Two Murdered, One Wounded

As Gun Incidents Escalate

Two Murdered, One Wounded As Gun Incidents Escalate By Howard Schwach Three more incidents of gun violence in the 101 Precinct have added to a growing total of criminal activity and death involving handguns in the east end of the Peninsula. On Thursday, July 24, at about 5:30 p.m., an unidentified 19-year-old man was shot once in the leg in […]

Hateful Assault In Breezy Point

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Hateful Assault In Breezy Point Woman’s Defense Tells Different Story By Brian Magoolaghan The attorney for a Breezy Point woman accused of spouting racial insults and assaulting a young Hispanic girl said his client is the one who was attacked. "They followed her….they attacked her in a desolate area," said Raphael F. Scotto who is representing Donna Harding, 41, of […]

3 Beaches Closed August Fifth For Fireworks



3 Beaches Closed August Fifth For Fireworks Three of Rockaway’s most heavily-used beaches will be closed all day on Tuesday, August 5 to allow for the setting up of a fireworks display, which will take place at 9 p.m. that evening. The three beaches that will be closed on August 5 are Beach 115 Street, Beach 116 Street and Beach […]

Both Precincts To Celebrate NNOAC August 5



Both Precincts To Celebrate NNOAC August 5 By Tommy Hallissey Next Tuesday, August 5, the Community Councils of both the 100 and 101 precincts will simultaneously celebrate National Night Out Against Crime (NNOAC). Although the celebrations will be very different, they are planned with the same purpose, to fight back against crime. Stationed primarily at the Beach Club on Beach […]

Teen Charged In Spray-Paint Bias Crime



Teen Charged In Spray-Paint Bias Crime By Brian Magoolaghan A 17-year-old Rockaway youth, busted after police cameras allegedly caught him covering Temple Beth-El with spray-paint swastikas and other Nazi references, could face years in jail if convicted of the hate crimes for which he has been charged. Johnathan Rivera, of 123-11 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, is being charged with two counts […]

Rockaway Little League Celebrates Great 50th Season



Rockaway Little League Celebrates Great 50th Season By Keith Andresen The players in the T-Ball had a great season and everyone improved.  The players in this division are 4 and 5 years old.  Each player received a uniform at the start of the season and also received a T-shirt and trophy at season’s end. Pee-Wee Junior is the largest division […]

Arverne By the Sea Application Approved



Arverne By the Sea Application Approved By Elizabeth Roth Community Board 14 voted on Tuesday by a vote of 29 in favor, four opposed and nine members abstaining to approve the Land Use Proposal for the Arverne by the Sea project, in front of a packed room so full that latecomers had to stand in the hallway. The session, which […]

A Day Of Armed Combat In Rockaway



A Day Of Armed Combat In Rockaway The City of New York Parks and Recreation and the New York Arm Wrestling Association have joined forces to present the 26th Annual White Castle ‘Queen sboro’ Arm wrestling Championships to be held at Rockaway Beach on Sunday, August 10, on the boardwalk’s Main Stage at 116 Street. Weigh-in and registration begins at […]

Adult Programs Lively At Queens Library



Adult Programs Lively At Queens Library "Tropical Wreath Making," a crafts workshop with Sheila Black, will demonstrate how to create a decorative wreath for summer out of fruits; materials will be supplied. Enjoy making wreaths good enough to eat at the Cambria Heights Branch, 220-20 Linden Boulevard, on Monday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m. For further information, phone 718-528-3535. Additional […]

In Job’s Garden



In Job’s Garden