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Officer Becomes Father’s Day Hero

A 101 Precinct officer’s quick reaction may have saved a life while he was off-duty on Father’s Day. On June 16th, Officer Joseph Koch, 29, was in Jamaica, Queens visiting with family and friends. More...

Sand Castle Returns To Affordable Housing Program

Affordable housing has made a return to Rockaway in a big way. Last week it was announced that the Sand Castle Apartments in Far Rockaway have returned to the city’s affordable housing program known as Mitchell-Lama after leaving it in 2006. More...

LIPA To Undergo Overhaul

Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder announced that the Assembly has passed a bipartisan measure that will lead to an overhaul of Rockaway and Long Island utility operations, ensuring that utility companies are reliable and held accountable. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

Wild Kingdom

So, recently, someone spotted a large 40 year old turtle under the el, crossing Rockaway Freeway. I don’t know how they knew the turtle was 40 – though he was a little paunchy and looked to be having a mid-life crisis. More...

Slice Of Life

Bar Etiquette

“Slice of Life Topic: bar etiquette for teachers on the last day of school.” That was the message I received at 1:50 p.m. on the last day of school. Now remember I am a teacher, and this article, of course, does not refer to all teachers. More...

Dispatches

Operation Humpty Dumpty: The Lessons Of Community History

This spring, I enlisted in an endeavor I call Operation Humpty Dumpty. More...

Letters

Forget About “They Should”

Dear Editor: Post hurricane Rockaway’s hand has been forced into a state of drastic change. Despite the mega loss to personal and public property, with its follow up grief and frustration More...

Unsung Hero

Dear Editor: A few weeks ago I had to call Sanitation regarding the pick-up of hedges, trees, etc. damaged by Sandy that had not been picked up. The gentleman who answered listened politely and asked for my address. More...

Stop And Frisk Backfires

Dear Editor: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated; and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, More...

Ferry Staying For The Summer

First hurdle passed. The City announced on Tuesday that the Rockaway Ferry will be extended through Labor Day. More...

Empire No Match For Feathered Foe

The HBO television series Boardwalk Empire built this set on a stretch of the boardwalk that is still intact at Beach 40th Street. Find out why production was put on hold. See Page 9. More...

Community

The Surf Club Offers More Than Surf

It’s a surf club at heart, but far from just that. The Rockaway Beach Surf Club is a hidden gem to its surrounding community. A deeper look into the club’s history, work and motto will testify to that statement. More...

Addabbo Sets Mobile Day At BC Library

State Senator Joseph Addabbo will hold mobile office hours at the Broad Channel Library, 16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard, in order to meet more of his constituents without scheduled appointments and to hear about the issues that concern them. More...

Council Honors Top Cops

Top cop Kenny Schwarting is honored. Left to right are Danny Ruscillo, President of the 100 Precinct Community Council, Police Officer Kenny Schwarting and Captain Rob Cruz of Transit District 23. More...

Sports

Four Teams Crowned on RLL Championship Weekend

Last Saturday, June 29th, the Breakwater Surf Marlins (PWS), Henry Myers Plumbing Angels (MNG), Fitzgerald Electric Athletics (MNB) and Elite Productions Irish (MJG) earned championships in Rockaway Little League post-season action. More...

Kearney Salutes Student Athletes

Bishop Kearney High School’s Sports Awards Dinner was a very special event this year, honoring winning teams and winning players. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Pols Have To Get Onboard, Too

The Rockaway Ferry has been extended through Labor Day. This is good news, of course. But it’s already time to start demanding permanent ferry service. More...

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Obits

Mary C. Carpenter

Homemaker

Mary C. Carpenter, a homemaker, died on June 25th. A Rockaway resident for 67 years, Carpenter was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and a professional bingo player. More...

Dee Rotchford

Homemaker

Dee Rotchford, a homemaker, died on July 1st. A Breezy Point resident for 48 years coming from the Bronx, Rotchford was a member of Golden Age and the Breezy Garden Club. More...


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