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Fourteenth Shooting Incident Monday

An unidentified 23-year-old man was shot once in his right ankle in front of 433 Beach 40 Street at about 12:40 a.m. More...

City Refuses To Pay FDNY Monitor

The check is not in the mail. The Corporation Counsel, the city’s top attorney, won’t cut a check for nearly $200,000 to Mark Cohen, the monitor appointed by federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis to More...

State Senate Primaries September 13

Sanders Vs. Huntley, Reyes Vs. Ulrich

Most voters already know the significance of this November’s general election as seats in the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, State Senate and Assembly and, of course, president are up for grabs. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

The J. Geils Band Reunites For Show At Westbury

The J. Geils Band will be giving its fans another dose of hard-driving rock ‘n’ roll as they unite once again for a special limited tour. More...

MovieScope

‘The Dark Knight’ — Batty

In H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel, “The Time Machine,” the passive flower-people of the future are programmed to go into ominous edifices whenever they hear a signal from a siren. It is the cannibal Morlocks herding them for their dinner. More...

Milestones

Weinsheimer’s Sunflower Grows Again

Matthew Monahan gazes at the more than six foot tall sunflower grown by Roxbury resident Carol Weinsheimer who takes care of the sunflower yearly in her yard. More...

McMahon Completes USMA Basic Training

Cadet Kieran J. McMahon son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph V. McMahon of Rockaway Beach, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy earlier this month. More...

Kelly Celebrates 10th Wedding Anniversary

On June 17, Jim and Mary Kelly renewed their marriage vows at St. Elizabeth Seton Shrine in Manhattan. After the ceremony a luncheon was held at Battery Gardens, located at Battery Park, for family and friends. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Some Common Sense Gun Control Measures

With gun violence rampant on the Rockaway peninsula and elsewhere in the city, Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a set of common sense measures that would be a good first step towards cutting down on the number of illegal guns on our streets. More...

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Obits

Mary Alice Fallon

Homemaker

Mary Alice Fallon, 96, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 16. Fallon was born in Brooklyn, New York and lived in Rockaway for 60 years. More...

Tyrone A. Murray

Longtime Resident

Tyrone A. Murray, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 22. Murray was born in Trinidad, West Indies and moved to Rockaway 12 years ago. He was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne A. Murray. More...

Rev. Nathaniel Scott Jr.

Former Resident

Rev. Nathaniel Scott Jr., a former Rockaway resident, died August 5. More...

Stand-Up Paddlers Honor Heroes

FDNY Squad 1 firefighters and the Friends of Tribute Park joined together on Saturday, August 18 for the first annual Stand Up paddling event ever held on the peninsula. More...

Community

Riis Park Shines At National Lifeguard Competition

Riis Park lifeguards Thomas D. O’Neill and Patrick J. More...

Whale Sighting

Off Rockaway Shores

Residents spotted a whale just off Beach 129 Street on Saturday at about 9:30 a.m. Photo by Stephen O’Shea. More...

Free Riis Parking On This Saturday

The National Park Service (NPS) turns 96 years young on Saturday, August 25. National parks across the country will host special programs celebrating the ongoing legacy of the founders of the NPS. More...

Columnists

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The Rationing Schedule of World War II… And Rosie the Riveter?

In early summer of 2004 Historical Views published examples of World War II ration stamp books, and a gasoline ration card. A reader has requested a detailed schedule of the ration program set during the war years. More...

Beachcomber

The HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” was filming in Edgemere last week and the shoot brought large crowds to the boardwalk at Beach 31 Street. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Charter Schools Succeed Because Bloomberg Wants To Take Down The UFT

With the opening of school right around the corner I will end my noschool columns sabbatical with a question. Why do charter schools succeed? More...

Sports

Dolphins Ready For New Challenges In The PSAL

There is a lot of transition going on inside the Beach Channel Education Campus. More...

SFDS Summer Classic Settles Championships

While the Graybeard division champions have put their long sleeve tees through the wash a few times already, Championship week began in earnest last Thursday at the St. Francis Summer Classic. More...

Express Sweeps Four Games to Finish First

After suffering their first loss of the season last weekend, the Rockaway Express got back on the winning track with 4 wins this past week. More...

Letters

My Letter To Obama

Dear Editor, My nephew, Lance Corporal Gregory Thomas Buckley, was killed on August 10, 2012 while weightlifting on his own base with three fellow Marines. They were unarmed and ambushed. More...

Don’t Dump Shelter Here

Dear Editor, Last Sunday, August 12, at 10:30 p.m. I took the bull by the horns and had the brass ones to call Gurbhej S. Sandu at his home. Sandu is listed as the developer of the transient hotel to be built at Beach 44 Street More...

Help Our Little Ones!

Dear Editor, The closing of Rockaway Head Start at 72-05 Beach Channel Drive is a travesty. RHS has been in existence for 40 years. Many generations of Rockaway residents have proudly graduated from there. More...


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