Federal School Bribery

The editorial boards of the city’s daily newspapers and the education “reformers” are up in arms because, they say, the state is blowing $700 million in federal money in “Race to the Top” funds. More...

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Obits

Hubert Alguero

Retired Police Officer

Hubert Alguero, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 8. Alguero was born on March 19, 1927 in Harlem, New York. He was a Rockaway resident for more than 20 years and a retired police officer. He also served in the US Army. More...

James (Jimmy) Vincent Ciotti

Iron Worker

James Vincent Ciotti, 64, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died January 16. Ciotti was born on February 18, 1947 in Rockaway Beach. More...

William J. Dare

Breezy Point Co-op Security

William J. Dare, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 15. Dare was born in Brooklyn, New York. He moved to Rockaway 15 years ago from Ozone Park, New York. More...

Community

Phil Ochs Documentary Premieres This Weekend

The popular PBS series American Masters opens its 26th season with a music documentary about folk and protest singer/songwriter Phil Ochs, who lived in Far Rockaway as a teenager and again in 1976. More...

Rockaway Medicaid Office Moved To L.I.C.

With no warning to social workers, Medicaid recipients or local leaders, the City of New York closed down the Medicaid office in Arverne and moved its workers to Long Island City in October. More...

Honors For St. Camillus Students

On Friday, January 6, Student of the Month awards were presented by Sr. Agnes, Principal, for the categories of Joyfulness and Effort. More...

Columnists

The Progressive

Reflections

This past holiday season has allowed me and many of us to reflect on our own personal condition. We sometimes become melancholy and remember our past as superior or inferior to our present condition. More...

From The Artists Studio

New President, New Exhibit; Nu?

Fort Tilden Highlights: PRESENT RAA EXHIBIT: “Abstract Point of View,” on view through Feb. 19, sTudio 6, RoCA (Rockaway Center for the Arts) at Fort Tilden. Free admission. Gallery hrs: Sat. and Sun., 12-4 p.m. and by appointment. More...

Paws For A Moment

Veterinary Examination Schedules And What’s Really Needed!

Is it that time of year again when you get that little card in the mail reminding you that your pet’s yearly exam is due? Often, along with that reminder is a laundry list of vaccines – fecal test, heartworm test and perhaps blood work! More...

Sports

Cashen Leads Yale’s Quest To Win Ivy League Title

There are high expectations for the Yale women’s basketball team this season. The Bulldogs are predicted to challenge for the Ivy League championship, and helping to lead their effort is Belle Harbor’s Michelle Cashen. More...

Sorrentino Recreation Center Happenings

Sorrentino Recreation Center advanced to the Parks Department street hockey championship game in a thrilling shoot out by winning 2-1 at the end of regulation in the semifinals game against Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center. More...

H.S. Report: Duo Leads Scholars’ To Victory

Scholars’ Academy was having some early struggles in their important divisional matchup on Tuesday against Jamaica, who held an early 13-9 advantage in the second quarter, but it was the last time they would hold such a lead. More...

Letters

PS 215 Needs Help

Dear Editor, We are writing this letter in response to the news that our school, PS 215, is in jeopardy of being closed down. The Department of Education has failed our academic environment in many ways. They cut off our afterschool programs, More...

All The News Fit To Print For $2.50

Dear Editor, On Monday, January 2, 2012 – the New York Times raised its price from $2.00 to $2.50. Several years ago, the Times received favorable eminent domain, zoning, regulatory and tax relief More...

Your Vote Vs. Their Money

Dear Editor, Career politicians in the U.S. Congress are quick to reach out to voters around election time. This is natural since it is the voters who will determine who gets elected. More...


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