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Beached Far Rockaway Dolphin Dies

Medical specialists were unable to save a dolphin that washed up on a Rockaway beach on Friday and it died on the way to a Long Island treatment center, sources say. More...

Busted In Rockaway On CT Cold Case

Arrested for 2008 Shooting

A Brooklyn man who was visiting in Rockaway was busted in a public housing building on September 27 and charged with a 2008 drive-by shooting death in Norwich, Connecticut. More...

Garaufis Approves FDNY Hiring

Brooklyn federal court Judge Nicholas Garaufis has approved the FDNY’s most recent exam, allowing the City to move forward toward hiring a new fire class. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Upcoming NYCB Theater At Westbury Events

Live Nation will present Asia at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, October 19 at 8 p.m. Thirty years after their eponymous debut album, the original Asia has proven to be one of the most enduring super groups of the rock era. More...

Engelbert Humperdinck At Westbury

Live Nation will present Engelbert Humperdinck on Friday, October 12, at 8 p.m. The show was originally scheduled for May 11 and postponed due to a scheduling conflict. Tickets for the May 11 show will be honored on the new date. More...

MovieScope

‘Lawless’ – Hillbloody

In Franklin County, Va., 1931, what is flowing faster than moonshine? Blood. More...

Sports

SFDS CYO Week 5 Soccer Recap

The SFDS soccer games were chock-full of goals in September’s final weekend. Plenty of our kids got their first scores of the year, and some were quite possibly with the younger guys, to ever get a goal for SFDS. More...

Kosmos Eris Soccer Girls Shut Out Plainview

The newly organized boys’ U9 Kosmos Achilles soccer team is working hard to find a win. Sunday’s game against the NY Super Stars was one to watch. More...

Pee-Wee Girls Enjoy Weekend

The BCAC Pee-Wee Shamrocks travelled to Crocheron Park on Saturday to face Blessed Sacrament in a soccer match. Taira Torres opened the scoring by taking a pass from Abby Turner, finding the back of the net. More...

Letters

Why Unions Matter

Dear Editor, The most significant event in my childhood was the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. I recall the confusion, fear, and apprehension that I experienced as a second grader that day. More...

Resorts World Loser

Dear Editor, Our politicians may tout the Resorts World Casino as increasing revenues to our State but at what cost? In recent weeks, our local precincts have indicated a spike in larceny crimes. In addition, there has been an increase in More...

Police Rescue Two Off Beach 147 Street

Two unidentified Rockaway residents, aged 56 and 50, sailing their small catamaran about 200 yards off the shore of Beach 147 Street in Neponsit on Sunday afternoon were overturned by a gust of wind More...

Community

Far Rockaway Library Hosts AIDS Forum

The Far Rockaway Library hosted an education Community Forum on AIDS on September 27. More...

Newly Sworn In EMT Responds To Call

Hours after being sworn in as an FDNY EMT, a lifelong Rockaway Beach resident got a head start on his career when he voluntarily jumped into Jamaica Bay to rescue two jet skiers in distress while celebrating his graduation with family on Monday. More...

Ed ‘Shevy’ Shevlin Checks In From The Road

Rockaway resident and motorcyclist Ed “Shevy” Shevlin has a plan to raise $50,000 for juvenile diabetes research by riding across the country on his motorcycle from Rockaway Beach, New York to Rockaway Beach, California. More...

Columnists

Your Life And Privacy

Back To School, Back To FERPA

If your nosy neighbor works at your kid’s school, can she check his transcript and tell the entire neighborhood his grades? More...

Broad Channel Bits

Though the days are getting shorter and the temperatures cooler, here in Broad Channel there is always something to make you smile. More...

Financial Focus

Still Time To Set Up Owner-Only 401(k) For 2012

If you’re a small-business owner, with no full-time employees (except possibly your spouse or business partner), you’re probably used to taking care of just about everything on your own. More...

Milestones

Bishop Children - Not Kids Anymore!

Updates on the Bishop children – they are not kids anymore, but they are still achieving. More...

Rias Earns Marine Title

On September 28 Marine Corps Pfc. Andrew S. Rias, grandson of Pernell Johnson of Arverne, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from his recruit training at Parris Island, South Carolina. More...

No Day Like Today

Gabriella Scarlett Sodano, a Neponsit resident, appeared on the Today Show on Tuesday, October 2 and met child opera singer Jackie Evancho. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Parking Permits For Local Residents

Now that the draconian summer parking regulations are over for this year, we have been revisiting the idea of resident-only parking rather than no parking at all during weekends and holidays. More...

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Obits

Helen Dukes

Secretary

Helen Dukes, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 27. Dukes was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Rockaway 40 years ago. She was a secretary and member of the St. Thomas More Golden Age Club. More...

Irving Greenberg

Longtime Resident

Irving Greenberg, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 29. Greenberg was born in Brooklyn, New York. He worked as a shipping and receiving clerk. More...

Catherine C. Hines

Homemaker

Catherine C. Hines, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 3. Hines was born in Manhattan, New York and moved to Rockaway 72 years ago from Brooklyn, New York. Hines was preceded in death her husband, Dr. William H. More...


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