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Stringer To Hold Sandy Town Hall In Arverne

York City Comptroller Scott Stringer will hold a Sandy Oversight town hall meeting at the Mount Carmel Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. More...

Goldfeder Urges DOT to Update Evacuation Routes

In the event of an emergency evacuation, residents should be confident that local roadways can handle such a situation. More...

Residents Propose Uses for National Grid Land

Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder wants to ensure that residents have a say in the redevelopment of National Grid’s Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) at Beach 108th Street. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Dueling politicians? We see Phil Goldfeder issue a press release about having a forum with the Arverne East developers and about 15 minutes later Donovan Richards announced on Facebook that he’s holding one. Hmmm…. More...

An Intern’s Take

Mother’s Day Should Be Every Day

I don’t really like to celebrate Mother’s Day since my mom died in May 2000. I really can’t believe it’s been 14 years. My mom’s name was Sheila Shivers. She was known by many as the big woman with an even bigger heart. More...

Eye On Rockaway

Student Instruction v. Teacher Development

Students in the city are getting a raw deal when it comes to their education. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Good Luck Kev

For the past 16 months Kevin Boyle has been the eyes and ears of Rockaway. His weekly banter and tongue-in-cheek humor kept us laughing, even when times were tough. More...

Affordable For Whom

Affordable sounds so good. Everyone wants their housing to be more affordable whether it’s lower water and tax bills for homeowners or rents for tenants. More...

Obits

Louise Allocco

Secretary

Louise Allocco, a secretary for the NYS Workers Compensation Board, died on May 2. More...

William J. O’Brien

Teacher

William J, O’Brien, a teacher with the NYC Board of Education, died on May 6. O’Brien was a 49 year resident of Rockaway, having moved from Brooklyn. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary (nee Ball) O’Brien. More...

Catherine Tuohy

Homemaker

Catherine Tuohy, a homemaker, died on May 7. Born in Dromlusk, Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland, she was a Rockaway resident for 45 years, having moved here from Queens Village. More...

Affordable For Whom?

Mayor Announces Housing Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled out a massive, 10-year, $41 billion plan to boost affordable housing within the next decade and with a push from local politicians, Arverne East could be one of the first local areas to see it implemented. More...

Community

New Designs For Earth Day

Recently the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) partnered with the Van Alen Institute to have young people work on a creative design project to be featured at this year’s Earth Day Rockaway event. More...

Giardina Shares His Art

Artist, mixed media painter and art teacher James Giardina will be sharing his works and talking about his art on Monday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Free Prom Dresses Available

Prom season is fast approaching. To give local students a helping hand with their prom preparations, there will be two upcoming free prom boutiques. More...

Sports

Rockaway Rotary Run Results

Seventy runners hit the streets for the 36th Rockaway Rotary Annual Ocean Run/Walk on Sunday, May 4. Held in memory of Barbara Eisenstadt, the 5K run went from Shore Front Parkway and Beach 102nd Street to Beach 108th Street. More...

Battle Rock Debut A Success

In an historic first for Rockaway, CROM Martial Training introduced the area’s first sanctioned Muay Thai event, Battle Rock, on Saturday night to more than 500 spectators. The May 3 event took place at Beach Channel High School. More...

34th Annual Buckley’s-Kennedy’s 5K Charity Run

The 34th Annual Buckley’s-Kennedy’s 5K Charity Run and Family Fun Day Picnic will take place on Sunday, May 18. The run starts, rain or shine, at 10 a.m. The Family Fun Day Picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Letters

Cigar’s The Crime

Dear Editor: More...

Stamp Of Disapproval

Dear Editor: No wonder the Post Office is losing money. Here's my story. Back in the middle of March I sent a check to my auto insurance carrier to pay my premium. More...

Action Needed

Dear Editor: More...


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