The Week at The Rock


   Principal Thomas Cunningham has announced that we have been awarded a grant to establish a "VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE" program at FRHS. Full Story

Blast From Past

Softball & Whiffle Ball

   Here’s a look at Rockaway sports through the eyes of the artists formerly known as! Full Story

Rockaway Little League

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   Take me Out to the Ball Game… what many people were asking for this week….There were many well played games this week, as the weather was good to Rockaway. People came out to watch the teams play and enjoy the sun and refreshments. Full Story

Just Say No

   It’s not a novel observation but one worth repeating from time to time. Kids are allowed to grow up too fast. Full Story

Take The Plunge, Please

   Parks has done a better job recruiting lifeguards this year. Problem is, the waters off Rockaway are rough and challenging enough that many applicants for the position are unqualified to protect our beaches.  Full Story

Living In A Death Trap

   Dear Editor: We three residents of Ocean Park Company residing at 125 Beach 17 street, Far Rockaway, New York, 11691 was trapped in what could have been a deadly fare on May 15, 1999. Full Story

Good Move CB 14

   Dear Editor: The Committee for Better Transit and the Concerned Neighbors of Southeast Queens want to express their gratitude to the members of Queens Community Board 14 - the Rockaways - for voting Full Story

Thanks To Lew

   Dear Editor: On behalf of my family and myself, I would like to thank Lew Simon for the beautiful column he wrote about my father, Jospeh O’Connell who died this past Saturday, May 15, 1999. Full Story


   Ernest Battle, Army Veteran - Funeral services for Ernest Battle were held May 21 at the Macedonia Baptist Church, Arverne. Full Story

Ariola Leaves Stabile’s Staff

   Joann Ariola resigned as Councilman Al Stabile’s chief of staff on Friday, May 14. She was immediately replaced by Alex Lutz, formerly of the Queens Forum, a Howard Beach newspaper. Full Story

Three Pre-Teens Arrested

Molestation Charges At Boys’ Home

   Two 12 year olds and one 11 year old were arrested and booked on felony sodomy charges Sunday after the administration at St. John’s Residence discovered that a 9 year old being temporarily housed at St. Full Story

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Boyle-ing Points

Herrrrrrrre’s Dorothy

     The gym hums with a quiet echo as the last ball is bounced for the day. It’s a different place suddenly as the cheering and the shouting funnel out with the crowd.   Full Story

Tenants: Protect Your Rights

   On Thursday, May 13 the Rent Guidelines Board met to vote on "proposed" rent increases. No testimony was permitted at the meeting. Full Story

Dorothy Dunne on the Tonight Show set at opening of new NBC store at 30 Rockefeller Center, Manhattan.

   At the Buckley/Kennedy HeartShare memorial run party for Frances Agogliah last Sunday in Riis Park, the kitchen staff at Kennedy’s won the bog prize of $10,000. Congratulations, guys. Enjoy it! Full Story

Dot on Roxbury

Annie Baatz of Roxbury and United States of America.

   Kathleen and Chris Dalton of Rockaway Point are the very proud parents of a baby girl Michaela Patricia Dalton, who entered our world on April 20, 1999 weighing six pounds, six ounces. Full Story

Fishing Column

   This week the bass slowed down and blues infested the area. The reason for this-the bass did not leave, the blues are feeding them. Full Story

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Artists Alliance

   Didn’t hear me the first time? Okay. Wednesday, May 26, jurying takes place for RAA’s long-awaited photography exhibit at Peninsula Hospital Center. Full Story

From the G-Man

Telling It Like He Sees It

   I had originally planned to come out swinging this week. I have had the misfortune of receiving some very nasty, disgusting and hate filled letters from so-called avid readers. Full Story

School Scope

   I usually ignore the New York Post because it is too far right even for me. The paper’s headline last Sunday could not be ignored, however. In the usual 96 point type it proclaimed "Why Kids Can’t Read." Full Story

Rockaway Short Takes

   I’m not sure yet how our local legislators voted on the bill to repeal the commuter tax, but I think that it is a sure bet that they voted along with the Democratic leadership. Full Story

The Week at The Rock

Far Rockaway High School

   Staff members honored. Full Story

The Beach is Alive with Baseball

Rockaway Little League Season’s In Full Swing Now

   With the sun shining brightly upon the little league field, teams got to play regular scheduled games, as well as make-up games. Full Story

With Friends like These

   What’s with our local reps, Audrey Pheffer, Ada Smith (Broad Channel) and Pauline Cummings? We thought we elected them to fight for city concerns on the state level. Full Story

Local Hero

   Dear Editor, Howard Schwach's May 8, "Rockaway Short Takes" column attacked Chris Jorge based on what he assumed she might have said. This is unfair. Full Story

Responds To Schwach

   Dear Editor: What a surprise that the snide, totally untrue remark in Schwach's other column was not edited out and I, could not reply before the school board election held on Tuesday. Full Story

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