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Slow Down!

If you are speeding down Beach Channel Drive and see this car in your rearview mirror, it’s already too late. Rockaway residents and visitors have already begun to receive summons and photos of their vehicles for exceeding posted speed limits. More...

Not On Our Boardwalk!

One of the issues to come up at Tuesday’s Community Board 14 meeting was the latest Boardwalk design and construction update from NYC Parks. More...

Dunkin Donuts Robbery

Early on Monday, June 9, according to police, an unidentified individual entered the Dunkin Donuts shop on Beach 129th Street. Sometime between 12:30 and 12:45 a.m. they left with $1,288. More...

Milestones

Far Rock Junior Honored

Far Rockaway resident Brianna Brunson hasn’t even reached her senior year yet, and is already collecting awards. More...

Guzman Graduates Susquehanna

Elliot Guzman, of Far Rockaway, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics as Susquehanna University observed its 156th academic year with annual commencement exercises on May 11. The ceremony was attended by his parents. More...

Amber And Dylan Are Married

Amber Holloway and Dylan Mancini exchanged wedding vows on Friday June 6. The ceremony and reception were held at Jericho Terrace in Mineola with 115 family and friends in attendance. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Hipster Hate Is Counter-Productive

We see and hear the terms every day; hipster, DFD, and outsider. There’s probably more than we know, and frankly, more than we care to mention. The objections to these folks are heard loud and clear, especially of late. More...

Letters

The House Next Door

Dear Editor:As one of many homeowners who dealt with one of the biggest challenges of our lives after Sandy turned our community upside-down, I am thankful More...

Waste Of Time

Dear Editor: This letter is to inform Rockaway homeowners not to waste their time and energy applying for a Rock Fund Grant Program with Margert Community Corporation. More...

Ten Blocks

Dear Editor: Has anybody noticed the Boulevard Malls in the 120s and 130s, especially the 120s? They’re gorgeous! They’ve never looked so good, with the plantings of two tree species (one flowering), and the flowering bushes! More...

ROCKAWAY! Comes To Rockaway

After months of speculation and a more recent flurry of online sneak peeks, Rockaway!, the largest arts festival ever to come to the peninsula, is ready to launch. More...

City Hall Ferry Fight

Supporters of the Rockaway ferry have taken their fight to City Hall. And for the first time, a bevy of elected officials have signed their names to support the initiative. More...

Community

Jamaica Bay Restoration

On May 31, the American Littoral Society and Jamaica Bay EcoWatchers organized a marsh restoration planting day at Black Wall Marsh in Jamaica Bay. More...

Camp Rockaway: Bringing Tent Cities Back to the Future

A Queens surfer is hoping to bring the historical tent cities of Rockaway back to the future, giving visitors a place to stay during the summer months. More...

Full Menu For BC Mardi Gras Start

The Broad Channel fundraising Mardi Gras season has begun. Celebrated for more than a century in the island community, each year groups vie to raise donations for Broad Channel organizations. More...

Columnists

Who’s Who?

Alexander Leicht, Band Director, Teacher, Scholar’s Academy

Tell us about yourself. My name is Alexander Leicht. I am 33 years old. I am a father, husband, music teacher, and musician. More...

Beachcomber

Primary? What primary? People in Rockaway have been asking this since cards started going out from the Board of Elections. It took more than the usual digging to confirm there will be a Federal Primary on June 24. More...

The Stoop

Before there was sports radio, ESPN, Twitter and “sigh” TMZ Sports, there was the stoop. More...

Sports

A Cold Win Can’t Blow Away RBVL

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League finished week three on a nasty evening for playing volleyball or for just being outdoors. Alan J. More...

RLL Softball All-Stars

The Rockaway Little League Minor Girls Softball Division showcased two outstanding 2014 All Star teams this past Friday. Team Mets, coached by Mike Brenna and Mike Erhard, and Team Yankees, coached by Jimmy Mullen and Sabina Mills. More...

Rockaway Little League Playoffs Begin

Another great season of Rockaway Little League baseball reached the home stretch with play-in games scheduled for Wednesday night and the full first round of playoff action beginning this weekend in Ft. Tilden. More...

Obits

Teresa “Terry” Connolly

Entrepreneur

Teresa “Terry” Connolly, an entrepreneur, died on June 11, at age 75. Born in Roscommon, Ireland, Connolly lived in Rockaway for six years. More...

Robert J. Esposito

FDNY Firefighter

Robert J. Esposito, a firefighter for the FDNY, died on June 11. More...

John Joseph Fitzpatrick

Elevator Electrician

John Joseph Fitzpatrick, a former employee of Local 3 Elevator Electrician’s Union, died on June 4 at age 50. A former Rockaway Beach resident, Fitzpatrick attended St. Camillus and Beach Channel High School. He later moved to South Carolina. More...


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