Broken Water Main Cripples Arverne



A broken water main in Arverne Monday turned a busy road junction into a murky puddle, shut down the Far Rockaway subway line and might have cut off water to a building for several hours. The 12-inch main, located between Beach 71 and 72 Streets on Rockaway Freeway, burst just before the evening commute, creating a wild fresh-water river, according […]

Church Worker Drowns Off Breezy Point



A 32-year-old church organist who lived and worked at St. Genevieve in Roxbury was found dead in Jamaica Bay last week after his morning routine apparently went horribly wrong, sources said. The NYPD Harbor Patrol found the body of Vianney Hou, an intern at St. Genevieve Church on Beach 178 Street in Roxbury, floating near buoy 12 at about 1:30 […]

NTSB: Tail Ripped From AA 587

No Explosive Residue Found In Wreckage

American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into Belle Harbor on November 12, 2001 because First Officer Sten Molin, who was flying the A300’s departure from JFK Airport that day, “aggressively and unnecessarily controlled the wheel and rudder pedal inputs” to control the plane’s roll in such a way that the rudder exceeded its “bending moment” and was torn from the aircraft. […]

Fuel Odor Sparks Evacuation At Health Facilities



Construction work at Arverne By the Sea triggered the evacuation of two health facilities last Friday when workers and patients were alarmed by a strong odor released as four petroleum storage tanks were unearthed. Witnesses said the odor of “very dirty oil fumes” emanating from the Beach 66 Street construction site filled the air at the Addabbo Family Health Center, […]

Two Men Captured In Arverne Gun Run



Two young men were arrested at about 9 a.m. Thursday morning after being spotted with a small silver handgun nearby Ocean Village on Beach 57 Street in Arverne. Sources from the New York City Police Department said that the two men have been identified as Tyrese Martin, 22 and Ronald Smith, 22, both of whom live in the complex. Martin […]

Bereavement Support At St. Francis de Sales



Monsignor Martin Geraghty and the members of the St. Francis de Sales Support Group invite anyone who has recently lost a loved one to join them for a Memorial Prayer Service on Saturday, November 13 at 11 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Chapel at the church. Additionally, Monday night bereavement meetings will no longer be held starting October 1. Counselors […]

Halloween Parades This Saturday



Don’t be a fool, be a ghoul instead! And don’t miss the “Halloween on Beach 116 Street,” the Broad Channel children’s parade or the HealthPlus Halloween Walk this Saturday, October 30. City Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr. is inviting kids and adults alike to suit up in their most imaginative costumes and join him on Beach 116 Street, between Rockaway Beach […]

Beach 116 Street Renovations



Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce will be holding a community meeting regarding the MTA renovations on Beach 116 Street at the Beach Club on Wednesday, November 3 at 6 p.m. The meeting will discuss plans for the new interior and proposed renovations to adjacent stores. The Beach Club is located at 129 Beach 116 Street. For […]

Local Sails On Small City



  On any given day around the globe, thousands of stouthearted men and women live night and day aboard some of the most powerful machines ever built. While the work may be hard and the hours long, life on these hulking peacemakers is never dull.   Sailors aboard such aircraft carriers dedicate more than half of their waking days to their shipmates […]

Broad Channel Bits



St. Virgilius PA is sponsoring a Family Halloween Party at the American Legion Hall on Sunday, October 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person, with discounts available for family of 4 or more. Ticket price includes hot food and coffee, tea or soda and dessert. Also included is music, fun and games. All children must have […]