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EPIC Funding To Be Restored In Budget

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced that he advocated and was successful in including $30 million in restorations to the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program in the 2012-13 state budget (A.9056-D). More...

Levine Seeks $427K From PHC Bankruptcy

The metamorphosis of Robert Levine, the former CEO of Peninsula Hospital Center, from beloved community leader to community villain has been swift and startling. More...

Police Seek Missing Arverne Man

Police from the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Beach are looking for a deaf man who has been missing from his home since April 1. Police sources identified the man as Joey White, 33, who went missing from 641 Beach 67 Street in Arverne at about 8:20 p.m. More...

School News

PS114 Students Share Their Writing

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Scholars’ Showcases Its Theatrical Side

The Scholars’ Academy Theater Arts Club presented its first-ever play, “And There Were None,” Friday, March 23. More...

NYPD Detective Talks Gun Violence

On March 15, Detective Steven McDonald came to St. Francis de Sales School to address grades 4- 8. More...

Milestones

Josephine Buono Remembered

A memorial walk and life celebration of Josephine Buono, who was tragically injured on Christmas Eve 2010, took place recently in Rockaway. More...

Bungalow Film To Be Shown At National Museum

The film “The Bungalows of Rockaway” is going to Washington. The documentary, which has been seen in screenings from New York to Detroit to Rotterdam in the Netherlands, will now be shown in our nation’s capital this summer. More...

Village Academy Students Have Heart

Village Academy students of class 601/701, 602, and 605 thoughtfully created hearts that were donated to the pediatrics unit at St. John’s hospital, where many of the students were born and/or have visited relatives. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Phantom School Gains Strike Again

The Department of Education has decided that elementary school students will have to take nine standardized tests next year – five in reading and four in mathematics – in addition to federally mandated standardized tests in science and so More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Man With Slit Throat Floats Up In Jamaica Bay

An unidentified body, with its throat and wrists slit, floated up in Jamaica Bay on Wednesday morning and was discovered shortly after by a man walking along the quiet Far Rockaway block of Battery R More...

Community

Knitting And Remembering Our Veterans

Mary Romas has been knitting for many years and she is also a teacher at her organization, Rockaway Knitting Ladies. Each month they donate knitted gloves, blankets and other items to participating health care centers. More...

Yellow Buses Coming Back For Grades 7, 8

Seventh- and eighth-grade students in Rockaway middle schools will once again get yellow school bus service to and from their schools, thanks to a new law passed recently by both the Assembly and State Senate. More...

Marianists Formally Announce Their Departure

The Marianist brothers and priests of the Province of the United States have announced their departure from ministry at St. John’s Residence for Boys in Rockaway Park, effective June 30, 2012. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Smokey Robinson Will Sing At Westbury 4/20

Live Nation will present Smokey Robinson In Concert at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. More...

MovieScope

‘Act Of Valor’ – Navy Seal Of Approval

Those who are big on action, but not on acting should love “Act of Valor.” More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

PHC staffers certainly have the right to question the state Department of Health’s handling of the hospital’s laboratory problems. More...

Health & Harmony

Cosmetics, Environment And Breast Cancer

Recent research has detected the presence of paraben esters in 99 percent of breast cancer tissues sampled. Journal of Applied Toxicology March 2012;32930:219-232. More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

Choosing The Right Easter Lily

The white, trumpet shaped flowers on an Easter lily represent life, purity and hope - the very essence of Easter. They are one of the most popular gifts given for an Easter celebration. More...

Sports

Williams Earns Third Golden Gloves Title

Joseph “Mack” Williams executed his gameplan against his opponent Max Tassy as soon as the bell rang. “I just wanted to push the issue and everything and impose my will,” Williams said. More...

Rockaway Little League Begins At Fort Tilden

The soggy weather washed out most of the baseball action last weekend at the Rockaway Little League. More...

Season Ends For St. Francis de Sales

The CYO Basketball season for the St. Francis Boys wrapped up with many teams playing in tournaments. Subnovice Blue concluded the season by winning the St. Thomas Apostle tournament. More...

Letters

Even Hookers Should Pay Taxes

Dear Editor, As I’m writing my Income Tax checks, I thought about the recent newspaper articles I read about the “East Side Madam” and her Happy Hookers. More...

Thoughts On NYC Government

Dear Editor, Does the New York City Charter assign any responsibilities to the Council Speaker to organize boycotts of restaurants? More...

RAA Discontent

Dear Editor, I have taken classes at RAA, participated in art shows and attended parties and meetings so I was bitterly disappointed when Jeff Berman was fired. More...


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