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“Hurricane Sandy: Before and After”

Gateway Presents

The National Park Service’s Gateway National Recreational Area is presenting a unique exhibition, “Hurricane Sandy: Before and After” at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. More...

Burglaries Up; 101 Gets Extra Officers

The repercussions from superstorm Sandy continue to be felt. Since the October storm there has been a rise in burglaries in the 101st Precinct, according to its commanding officer Captain Kevin Maloney. More...

Mother Charged With Sending 7-Yr. Old To School With Gun

On Friday, January 18th, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced that a Far Rockaway mother whose seven-year-old son brought a .22 caliber handgun to school on Thursday, January 17th, has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon, re More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

There are many lessons to be from Sandy. The most obvious one: we all have too much crap. Or at least we did. If your basement or first floor got flooded you had to haul stuff to the curb that should’ve been put there years earlier. More...

Commentary On Things Present

At first light 18-wheelers depart from the Hunts Point Market to deliver the freshest vegetables and ripest fruit to the 2.3 million people of Brooklyn and then to the 2.2 million people of Queens, but only arrive here in Rockaway after sunset with w More...

Beachcomber

Businesses open: The beautiful new Belle Harbor Chemists building and store has opened up on Beach 129th. Some great vintage murals adorn the walls. Sun Cycle Studios is open, too. You can spin away the winter doldrums on Beach 116th street. More...

Editorial/Opinion

EDITORIAL

Jetties. Dunes. Boardwalks. Reasonable people can and do disagree. We’ve got to accept that while trying to reach a consensus on a variety of issues moving forward. A consensus is a majority. More...

Thinking Big

An exciting suggestion came via Bob Hardt, a Rockaway Beach resident who kept us informed through his blog in the weeks following Sandy. Bob suggested having a design competition for the boardwalk. What a fantastic idea! More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Obits

Josephine Gaither-Berry

Nursing Home Worker

Josephine Gaither-Berry, a Far Rockaway Nursing Home worker, died on January 11th at age 78. A Rockaway resident for more than 30 years, she was a long-time member of A.M.E. Methodist Church in Far Rockaway. More...

Mother Mattie Beverly

Homemaker

Mother Mattie Beverly, a homemaker, died on January 5th at age 83. More...

Shelby J. Hatcher Calzudes

Nurse’s Aide

Shelby J. Hatcher Calzudes, a nurse’s aide, died on January 6th at age 56. More...

Photo

Scholars Academy reopened January 11th, more that two months after Sandy flooded Rockaway. Students are showing that they’re strong and resilient and ready for the Rockaway rebound! More...

Community

Habitat For Humanity Helping Rockaway Rise

“Let’s make this the best summer ever in the Rockaways.” That’s a big goal for Jim Killoran, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester, but as he and hundreds of Habitat volunteers have learned during the past More...

“Mini-Library” Box Comes to Broad Channel

On Sunday January 20th, some residents noted a new addition outside the still closed Broad Channel Library branch. More...

Friends of Rockaway Beach Will Meet January 30

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Business News

All Boro Mason Supply: A Complete Building Supply Center

All Boro Mason Supply began as a small masonry store in 2003 and has continually grown into a complete building supply center. More...

Sports

Sub Novices Winning Run

Rockaway’s Novice Kings Bay team traveled to Springfield Gardens to take on Montebello at P.S. 231 on Saturday morning, January 19th. More...

Undersized Team Stretched Too Far

Kings Bay’s Rockaway Sub Novice Squad enjoyed an easy 14 point victory over St. Bernadette’s on Sunday, January 20th, at the Kings Bay gym. More...

Play Ball Again! Little League Opens 2013 Registration

Rockaway Little League (RLL), whose fields and clubhouse miraculously survived Sandy largely intact, has opened online registration for its landmark 60th season. Parents can sign up their boys and girls at www.rockawaylittleleagueny.com. More...

Letters

Who Will Lead?

Dear Editor: So here we are weeks away from the election of the next leader of the 31st district and the race has begun. Let me be clear as a resident of this community for over 20 years I have a different perspective from most. More...

Regular Folks Not Invited

Dear Editor: I missed my invitation to attend the January 21st inaugural in Washington. More...

Shore Front Direction

Dear Editor: Recently, I attended two different meetings at which the Parks Department had a representative on hand to explain what the summer of 2013 will be like in Rockaway. More...


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