Christmas Eve Fire Displaces Family



Christmas Eve Fire Displaces Family

Belle Harbor Resident ‘Rookie Of The Week’



Belle Harbor Resident”Rookie Of The Week”By Elio Velez The Boston College womenâ019s basketball season is well underway and Belle Harbor Freshman Clare Droesch has made an immediate impact for her team, coming off the bench to assist the Eagles in a fast 7 wins against 2 losses in this young season. For her tough play, rebounding and scoring punch, Droesch […]

Two Mauled in Attack by Wild Dogs



By Howard Schwach A pack of five wild dogs that had reportedly been terrorizing the area for months mauled two people on the boardwalk at Beach 68 Street in Arverne early Wednesday morning, nearly ripping the arm from one man before mauling a female jogger who came to assist him. According to police reports and eyewitnesses, Marlene Fils-Aime, who lives […]

‘I Served For 23 Years, And I Do Not Exaggerate!’ Former NYPD Sergeant’s Account of Flight 587 Crash



‘I Served For 23 Years, And I Do Not Exaggerate!’ Former NYPD Sergeant’s Account of Flight 587 Crash By Gary G. Toms As indicated in previous issues, there have been a number of eyewitnesses who have come forward to give their account of what happened prior to the crash of Flight 587, which occurred on November 12 in the Belle […]

Looming School Crisis’ New Home Owners May Find School Seats Scarce



Looming School Crisis’ New Home Owners May Find School Seats Scarce By Howard Schwach Home building abounds all over the peninsula, from Beach 9 Street to Bayswater to the West End, much to the delight of local activists who see the new construction as a major component of Rockaway’s revitalization. School officials, however, fear that the new residents who buy […]

Blood, Platelets Urgently Needed



Blood, Platelets Urgently Needed Despite the large surge of blood donations following the World Trade Center attacks more than two months ago, new and repeat blood and platelet donations are needed for hospital patients throughout the greater New York area, according to the New York Blood Center. "We appreciate the generous gift of life from the many people who donated […]

Diblin Graduates From Army



Diblin Graduates From Army Army Private Priscilla L. Diblin has graduated from the unit supply specialist advanced individual training course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Virginia. Diblin was trained to receive, inspect, segregate, store, inventory, issue, deliver and turn-in of organizational and installation supplies and equipment; maintain automated supply systems for accountability with use of unit computers; issue and receipt of […]

Disaster Unemployment Deadline Extended



Disaster Unemployment Deadline Extended The deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Insurance (DUA) for those affected by the September 11 World Trade Center attack has been extended until January 16. This is the second extension for the program. The DUA program provides for 26 weeks of benefits for the self-employed, business owners and workers who lost employment as a result […]

‘It’s Still A Dog’s New York’ To Help Children Heal From WTC Attack



‘It’s Still A Dog’s New York’ To Help Children Heal From WTC Attack National Geographic, one of the oldest and most respected publishers in the nation, has published a children’s book that it hopes will help children to deal with losses sustained in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11. "We wanted to publish a book […]

Kwanzaa: A Celebration of African Culture



Kwanzaa: A Celebration of African Culture Kwanzaa: A Celebration of African Culture KWANZAA is derived from the Kiswahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza”, which means “first fruits of the harvest”, is a depiction of the celebration of harvesting the first crops in traditional Africa. Kwanzaa is an Afrocentric centered institution that is celebrated by people of African descent in North America, […]