Up In The Air!



Up In The Air! By Howard Schwach The crash of American Airline’s Flight 587 continues to reverberate in Rockaway, nearly two months after the Airbus A300-600 augured into Newport Avenue and Beach 131 Street. The crash of American Airline’s Flight 587 continues to reverberate in Rockaway, nearly two months after the Airbus A300-600 augured into Newport Avenue and Beach 131 […]

Local Union Offers Hope



For Rockaway’s JoblessBy Gary G. Toms For a number of years, unemployment has been a major issue affecting the residents of the Rockaway community, but it has been an even bigger problem for those in the areas of Far Rockaway, Edgemere and Arverne. On January 5, Congressman Gregory Meeks, along with office representatives, held an Employment Seminar, at Junior High […]

Photos of Michigan Firefighters Visit



Photos of Michigan Firefighters Visit To Big House

Michigan Firefighters Honor The Big House



Michigan Firefighters Honor ” The Big House” On January 3, a delegation of firefighters and officials from Michigan traveled to FDNY Engine 264/Engine 328/Ladder 134, in Far Rockaway, to present a glass sculpture of the now famous image of three New York City firefighters raising the flag at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the September 11 attack. The station, […]

Addabbo and Sanders Sworn In



Addabbo Center Launches Counseling Program



Addabbo Center Launches Counseling Program The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center is offering training to clergy and congregation members for crisis and disaster counseling following the dual disasters of the World Trade Center destruction and the crash of Flight 587 in Belle Harbor. With monies received from the Bureau of Primary Health Care Disaster Relief Initiative the Center will […]

AIDP Brings Holiday Cheer To Shelters



AIDP Brings Holiday Cheer To Shelters December 21, 2001 marked the culmination of District 27’s holiday toy, food, and clothing drive for the homeless.  Under the direction of AIDP (Attendance Improvement Dropout Prevention) facilitators Ken Yanek and Felice Brenner, donations were collected from PS104, 124, 215, and 225. This year, students and staff were extremely generous with their contributions.  AIDP […]

BCHS Reunion Planned



BCHS Reunion Planned BCHS Reunion Planned Beach Channel High School is having a Multi-Year Reunion on August 3, 2002, 7:30 p.m., at the lovely Terrace On The Park. The school is looking for students from the following periods: 1977-79 (It’s the 25th year for the 1978 grads!) Please contact Andy Rivera at <riveraan@lewis.army.mil>

‘Doo Wop Spectacular’ Set For BCHS



‘Doo Wop Spectacular’ Set For BCHS The ninth annual "Doo Wop Spectacular," produced by Harry G, will reach Rockaway on Saturday, January 26 at 7 p.m. Once again, the show will be presented at Beach Channel High School. And, once again, the star of the show is local Doo Wop star, Kenny Vance and the Planotones, whose "Looking for an […]

Kills Common Law Wife



Kills Common Law Wife An apparent argument between a man and woman who had a common law relationship ended in a homicide in Hammels last Monday night. According to police sources, Roletta Conley, 41, was pronounced dead at 81-03 Hammels Boulevard in the Hammels Houses after being stabbed by her common law husband, Rale Miller, 42. Both the victim and […]