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Christmas Tree Stirs Up Controversy

Only in Rockaway could a donated Christmas tree cause a controversy. More...

Bloomberg: Full Storm Funding ‘Unrealistic’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said this week that the city would consider the construction of groins and berms along coastal areas to help reduce the damage from future storms, but bluntly warned, “Saying we’re going to spend whatever it takes More...

Court Appoints Monitor In LAST Lawsuit

The city could be liable for as much as $455 million in damages after Federal Judge Kimba Woods ruled last week that the city’s Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST), used as a teacher certification test for years, discriminated against black an More...

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The Rockaway Beat

Bloomberg Continues To Demonize Teachers

With a year to go in his tenure as mayor, Michael Bloomberg continues to demonize teachers, blaming them for all the problems that he created with his business-friendly image of what schools should be and his manic focus on standardized tests scores More...

Your Life And Privacy

Don’t Add Your Privacy to Sandy’s Debris

A girl’s 1946 diary telling of a Catskills summer and a first kiss. Handwritten PS 114 report cards. A moldy sepia wedding portrait of a Depressionera couple wearing rented finery and million-dollar smiles. More...

Beachcomber

The National Park Service has announced that it continues to repair and stabilize a number of its parks in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Taking A Toll On Rockaway Volunteers

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) reinstated the tolls on the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge and the Gil Hodges Marine Parkway Bridge much too early. More...

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Obits

Lonnie Wilson Baldwin Sr.

Chef

Lonnie Wilson Baldwin Sr., a longtime Rockaway resident, died De-cember 2. Baldwin was born in Council, North Carolina on October 10, 1923. He was a chef who lived in Rockaway for more than 40 years. More...

Gloria V. Farrington

Bookkeeper

Gloria A. Farrington, a former Rockaway resident, died December 3. Farrington was born in New York, New York on March 11, 1929. She was a bookkeeper for a supermarket. Farrington was preceded in death by Harold "Foo" Farrington and Clinton Goggin. More...

Dorothy R. Genovese

Nurse’s Aide

Dorothy R. Genovese, a 47-year Rockaway resident, died December 8. Genovese was born in Brooklyn, New York. She was a member of JASA Senior Center, former active den mother, Boy Scout Troop Arverne Den and retired nurse's aide for Park Nursing Home More...

Trustee Subpoenas PHC Documents

Levine, Miller, Familusi Under Gun

It may be claw-back time.Bankruptcy Trustee Lori Lapin Jones, who recently sold off the hospital property and the nursing home to a Brooklyn health care magnate, has issued subpoenas to several of the former players in the Peninsula Hospital drama More...

Community

Locals Attend USS Enterprise Farewell

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Crystal S. Purvis, daughter of Mary and Frankie Purvis of Far Rockaway, and Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Shavonne L. More...

UNIQLO To Donate Clothing

UNIQLO, the global clothing retailer, announced the creation of a 10-week volunteer and donation program to distribute 100,000 donated items of HEATTECH and 10,000 items of Ultra Light Down jackets to those in regions affected by Hurricane Sandy. More...

CW11 Crews Help Distribute Food

The cast of the new CW show “The Carrie Diaries” volunteered in the Rockaways this past weekend to help residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Cooper And Danza Appearing At Westbury

“What’s so funny about an Italian Christmas Eve?” Find out when Pat Cooper and Tony Danza usher in the holidays with an entertaining even-ing on Friday, December 14 at 8 p.m. More...

MovieScope

“HITCHCOCK” –THE WOMAN BEHIND THE “PSYCHO”

There is a bit of Hannibal Lecter in Al-fred Hitchcock. More...

Robert Irvine Brings Culinary Skills To LI

Live Nation is pleased to present celebrity chef Roert Irvine at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury in an exciting interactive culinary event on Saturday, December 15 at 8 p.m. More...

Letters

Welcome Back

Dear Editor, I have greatly celebrated your first edition after Sandy. It is indeed encouraging to see your newspaper circulating again. More...

Stop And Praise

Dear Editor,I am writing this letter to commend the managers of the Arverne Stop & Shop, located at Beach 67 Street. This supermarket, went above-and-beyond to help and serve this community. More...

Dropout

Dear Editor,There are good reasons why Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer dropped out of the 2013 race for NYC Mayor. More...


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