February 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Three-Year-Old Is Hammels DOA

At press time, detectives from the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park were awaiting a determination of the cause of death for a three-year-old girl who was found dead inside her family’s Hammel Houses apartment on January 27. More...

Pervert Para Busted At BCHS

A paraprofessional assigned to Beach Channel High School was walked out of the school in handcuffs on January 26, charged with having consensual sex with a 16- year-old student in his car at several locations throughout the peninsula. More...

Vets Fight To Keep Home Open

To many who shop on Beach 116 Street and adjacent Rockaway Beach Boulevard shops, the scraggy men who hang out in the area, some asking for a cup of coffee or a handout, are a dangerous distraction, and some have said they do not shop on the street b More...

School News

PS114 Students Share Their Writing

Student Memoirs

Dear Readers, You are about to read some extraordinary memoirs written by the fifthgrade students of PS 114. The passion is contagious: these kids sit like the fans at a football game, and cheer with me about the joy of writing. More...

Sports

Poem Honors Former Rockaway Rugby Club Players

The Rockaway Rugby Club saluted longtime players and recently retired Jim “Kermit” Egan, John “Cowhead” Seibert and John” Oakie” O’Connor with a poem to mark their achievements with the Fisheads. More...

Why We Play The Game

When the battle scars have fadedAnd the truth becomes a lieAnd the weekend smell of Ben GayCould almost make you cry, When the last ruck’s well behind youAnd the man that ran now walksIt doesn’t matter who you areThe mirror sometimes talk More...

Jump Start Mini Camp Announced For Winter Break

The Jump Start Basketball Camp has announced that registration has begun for the 7th Annual February Break “Mini-Camp” at Peninsula Prep Academy. More...

Letters

BSA Hearings

Dear Editor, Unfortunately, your December 9, 2011 article, “BSA Continues Case for Bayswater Yeshiva Variances,” doesn’t present the fact that several hundred Bayswater families favor granting the variances. More...

Let’s Be Safer In 2012

Dear Editor, Why is it acceptable for taxi drivers to pick up passengers with children and not have car seats? In our personal cars we’re required to have them when riding with small children or else we risk getting fined. More...

The Pork Continues To Roll

Dear Editor, To the victor go the spoils, continues to be practiced by NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn and her predecessors for decades. More...

Say It Ain’t So, Joe

NYS Redistricting Ousts Malcolm, Brings Back Addabbo

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., who once represented the western end of Rockaway from 2002 to 2008, prior to becoming a mainland State Senator, may once again be representing the Rockaway peninsula if the proposed redistricting lines More...

Community

Take The Plunge For Cystic Fibrosis

By Debbie Fleury This Saturday, the 12th annual “Take the Plunge for Cystic Fibrosis” will take place. Participants are encouraged to take a dip at the beach and help raise money to find a cure. More...

Hero SanitationWorkers Lauded By Boro Prez

After saving a mother and her children from a burning house on McBride Street in December, two sanitation workers were lauded by the Queens borough president last week at Queens College. More...

Citizen Soldier From Rockaway Park Extends Service

Major General Patrick A. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Bill Burr Performs At Westbury February 18

Stand up comedian Bill Burr appears at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, February 18 at 8 p.m. Burr is also an actor and radio host. More...

Columnists

The Veterinary Corner

Abdomen (Stomach) More...

Beachcomber

Those of you who like icy water should mark your calendar for this Saturday, February 4 and the annual Plunge for Cystic Fibrosis. The plunge will again take place on the beachfront at Beach 99 Street at 1 p.m. More...

From The Artists Studio

‘Art And Compassion’

“An artist cannot express the moral ideal of his time if he does not touch its deepest wounds, if he does not live and suffer these wounds in his own flesh.” These words are by filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky and are found in his film “S More...

Editorial/Opinion

Drawing Between The Lines

The state legislature sets new district lines every ten years. The criteria for the new lines, which are based on the newest Census data, are relatively simple. More...

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Obits

John J. Boles

Exxon Oil

John J. Boles, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 31. Boles was born in Brooklyn, New York and was a Rockaway resident for 60 years. He worked in fuel transport management for Exxon Oil. Boles was preceded in death by his wife, Jean. More...

Margaret E. Crawley

Former Resident

Margaret Crawley, 69, a former Rockaway resident, died January 25. Crawley was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 27, 1942. Crawley was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas and sister, Madeline. More...

Edda A. Hampton

Homemaker

Edda A. Hampton, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 30. Hampton was born in Brooklyn, New York and lived in Rockaway for 11 years coming from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She was a member of St. Thomas More and St. More...


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