Flight 587 Memorials: Tears and Remembrances



By Howard Schwach And Gary G. Toms Howard Schwach(Reporting from Astoria and Riis Park) For many who live in Rockaway it has been a tough year since the dual tragedies of September 11 and November 12, 2001. Life for many seems to have become a round of mourning, of wakes and funerals, of remembrances and memorials, of rebuilding and renewing. […]

Local Schools Test Positive For Lead



Local Schools Test Positive For Lead Two Rockaway schools, PS 104 in Bayswater and PS 105 in Arverne have tested positive for lead in their water systems, according to a recent announcement by the New York City Department of Education. At PS 104, water from a drinking fountain in the building was found to have excessive levels of lead and […]

Beloved Barber Busted!

Supporters Say He Was
Arrested On Bogus Warrants


Supporters Say He Was Arrested On Bogus Warrants By Gary G. Toms Last weekend, on the evening of November 9, Robert Williams was celebrating his 54th birthday with more than 200 people, consisting of family and close friends, at 1622 Central Avenue, a barbershop owned by the celebrant. Williams, born and raised in Jamaica, West Indies, is a long-time resident of the […]

Broad Channel Youth Stabbed In Altercation



A 15-year-old Broad Channel youth was stabbed repeatedly in the chest on Sunday evening after an altercation at a teen party at a local restaurant. According to police department sources, John Rich of 14 Road in Broad Channel was at the party and got into an argument with several young men from Howard Beach and Ozone Park. For reasons that […]

‘Nobody Seems To Care’

Home Survives Crash, But Promises Do Not

By Howard Schwach Bette Weiser and her son, Sandy, consider themselves lucky. The family home, on the corner of Beach 131 Street and Newport Avenue still stands, which is more than can be said for several homes surrounding theirs. The entire area was devastated by the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 on that corner on November 12, 2001. "I […]

A300 With Engine Problem Returns To JFK



By Howard Schwach The anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300-600 on its way to Santo Domingo, because a little more stressful for 175 passengers and 10 crewmembers when American Airlines Flight 635, an A 300-600 on the way to Santo Domingo, had to return to New York City’s JFK Airport because of mechanical problems […]

100 Precinct Council Hits The Street



100 Precinct Council Hits The Street The 100th Precinct Community Council officially kicks off a new initiative to increase the public’s participation. The Precinct Council will be "hitting the street" with this month’s meeting on Wednesday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Macedonia Baptist Church, located at 330 Beach 67 Street, between Beach Channel Drive […]

Flight 587 Memorial – In Astoria



 Flight 587 Memorial – In Astoria

Flight 587 Memorial -In Riis Park



Flight 587 Memorial -In Riis Park

Flight 587 Memorial – In Belle Harbor