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Report: Smith To Seek Republican Mayoral Nod

Republicans Ask If It Was ‘April Fools Day’

Democratic State Senator Malcolm Smith, who has represented Rockaway for the past decade, is exploring a run for New York City mayor in 2013 – as a Republican, according to an exclusive story by New York Post reporter Carl Campanile that appear More...

City Allocates Bulkhead Money

In a relatively unexpected move, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has agreed to supply $8 million to repair the deteriorated bulkhead at Beach 108 Street that would also allow National Grid to complete the MGP remediation project which includes land adjacent More...

Burglar Busted Selling Swag

A Far Rockaway man who burglarized a home on Beach 73 Street was busted by police on August 2 when he was found trying to sell items from the home inside a Beach 90 Street tattoo parlor. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

19 Year Old Painter In Upcoming Art Show

Matthew Petagna, from Breezy Point, is going to have his paintings featured at the Rockaway Artists Alliance gallery at Fort Tilden, from August 11 to August 18. More...

Movie Scope

‘Ted’ – Bearly Legal

“Ted” is the perfect movie for preteen boys. At least, that’s what a group of them thought as they convulsed with laughter at a recent screening. More...

Milestones

Willis Graduates With Honors

Stephanie Willis, granddaughter of Henry and Rosie Connor and Joe and Annie Willis, has graduated from Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. More...

Deerfield Area Association Hosts Cleanup Day

The Deerfield Area Association hosted a Cleanup Day at Beach 25 Street last week. The group cleaned the area around the Beach 25 Street train station. More...

St. Camillus Vacation School

St. Camillus – St. Virgilius thanks the Jennie and Eddie Mills Foundation for sponsoring their vacation bible school. Volunteers donated their time to help organize the event, with of Sister Mary Kallmer’s guidance. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Gun Laws Should Be Uniform, And Only The Feds Can Do It

The issue of gun control has been put back on the front burner both by the Colorado movie shootings and the spate of gun violence in Rockaway and the rest of the city. More...

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Obits

Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Davis

U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran

Rudolph “Rudy” Davis died on August 6. Davis, who was born in Washington, North Carolina and who moved to Rockaway 46 years ago, was a sales associate with Kaufman Western Wear and Stable Equipment. More...

Clifford DeLoach

U.S.Air Force Veteran

Clifford DeLoach died on July 24 at the age of 78. DeLoach, who was born in Hardeeville, South Carolina, and served 33 years in the U.S. Air Force, rising to the rank of sergeant, before coming to Rockaway, where he lived for more than 25 years. More...

Peter Gerard Dolan

Administrator

Peter Gerard Dolan, 59, died on July 31. Dolan, an administrator, was a longtime resident of Rockaway and a graduate of St. Camillus School and Far Rockaway High School. More...

Dramatic Storm Clouds Roll In

Sunday night’s thunderstorm rolled in rapidly and with a frightening ferocity, sending locals inside, away from their porches and beachgoers scurrying for the A Train. More...

Community

Stand Up And Paddle For CF 8/18

FDNY Squad Co. 1 firefighters and the Friends of Tribute Park will be joining together to host the first annual Stand Up paddling event on August 18. More...

Shark Sighting Closes Belle Harbor Beach

Lifeguards at Beach 129 Street rushed everyone out of the ocean on Saturday afternoon after reports of a possible shark sighting. More...

100 PCT Celebrates National Night OutAgainst Crime

The 100 Precinct Community Council led by President Danny Ruscillo (far left) awarded the 100 Precinct and Transit District 23 police for outstanding police work at National Night Out Against Crime o More...

Columnists

The Progressive

Hot And Humid

Many of us are enthralled with the Olympics held in London this summer. We are encouraged by the human interest aspect of the many difficulties the athletes must overcome to achieve their day of glory. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Answering The Question Of Who Came Before

A month ago I spit into a vial all the way up to the black line and sent my spit away to a laboratory in California. Now, thanks to a new DNA identification program driven by Ancestry.com, the results are in. I am 77 percent European Jewish. More...

Beachcomber

One west end resident said that it looked like “the old west” on Monday of last week, when police focused on Beach 118 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard after a gunpoint burglary went bad. More...

Sports

RBVL Ready For Championship Saturday

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League completed the 2012 regular season in ideal volleyball weather - hot, muggy but windless. Maybe the inhabitants of Olympus rewarded the league with some Arubian-like weather. More...

Prime Time Playoffs At Summer Classic

The playoffs are here for the St. Francis Summer Classic and the championships are on the horizon. The regular season concluded with makeup games on Friday, August 3 before everyone got down to business on Monday, August 6. More...

UlrichVisits Kosmos FC Soccer Practice

New York City Councilmember Eric Ulrich placed a visit to the Rockaway NY Kosmos FC soccer team at Fort Tilden on Friday, June 15. More...

Letters

On The Future Of Medicine

Dear Editor, Dr. Bendelstein’s commentary was replete with facts and insights. He laments current problems in medicine which are likely to worsen. As a primary care physician (PCP) and father of a first year medical student, I share Dr. More...

Outrageous Comments By Warren

Dear Editor, I just had a brief conversation with a local seven-year-old, a veteran of playing organized sports in Fort Tilden; and, I asked him if he heard “the Gravy Train was over and wasn’t coming back?” More...

Flagpole Responsibility

Dear Editor, My family is responsible for the flagpole erected at the end of Beach 128 Street that in the past weeks has been fodder for many comments and editorials in this and other media outlets. More...


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