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Department of Health Issues PHC Post Mortem

With Drugs And Innards Gone, Medical Records Next

Peninsula Hospital Center died because of declining patient activity, massive financial problems that were exacerbated under the management of MediSys, and the failure of the hospital to maintain a mandated level of patient care and equipment mainten More...

City Day Care, After-School Programs Saved From Budget Axe

Day care centers and after-schoolprograms across the city received good news when, late last month, the City Council and Mayor Bloomberg agreed to a $68.5 billion budget deal for fiscal year 2013. More...

Locals Seek ADA Compliant Swings

Rockaway residents Raquel and Valentina Priolo love to go to the playground with their family, but have found that the playgrounds around the peninsula are not very friendly to those with physical disabilities, as they have. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Hysteria’ – Victorian Good Vibrations

The film, “Hysteria,” gives new meaning to the phrase, “stiff upper lip,” referring to the laughably proper British approach to tension. More...

Milestones

Gilmartin Named To Fairfield’s Dean’s List

Laura Gilmartin, of Belle Harbor, was named to Fairfield University’s Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit university in Fairfield, Connecticut. More...

Mattie Curley Turns 94

Mattie Curley, a longtime Rockaway resident, was surprised with a 94th Birthday luncheon at the home of her son, Dr. John Curley. Three generations of her family attended the celebration. More...

Ocean Village Resident Turns 100

Nellie Hayes, former resident of Ocean Village, turned 100 years old on June 29. Her birthday party was held at Rockaway Senior Center in Ozone Park. Present were guests and members of the many Queens Senior Centers. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Does A Fence Make Good Neighbors?

For more than 100 years, a series of fences stood on Beach 149 Street, from the beach wall to the high water mark, delineating the Neponsit community from the Riis Park beach. More...

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Letters

Praises Lifeguards

Dear Editor,Wow! What a great summer in Rockaway! It’s so great to see the comeback of our beaches and neighborhood. What a pleasure it has been to be on the beach with my children feeling they are safe in the water under the watchful eye of the More...

Simon Extremely Disappointed

Dear Editor, I’m extremely disappointed with the NY State Department of Health. As we figured, the public hearing for the closure plan for Peninsula Hospital was a fait accompli. They were basically placating us. More...

The Results Are In

Dear Editor, The November election results are already in. Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been elected to serve a full six year term. More...

Mag Rates PHC High, SJEH Lower

Consumer Reports Lauds Closed Hospital

Consumer Reports, the highly-regarded magazine that is known for its fairness and credibility, has rated many of the hospitals in the United States on safety issues, using a 0 to 100 scale to denote the most dangerous to the safest facilities. More...

Community

FR Resident Wins A Celeb Makeover

Raffles, sweepstakes and contests are the toys of probability where the odds of striking out are often mightier than winning. More...

Sighting Of Elvis On The Boardwalk Stirs Hipsters

Those visiting the boardwalk from Brooklyn climes were startled last weekend when Elvis Presley showed up among the boardwalk strollers. More...

School’s Out Fun At Bayswater Park

Despite the heat, community members got together at Bayswater Park for the annual ‘School’s Out’ celebration on June 30. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Sometimes it seems as if Rockaway operates in two parallel universes. More...

The Rockaway Beat

These Statistics Do Not Lie

The statistics from the New York City Police Department are glaring: Sixty-two percent of the city’s 515 homicide victims in 2011 were black. Another 26 percent were Hispanic. Twenty percent of those who were murdered in 2011 were women. More...

The Progressive

Development

In recent years, presidents, governors, and mayors have spoken of job growth and economic development. More...

Sports

Beach Volleyball Heads For the Home Stretch

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League passed its halfway point Wednesday night and pennant races are heating up in each of the nine divisions. More...

10U Baseball Team Falls In Heartbreaker

The Rockaway Travelling All-Stars winning streak in the Little League 10U tournament came to an end Tuesday evening at Fort Tilden as they lost to Garden City 6-5 in extra innings. More...

Par Tee Golf News By Peg Ansbro

That rake by the sand trap is there for golfers who feel guilty about skipping out on lawn work. If your opponent has trouble remembering whether he shot a six or a seven, he probably shot an eight. More...

Obits

Tameka Cash

Homemaker

Tameka Cash, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 14. Cash was born in Columbus, Ohio on February 5, 1973. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Mickey Cash. More...

Alan M. Cohen

Teacher, Horse Owner

Alan M. Cohen, 66, a former Rockaway resident, died July 5. More...

Mary A. Emsworth

Secretary

Mary A. Emsworth, 91, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 10. Emsworth was a longtime resident of Dayton Towers until 2008. She worked as a secretary. Emsworth was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel (Gerard) and son, Dennis. More...


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