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Man Shot While Driving Car

Ocean Bay Shooting Saturday

An unidentified motorist was shot once in his upper left thigh as he was driving in front of 54-22 Beach Channel Drive at about 4 p.m. on July 21, police say. More...

Report: Smith Used Campaign Cash For Trips

State Senator Malcolm Smith, who now represents Rockaway, has used tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to fund pricy trips and fancy automobiles, according to a published report in the New York Daily News and corroborated by campai More...

Half-Mil For PHC Attorneys

By Howard Schwach The Peninsula Hospital Center is closed and those who need emergency treatment sometimes have to be transported as far away as Nassau County. Nearly 700 local residents lost their jobs. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

New Novel Aims At Rockaway, Broad Channel

A Wave Review

Sex, drugs and rock n’ roll – as well as Jesus Christ – come together in “Riley,” the latest novel by local author George C. Pizzo. More...

Free Shakespeare In Rockaway This Weekend

This coming weekend, Rockaway will host two free, outdoor performances of William Shakespeare’s plays, as Hip to Hip Theatre Company of Sunnyside brings its popular Queens Shakespeare in the Park to the peninsula for the first time. More...

Outspoken Ted Nugent Coming To LI

The Motor City madman, Ted Nugent, will bring his Great White Buffalo Tour to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Wednesday, August 1 at 8 p.m. Appearing on stage with Uncle Ted will be vocalist and rhythm guitarist Derek St. More...

Milestones

Brumsey Named Valedictorian

Kennedi Brumsey, was named valedictorian upon graduating from P.S. 106 on June 22. More...

Carioti Duo Turn Two and Seven

Carioti brothers, Ricky and Paul, celebrated another year. Ricky turned six on July 7 and Paul turned two on July 8. They celebrated with family and friends at a bowling party. More...

Windels Attending Georgetown

Kathryn Windels, a Belle Harbor resident, has graduated from Loyola High School and will be attending Georgetown University in September. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Show Up And Push For Alternative B

If you want Fort Tilden to remain Rockaway’s national park, then you had better mark your calendar for either Saturday, August 4 or Friday, August 10 and plan to show up at Riis Park at 11 a.m. More...

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Obits

Chiquita Latoya Green

Administrative Assistant

Chiquita Latoya Green, 39, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 5. Green was born on June 10, 1973. She lived in Rockaway for 25 years and graduated from Far Rockaway High School. She later worked as an administrative assistant. More...

Angela M. Lee

Home Health Aide

Angela M. Lee, an 11-year Rockaway resident, died July 22. Lee was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica. She was baptized at the Greater Refuge Temple and later worked as a home health aide. More...

‘Gravy Train Not Coming Back’

NPS Officials In Frank Discussion Of Gateway Future

For many years, Rockaway residents and non-profits enjoyed a “gravy train” at Gateway National Recreation Area, holding an annual free concert series and a Fall Festival at Fort Tilden, playing little league baseball and CYO soccer withou More...

Community

In Her Own Words: Plummer's Mother Addresses Community

The mother of Shawn Plummer, the teen who was shot and killed on Beach 29 Street last week, showed her strength and courage last weekend, addressing an auditorium full of locals and sharing her grief with the community. More...

Local Author Touring New Rockaway Book

Local author Vivian Carter has begun sharing stories from her new book, “Images of America: Rockaway Beach,” in some unusual venues. More...

Anti-Violence March Draws Approximately 200 People

They shouted “Peace up, guns down” and “No more silence, stop the violence.” It was a community that had been pushed to the breaking point and last weekend they honored the latest victim of gun violence with a march through th More...

Columnists

Goldfeder’s Message From Albany

Rebuilding Our Beach

In September of last year, I was joined by Senator Chuck Schumer and over 20 civic and community leaders and many others to tour the boardwalk and beach in Rockaway. More...

It’s My Turn

Early Rockaway, Edgemere (1942-1955)

Yogi Berra once said, “Let’s reminisce about the future.” In this memoir we shall reminisce about the past. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Overheard recently: “Anybody remember last week …when it was summer?” The rains that came and washed over Broad Channel finally broke the heat, dropping temperatures as much as 20-30 degrees within hours, and left a comfortable coo More...

Sports

RBVL Comes Down the Home Stretch

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League bounced back from a rare rainout on July 18 with a perfect night of exciting volleyball on Wednesday July 25. More...

St. Francis Summer Classic On The Hardcourt

The 2012 St. Francis Summer Classic is rapidly moving along as Mother Nature has been generally kind. The action has heated up the past two weeks with the final week of regular season play scheduled this coming week. More...

Paddle Tennis Tournament

The Silver Gull Beach Club will hold a paddle tennis tournament on Saturday, July 28, starting at 11 a.m. The proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. More...

Letters

Public Street, Private Parking

Dear Editor, My family and I love Rockaway, my husband’s family owned three courts of bungalows on Beach 101 Street for many decades, my sons spent all their summers (27 years) in a bungalow in Rock, and continue to live there year round. More...

I Cry Too …

Dear Editor, More...

Keep Your Tears To Yourself

Dear Editor, I find it hard to believe that the flagpole that was so generously donated is still standing on Beach 128 Street and has not yet, to my knowledge, been removed. More...


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