August 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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PPA To Open ‘Pending Litigation’

New Far Rockaway Site For Troubled School

A troubled charter school that was ordered closed by the Department of Education and that used public funds to sue the city will open its doors at a new site in September, at least until its suit against the DOE and the city is settled sometime befor More...

Another Shooting For 101 Precinct

An unidentified 44-year-old man was shot twice in the arm last Tuesday morning in front of the Ocean-Bay Houses in Arverne, police sources say. The man was standing in front of 309 Beach 54 Street at about 3:25 a.m. More...

Cuomo Proposes Changing Adult Homes

If Governor Andrew Cuomo has his way, many of the adult homes that dot the Rockaway peninsula would be forced to lower the number of its residents with “serious psychiatric disabilities” to 25 percent of its population. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Southern Rock Makes LI Pit Stop

Southern rock ‘n’ rollers, the Marshall Tucker Band are coming to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury along with Long Island’s Stanton Anderson Band on Sunday, September 2 at 8 p.m. More...

Milestones

Shapiro Films With ‘Boardwalk Empire’

Leah Shapiro, the daughter of Neponsit residents Robin and Steve Shapiro, participated in the filming of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” on Tuesday afternoon in Edgemere. More...

Ingram Retires From The FAA

Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder (right) honored Martin “Marty” J. More...

Albany Graduates Five Locals

The State University of New York at Albany awarded 2,870 degrees during its Spring Commencement weekend, May 19 to 20. Five local students were recognized during the University’s 168th Commencement. More...

Sports

It’s All Very Good For Rockaway Beach Volleyball League

On Saturday, volleyballs flew all day on the sands of Riis Park as contestant’s fought for the fabled winner’s sweatshirts in the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League playoffs. More...

World Champion Karate Entertains At NNOAC

The World Champion Karate Center in Rockaway Park put it’s best foot forward at the August 7 annual Night Out Against Crime. More...

Rockaway Express Splits Doubleheader

The Rockaway Express split its doubleheader against the tough Brooklyn Bandits this past weekend. I t s record in the NY Travel Cub National division now stands at 9-1. The Rockaway team won the first game 11- 10 and lost the second 11-7. More...

Obits

Mary Rita Ambery

(nee Redmond) Homemaker

Mary Rita Ambery, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 12. Ambery was born in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. She moved to Rockaway 35 years ago. More...

Mario Bacchia

Longshoreman

Mario Bacchia, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 12. Bacchia was born in Italy and moved to Rockaway 20 years ago from Manhattan, New York. He was a retired longshoreman and served in the Italian Merchant Marines. More...

Kevin Boyd

Packager

Kevin Boyd, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died August 6. Boyd was born in Far Rockaway on November 9, 1968. He was a packager. More...

‘Boardwalk Empire’ Films On The Beach

HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” took to the sands of Rockaway this week to tape an episode for its upcoming third season which will premiere in September. More...

Community

Teen Trademarks Rescue Bracelet

Ryan Williams, 13, of Belle Harbor is a real entrepreneur, the creative mind behind Ryan’s Paracord Rescue Bracelets, which are made by braiding 8 to 12 feet of 550 Type III cord made small enough to be worn around the wrist. More...

Rotary Exchange Students Say Goodbye

Studying abroad allows young students the opportunity to experience international diplomacy and self reliance. More...

Community Organizes Against Transient Hotel

Seventy-five residents came together last week to get information on the planned construction of a what the Department of Buildings calls a “transient hotel” on Beach 43 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Great Camp Finale, RAA Fundraiser

Rockaway Artists Alliance is holding an ArtSPLASH Fundraiser to benefit RAA programming. The festive evening takes place Sunday, September 8 at 7 p.m. in sTudio 7 Gallery in the Rockaway More...

Dorothy Dunne

Are the residents of the Rockaway and residents of NYC aware of the alleged dangers of installing these pipelines to their health? More...

The New Frontiers

A Rockaway Rumination

My sister calls Belle Harbor and Neponsit the Shire. And I have to agree with that. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Beware: Credit Card Fraud Running Rampant

At one time, you could use your credit and debit cards in local establishments and on the Internet without much fear that somebody would take your name and account and drain the accounts for all they were worth. No longer. More...

EDITORIALCOMMENT

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Letters

Fear Over Transient Hotel

Dear Editor, The homeowners within the Edgemere Urban Renewal area of Rockaway between Beach 35th Street and Beach 48th Street were in shock when a large plywood fence was erected on Beach 44th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard More...

Need New Community Involvement

The following is an open letter to the Rockaway Beach community. Dear Editor, An active and vibrant civic association is critical to the quality of life in any neighborhood. More...

I’m With Schwach

Dear Editor, I agree with Howard Schwach – Anthony Weiner deserves a second chance to hold public office. More...


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