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Parks Offers Shoreline Update

Charles McKinney, Principal Urban Designer for New York City Parks and Recreation, addressed a crowd of locals interested in shoreline protection in the Dome on Wednesday night. More...

Top Stories

Quinn, Walsh Look To Help Small Biz

In a show of concern for small businesses in Rockaway which took a severe hit as a result of Sandy, New York’s city council speaker and small business services commissioner met with local representatives last week. More...

House Explosion In Howard Beach

An explosion occurred in a house in Howard Beach in the middle of the day on Wednesday. One woman was critically injured. The cause of the explosion was still being investigated. More...

Simon Says It’s Official

Longtime Democratic District Leader, Lew Simon, officially announced his candidacy for City Council. More...

Sports

Scholar’s Golf In The Swing

The Scholars’ Academy Boys Golf Team has finished the 2012- 2013 season undefeated in league play. Theteamfinishedwitha9and 0 record with one match canceled due to lightning. More...

Run, Rockaway, Run

Neither hurricanes nor cloudy weather, boardwalk or no boardwalk, it seems like nothing can stop Rockaway runners, says John Edwards of Rockapulco Run. More...

Buckeyes Rebound With RLL Win

Injuries and the schedule were slanted against the Knights of Columbus Buckeyes in the last week of action before the Memorial Day break but the Ohio State squad rallied to salvage one game in Major Girl’s softball. More...

Letters

Thanks To The Overlooked

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A Vote For Christie

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A Far Rock Mess

Dear Editor: I'm not one to complain, but what happened this morning in front of my building was absolutely the worst example of planning I've ever seen. More...

You Can Hitch A Ride To Rockaway Beach

‘A’ Train Rides Again

Two-hundred and thirteen days after Hurricane Sandy, the A train finally rolled into Rockaway. More...

You Can Hitch A Ride To Rockaway Beach

Ferry Good News

The ferry is here to stay...at least for the next six weeks. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the weekday Rockaway ferry service will be extended and weekend service will be added to bring visitors to the beach this summer. More...

Community

Irish Festival Returns

The Irish festival is coming back to Rockaway. As the summer just gets started, thousands are expected to enjoy a weekend full of fun activities at the Rockaway Beach/ Breezy Point Irish Festival. More...

Broad Channel: Share Your Facebook Photos

A Facebook group has been formed by Kathy Louis to post photos of Broad Channel, NY. The page description is as follows: On October 29th, 2012, Super Storm Sandy devastated this community. More...

Hertz and Gordon Advance At St. John’s

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital has recently announced that Arnold Hertz, DPM, has been named Chief of Podiatry and Director of their Podiatry Residency Program and that David J. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

Name That Oldie

If I couldn’t borrow---okay, steal--- from the brilliance of others I’d come off more dumb than I already do. I’m not smart but smart enough to steal from friends. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Be there for the great VFW Yard Sale event. When: Saturday/ Sunday, June 1st/ 2nd. Go browse! And… The Fundraiser For VFW Post 260. Where: Patty G’s, 86-24 Broadway, Elmhurst. When: Saturday, June 8th, 4- 8 p.m. More...

Beachcomber

The ferry has been extended for six more weeks and weekend service will run through Labor Day. Now hear this: use the ferry! If ridership falls too much because the A Train is back on line, the City will yank the weekday ferry. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Governor Slow-Mo

We look at Governor Christie visiting one beach town after another in New Jersey and we start to wonder about our governor. Where is Andrew? Christie goes and sees with his own eyes – not only the destruction but the repair and rehabilitation. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Full Story

Stay Tuned In June

One thing we know is that dates are never firm when it comes to the government (unless they tell you that you have a deadline). FEMA told us mid-May on the new flood maps. The Army Corps said beach replenishment should begin in June. More...

Obits

Deadre A. Armstrong

Tax Preparer

Deadre Ann Marie Armstrong, a tax preparer for Armstrong Tax Consulting, died on May 15th at age 48. A Rockaway resident for more than 40 years, Armstrong was active in the youth group and youth choir at Trinity St. More...

Samantha Brooke Lawrence

Paramedic

Samantha Brooke Lawrence, a paramedic, died on May 9th at age 34. More...

Maura Bugara

Customer Service Rep

Maura Bugara, a customer service representative for AT&T, died on May 29th. Born in Rockaway Beach, Bugara attended St. Francis de Sales School and Stella Maris High School and lived most of her life of the Rockaways. More...


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