Failing Grade For Local Training Center?



By Howard Schwach With much fanfare and publicity a number of local politicians and other officials met in front of the dilapidated building at 6200 Beach Channel Drive to announce that one day that building would become a Rockaway triple-threat advantage: a new home for the Addabbo Family Health Center; an training center for aviation-related jobs run by the Academy […]

Local High Schools Discharged

One-Quarter Of Student Body

By Howard Schwach The administrations of our two local high schools, Beach Channel High School and Far Rockaway High School, discharged more than 900 students, approximately twenty-six percent of their student bodies during the 2000-2001 school year because those students were not making adequate progress towards graduation. Of the 2,084 students at Beach Channel High School, 496 (23.8 percent) were […]

Gearing Up For Battle

NAACP And Community Members Prepare For CSB 27 Meeting

Gearing Up For Battle NAACP And Community Members Prepare For CSB 27Meeting On Tuesday evening, November 19, representatives from the Far Rockaway chapter of the NAACP and residents from Redfern, Arverne and Ocean Village, met at the Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Church, 454 Beach 67 Street, to discuss a number of proposals they plan to present to members of Community School […]

FAA Fails To Keep Arizona Promises

Similar To Those Made In Rockaway
Commentary By Howard Schwach


FAA Fails To Keep Arizona Promises Similar To Those Made In Rockaway Commentary By Howard Schwach Similar To Those Made In Rockaway Commentary By Howard Schwach The Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) has made a number of promises to Rockaway and, despite Congressman Anthony Weiner’s contention that the agency has "substantially kept its promise" to Rockaway to reduce flights over the […]

BCHS Students Meet America’s #1 Crime Fighter



BCHS Students Meet America’s #1 Crime Fighter

NYPD Safety Precautions For The Holidays



NYPD Safety Precautions For The Holidays With the holiday season upon us, most people are preoccupied with the details of holiday plans and shopping. Unfortunately, the safety precautions, which we would normally take, are sometimes forgotten as the excitement of the season causes us to let down our guard. The Police Department wants this to be a safe holiday season […]

‘I Am Strong, I Am Invincible, I Am Woman’



‘I Am Strong, I Am Invincible, I Am Woman’ The Coalition for Far Rockaway sponsored an economic development conference on November 15 at the Beach Club. The event celebrated the accomplishments of women in today’s society and the important roles they play. The conference placed particular emphasis on women from the Rockaway community, and how those dealing with issues such […]

Worshiping Together Since 1927



Worshiping Together Since 1927 The year was 1927 and America was still in the heady "Roaring Twenties" period. World War I was becoming a distant memory having ended nine years previously. The Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression it brought were only two years away. In that year, Rockaway was considered a summer community, a playground for the rich […]

M.S. 180 Scholars To Test For Talented Youth Program



M.S. 180 Scholars To Test For Talented Youth Program M.S. 180 Queens Math Scholars will be taking a special test in December for The Johns Hopkins Talented Youth Program, which provides special opportunities for students gifted in Math. Through the program, city students are tested and selected for an advanced math and science program at a college campus. They are […]

Maguire Voted MVP



Maguire Voted MVP Katie Maguire, a freshman at The College of Mount Saint Vincent, and a Breezy Point native, was named MVP of the Hudson Valley Women’s Conference Championship. The freshman setter for Mount Saint Vincent recorded 94 set assists, 15 kills, 7 digs and 2 service aces in the 3 championship matches. She also had a .750 hitting percentage. […]