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Meeks And Others Offer Bill To Ease Flood Insurance Rates

U.S. Representatives Michael Grimm and Gregory Meeks, joined by colleagues Charles Rangel, Eliot Engel and Jerold Nadler on Monday, March 11th, announced the introduction of a bill to ease the impact of rapidly increasing flood insurance rates. More...

Request For Proposals

Parks Seeks Bikes, Kayaks, Concessions

New York City Parks and the National Parks Service wants you! More...

Richards Prepares For First Budget Fight As Councilman

After being sworn into office last week, Rockaway’s new city councilman is getting ready to do battle with Mayor Bloomberg’s yearly attempts to cut vital services to the Rockaways. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

“Dark Skies” – Close Encounters Of A Nasty Kind

Remember nice space aliens, like E.T. They’re gone along with jobs and decent home values. At least, that’s what today’s Hollywood seems to be saying. More...

Sports

Little League Awards Breakfast Helps Turn Page On 2012

“Rockaway Rising” was on full display on Sunday, February 24th, as more than 450 people participated in Rockaway Little League’s “2012” Awards Breakfast at El Caribe. More...

Scholars’ Academy Back in the Championship

The Scholars’ Academy girls varsity basketball team has clinched its 3rd consecutive trip back to the PSAL City Championship game with a 54 - 32 victory over East Harlem Pride. More...

Rockaway Walks Fitness Column

Developing a Realistic Health & Fitness Plan…

The first step in developing a realistic fitness plan is to first have a fitness assessment (start a portfolio). This allows a person to learn about your present health status (baseline measurement). More...

Letters

Boos Were Out Of Place

Dear Editor: Please don’t rain on my parade. I am not one to write letters to the editor... this would actually be my first... but, I feel compelled to respond to last week’s headline about Bloomberg being booed at the Rockaway parade. More...

Friends Of Rockaway: Thanks!

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Welcome Back Fave Stores!

Dear Editor: I am delighted to have Waldbaum’s Supermarket finally open in Rockaway. The management made some welcome improvements which enhances our shopping experience. More...

Community

The Broad Channel Library Is Back!

The Broad Channel Library is back in business! More than 90 people crowded inside the small library branch to celebrate its official grand re-opening on Wednesday morning, March 6th. Mrs. Ryan’s fourth-graders from Broad Channel’s P.S. More...

Stories From Sandy

It was a cloudy Sunday morning. Sandy was on its way and the residents of Breezy Point were not going down without a fight. My family and I were preparing for a storm of a lifetime. We started to fill sand bags around 11 a.m. and by 2 p.m. More...

Happenings

Sandy Sessions Stewardship SundayHelp clean the Rockaway shorelineand help with coastal restorationproject to restore dunes.Firehouse 5958-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard@ Beach 59th StreetMarch 17th, 10:00 a.m. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

That’s why they call him Sunny. The ever-smiling local Fedex man chastised me for being a gloom and doom merchant, a repent now doomsayer in last week’s column. More...

IDEAS WANTED Rockaway

900 Ideas From One School!

Getting over 900 ideas at one time for this idea guy is a bit….overwhelming! How did this happen and where did these ideas come from anyway? More...

Beachcomber

Ideas for the Moma Ps1 competition (boardwalk, open spaces, etc.) are due by today, March 15th. You will soon be able to view a lot of entries online. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Lots To Shout About

It’s not an either or. Understandably, a lot of people who see the ocean every day want more damn sand on the beach. And they want it yesterday. It’s tough to argue when they say nothing else matters if another flood happens. More...

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Obits

Edna Farrington

Nurse

Edna Farrington, a State Department nurse, died on March 5th. A lifetime Rockaway resident, Farrington is survived by loving family throughout the U.S. More...

Beryl Grant

Brookhaven HRF

Beryl “Dandy” Grant, a Brookhaven HRF worker, died on February 18th at age 86. A Rockaway resident for more than 45 years, Grant is preceded in death by her son, Michael. More...

Jeff Leon Greenup

Lawyer

Jeff Leon Greenup, a lawyer, died on March 1st at age 93. More...


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