October 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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No Bids For PHC Property

Melnicke Gets Hospital, Nursing Home, Clinic for $24 Mil

At the end, nobody but Michael Melnicke and his partners wanted the former Peninsula Hospital Center. More...

Body Found In Bayswater State Park

Cops: Apparent Suicide

Details remain sketchy at press time about a body found in Bayswater Point State Park on Monday afternoon. More...

Slay Landlord Busted In Maryland

The Arverne by the Sea landlord who is a person of interest in the slaying of a Rockaway woman on October 2 has been arrested in Baltimore, Maryland by police who spotted his flagged license plate, police sources say. More...

School News

St. Camillus Visits Queens County Farm

On Wednesday October 10, students in kindergarten, and first and second grade visited the Queens County Farm for some fall fun. The students learned how to make apple cider using an apple press. More...

St. Edmunds Hosts Walk-A-Thon

St. Edmund Preparatory High School recently held its 13th Annual Walk-athon in Marine Park. The beautiful weather made the day perfect for everyone. More...

Rockaway Park’s Waterside Schools Walk For Cancer

On Saturday, October 13, Waterside Schools (P.S. 317 and M.S. 318) walked to raise money and bring awareness to cancer. Families from both schools walked from Beach 110 Street to Beach 92 Street. More...

Milestones

Food Drive Fills The Pantry

The 100 Precinct Community Council collected the most food to date along with $78 to shop for more food at their food drive held outside Waldbaum’s shopping center last Saturday. More...

Marshall Visits Far Rockaway Branch

Borough President Helen Marshall discusses plans for the new Queens Library at Far Rockaway with library President and CEO Thomas W. Galante. More...

New Broad Channel History Exhibit Open

The public is invited to view the extensive collection of the Historical Society of Broad Channel on Sunday, October 28, at the VFW Hall on Shad Creek Road in Broad Channel from noon until 5 p.m. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Vision For An Entertainment Complex

We have a dream! Right now, at least, it’s only a dream, but it could become a reality if our elected officials and business leaders could only get together to make it a reality. More...

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Letters

Not Fare

Dear Editor, How disappointing to recently learn that the cash strapped Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (which has to raise fares for both PATH riders and tolls on bridges) had to also provide several million dollars to assist covering the More...

In Response To “The Unborn”

Dear Editor, I recently read a letter in your paper that interested me, entitled, “The Unborn.” I, too, am not in favor of abortion, but in some cases, families (particularly ones raised by single women) and young people who cannot More...

Muni-Meter Faults

Dear Editor, Hello, I am a concerned citizen who resides in Neponsit. I have become increasingly frustrated with muni meters that I rarely go to Beach 116 Street or Beach 129 Street to shop anymore. More...

Belle Harbor Biker Gangster Busted

A motorcycle gangster living in Belle Harbor while his wife ran a day care center on the first floor of their Beach 128 Street home spent years dealing firearms out of his garage and assembling homemade explosives on the second floor until federal ag More...

Community

Rockaway Duo Lends A Helping Hand In Hawaii

Were it not for Habitat for Humanity, Kamaka Fernandez would not be building his family’s dream house. More...

Goldfeder Joins NY Guard 88th Brigade

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder was invited to join Colonel Marty Ingram and dozens of brave volunteers from the 88th Brigade of the NY Guard at their emergency response training held on the grounds of JF More...

Ryan Rudden Memorial Tournament This Saturday

The Rockaway Rockies are proudly hosting the 10th Annual Ryan Rudden Memorial Roller Hockey Tournament on Saturday, October 20 at the rink located on Beach 108 Street and Shorefront Parkway. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Halloween ‘Zoophobia’ Comes To Fort Tilden

“Boo!” is the word from the Rockaway Artists Alliance as it gets into the spirit with Zoophobia!, a haunted Halloween multi-media maze extravaganza. More...

MovieScope

“The Master” – Monster

Paul Thomas Anderson’s 70mm epic, “The Master,” is his masterpiece, or “monster” piece. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Drive To Diversity Violates My Constitutional Rights

The issue of diversity wasn’t even on my radar until it cost me my career as an educational writer. More...

Columnists

On The Road Again

9/27/12 Rapid City, South Dakota -Red Lodge, Montana More...

The Symbol Of Black Cats And Halloween

Ever wonder why black cats are associated with Halloween? Search into the origins of Halloween to find the answer. More...

East End Matters

The Absurdness Of Mitt Romney

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Know the facts and have yourself checked. Not just for yourself, but for everyone else in your life. It’s the thing to do. ************* More...

Sports

SFDS Enjoying Good Times On The Soccer Field

There were wins up and down the line for the SFDS soccer squads, which have made the players happy and the coaches grin. More...

Scholars’ Cross Country Runner Finishes Second

Daikichi Washington, a freshman at The Scholars’ Academy, won second place in the PSAL 1.5 mile cross-country race at Cunningham Park on Tuesday, October 9. More...

Midget Shamrocks Gain Clutch Road Win

The BCAC Midget Shamrocks are on a roll as they have now strung together two victories in a row. This week’s successful football venture came on the road as the Green Machine defeated the Glen Cove Cardinals 26-19. More...

Obits

Gregory John Giannotta

Welder

Gregory John Gianotta, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 9. Gianotta was born in New Jersey and lived in Rockaway for 20 years. He was a welder. More...

Margaret Keating

Homemaker

Margaret Keating, 99, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died October 12. Keating was born in Manhattan, New York. She was president of the Altar Rosary Society at St. Francis de Sales Church, member of St. More...

Patricia D. Lavin

Homemaker

Patricia D. Lavin, a former Rockaway resident, died October 13. Lavin was born in Brooklyn, New York and lived in Howard Beach for the past 42 years after she relocated from Rockaway. More...


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