Hundreds Jam Newport For Flight 587 Memorial

Mayor Promises

Hundreds Jam Newport For Flight 587 Memorial Mayor Promises ‘Suitable Memorial’ By Howard Schwach Hundreds of mourners, bystanders, and media representatives crammed into the corner of Beach 131 Street and Newport Avenue early Wednesday morning to remember the 265 people who died when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into Belle Harbor on November 12, 2001. Late on Tuesday, in preparation […]

Local Teen Dies On ‘A’ Tracks



Local Teen Dies On ‘A’ Tracks By Brian Magoolaghan A teenage Broad Channel resident was run over by a subway train at the Beach 98 Street station, early Tuesday morning, but police say they aren’t sure what happened. Transit police responded to a 911 call just before 1 a.m. and found the body of 16-year-old John Rich pinned beneath a […]

Claddagh Under Fire For Selling Donations, Health Concerns



Claddagh Under Fire For Selling Donations, Health Concerns By Brendan Brosh The Claddagh Inn is under fire once again. Several former employees have levied fresh allegations of illegal profiting by the food kitchen’s director, Tony Job. Among the claims is that Job profits by selling donated clothing, food, cars and furniture far from Rockaway. "I drove up to the Bronx […]

Remembering Rockaway’s Veterans



Remembering Rockaway’s Veterans

Safety Board Looks At AA Flight 587’s Lugs



Safety Board Looks At AA Flight 587’s Lugs By Howard Schwach A failure in the lug that attached the tail to the fuselage may have led to the crash of the American Airlines Airbus A-300 into Belle Harbor on November 12, 2001. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), in a recent update to the crash investigation, said that it is […]

DA Brings Murder Charges In Cold Case



DA Brings Murder Charges In Cold Case By Brian Magoolaghan A 25-year-old Brooklyn man has admitted to beating and stabbing a Far Rockaway resident to death in his apartment more than two years ago, according to papers filed with the Queens district attorney’s office. Anthony Viera, of 913 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, was arrested on November 6 in connection with the […]

Sirota Trial To Begin Next Week



Sirota Trial To Begin Next Week By Howard Schwach The trial of Rockaway resident and noted lawyer Howard Sirota, for his alleged attack on activist and sometime political candidate John Baxter, will begin in Queens Criminal Court in Kew Gardens on Monday, November 17 with jury selection. Sirota was arrested on December 13, 2001 as a result of an altercation […]

AA587 Discovery On Hold

As Judge Asks For Settlements

AA587 Discovery On Hold As Judge Asks For Settlements By Howard Schwach The discovery process in the case of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587, which could point to a cause of the crash, has been put on hold at least until early next year, as Federal Judge Robert W. Sweet works with the families of the passengers and […]

CB 14 Approves New Firehouse For BC Volies



CB 14 Approves New Firehouse For BC Volies By Howard Schwach By a unanimous vote, Community Board 14 voted on Wednesday night to approve a critical zone change that would allow the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department to build a new facility on Cross Bay Boulevard. The land, at 305 Cross Bay Boulevard, nearby the present American Legion Hall, was […]

Construction Disaster Kills One, Injures Two More



Construction Disaster Kills One, Injures Two More One construction worker was killed and two others injured, last Friday afternoon, when a cable they were moving by crane came in contact with a live power line, police said. Anthony Nelson, a 42-year-old Brooklyn resident, was pronounced dead at Peninsula Hospital about an hour after the accident, police said. Nelson, who was […]