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Local Convicted In 2007 Shooting

A former Far Rockaway man, who is already in prison in connection with the murder of a police officer three years ago, has been convicted of attempted murder and other charges for the shooting and robbery of a Queens man in July 2007. More...

Teen Beach Cardiac Arrest Death Raises Questions

It was a day at the beach like so many hot summer days in Rockaway for 13- year-old Christian Benitez and his older sister, Nicolette, so when she noticed her younger brother lying on the beach, apparently asleep on the lazy Memorial Day, she was not More...

Mayor Versus Judge Over Cost Of FDNY Monitor

A federal judge who had previously ruled that the New York City Fire Department’s minority hiring process was “racist” and “flawed” ended Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s move to oversee the bills provided by the monitor More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Classic Rock Weekend At Westbury Theatre

Live Nation’s NYCB Theatre at Westbury will host two classic rock concerts on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30. More...

MovieScope

‘The Dictator’ – The Emperor’s New Cohen

When Sacha Baron Cohen played Borat in the movie of the same name, he really was the nitwit from Kazakhstan. No one knew the actor as anyone else (other than as gangster Ali G from cable TV). More...

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Commentary On Things Present

Turner 4 Senate

The emperor penguin, the world’s largest at three feet, schlumps out of the sea and wabbles worse than a duck. Any off-shore winds, it seems from their unsteady gait, should easily topple ‘em. Who knew? More...

Beachcomber

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for a number of upcoming events. The Sunset in the Park fundraiser for the Friends of Tribute Park will be held at the Beach 116 Street park at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 22. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Just a few weeks ago many Broad Channelers got to see the space shuttle Enterprise as she flew into JFK. It was quite a sight to come to the top of the North Channel’s Joseph P. More...

Sports

Beach Volleyball Wishes Rain, Rain Go Away

By Rocky D. and Joe McGivney The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League kicked into week three despite an all-day rain as dreary as a Sci-Fi set. The weather cleared just enough for action at 6 p.m. and the squads went to battle. More...

Rugby Tournament Starts Saturday

This Saturday, the Rockaway Rugby Club will host their 36th Annual Rockaway Beach 7’s Tournament at Fort Tilden. More than 50 teams will compete in eight different rugby divisions. More...

Orioles Rally To Grab Inaugural President’s Cup

Down to their last out, the VIP Fire Sprinklers Orioles scored five runs to steal the Major Girls’ championship game in the Rockaway Little League President’s Cup Softball tournament. More...

Obits

Gertrude Thypin Oltchick

Thypin Steel Co.

Gertrude Thypin Oltchick, 96, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 6. More...

George Stephens Oliver

Engineer

George Stephens Oliver, 75, died June 7, in Manteo, North Carolina. Oliver worked as a crane operating engineer, was an avid fisherman and had previously owned a charter boat, the Ball Breaker, in Montauk, New York. More...

Maria ‘Tatin’ Power

Principal

Maria “Tatin” Power, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 10. Power was born in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. More...

Rape Perv Busted

Son: No Help From Local Stores

A Rockaway man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a sixty-fouryear old woman, who was walking alone on Beach 91 Street to get her daily coffee at about 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 10. More...

Community

Join Friends For ‘Sunset In The Park’ 6/22

Hi Lite Vibes, a steel pan trio, will perform reggae and contemporary classics. “Wine with Sue,” the popular Rockaway band, will also perform. More...

White Pot Junction Forum This Monday

The Queens Civic Congress will be hosting a forum on the proposal by Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder to reopen the former Rockaway Beach Line of the LIRR. More...

Rockaway Gets Mosquito Spraying

Aerial Larvicide Utilized

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced that the New York City Department of Health conducted aerial larvicide spraying for mosquitoes to help prevent West Nile Virus in marsh and non-residential areas this week. More...

School News

PTA At 114 Thanks Faculty And Staff

The PS/MS114 PTA recognized the dedication, professionalism and all around great job done by the faculty and staff of PS/MS 114 by organizing Staff Appreciation Day on June 5. More...

PS/MS 114 Hosts Annual Concert

PS/MS 114 presented the third and fourth grade concert under the direction of Mr. Martin on June 6. The show included a wonderful performance by the band and ter- rific solos. More...

The Chefs Of The Future At St. Camillus

On Tuesday May 29, the kindergarten and first grade classes of St. Camillus School went on a field trip to The Young Chef’s Academy in Forest Hills, Queens. More...

Milestones

Pacifico Graduates Medical School

Jessica Pacifico received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center on May 30. She is expected to begin internal medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center. More...

Brown Receives Letter From Obama

Brandon Brown of PS/MS 183 dressed up for Halloween at his school’s Autumn Fest, as the president, Barack Obama, and won first prize for original costume. More...

Marist College Graduates

The following local residents graduated from Marist College on May 18: Patrick Brown from Belle Harbor, who received a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies and Adolescence Education. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Treating Rockaway Like A Mushroom

Rockaway has lost one of its major institutions, both in terms of vital health care and as one of the peninsula’s largest employers. There is lots of angst among the population about what will happen to the physical plant. More...

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Letters

Reply To Frank Gerrace

Dear Editor, We should fight to get an evacuation plan. There are storms going on around the world that shock us every other day. More...

So Many To Thank

Dear Editor,I would like to thank the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for inviting so many groups and individuals, including the Rockaway Artists Alliance, to be a part Rockaway’s 1st Annual Bike Parade. More...

What About Our Park?

Dear Editor,The new park that was built on Beach 9 to Beach 17 Street is still fenced in and not open to the public. The only little section opened is the skateboard and basketball court on Beach 12. More...


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