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Give Seals Space

“Enjoy them, but enjoy them from a distance,” Richard Simon, Deputy Director of NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers said of Rockaway’s recent seal visitors. More...

Senators Push For Insurance Deadline Extension

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to grant an extension to Sandy victims who still need to file flood insurance claims. More...

Mayor Releases PlaNYC Progress Report

The de Blasio administration released a comprehensive progress report on the community development and planning, infrastructure and climate change programs outlined in PlaNYC, continuing and expanding on the work of the Bloomberg administration and i More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Movie Scope

“Under the Skin” – E.T. On the Make

Scarlett Johansson isn’t everyone’s idea of an extra-terrestrial. But she could be a hooker. Which is why she could get away with cruising the streets of Glasgow, Scotland, picking up unsuspecting victims. More...

Milestones

Celebrating 65 Years

Kitty and Bob Colleran of Rockaway Point have a lot of celebrating to do. Sixty-five years’ worth to be exact. More...

PFC Sanchez Completes Basic

Rockaway native, PFC Desiree S. Sanchez, completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island on March 14. Sanchez, age 19, is the daughter of Jose and Jo- Ann Sanchez, sister of SN Joseph A. Sanchez, USCG, and Kayla M. More...

Sports

Festival This Weekend

Rockaway Little League

The Rockaway Little League annual “Opening Day” Festival will take place on Saturday, April 26 beginning with the parade of teams at 9:00 a.m. The rain date is Sunday, April 27. More...

Battle Rock Muay Thai At BCHS

When Battle Rock Muay Thai makes its debut on May 3 at Beach Channel High School in Rockaway Beach, it will be serving up two top contenders for a championship fight. More...

BCAC To Celebrate Opening Day

The Broad Channel Athletic Association (BCAC) will celebrate opening day on Saturday, April 26. Young ballplayers, parents, supporters and families will gather at the 17th Road Park in Broad Channel at 9 a.m. They will set off at 9:30 a.m. More...

Obits

Betty Ruth Addison

Caretaker

Betty Ruth Addison, a caretaker, died on March 29 at age 87. More...

Irene Blount

Studley Paper Company

Irene Blount, a Studley Paper Company employee, died on April 7 at age 86. More...

James E. Connolly

Deputy Chief FDNY

James E. Connolly, a Deputy Chief for the FDNY, died on April 16. A Rockaway resident for more than 20 years coming from Brooklyn, Connolly gave 34 years of service to the FDNY and retired as Deputy Chief. More...

Two Children Dead In Easter Weekend Fire

At a time when rebirth and renewal is celebrated, a Far Rockaway family now mourns for two 4-year-olds who died as a result of a fire late on Easter Eve on Bay 30th Street. More...

Community

Dear Rockaway Project Continues

Dear Rockaway, More...

Rockaway Artist Remembered

YYY Fine Art Studio is honoring longtime Rockaway artist and fixture Chris Preston, nicknamed ‘Blu’, with an exhibition of his works. More...

Still A Small World: The World’s Fair At 50

It’s still a small world after all. This week Queens celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair. More than 2,500 people visited the New York State Pavilion during a celebration held on Tuesday, April 22. More...

Columnists

Who’s Who

Annette Lord-Cohen, Community Board 14

Tell us about yourself. I used to live on the other side of Queens in Jamaica and then I lived in Hempstead when I was married. I was drawn to Rockaway because of the ocean. It was great to be able to get an affordable apartment right on the ocean. More...

From The Artists Studio

Music, Music...

Great news for those of you interested in landscape painting! Coastal, Seascape and Landscape Painting class has been extended through June 24. Classes are on Tuesdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in sTudio 7 Gallery. More...

Beachcomber

The Fire Department is still investigating why it took so long for EMS ambulances to respond to the fire in Far Rockaway which left two four-year-olds dead. What a horrific nightmare. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Hold The Applause

Well, the mayor got positive media coverage when he announced an overhaul of Build It Back. Various media outlets called his plan ambitious and sweeping. Our city council reps, Eric Ulrich and Donovan Richards, poured on the praise as well. More...

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Letters

Build It Back Nightmare

Dear Editor: (To whoever might be able to stop the insanity?) Today April 21, I, my wife and daughter went to our second Options meeting. More...

Baxter Goes To St. John’s

Dear Editor: Here is my experience at St. John’s Hospital over a five day stay. I was watching TV on Saturday night and about 9:30 I felt a pain in my side. More...

Prayer Garden Suggestion

Dear Editor:(This letter was sent to Father Doyle atSt. Francis de Sales) Dear Father Doyle: We write to suggest a name change for the Prayer Garden located at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 129th Street, to the name of More...


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