February 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Grocery/Deli’s, Bodegas React To Grading Proposal

It seems as if Rockaway’s got it all – the beaches, the mild weather, and a bodega or grocery/deli squeezed into almost every corner. More...

SJEH Selected To Receive 24 Residencies

A new law pushed through the US Senate with the help of Senator Charles Schumer allows for Medicare to fund additional resident physician positions at New York area hospitals, one of which includes Rockaway’s own St. More...

Heroic Duo Detains Burglar

A burglar is behind bars this week with the help of two brave Rockaway Park residents who chased him down the street with his pockets stuffed with stolen jewelry until the police arrived to arrest him. More...

School News

LWA Creates New Center For The Creative Arts

Responding to strong demand from the local community, the Lawrence Woodmere Academy Summer Day Program is thrilled to announce the addition for summer 2012 of its new Center for the Creative Arts (CCA) alongside its long-standing, successful program. More...

SFDS Marks The 100th Day Of School

Students at St. Francis de Sales recently celebrated the 100th day of school. The first-graders added to the celebration by having a friendly face pay a visit that day. Msgr. More...

SFDS Student Paintings

Kindergarten artists at St. Francis de Sales proudly display their blue horse paintings based on Eric Carle’s new book, “The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse.” More...

Milestones

Legion Honors Fallen Chaplains

The Daniel M. O’Connell American Legion Auxiliary Unit 272 of Rockaway Beach ladies attended a memorial mass on February 5 and ceremony at St. More...

Patrylo Turns Ten

Michael Patrylo of Inwood celebrated his 10th birthday with a party on February 20 at the home of his grandparents John and Peggy Patrylo of Bayswater. He attends the Number 2 school in Inwood. More...

Babson College Dean’s List

With the menacing circumstances of crime affecting the community, Councilmember James Sanders will host the Rockaway Crime Summit with Assistant Chief of Queens South Patrol Borough James Secreto and commanding officers from the 100 and 101 NYPD Prec More...

Editorial/Opinion

Some Questions On The New NPS Pipeline

We first found out that a new pipeline was coming to Rockaway in 2010 when one of our graphic artists saw a strange ship on stilts off the coast of Riis Park. He took some photos and we were intrigued. More...

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Obits

Cecilia M. Corning

Secretary

Cecilia M. Corning, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 20. Corning was born in Bronx, New York and moved to Rockaway 64 years ago from Woodhaven, New York. She was a member of the Belle Harbor Yacht Club and parishioner of St. More...

Bernard P. Donovan

Attorney

Bernard (Barney) P. Donovan, 84, a former Rockaway resident, died December 20. More...

Virginia P. Furey

Bookkeeper

Virginia P. Furey, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 20. Furey was born in Manhattan, New York and moved to Rockaway 70 years ago. She was a bookkeeper. Furey was a member of the Columbiettes, St. Camillus Golden Age and St. More...

Pipeline Runaround

Proposal Leaves BC On The Outside Looking In

The natural gas pipeline proposed to run underneath Riis Park is still awaiting US Senate approval after the House gave the project its nod earlier this month. More...

Community

Rockaway Filmmakers Take The Mainland

“A good documentary opens a door. Viewers gains access to a world they never knew existed.” More...

New Participatory Budgeting Meetings Announced

Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich has announced the dates and locations of the second round of “Neighborhood Assemblies” for his pilot Participatory Budget Project in Broad Channel and the Rockaways. More...

Rockaway St. Patrick’s Parade Scheduled For 3/3

The Queens County 37th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 1 p.m. from Beach 129 Street and Newport Avenue on Saturday, March 3. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

For what seems to be the tenth year in a row, the city has reported that Engine 328, stationed in the Big House in Far Rockaway, along with several other fire units, is on the chopping block due to the mayor’s budget. More...

Commentary On Things Present

A Rockaway Culture Mall?

NO! ... nobody’s drilling for oil or fracking for nat-gas over at the MPG site on Beach 108. Nat Grid and DEC (NY State’s Department of Environmental Conservation) are – finally – finalizing the cleanup. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Anger Over Being Told I Am On The Dole

Bob Turner became a Congressman because of the incredible stupidity of former Congressman Anthony Weiner and his sexting scandal as well as by the stupidity and cupidity of the Democratic Party in thinking we would vote for a political hack like Davi More...

Sports

Black History Month Feature/ N.Y. Sports Stars

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Williams Takes On Final Olympic Challenge

The number one amateur heavyweight boxer in the United States is departing on Saturday to take on his greatest challenge. More...

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse

Some kinda weather for February, just about a year ago we were covered in snow. I guess the 50 degree temps stirred a few of my friends’ brains into spring run mode, because the phone began to ring. More...

Letters

Economic Troubles Mount

Dear Editor, Recent economic events demonstrate an international illusion that austerity measures and an assault on the benefits of the working poor and struggling middle class will lead to growth and recovery. More...

Time Will Tell

Dear Editor, Remember the old saying, if at first you don’t succeed, try again? You have to wonder why it was not Queens County State Assemblymember David Weprin rather than “Lancman To Seek Turner’s Congressional Seat” (Howard Schwach – February 10) More...

Pipeline Disaster

Dear Editor,The gas pipeline that will hit land at the ocean side of Riis Park and continue beneath the peninsula, under the bay into Brooklyn was virtually pushed through political channels without hearings that include residents. More...


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