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Feds Seeking Discriminated-Against FDNY Applicants

On Monday, advertisements ran in several of the city’s daily newspapers seeking “Blacks and Hispanics who applied for New York City firefighter jobs between 1999 and 2006 [who] may be eligible for money, a firefighter job, and More...

It’s Official–Sanders Challenges Huntley For State Senate

Councilman James Sanders Jr. is looking to move up in politics. During a Mother’s Day concert last Friday he announced that this fall he would run for the office of state senator. More...

City Demands Return Of PHC Money

Grant Issued In 2006

The city wants its $631,300 back. With the closure of Peninsula Hospital Center and the impending sale of its assets by a federal bankruptcy trustee, the city moved in the Eastern District federal court on May 8 for the return More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

State Senator Shirley Huntley called this week to complain that we said in an article a few weeks ago that she is under investigation in connection with public money she provided to relatives for a nonprofit that seems not to have fulfilled its More...

The Rockaway Beat

Don’t Give Me Your ‘Truth,’ Just Give Me The Facts

A month or so ago, Geoffrey Canada and Ed Koch wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Daily News. More...

It’s My Turn

Robert Kulesz is a college administrator who has a son in third grade at a public school in Astoria. This op-ed piece first appeared in the New York Times. More...

Sports

Paddling Out With The Locals

Lifeguards Open Surf School

It’s the time of year when scores of new college graduates leave their campuses and begin to pound the pavement looking for work. Many head into the city by bus, train or car in search of a job. But three local grads have a different idea. More...

High School Report: Dolphins Don’t Stop Believing

Beach Channel could have decided to wallow in their own misery after falling in double overtime to defending PSAL champions Tottenville on May 3. More...

Rockaway Martial Artist Brings Tournament To Gateway

Local martial artist and seventh degree Shotokan karate black belt Bruce Hodes recently organized and presented the exciting 21st annual Metropolitan AAU Karate Champion ships at the Aviator Sports Complex in Floyd Bennett Field. More...

Obits

William J. Greer

Verizon

William J. Greer, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 14. Greer was born in Queens, New York and lived in Rockaway for 50 years. He was a telephone installer for Verizon. Greer also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era. More...

Sybil Hayes

Home Health Aide

Sybil Hayes, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 28. Hayes was born on May 17, 1919 in Barbados. She lived in Rockaway for more than 30 years and worked as a home health aide. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. More...

Susie Hickson

Domestic Worker

Susie Hickson, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 22. Hickson was born on September 4, 1923 in Sparta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Williams and Emma Lawson. More...

Just Hanging Out, A Victim Of Beach Battle

This stingray, along with several other sea creatures and sand crabs, hang on a construction fence on the beachfront at Beach 91 Street, a sign of the battle between surfers and fishermen who share t More...

Community

A Life of Many Colors … On View

His life and his heritage are as colorful and diverse as his paintings that surround us in his home. More...

On The Road With Jacob Riis

Bernie Feuer and Dan Guarino, (as Teddy Roosevelt), took the Jacob Riis Story on the road. On Sunday, May 6 Bernie and Teddy went to the Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation where 40 residents enjoyed the show. More...

2012 Memorial Day Parade

On Monday, May 28, the annual Rockaway Memorial Day Parade will take place. The parade will be in remembrance of those who have given their lives on active duty, and a celebration of the veterans in the community. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘The Hunger Games’ – The Migraine Games

With “The Hunger Games” film, Hollywood wants to have it both ways: Teen on teen slaughter and a PG-13 rating. More...

Milestones

Honors Given To St. Camillus Students

On Friday May 4, Student of the Month Awards were presented by Sr. Agnes, Principal, for the categories of Respect and Effort. More...

Maloney Accepted To W. Virginia

Mary Maloney will be graduating this June at Fontbonne Hall Academy. She is expected to attend the University of West Virginia for the upcoming Fall semester, where she will be concentrating on her Nursing degree. More...

Graduating Class Of SUNY New Paltz

This year at the State Uni- versity of New York at New Paltz, 1,291 undergraduate degrees are being conferred. The Commencement Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 20 at the Old Main Quadrangle. More...

Editorial/Opinion

If It Isn’t Broken, Don’t Fix It

For us, it is easy to fix the moment that the city’s public schools began to fall into disease and the deterioration of education in Rockaway began. More...

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Letters

Breezy Bashing?

Dear Editor, There is a Nationwide crisis involving underage drinking. It extends into drug abuse and sexual promiscuity among our Nation’s youth. More...


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