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Sandy Relief Clinic Comes To St. Mary’s

Residents, homeowners and business owners are invited to the Far Rockaway Sandy Relief Clinic being sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Margert Community Corporation on Saturday January 19th. The event will take place at St. More...

State Comptroller Opens Sandy Books

The State Comptroller’s office processed nearly $265 million in contracts and spending in November and December 2012 related to Hurricane Sandy recovery and has posted the details online so the public can access it in real time, Comptroller Tho More...

Goldfeder Urges Storefront And Other Business Help

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder contacted New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner, Robert Walsh and Empire State Development Corporation President and CEO, Ken Adams urging immediate attention and outreach to local small bus More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

Taking A Toll On Us

(Originally published in the New York Daily News) More...

Beachcomber

Have any video or still photos of the Storm? (not the aftermath). Various filmmakers will be looking for material as they cobble together documentaries. More...

Simon says...

We love doing what we do. We do it with pride and pleasure. Now we are asking for your assistance. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Faith And Fate In Parks?

We’re just going by our own eyes here. The NYC Parks Department has done a pretty good job in Rockaway these past few years, especially compared to the hapless Feds who expertly neglect the neglected Fort Tilden and Riis Park. More...

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Letters

It’s A Big Job

Dear Editor: I know there is a sort of depression because of all the losses from Sandy. I thank the people who are getting the Rockaways back to normal. It is a gigantic chore. They can’t do it all at once. More...

Post Office Trailer Should Move

Dear Editor: Why is the Post Office trailer allowed to block traffic on Beach Channel Drive? The ugly trailer could be moved behind the building or into the Waldbuam’s parking lot. More...

What’s In A Name?

Dear Editor: I want to know who assigns the names for these schools, i.e., The Fearless Young Writers Academy of Tomorrow, The Footloose Wanderers of Medical Science Middle School, etc. More...

Hundreds Walk For Rockaway

The Walk A Mile In Our Shoes event drew hundreds of marchers who made their way along the beach to draw attention to the plight of Rockaway as it recovers from Sandy.(photo by Paul Lurrie) More...

Community

Hundreds Gather For “Walk A Mile” March And Rally

Within sight of several still severely damaged, Sandy pummeled beachfront homes, a sizeable crowd gathered for the “Walk A Mile In Our Shoes” march and rally on Saturday. More...

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Tours Peninsula

On Friday January 11th, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance hosted a tour of the Rockaways focused on environmental resiliency. The tour was part of the Municipal Art Society of New York Conference: Charting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up. More...

RWA Hosts Environmental Resiliency Workshop

On Sunday, January 20th, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance will be hosting an Environmental Resiliency presentation and discussion led by some of the nation's leading experts on climate change and coastal restoration. More...

Milestones

Begy Becomes Dental Hygienist

Kayla Christine Begy of Rockaway Park has graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Farmingdale State College on May 12. More...

Sports

Play Ball! Little League Safe At Home

League Gets New Lease On Life

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced that the National Park Service (NPS) has completed a long-term lease with the Rockaway Little League which will allow its teams to utilize the Fort Tilden fields under a special use permit at the park. More...

Kings Bay's Rockaway In Brooklyn Nail-Biter

Kings Bay's Rockaway Team eked out an exciting 15-14 victory over their Brooklyn counterparts this past Saturday in Sheepshead Bay. Very, very late in the game, it didn't look like the lead would hold. More...

SFDS Novice Blue Can’t “Stick” Their Shots

The term “throw enough mud at the wall and some of it will stick” obviously doesn’t apply to basketballs, too. The previously unbeaten St. More...

Obits

Iris Constable

Homemaker

Iris Constable, a homemaker, died on December 27th, 2012 at age 94. Constable was a Rockaway resident for more than 20 years. More...

Margaret A. Hazel

Homemaker

Margaret A. Hazel, a homemaker, died on January 10th, 2013. A lifelong Rockaway resident, she was active for many years in the St. Camillus Golden Age club. Hazel is preceded in death by her husband, Frank and her brothers, Andrew and John Callahan. More...

Molly Herman

Homemaker

Molly Herman, a home maker, died on January 10th, 2013 at age 78. A Far Rockaway resident of 33 years, Herman is survived by her children, Teddy, Joseph, George, Peter and Sabrena. More...


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