July 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Third Robbery For Chase Bank

Cops: Looks Like Same Note Job Thug

For the third time in less than two months, the recently-opened Chase Bank at 68-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard was robbed by an unidentified bank thief on Monday morning. More...

After Four Years, Tarloff Trial Set

More than four years ago, two weeks after being released by a psychiatrist at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, David Tarloff allegedly murdered a Manhattan therapist. More...

Teens Busted With Phony Gun, Stolen Bike

Social Networks, Email Warn Neighbors

It had all the trappings of a made for television movie. A phony gun, a chase through west end backyards, a stolen bike, emails from residents to remain behind closed doors, and two arrests. Except, it was for real. At about 2 a.m. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Kenny Loggins Making Westbury Tour Stop

Versatile American singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins will take the stage at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, July 29 at 8 p.m. Special. More...

Neil Sedaka Takes The Stage

American pop star and composer Neil Sedaka will perform at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, July 28 at 8 p.m. More...

Milestones

Inaugural Event Kicks Off At Beach 17 Street

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder joins outdoor Zumba class with hundreds of attendees at the inaugural event on the newly constructed stage at the completed park on Beach 17 Street in Rockaway. More...

Roache Poem Published By Poetry Library

Aleia Roache, from Arverne, was congratulated by the editorial staff at The America Library of Poetry for submitting her poem, “My People” to their student poetry contest. More...

Chin Graduates Military Training

Brian A. Chin, Air Force Airman, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He completed an eight-week program that was designed to be intensive. More...

Editorial/Opinion

What Next For Rockaway Health Care?

The state department of health’s mandated report after the abrupt closure of the Peninsula Hospital Center in April is in the can and, if you believe the state agency, the hospital had no place to go but down. More...

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Obits

Gladys ‘Jackie’ Gabriel

Former Resident

Gladys Gabriel, 88, a former Rockaway resident, died last week in Boca Raton, Florida. More...

Mattie Gatson

Nurse’s Aide

Mattie Gatson, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 5. More...

Kenneth George

Mechanic

Kenneth George, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 25. George was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was a Rockaway resident for more than 10 years while working as a mechanic. George was preceded in death by his brother, Kelly. More...

Shot Once In Head, Killed

Rally Set For Scene Saturday

A promising high school football player riding a bike near his home was shot and killed last Friday afternoon, the third homicide in the 101 Precinct this year. More...

Community

Rockaway Native Opens Manhattan Photography Exhibit

Rockaway native Mark Lakin opened his new photography exhibition, “One Life,” last week in a pop-up gallery in Manhattan’s West Village. More...

CBB Barrier Installation Underway

The installation of the pedestrian guard rail project funded by Councilmember Eric Ulrich has finally begun along Cross Bay Boulevard. More...

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Kids Meet Up On Jamaica Bay

Last week students from Rockaway Waterfront Alliance met up with other youth who are members of the Indo Caribbean Alliance to share their knowledge of Jamaica Bay. More...

Columnists

It’s My Turn

What Makes Play So Valuable?

This is the second part of a two-part series by Levine, who is a clinician, consultant and educator. So what, exactly, is it that makes play so valuable? More...

A Prescription For Reason

The Future Of Medicine In A Declining America

Amid all communities in the area, Rockaway has found itself at the center of the health care debate more than any other. More...

Sullivan’s Court

I would like to begin this month’s column with a legal update that offers some very good news for consumers. More...

Sports

RBVL Shut Down by Thunderstorms

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League scheduled a most important position week on Wednesday where teams matched up according to their current league standings. More...

Nimmo, First Place Cyclones Continue to Shine

Brooklyn Cyclones manager Rich Donnelly has been involved in professional baseball for more than 40 years. The second-year skipper has done another good job handling the Cyclones this season. More...

Orioles Soar From Cellar-Dwellers to RLL Champions

The Rockaway Properties Orioles completed their miraculous run by going from last place to first and winning the Minor Girls championship by beating a tough Walsh Properties Dodgers squad 5-1. More...

Letters

Bugged Over Ryan Center

Dear Editor, A month after the grand reopening of the multi-million dollar refurbishing of the historic air tower Ryan Visitors Center at Gateway National Park/Floyd Bennett Field the building is closed until further notice due to a flyleaf infestati More...

Stop And Frisk

Dear Editor,The T.S.A. can search all of your belongings, and frisk you top to bottom, prior to boarding a flight. But, due to some liberal judges, our police officers have been handcuffed in doing their jobs. More...

Why Do I Cry?

Dear Editor,It is the twelfth of July. Most of my neighbors have just finished Thursday dinner and are gathering along the parade route to welcome wounded warriors to our neck of the woods. More...


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