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Barricaded Man Safely Removed

More than one dozen NYPD vehicles and a full contingent of police responded to a call about an emotionally disturbed person at 105-00 Shore Front Parkway on Wednesday, July 9th. More...

Sandy Impacted Businesses Get Valuable Info

“We have to begin moving forward.” That is what the executive director of the Rockaway Development and Revitalitzation Corporation told business leaders at the organization’s annual Business Card Exchange gathering – the first More...

Cameras Coming to Ocean Bay, Beach 41st Street Houses

In August of 2011, Brian Jones, 34, was shot at Ocean Bay Houses. If there were cameras at the complex, his mother said, perhaps the shooter would have been caught. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

World War Z – Whole Lotta Zombies

If you’re not sick of zombies now, you will be after seeing “World War Z.” In this Brad Pitt star production, zombies have gone global. More...

Sports

Jen’s Fitness Forum

I’m Jen Font de Bon, physical trainer, spinning instructor and nutrition nut from Suncycle Studios. My goal is to help people reach theirs. More...

Rock Volleyball Vaults Ahead

Week five of this hurricane shortened volleyball season went off without a lightning bolt. For the first time in the last three weeks there was no threat of thunderstorms and the weather was great. More...

Meet the Rockaway Little League Champs

The Breakwater Surf Marlins won the Pee Wee Senior division and are coached by Ed Smith and James Byrne. More...

Obits

Peter J. Casey

FDNY Captain

Peter J. Casey, a retired FDNY Captain, died on July 3rd at age 67. A summer Roxbury resident for many years, Casey was a Vietnam veteran with the U.S. Marine Corps and an active member of the Knights of Columbus. More...

Eileen C. Delaney

Homemaker

Eileen C. Delaney, a homemaker, died on July 3rd. A Rockaway resident for more than 50 years, coming from Park Slope, Brooklyn, Delaney is preceded in death by her husband, David P. She is survived by her sons, Timothy (Joan), David Jr. More...

George T. Freeman

Civil Engineer

George T. Freeman, a civil engineer for the NYC Department of Water, died on July 7th. A Rockaway resident for more than 40 years, coming from Brooklyn, Freeman served in the U.S. Army and was a member of St. More...

Enough!

They Want To Say Bye To The Chai

Neighbors are determined to say goodbye to Chai. A rally was held on Wednesday, July 10th, outside of the Chai Home for Adults on Beach 125th Street by residents who claim that the eyesore of a building has long been neglected More...

Community

Rockaway Welcomes Wounded Warriors

Although Sandy destroyed so much, the Rockaway and Breezy Point communities will continue their tradition of welcoming the Wounded Warriors by hosting the ninth-annual event this weekend. More...

RTC Back With Rockaway Café: The Comeback

Actors, singers, dancers from the Rockaway Theatre Company (RTC), a Rockaway institution, have finally gotten back into their home for rehearsals for their gala Friday, July 19th reopening. More...

Cornell Honored; Work On Display

Noted Rockaway watercolorist Arlene Cornell was honored with an Award of Excellence at the 46th Annual Art in the Park Fine Art and Craft Fair sponsored by the Long Island Art League. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

Boycotts R Us

How long ago could you get a slice of pizza for $1.50? Ten years? I guess it’s been at least that long since I’ve been boycotting Plum Tomatoes on Beach 129th. More...

IDEAS WANTED

Rockaway

When Matt Whalen isn’t building tide clocks, he’s thinking about pinball machines. He had an idea to stuff the Dome with as many pinball games as possible and then have a tournament for the best players in the world. More...

Beachcomber

We ran something called Eyesore of the Week and put the spotlight on the sorry Chai Adult home on Beach 125th Street. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Bill Thompson Makes Us Worry

We like mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson. He’s been called a steady tortoise who just might win the race. We think that might turn out to be true but another metaphor comes to mind: is he a wolf in sheep’s clothing? More...

Letters

Perfect Day In Rockaway

Dear Editor: My husband, Martin, and I drove to Beach 74th Street in Rockaway on Monday. Our friend, Harvey Pedersen, met us on the boardwalk. The water was cold and refreshing and the boardwalk was delightful. More...

Try It You Might Want It

Dear Editor: All the controversy about the Stop and Frisk policy can be resolved without raising the race issue. More...

Water Waste Alert

Dear Editor: Of all the talk of waste these days take a walk along the boardwalk from Beach 9th to Beach 17th Street. All of the sprinklers and water stations spew water 24 hours a day, even in rainstorms. Such a waster. More...


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