Shots Fired In Far Rockaway Sibling Battle

Fight With Brother

A Far Rockaway woman whose trigger-happy brother was arrested after he shot up her car and bedroom door Monday night says she is moving out in January and is looking forward to her brother’s prosecution. “I will be testifying,” said Judene Morris, 23, a medical assistant and mother of a 7-year-old girl adding she “can’t wait for the District Attorney’s […]

Smoky Electrical Fire Disrupts Rockaway Beach

An electrical fire in a transformer at 88-00 Shore Front Parkway in Rockaway Beach caused an evacuation of a number of homes and apartments between Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Shore Front Parkway, and a electrical outage that affected more than 500 customers of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). Michael Lowndes, a spokesperson for LIPA, said that the smoky fire […]

Let Russell Carroll Die In Prison, Family Says


The niece of a police officer killed in Far Rockaway nearly 25 years ago has started a petition to keep the last of five men convicted of the murder behind bars until he dies – as the others have done already. More than 4,700 signatures have been affixed to a petition on the website, which was posted by Leann […]

Rodman Receives Award

Three Rockaway teenagers are learning the hard way that guns are not toys after one of them accidentally shot himself in the leg while playing with a loaded handgun last Thursday evening. Lashawn Francis and Arnold McCray, both 16, and a 15-year-old boy were toying with a Llama 9mm handgun in the basement at 461 Beach 66 Street, where McCray […]

Teen Learns Painful Lesson In Gun Safety, Law

Borough President Addresses Tough Issues During Rockaway Appearance

By Miriam RosenbergContributing Editor It was standing room only as Queens Borough President Helen Marshall spoke at the Good Government Regular Democratic Club on December 2. During Marshall’s first appearance at the club in four years, she addressed such issues as transportation, overdevelopment, education and the future of the old Beach 91 Street courthouse. Marshall said the old courthouse would […]

Meeks To Deliver Toys To Needy

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks will deliver over 2,000 toys for children between the ages of birth through 12 years between now and Christmas, according to a statement by spokesperson Candice Sandy. In Rockaway, the toy distribution will be done at the Oceanside Community Center, 339 Beach 54 Street on Friday, December 17 at 3:30 p.m.  The items will be distributed […]

Weiner Says No To Queens Wal-Mart Store

Wal-Mart’s plan to move into New York City met stiff opposition today, as Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-Queens & Brooklyn) joined by union and community leaders told the mega store to “keep out!”  Weiner released a new study showing that Wal-Mart pays its workers rock bottom wages and relies on cheap foreign labor to undercut local retailers. Wal-Mart wants to move […]

Cystic Fibrosis Plunge

The fifth annual ‘Take the Plunge for Cystic Fibrosis for Annie McMahon’ will take place on February 5, 2005 at 1 p.m. and Beach 98 Street. Bathers are encouraged to register beforehand at Vaughn’s Pub on Beach 98 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. After the plunge the Cunningham Brothers will perform at the pub. For more information about the event […]

Carols, Santa and Treats at Chamber Tree Lighting