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Lancman To Seek Turner’s Congressional Seat

The conventional wisdom since Congressman Anthony Weiner resigned in disgrace and Republican Bob Turner won the seat in a special election has been that the 9th Congressional District was a goner in the upcoming reapportionment. More...

Sanders, Locals Condemn Moving Medicaid Office

In a show of defiance concerning the decision to move Rockaway’s Medicaid office from Beach 59 Street to Long Island City, political and local leaders came out last week to question the reasoning behind the sudden move that occurred More...

Cockroaches Close Last Stop Cafe

Despite the fact that the Last Stop Gourmet Shop, adjacent to the Rockaway Park A Line subway station, has an A grade posted on its front window, the local eatery has been closed by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

Albert Nobbs’ – Close Encounters With Cross-Dressing

Movie master Alfred Hitchcock once said, “The mark of a good actor is the ability to do nothing well.” More...

A ‘Thoroughly Mindblowing’ Opening Weekend For ‘Millie’!

A Wave Review

Audiences at the Post Theater were transported to the colorful “Jazz Age” of the 1920s in New York City as the Rockaway Theatre Company kicked off its 2012 season with the opening of the Teen Theatre Workshop’s production of “ More...

Milestones

SFDS Kindergarten Celebrates Chinese New Year

The Kindergarten classes at St. Francis de Sales had a New Year Celebration to top most. No, they didn’t attend Times Square for the ball dropping. Instead they celebrated Chinese New Year. More...

Queens Library Introduces ‘Reach Rockaway’ Program

The Queens Library has announced a new program, Reach Rockaway, in its effort to let the residents of the peninsula know about the valuable services that are available to them. More...

Synder’s Short At Queens World Film Festival

Wave movie reviewer Robert Snyder’s short, “A Farewell to Arm,” has been named an Official Selection in the Queens World Film Festival 2012. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Resounding No Vote On New Senate Lines

Why are the new State Senate lines inimical to Rockaway and the political interests of its residents? Let us count the ways. More...

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Obits

Juan B. Aviles

Salesman

Juan B. Aviles, a longtime Inwood, New York resident, died February 5. Aviles was born in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico. He was an Inwood, New York resident for 40 years coming from Brooklyn, New York. He worked as a salesman. More...

Jean Berrios

Longtime Resident

Jean Berrios, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 1. Berrios was born in Corona, New York and later moved to Rockaway where she lived for 50 years. Berrios was a volunteer at P.S. More...

Ismael Hernandez

Longtime Resident

Ismael Hernandez, 76, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 20. Hernandez was born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico on March 25, 1935. He was a Rockaway resident for more than 20 years. More...

Skim Scammers

Local Bank Hit By ATM Thieves

The problem of thugs using bank skimmers to take thousands of dollars from unwitting bank customers has been around for more than a year, and the scam has finally hit Rockaway, locals report. More...

Community

Local Designs Cathedral Coat Of Arms

Noted Rockaway artist Patrick Clark, the man who designed the stained glass cupola in Tribute Park, has been commissioned to design the stained-glass Coat of Arms of Timothy Cardinal O’Connor for installation in St. More...

Local Busted On Federal Drug Charges

A Rockaway resident learned the hard way that you should always get rid of the incriminating evidence before you call 911. Late last year, Michael Cokley called 911 to report a gunpoint home invasion robbery. More...

Turner Nominates Ecowatchers For EPA Award

Congressman Bob Turner announced that he has sent letters to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to nominate two local community groups, the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers and Civics United for Railroad Environmental Solutions (CURES), for a More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Phone lines have been buzzing in Rockaway over the proposed State Senate lines that break Rockaway into two districts approximately at Beach 95 Street. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Wake up, smell the bacon and come down to the Broad Channel American Legion Auxiliary’s first Brunch of the year! More...

The Rockaway Beat

Gaining The Ugly, Losing The Uglier

At first, I thought that it must be a mistake. I had just spoken with Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, who told me that the Assembly lines had changed little. “I picked up some streets in Far Rockaway and lost some on the mainland,” he said. More...

Sports

Droesch Giving All In Fight Against Cancer

Clare Droesch has encountered a lot of things in her life. Basketball has been the main constant for the Belle Harbor native. Droesch has been in the spotlight since first starring on the St. Francis de Sales playground. More...

Knights Of Columbus To Hold Droesch Fundraiser

The Knights of Columbus will hold a night of fundraising and raffles to raise money to help Clare Droesch battle cancer on March 2 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will help Droesch pay for her medical costs. More...

Teams Start Their Road To The Final Four

SFDS Basketball

It was another successful week of playoff games for the SFDS girls as each team won its game. Pee Wee H defeated OLBS 13-5. The Novices used a 7-0 run in the fourth quarter to beat St. Matthias 24-20 as Ryan Carlton scored 12 and Kelsey Flynn 6. More...

Letters

Need Constitutional Changes

Dear Editor, Although the Supreme Court declared in the Citizens United case that corporations are people entitled to free speech rights including making financial donations to political campaigns, the American people (real people) do not agree. More...

Ignorant Drivers On Beach Channel Drive

Dear Editor, I’m writing this letter in hopes of bringing a very dangerous situation to light, with which no one seems to be concerned. More...

It Ought To Be A Law

Dear Editor, There ought to be a law against loud motorcycles disturbing the peace – wait a minute – there already is! More...


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