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Stories From Sandy

Twenty five or so years ago I moved to Rockaway for the love of a man and the beach, so I still consider myself a new resident. More...

RWA Workshop Shares “Lessons From New Orleans”

On Sunday February 3rd, the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance brought together members of the community and experts for a “Protecting Our Homes: Lessons From New Orleans” workshop in the community room in Ocean Village. More...

Goldfeder: Waive Vehicle Fees

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder is urging Governor Cuomo to waive vehicle registration fees for people replacing Sandy destroyed cars. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

Can I be serious for a second? One of the more overlooked things about the aftermath of Sandy has to be Post Traumatic Stress. Consider the term. More...

Ideas Wanted

Rockaway is proving to be a fountain of ideas as evidenced at meetings all around the peninsula. One of the best ones we’ve heard is for an international design competition for the boardwalk! More...

Paw Prints

Veterinary Examination Schedules and What’s Really Needed!

It’s that time of year again when you get that little card in the mail reminding you that your pet’s yearly exam is due! Oftentimes along with that reminder is a laundry list of vaccines... More...

Editorial/Opinion

The Future Broker

Mayor Bloomberg does not want to join Robert Moses and John Lindsay on the Mount Rushmore of Rockaway Villains. More...

Obits

Joann F. Atkins/Agosto

Homemaker

Joann F. Atkins/Agosto, a homemaker/ catering business owner, died on January 28th at age 49. Born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Atkins/Agosto was raised in Rockaway. More...

Tomasa Cruz

Seamstress

Tomasa Cruz, a seamstress, died on January 22nd at age 86. A Rockaway resident for more than 30 years, Cruz is preceded in death by her husband, Ignacio and her sons, Rafael and Alexander. More...

Michael P. Darmody

Bridge Painter

Michael Patrick Darmody, a bridge painter, died on December 14, 2012 at age 50. Darmody was a Rockaway resident for more than 35 year. More...

The First 1.8 Billion

$$$ For Homeowners And Small Businesses

At a press conference on Wednesday, Mayor Bloomberg announced that New York City plans to spend its initial allocation of $1.77 billion of federal funds in three categories: housing recovery, business recovery and infrastructure resiliency. More...

Community

Man on a Mission - Principal and Innovator at MS 53

When Shawn Rux became principal of MS 53 in Far Rockaway in 2011, he entered what he called “the worst possible educational scenario.” Principal Rux accepted the challenge and over the course of two and half years he implemented many stra More...

First Responders Offered Get-Away

Why should college kids have all the fun? More...

Candidates Make Their Case

The 101st Precinct Community Council is hosting a Candidates Forum on Thursday, February 14th from 7-9 p.m. at the Pensinsula Prepatory Academy, 611 Beach 19th street (formerly St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School). More...

School News

10,000 Books Donated To PS 114

As The Belle Harbor School (PS 114) starts to return to normalcy after Hurricane Sandy, they made a big step in the process when publishing company Scholastic donated 10,000 new books for the students. More...

Sports

Girls Rule atWorld Champions Karate Center

After rebuilding from the superstorm, World Champions Karate Center opened December 1st, with a handful of students. As many had previously left the peninsula, training resumed with those who were able to make it back. More...

Kings Bay Heats Up Brooklyn

Kings Bay Sub Novice Rockaway Team warms-up before taking a 10-7 lead into the second half against Brooklyn USA. More...

Kings Bay Squad Rolling Along

The Rockaway chapter of Kings Bay’s Sub-Novice division, well rested off a bye week, cruised to a 13 point victory over Brooklyn USA on Sunday, February 3rd, at the Kings Bay gym. More...

Letters

Rapid Raise

Dear Editor: Rapid repairs can expand to Rapid House Raising. Since my house had 4 feet of water, please come and raise my house 5 feet and do the same all over town. That is the preventative measure we need. MICHELE SILVERMAN More...

Support The Locals!

Dear Editor: Rockaway is recovering from a horrific disaster and Rockawayites have the responsibility to support our local businesses that can afford to reopen and serve us! More...

Save Our Soduku

Dear Editor: After hearing all these words about rebuilding and resilience and getting back to normal, I started thinking about what is “normal”? I mean it was bad enough to endure The Wave without Kevin Boyle’s Boiling Points but More...


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