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Feds Give Okay To Rockaway Pipeline Project

The Rockaway Delivery Lateral Project, better known as the Rockaway pipeline, got a favorable draft report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently regarding the impact the project would have on the environment. More...

Parks Now Reopened For Business

Scheduled events and activities will go forward once again, as the end of the federal government shutdown has meant the reopening of area National Parks. More...

Goldfeder Tours Waste Treatment Plant

After receiving numerous reports of strong odors coming from the Rockaway Waste Water Treatment Plant, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder toured the plant and met with crews to see their operations first hand and discuss ways to alleviate the odor. More...

Sports

The Fishing Report

Cross Bay Bridge: More...

Run, Gliders, Run

The Rockaway Gliders sent a group to the Staten Island Half Marathon on Sunday, October 13th. All are in training for the NYC Marathon in November. More...

Legion And Broncos Remain Undefeated In Hurricanes Action

With a number of Rockaway players on the team, the 2013 Brooklyn Hurricanes’ season reached its half-way point this past weekend. At the mid-point the Legionnaires and Broncos were at the top of the standings. More...

Letters

Rail Line Helps More Than Rockaway

Dear Editor: The MTA recently released a report with their vision for their next twenty years, and in it they included the idea of rehabilitating and restoring under-utilized rights-of-way throughout NYC, such as the Rockaway Beach Line that stretche More...

Stop Shutdown Before

Dear Editor: Here's how to avoid future "Shutdown The Shutdown" (Editorial -- October 11th) episodes. Both the President and Congress need to work together all year. More...

Don’t Worry It’s Just Scarping

Washed Away: Erosion At The Shore

Fall beachgoers have noted the shoreline now features a noticeable drop where the high tide line meets the beach. Formed by wave erosion, the run of four foot cliffs have been reported where major sand replenishment has been done. More...

Community

Surfrider Fundraiser Heads For Shore

The Surfrider Foundation’s NYC Chapter “Clean Water” fundraiser will raise money to support year-round water testing in Rockaway Beach, and reusable shopping bag distribution throughout New York City. More...

Celebrating Rockaway Strength

The Queens Library is partnering with a variety of groups and individuals to celebrate the strength of the Rockaways and Broad Channel as the one year anniversary draws near. More...

One Heck Of A Ride

This sign may be a remnant of the rollicking days of Rockaways’ Playland, but it seems to fit the recent government shutdown situation to a T. Photo by Dan Guarino More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

Boardwalk Nightmare

I get asked why I moved to Rockaway and the answer is because of the parking. More...

Beachcomber

Kevin Boyle said he’s not crazy about the word Rockawayites to describe people from here. A couple of people suggested Rockawayans, which we like and just may use from now on. More...

IDEAS WANTED

Sometimes you just have to look outside Rockaway to see what the rest of the world is thinking about. This week I would like to share some of the really cool ideas I found online…. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Precedent Might Show The Way

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder happened upon an interesting, and potentially game-changing idea that is worth pursuing in a full throttle way. More...

Obits

Nicoletta James

Bank Officer

Nicoletta James, a retired Chase Bank officer, died on October 18th. James was a lifelong Rockaway resident. She was an active parishioner of St. More...

Fred Michael Korzan

Engineering Technician

Fred Michael Korzan, an engineering technician, died on October 13th. A Rockaway resident for 52 years coming from Brooklyn, Korzan was an Army/ Airforce member during World War II. More...

John Anthony Larkin Jr.

NYPD Sergeant

John Anthony Larkin Jr., a sergeant for the NYPD, died on October 13th. A lifelong Rockaway resident, Larkin was a retired sergeant for the 100th Precinct and a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. More...


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