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Local Cops Face‘Drano Bombs’

Cops in Far Rockaway have been targeted for an attack with “Drano Bombs,” citywide police sources say. The NYPD issued an alert late last week warning patrol officers about the unusual weapon. More...

Scala To Challenge Meeks For Democratic Nod

While no Republicans have come forward to challenge the incumbent Congressman Gregory Meeks in the upcoming Congressional elections, a mainland Democrat has stepped up to challenge the beleaguered politician in the upcoming Democratic primary. More...

Pipeline Public Hearings This Week

The company hoping to run a new pipeline extension beneath Riis Park into a metering station at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn to meet the natural gas demands of both Rockaway and South Brooklyn, will host a public forum next week to explain their p More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Hayden Signoretti Appearing At TriBeCa

The TriBeCa Film Festival has a line-up that redefines the experience of going to the movies. More...

MovieScope

‘In Darkness’ – Schindler’s Sewers

It’s hard to believe that the Oscar snub of “In Darkness” is not political. More...

Milestones

Breezy Point Man Wins Business Challenge

John Kane, of Breezy Point, was one of 20 students to win an iPad as part of the University of New Haven’s Dean’s national business challenge. More...

Belle Harbor Native Receives Patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted local resident Noreen Mulvanerty, a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Herbalist, a patent for her revolutionary healing herbal first aid spray, Omyst. More...

Dr. Rosenberg At West End Temple

This Friday evening on April 20, Dr. Justus Rosenberg will be a special guest speaker after Shabbat services. The West End Temple will be welcoming him to speak as part of the remembrance of the holocaust for Yom HaShoah. Dr. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Double-Standard Riles City Workers

When Mayor Michael Bloomberg first took office more than 10 years ago, he promised the “most transparent government” in the history of New York. More...

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Obits

Evelyn L. Diaz

Home Attendant

Evelyn L. Diaz, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 14. Diaz was born in Mecklenburg, North Carolina. She was a home attendant who lived in Rockaway for 61 years. More...

Irma Gonzalez

Homemaker

Irma Gonzalez, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 17. Gonzalez was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Rockaway 41 years ago from Brooklyn, New York. Gonzalez was preceded in death by her son, Joey and daughter, Mary. More...

Charles Henglein

Tug Boat Worker

Charles Henglein, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died April 4. Henglein was born in Far Rockaway and was a tug boat worker who previously served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his sister, Antonia Wilkins and niece, Lori Gehlhouse. More...

Littlest Of Little Leaguers Get Ready

Some of the littlest little leaguers play their first game of the season at the Fort Tilden fields, getting ready for the official opening parade and ceremonies, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. More...

Community

Rotary Run Set For April 29

Thirty-Fourth Annual Boardwalk Run

The Sweet’N Low Rockaway Rotary 34th Annual Ocean Run/Walk in Memory of Barbara Eisenstadt will kick off at 10 a.m. on April 29. The run will include two separate races, an adult 5K run and a children’s ¼-mile. More...

Natoli Honored By New York Life

New York Life agent Joseph A. Natoli from Rockaway Park was recently named a Lives Protected Champion. More...

From Scandinavia To Arverne By The Sea

The group outside one of the beachside homes built by Arverne by the Sea. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

PHC Is Closed But Questions Remain

Peninsula Hospital Center is closed, and it is only a matter of time before somebody dies. More...

Rockaway Walks Fitness Column

Career Transition For Athletes And Everyone

If you ever worked, held a job (blue collar) or played a sport, then you are an athlete. Society and sport help you engage in teamwork and strategies to maximize your competitive performance. In this article we will think like an athlete. More...

Broad Channel Bits

December 2007: More...

Sports

Rockaway Little League Announces Opening Day Extravaganza

Major Girls Kick Off 2012 With Extra-Inning Thriller

Last Sunday, the first game of the year in Rockaway Little League’s Major Girls division was a thriller, with the VIP Fire Sprinklers Orioles edging the Friends of Phil Goldfeder Cardinals, 12-10, in seven innings. More...

Students Battle in Graybeard Three-Point Contest

On Wednesday night, 102 students around the community competed in the Fourth Annual Graybeard three-point contest at St. Francis de Sales gym. More...

Peggy Boyle Basketball Tournament Concludes 14th Season

The 14th Annual Peggy Boyle Girls Basketball Tournament at St. Francis de Sales was a great success once again. Thirty-eight teams in six age divisions competed with champions crowned on Saturday, March 24. More...

Letters

Don’t Blame Government For PHC

Dear Editor, Please Mr. Ribet! Your letter to the editor last week would put the blame for the closing of PHC on “our government ... cutting Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements (while) your payroll and expenses keep rising.” More...

Father Ahlemeyer Changed Me

Dear Editor, I am a proud member of St. Camillus, St. Virgilius’ parish family. I moved to Rockaway Park in 2003, and I was always inspired by the words of wisdom coming from the Rev. Dunne and the Rev. Bob. More...

Calling All Hospitals

Dear Editor,Now that Peninsula Hospital is dead (I can’t believe they blotted out the name on the canopy. Is this part of the institution’s last rites?), our politicians must start thinking out of the box. More...


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