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LIRR To Aqueduct Spells Great For Rockaway

With thoughts of an Aqueduct convention center predominantly paid for with private dollars, Rockaway Assembly member Phillip Goldfeder, with the help of some mainland allies, believes the time is right to reopen the former Rockaway Beach Branch line More...

PEP, DOE Close Two Rockaway Schools

A crowd of 2,000 parents, school staff and activists, including at least 50 from Rockaway, packed into the auditorium at Brooklyn Technical High School Thursday night, February 9, to protest the city’s plan to close 23 schools, including Public More...

Letter Grades For Grocery Stores, Bodegas?

If a Queens lawmaker has his way, grocery stores, bodegas and even supermarkets might soon by subject to the same rules and Department of Health regulations faced by city restaurants. More...

School News

PS114 Students Share Their Writing

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SFDS School Hosts After School Clubs

When the school bell rings at the end of the day most school halls turn to silence, but not the halls of St. Francis de Sales School. The students at St. Francis have been busy participating in a variety of new after school clubs. More...

Public School 114McTeacher’s Night

Wednesday, February 1 was McTeacher’s Night at the McDonald’s on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 92 Street. Mr. Grill and Mrs. More...

Sports

H.S. Playoff Report: BCHS Wins First Round Game

Every player on Beach Channel/ Channel View walked off the court with a disappointed look after losing their first round playoff game on February 7 to Queens West A Division champion Long Island City. More...

Aviators Visit Youngsters At Downstate Hospital

The Brooklyn Aviators paid a visit to the young patients last Monday at SUNY Downstate Hospital in Brooklyn. Downstate Hospital provides the team doctors for the Brooklyn Aviators. More...

Exciting Finishes Help SFDS Advance To Final Four

It was another successful weekend on the hardwood for the SFDS girls. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Stop Bloomberg’s Serial School Killing

It is clear to anybody who is paying attention that Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s stewardship of the public school system is not only a failure, it is an abject failure. In a recent poll, 57 percent of those who responded said just that. More...

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Obits

Emma Bradley

Obstetric Technician

Emma Bradley, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 1. Bradley was born in Sumter, South Carolina on February 12, 1938. She was an obstetric technician. More...

Howard Lawrence Cooke

Cab Driver/ Gas Attendant

Howard Lawrence Cooke, 62, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 13. Lawrence was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 16, 1949. He was a cab driver and gas station attendant. More...

Milton Frank Darren Green

Livery Service

Milton Frank Darren Green, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 12. He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda. He is survived by his father, Mark Jones; daughter, Ariyon Green; as well as many family and friends. More...

Cops Kill Rockaway Shooter

Harlem End For Bay Towers Thug

It started in Rockaway Monday afternoon with a man shooting his ex-lover’s daughter in the head and ended in a Harlem subway station on Tuesday afternoon with the Rockaway shooter dead and a hero cop being rushed to the hospital. More...

Community

KAPPA VI Gets $100,000 Grant

Two public schools in the city, including one housed inside the old Far Rockaway High School campus, are finding out what it’s like to have an extra $100,000 to spend thanks to a grant from a big box giant. More...

MTA Service on Presidents’ Day Holiday

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) trains and buses will operate on special schedules in observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 20. New York City Subway More...

West End Temple School Hosts Dance Party

On Sunday, January 12, the West End Temple Nursery School hosted its annual Dance Party. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Part of the charm of the New Year’s Day and Cystic Fibrosis dips are that they are in the winter and those who participate have to brave cold, wind and even snow to take the dip. More...

Sullivan’s Court

Q. I may have caused a bit of an issue between my neighbors and my new tenant. I am hoping you can give me some guidance on how to successfully navigate this problem I created. I own a 2-family home. More...

From The Artists Studio

Final Weekend – ‘Abstract Point Of View’; KidsmART News

Whom have you already missed if you haven’t been coming to “Thursday Night Live” at sTudio 7 every other Thursday? Well, so far, Breezy Grass, Poorhouse and Rattrap Bumpkin. Thursday nights are Open Mic night at RAA. More...

Milestones

St. Rose Of Lima Marks 100th Day Of School

Saint Rose of Lima, Rockaway Beach, celebrated their hundredth day of school, Disney Style. On February 10, students and teachers dressed up as characters from their favorite Disney movies. More...

Snyder’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...

Student Scholarships

Bishop Kearney High School awarded academic scholarships to members of the Class of 2016 at a brunch held at the school to honor them and their parents. More...

Letters

Open Letter From Bob Turner

The following letter was sent to Linda Canzanelli, Superintendent, Gateway National Recreational Area.

I am writing to commend you for your recent efforts to complete a new cooperative five year agreement with the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), to expand programs offered within the Gateway National Recreational Area at Fort Tilden. More...

FDNY Press Release

Dear Editor, While the lawsuit against New York City and the FDNY has produced some truly ridiculous and confusing arguments, one thing has remained consistent: the apparent contempt held by Judge Nicolas Garaufis for firefighters and the FDNY. More...

Women’s Reproductive Health

Dear Editor, Let us say that some woman had the power to dictate how all women in America should take care of their own reproductive health and that of every female past the age of puberty. More...


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