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Former Chief Of Staff Cited

Michael Duncan, the former chief of staff to City Councilman James Sanders Jr., was cited with a warning letter by the Conflicts of Interest Board last week for accepting city funding for a non-profit he founded while working for the council member More...

Body Of BP Spear Fisherman Found

On Tuesday morning, the body of a Staten Island man identified by police as Yevgeniy Glebov, floated up in the ocean in front of the Surf Club in Breezy Point and was spotted by a tugboat crewman, bringing to an end a search that began on Friday More...

Rockaway Remains ID’d As NJ Woman

For Rockaway, the mystery story that graced newspapers and television screens began at about 9 p.m. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Nitty Gritty Comes To Westbury

Live Nation will present The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Asleep at the Wheel at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, September 28 at 8 p.m. More...

Dick Fox Brings Doo-Wop Show To Town

Lightning Lou Christie is joined by Jay Siegel & the Tokens, Shirley Alston Reeves, Charlie Thomas & The Drifters, The Marcels, The Demensions and Randy & The Rainbows at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury when Dick Fox’s Fall DOO WOP EXT More...

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“THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES” – ICARUS DESCENDING

Lauren Greenfield is a great director. In her documentary, “The Queen of Versailles,” she actually makes you feel sorry for the supperduper rich. More...

Sports

High School Roundup: BCHS Rally Falls Short

Plenty of things went wrong for the Beach Channel/Channel View football team last Saturday afternoon against Grand Street Campus. More...

Brooklyn Hurricanes Bounce Back With Big Win

The Brooklyn Hurricanes Travel Team rebounded from their opening day defeat with a convincing victory over the Bronx Giants in Big Apple Football competition. More...

St. Camillus / St.Virgilius Basketball Registration

Registration for the St. Camillus / St. Virgilius Community Basketball programs will take place in Springman Hall (St. Camillus gym) on Sunday, September 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, September 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Chill Out, Rockaway

During the summer, when we first heard that the Martin de Porres School, a special education facility, had rented the former Stella Maris High School building and would be moving in early in September, we tried to contact the school and the Sister&rs More...

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Obits

Celeste Cobb

Home Health Aide

Celeste Cobb, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 6. Cobb was born in Queens, New York on August 29, 1963. She was a home health aide who lived in Rockaway for more than 20 years. More...

Francis X. Connor

Production Worker

Francis X. Connor, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 10. Connor was born in Astoria, New York and moved to Rockaway 25 years ago from Brooklyn, New York. He was a production worker. Connor also served in the U.S. More...

Aynelsa DeLeon

Seamstress

Aynelsa DeLeon, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 12. DeLeon was born in Columbia. She was a Rockaway resident for 17 years and worked as a seamstress. DeLeon was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church. More...

Gun Thug Busted

A career criminal whose two brothers died by the gun was busted on Sunday for shooting a man several times while the man sat in his car in a Hammel Houses parking lot. More...

Community

Triple Crown For Surfer Sandon Karinsky

Nine-year-old surfer and Rockaway resident Sandon Karinsky has posted a clean-sweep of the summer’s surfing contests held in Rockaway Beach and surrounding areas. More...

SJEH Receives Seal Of Approval

St. Johns Episcopal Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commissions national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals More...

Local Pols Benefit From Racino Support

While some politicians continue to call the Genting gambling Racino at Aqueduct Racetrack a positive factor in the community, many locals continue to knock the new facility for failing to hire the promised number of Queens residents and for bringing More...

Columnists

It’s My Turn

Have Printed Books Seen Their Last?

Michael Levin, founder and CEO of BusinessGhost, Inc., has written more than 100 books, including eight national best-sellers; five that have been optioned for film or TV by Steven Soderbergh/Paramount, HBO, Disney, ABC, and others; and one that beca More...

The Rockaway Beat

Why Addabbo, A Man Who Walked Away From Rockaway In Its Time Of Need?

First, as a matter of full disclosure, my son, Rob the retired police lieutenant, is a Republican and working for Eric Ulrich, Addabbo’s opponent in the coming November 6 election. More...

Beachcomber

Congressman Gregory Meeks has once again been chosen for the “Most Corrupt Congressman” list by a good government watchdog group. The group says that he may be one of the first to be indicted after the election cycle is over. More...

Milestones

Theodore Turns 105

On September 12, Bishop Maclean celebrated Ms. Theodore’s 105th birthday with family, staff and peers. More...

Local Wins Award At Annual Show

Numerous people attending the regional artists group’s big annual show at its gallery at the old Fort Tilden military base in the Rockaways said that they were impressed by the expressiveness seen in the Rebbe’s face, particularly in his More...

Mary Ellen Brady Visits Book Club

The Rockaway Beach Book Club hosted Mary Ellen Brady, author of A Promise of Forever, at their August meeting. Her second book, A Whisper in the Dark, will be released in November. More...

Letters

Who To Vote For In 2012

Dear Editor, Who to vote for in 2012 should not be the dilemma you described. In your own column you have at least 520 reasons for choosing the President More...

Broken Promises

Dear Editor, We would like to thank all those who went out of their way and voted for that “Participatory Budget” a few months ago. You voted for items we requested for all the volunteer fire departments in the peninsula. More...

Martin De Porres

Dear Editor,I read the article with regard to Martin De Porres. I am a parent of a child who went to the school in Elmont, which was a career development school. She went there after being sexually assaulted in Beach Channel High School. More...


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