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Photo Exhibit Marks MPB 75th Birthday

The MTA in conjunction with the Rockaway Artists Alliance will be presenting an historic photo exhibit to commemorate the 75th birthday of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. More...

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Police Say Spate Of Shootings Gang Related

The majority of the shootings that have occurred in Rockaway ever since the summer began are gang related, a high-ranking NYPD official said recently, with most of the skirmishes between two gangs centering on the city’s public housing complexe More...

Ocean Village Shooting Reprisal For Gang Hit

Independence Day was not a day of celebration for a 23-year-old Rockaway man, who was shot once in the back of his right shoulder outside the Ocean Village complex, police say. The unidentified victim was shot at about 1:30 a.m. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Rockaway hit a new low at the end of the Sunset in the Park fundraiser for Tribute Park on June 23, when a sneak thief made off with the money box and all the proceeds of the evening. More...

From The Artists Studio

ARTSPLASH Around The Bend

RAA will be holding an ArtSPLASH fundraiser raffle on September 8. You can help make this event a success. RAA is seeking unique and exciting prizes. Tickets to sporting events, art masterpieces, art supplies, theater tickets, luxury items, etc. More...

It’s My Turn

The Rockaway Theatre Company is now presenting “Bye Bye Birdie” which has a song in it entitled “What’s the Matter With Kid’s Today.“ Though written in the late ’50s, it fits right in with Howie Schwach&rsquo More...

Editorial/Opinion

With Constitutionality Vetted, Single-Payer Plan The Key

With the burning question of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act settled in a surprising Supreme Court decision a week ago, Congress has to once again take a look at the numbers to make sure the plan is doable. More...

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Letters

Still The Best Bargain In Town

Dear Editor, The recent increase in price for the New York Post from 75 cents to a $1.00 still leaves our Wave as the best bargain in town. More...

I Know You Hit That Kitten

Dear Editor, To the person that ran over a kitten at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and 116th Street and left it to die without knowing or caring, it died. I saw you run it over. More...

In Honor Of Millie Schulman

Dear Editor, It is wonderful to see businesses opening up on our boardwalk, more visitors visiting our beaches but what a shame it is to see our boardwalk still in disrepair. More...

Beaches Crowd During Heatwave

A seemingly endless sea of colorful beach umbrellas line Rockaway’s shoreline as people seek relief from the heatwave last weekend. More...

Community

Thursday Welcome Set For Wounded Warriors

The warriors are coming to Rockaway next week. More...

MPB Closing Overnight This Week

There will be several full, intermittent bridge closures of up to 40 minutes at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge on two overnights next week for necessary inspection and maintenance of the lift span. More...

TD 23 Hosts Blood Drive Today

Transit District 23 will hold a blood drive on Friday, July 6, from 12:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at their headquarters located at 222 Beach 116 Street. More...

Milestones

Guzman Honored At Susquehanna

Elliot Guzman of Far Rockaway was named to the dean’s list at Susquehanna University for the Spring 2012 semester. A graduate from Beach Channel High School, Guzman is a junior majoring in Mathematics and Business. More...

Three Named To Loyola’s Dean’s List

Loyola University, on the Maryland shore, recently announced that three students originally from Rockaway have been named to the school’s spring 2012 dean’s list. More...

Quinnipiac University’s Dean’s List

William McGuire and Jessica Urcelay, both residents of the Belle Harbor community in Rockaway, were recently named to the Spring 2012 semester dean’s list at Quinnipiac University. More...

Sports

Rockaway Little League Captures 10U District Championship

The Rockaway Travelling All-Stars defeated Ozone Park / Howard Beach by a 9-4 score on Saturday, June 30 at Broad Channel to capture the Little League District 27 10 and Under championship. More...

BCAC Shamrocks Win Murray Memorial Basketball Tournament

The Shamrocks 5th grade boys team traveled to Msgr. McClancy High School in East Elmhurst on Saturday, June 30 to play their final AAU tournament of the 2012 season. More...

Little League Crowns Five Champions In Dramatic Fashion

There are two things you can count on in the Rockaway Little League playoffs: Razor thin margins of victory and dramatic upsets. The 2012 post-season did not disappoint. More...

Obits

Majorie Espinet

Home Health Aide

Majorie Espinet, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 29. Espinet was born in Trinidad and later worked as a home health aide. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Angela Ali. More...

Taquan Harding

Student

Taquan Nelson Jamar Harding, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 22. Harding was born on May 6, 1994 at Westchester County Hospital. He played cornerback for the Rockaway Ravens football team and had a love for making music. More...

Eileen Marie Kavanagh

Homemaker

Eileen Marie Kavanagh, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 3. Kavanagh was born in Manhattan, New York. She moved to Rockaway in 1967 from Bronx, New York. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William. More...


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