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House Party Horror

Neighbors Not Surprised By Collapse

The collapse of the third floor of a private house in Arverne on St. Patrick’s Day, which left two locals in the hospital, did not surprise neighbors, who had been complaining about the outsized home for years. More...

Augustina Avenue Double Shooter Convicted

A Far Rockaway gangbanger is facing up to 50 years in prison after a jury convicted him this week of second-degree murder and other charges in connection with the September 2009 shooting death of an innocent bystander who was struck when the defendan More...

Turner Can’t Hold Conservative Nod

A second-party nomination that might well be critical to the political future of Congressman Bob Turner was denied him on Monday when New York’s Conservative Party nominated a strong social and fiscal conservative, Wendy Long, as its Senate can More...

School News

Irish Heritage Celebrated At PS/MS 114

Children, parents, relatives and friends sitting in the PS/MS 114 auditorium were treated to great performances by talented students at the Irish Heritage assembly on March 16. More...

Public School 105 Hosts Clothing Drive

The PS 105 Kids Care Club collected 50 large bags of clothing and coats during a month-long clothing drive. More...

Milestones

Mrs. Elaine’s Competes Again

The teams from Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance were recent competitors in “Ticket to Broadway.” The dancers ranged from ages 9 to 20, and they performed notably well. More...

Fener Celebrates Century Mark

Rockaway resident Faye Fener celebrated her 100th birthday on March 12 with a party at the Young Israel of Bayswater an Wavecrest. More...

Join Author For Stories Of Rockaway Beach

Vintage photographs of the women who helped pioneer the development of Rockaway are not often seen. More...

Editorial/Opinion

New PHC Trustee Should Look Closely At Who Runs The Vital Facility

The order to place a Chapter 11 Trustee at a business that is going through the bankruptcy and reorganization process is not to be taken lightly. The appointment of such a trustee is not unheard of, but it is highly unusual. More...

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Letters

What Gets My Irish Up

Dear Editor, My wife and I recently moved to the Arverne area. We’ve always heard about the Rockaway Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade. On the day of the parade we walked to Beach 116 Street and positioned ourselves there for viewing. More...

Rockaway Has Good People

Dear Editor, I would like to set the record straight about the honesty and integrity of the people of Rockaway. More...

PHC Matters

Dear Editor, My mother in law was rushed to the hospital last Monday evening. St John’s went on diversion* shortly after her ambulance got there. (*Ambulance companies dispatch their ambulances to other hospitals.) More...

Final Act In PHC Drama?

On Wednesday, the situation of Peninsula Hospital Center worsened with the news that the court-appointed trustee, Lori Lapin Jones, had ordered the layoffs of an additional 100 workers and all 78 residents now working in the hospital as a costcutting More...

Community

Teddy Roosevelt At The Rockaway Artists Alliance

Painters, photographers, musicians and more have frequently showcased their work in the Fort Tilden galleries and stages of the Rockaway Artists Alliance to illustrate the importance of history to the Rockaway community. More...

Ulrich Launches ‘Trees And Sidewalks’

Councilmember Eric Ulrich was joined last week by Parks Department Commissioner Adrian Benepe to launch the “Trees and Sidewalks” program in District 32. More...

SJEH Celebrates Nutrition Month

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Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Wonderlust’ – Cute Commune Comedy

The Occupy Wall Street times have brought things full circle, as far as Hollywood is concerned. Now, hippies are back on screen. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Brother Tom Trager has returned to the Marianist community at the St. More...

Paws For A Moment

Heartworm Disease? On The South Shore Of Long Island?

Spring has arrived and soon the warmer weather as well! Are all of your animals up to date on their heartworm prevention? If not, keep reading ... More...

Broad Channel Bits

Early last Saturday morning the fog rolled in, touching our Broad Channel with a ghostly beauty that even people living only a few miles inland seldom see. More...

Sports

Seawolves Capture Second PSAL Title

The players seated on the Scholars’ Academy bench watched with anticipation as the seconds ticked down on Sunday afternoon. Their loud fan support was getting more deafening as they cheered from the City College stands. More...

Lady Dolphins Remain Positive Despite First Defeat

The girls lacrosse team at Beach Channel/Channel View continues to be a squad in transition. Former stars for the Lady Dolphins have graduated after playing a huge role in the team winning consecutive PSAL titles in 2009 and 2010. More...

PS 114 Youngsters Introduced To Flag Rugby

Members of the US Rugby Association came to PS/MS 114 to give the fourth grade an introduction into the sport of flag rugby. Despite a chilly day the kids really were into it and had a great time while learning a new sport. More...

Obits

Elly Brown

Artist

Elly Brown, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 26. Brown was born in Ashburn, Georgia on October 4, 1940. More...

James Cuffee

U.S. Navy Veteran

James Cuffee, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 29. Cuffee was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He joined the U.S. Navy at age 17 and served in World War II. Cuffee was a member of the male choir at St. More...

LeRoy Ferguson

Tool and Die Maker

LeRoy Ferguson, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 16. More...


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