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Sink Or Swim; 84th Street A Mess

At least a dozen families had déjà vu of Sandy as massive flooding took over Beach 84th Street due to a water main break on January 3rd More...

No Warming Centers This Winter

Between Monday and Tuesday, January 6th and 7th, temperatures rose to a spring-like 53 degrees and dropped to a chilling 5 above zero in Rockaway and Broad Channel. More...

Bayswater Park Mural Vandalized

A mural, designed and painted by local youth less than two years ago, was found vandalized last week. The organization MakeMyMother- Proud sponsored the painting of the Bayswater Park mural after receiving a $1,000 grant. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

Snow Dummies

I’m putting this in a column because there’s no way the morons I’m addressing can read. More...

Beachcomber

The Rockaway Museum is awakening from a long dormancy. There is an effort underfoot to launch an oral history project. Plans involve getting stories on tape from locals about their experiences in Sandy. More...

Slice Of Life

The Bright Side of A Staycation

Last month the United States had the second largest lottery jackpot in the history of the lotto. Two people split $648 million dollars in the Mega Millions Lottery. More...

Editorial/Opinion

What Is Cuomo Smoking

Hey, Governor Cuomo, it’s going to take more than medical marijuana to ease the pain caused by the Biggert-Waters Act if it is allowed to be implemented as is. We haven’t seen much of you since Sandy. More...

Commissioners

At the upcoming Community Board meeting on Tuesday, the Parks Department is supposed to reveal its final boardwalk plans for community approval. We hope they produce a timeline that is speedy and acceptable. More...

Obamacare Small Business Nightmare

GUEST EDITORIAL

I’m a small business owner. Not the $250k a year one like Joe the Plumber but one considerately more modest and a lot more common. I’m also a Democrat. I believe in universal health care and a single payer system... and I hate Obamacare. More...

Obits

Lillian C. Keim

Homemaker

Lillian C. Keim, a homemaker, died on January 5th. A Breezy Point resident for more than 60 years, Keim is preceded in death by her husband, Frank F. Keim and sister, Marion. More...

Walter E. Brady

NYPD Sergeant

Walter E. Brady, a retired NYPD sergeant, died on January 6th. Coming originally from Brooklyn, Brady was Rockaway resident for more than 20 years. More...

Jean (Genevieve) D. Keller

Homemaker

Jean (Genevieve) D. Keller, a homemaker, died on January 4th. Keller was a resident for 55 years, moving from Astoria, Queens. More...

Beach Channel Cleans Up

Millions For Repairs

Beach Channel, like many other schools, suffered severe damage in Sandy. Beach Channel’s damage, however, extended well beyond its campus. Oil tanks used to heat the school burst in the storm causing oil to spill into Jamaica Bay. More...

CB Meeting: Full Agenda

Community Board 14 will meet on Tuesday evening, January 14th, at the Bayswater Jewish Center, 2355 Healy Avenue. More...

Community

White Castle Closes

Visitors to the popular White Castle at Mott Avenue and Beach Channel Drive got a surprise when they drove up recently. It was closed. More...

Free Child Care Business Training Available

Looking to start or expand a home-based child care business? A free program presented by the Business Outreach Center (BOC), is providing child care training courses. More...

What A Difference A Year Makes

Hit by the hurricane in October, 2012, The Gift Is Love gift shop on Beach 116th Street, established 1981, was an example of businesses that spent 2013 coming back. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Moviescope

“The Wolf Of Wall Street” – Greed Gone Wild”

Director Martin Scorsese doesn’t give a hoot about the technicalities of stock scamming. In “The Wolf of Wall Street,” he is strictly in it for the party. And, boy is there a lot of partying ... three hours worth on screen. More...

Milestones

Celebrating 50 Years

Joseph R. and Sandra Elizabeth Clements, married on January 3rd, 1964, are ringing in their 50th wedding anniversary this year. More...

Sports

Sports Wanted

Hockey, basketball, football, baseball, soccer, running, swimming, surfing, gymnastics- Rockaway plays hard. We want to tell people about it. More...

Jen’s Fitness Forum

CHIA SEEDS have been an important part of diet in Central America since the Aztecs, Incas and Mayans, yet it’s only recently that these tiny seeds are gaining popularity in the United States. More...

Letters

In Defense Of The Wave

Dear Editor: I wholeheartedly agree with last week’s Editorial regarding Councilman Richards. Fortunately, the myths the councilman tried to pull over on his constituents were swiftly proven to be blatantly false. More...

Local News Needed

Dear Editor: "Goodbye 2013, Hope For 2014" (December 27) was your best edition of 2013! I'm grateful that you have afforded me the opportunity to express my views via your letters to the editor section More...


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