Kosher Deli Shuttered

After Owners Arrested

By Howard Schwach The gates literally came down on the Belle Harbor Kosher Delicatessen on Beach 116 Street late last week, putting several local residents out of work and causing pangs of hunger for all the corned beef and pastrami that will now be missed by those who frequented the year-old eatery. The restaurant closed not because of economic problems, […]

Candidates Prepare To Do Battle



By Gary G. Toms The race for the Assembly seat in the 31st District is beginning to heat up, with several candidates filing petitions to be on the ballot in the September Primary. The candidates vying for the seat, which is currently held by Michele Titus, are from the same field that opposed Titus in a special election that was […]

Auxiliary Cop Foils

Nassau Robbery

By Howard Schwach Randy Guttman lives in Lawrence, but several times a week, his body belongs to the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park. Guttman, 34, is an Auxiliary Police Officer in that precinct and has been for eight years, ever since the auxiliary had its own emergency services unit. "I really like to help people, and that is why I […]

Elderly Woman Rescued

From Raging Ocean

By Howard Schwach A 76-year-old woman who was swimming far from the shore on Monday night, August 5, got into trouble in the deep water and had to be rescued and taken to the hospital by EMS, according to official reports. The woman, who remains unidentified at press time, was reportedly swimming at about 6:45 on Monday evening, 45 minute […]

Youth Struck By Lightning

During RTC Performance

By Howard Schwach Robert Press still is not sure what hit him on the night of August 2, when he went to the utility room at the Fort Tilden Theater to find what had happened to the stage lights. At the time, the Rockaway Theater Company was in the middle of a performance of The Pajama Game at the theater […]

Flight 587 Update….

The Debate Goes On

The Debate Goes On CNN recently did a short piece on the crash of flight 587 by interviewing David Rose, the British investigative reporter who recently did a story for Vanity Fair Magazine (see, From The Editor’s Desk), as well as others involved with the investigation. O’Brien is Miles O’Brien of CNN. The following is a transcript of that interview. […]

Communities Remember 9/11



Communities Remember 9/11 A community-wide gathering to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the events of September 11 will take place at the St. Francis de Sales athletic field in Belle Harbor on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony will be preceded by a candlelight march from the firehouse on Beach 116 Street (near Rockaway Beach Boulevard) at 6:50 […]

Brown Tours Precincts

For "National Night Out"

For "National Night Out" During the annual "National Night Out Against Crime", Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown toured several police precincts to help highlight the event. The special anti-crime event was observed across New York City and Queens County with a full schedule of events ranging from crime prevention lectures to youth activities. Brown stated, "The National Night Out […]

Daytop Addresses Addiction



Daytop Addresses Addiction Patrick Twohig Director Community Affairs at Daytop Village and Laurel Josephs, the treatment center’s administrative assistant set up a Drug Prevention/Information booth at the entrance to the Beach Club on the Night Out Against Crime. There were many inquiries by passers-by, especially parents who were obviously worried and seeking information on the “gateway” drugs alcohol and pot, […]

NAACP Launches Youth

Empowerment and Voter
Registration Drive


Empowerment and Voter Registration Drive By Gary G. Toms St. John Baptist Church, Beach 74 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, was the site for the Far Rockaway chapter of the NAACP’s (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Youth Empowerment and Voter Registration Drive. The event was held on August 9, 7 p.m., and featured a host of elected […]