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Goldfeder Wants More Cops

With summer season now here, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder has requested NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to provide the 100th and 101st Precinct with additional officers to handle the overcrowded and busy beaches during peak season and supply them with t More...

Body Found On Beach 25th Street

Onlookers gathered on Beach 25th Street near Rockaway Freeway on Wednesday morning, June 4, as police and official personnel investigated a report of a body found on the sidewalk directly beneath the overhead entrance to the subway station. More...

Captain Warns: Don’t Speed Here

Questions about parking issues, speed stops, safety and quality of life issues were all on the agenda at the 100th Precinct Community Council meeting on Wednesday, May 28, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. More...

Columnists

Who’s Who?

Cathy Mickens, CEO and Director, Neighborhood Housing Services Of Jamaica, Inc.

Tell us about yourself I am the CEO and Director of the Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, Inc. and a homeowner in Jamaica. I have had multiple roles in the organization for the last 39 years. More...

Beachcomber

A certain editor of a certain weekly newspaper was looking for a parking space on Beach 116th Street recently. More...

Arverne East Provides Unique Opportunity

Official Point of View

By Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder Superstorm Sandy was a devastating event, but it provided us with the resources and attention that our community desperately needed. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Divided, Rockaway Fails

This space has been challenging both the Mayor’s office and the NYC Comptroller in past weeks, reminding them of the promises that have been made and what the people of Rockaway expect. More...

Letters

Time For A New Hospital

Dear Editor, NY State advocated the joining of Peninsula and St. John’s, and that was never as going to happen. Now sitting next to Riis Park is a huge building, parking lot and all. It is time that our elected officials -- that includes Sen. More...

Thanks Rockaway!

Dear Editor, I want to give a big thank you to the entire Rockaway community who supported my fundraising yard sale this past Sunday. More...

A Quality Of Life

Dear Editor, The qualities of life in Rockaway is deteriorating since Hurricane Sandy, as many families have moved out and have yet to return. More...

Community

Jacob Riis Remembered

Aquinas Honor Society students from the Immaculate Conception School in Jamaica Estates came to Rockaway to pay tribute to a special person. More...

Feel Better: Gahles Speaks At RAA

There is nothing more valuable than your health and peace of mind. With that in mind, the Rockaway Artists Alliance is inviting the whole community to a special presentation by Dr. Nancy Gahles. More...

YANA Hosts Community Fair

Rain or shine, YANA (You Are Never Alone) hosted its 2nd Annual Community Fair on Saturday, May 31. The event, held at the Beach 108th Street hockey rink, near the beach, had food, face painting, Zumba and lots of music. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Movie Scope

“Ida”

Filmed in dreary black and white, Ida is a dark journey of self-discovery in the post-war Polish past. In what may be a masterpiece, it tells a story of a virginal young girl, led on a road trip of horrific revelation by her not-so-innocent aunt. More...

Milestones

Hernandez Graduates

Rosanna Hernandez became a brand new graduate on Wednesday, May 28. After earning a Master’s Degree in Psychology, the Brooklyn College graduate has accepted an internship the New York City Department of Education. More...

Sports

RBVL Hits Week 2 in Stride

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League finished Week 2, and in this era of parity, no team is undefeated and only two teams are winless. Let’s go IFMA’s! Let’s go Kiss My Ace! Get on the victory board this week. More...

BCHS Baseball in NYC Title Game

Next stop, Yankee Stadium. The Beach Channel High School baseball team looks to cap off their incredible 2014 season as they face Bronx Science in the New York City high school “B” championship. More...

Ravens Win Over Brooklyn

The Rockaway Ravens Tiny Mites opened up the 2014 spring season with a victory over the Brooklyn Titans. It was an exchange of touchdowns for the first half. But by the second half, the Ravens halted Brooklyn’s advance with a defensive stop. More...

Obits

Daniel“Danny”Cruz Jr.

Supervisor

Daniel “Danny” Cruz Jr., a night watchmen supervisor at the Prospect Park Skating Rink, died on May 30 at age 40. Cruz was born at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital and raised in Arverne, where he lived for 24 years. More...

Constant Denni

Carpenter

Constant Denni, a carpenter with Local #348, died on June 4. Denni, a US Navy veteran who served from 1956-1962, was also a member of the First Congregational Church. More...

Renee L. Lacey

Senior Vice President

Renee L. Lacey, Senior Vice President of Carroll McEntee & McGinley Inc., died on June 2. Coming from Brooklyn, Lacey was a Breezy Point resident since 1982. More...


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