Clue To Young Boy’s Identity

NYPD Releases Image Of Disney Bedsheet

Clue To Young Boy’s Identity NYPD Releases Image Of Disney Bedsheet Detectives have released an image of the bedsheet – covered with Disney characters – that was wrapped around the young boy whose badly decomposed body was discovered on Beach 110 Street last Saturday. The white sheet has the letters of the alphabet on it and is covered with Disney’s […]

Rockaway Park Express Returns



Express A trains will return to the Rockaway Park line next week – with an adjusted schedule – following two torturous weeks of spotty S train service and connections to overcrowded Far Rockaway trains. “The next step in restoration will occur on Monday, February 14, when we will restore Rockaway Park Express Trains,” Larry Gould, of the MTA New York […]

St. Virgilius School To Close



Broad Channel’s St. Virgilius School will close its doors in June as part of a cost-cutting move by the Brooklyn Catholic Diocese that will cut more than 25 schools, according to a letter from the parish priest. Word of the closing quickly spread through the small island community and an impromptu meeting was held Tuesday night at the school, which […]

Taking The February Plunge



‘Historic Guns’ At Fort Tilden February 19



The National Park Service has announced that Gateway National Recreation Area will present a program on the history of harbor defense in the Rockaways entitled the “Guns of Fort Tilden”. The program will take place at Fort Tilden’s Visitor Contact Station in Building 1 on February 19 at 2 p.m. Historic photographs of the 16-inch guns and the Nike missiles […]

Weiner Urges Diocese To Reconsider Closings



Representative Anthony has urged the Diocese of Brooklyn to reconsider its massive push to close Catholic schools, including St. Virgilius School in Broad Channel.  Weiner proposed a summit meeting between Church and City officials to find some way to solve the funding crunch. Students throughout New York City attend Catholic schools.  But now hundreds are facing displacement. The Diocese has […]

City To Study Rockaway Neighborhoods

Year-Long Process May Not Stop

The Queens director of the Office of City Planning came to Community Board 14 on Tuesday night and his message was one of hope for a Far Rockaway community that wants to build larger houses and a message of despair for another community that sees its character being destroyed by the construction of homes that are “out of scale” with […]

Breezy Point Youngsters Help Seal



BB Sharpshooters Blow Out Car Windows



Two young men using a BB gun to shoot out car windows on Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway precipitated a large police response Monday morning, when a “shots fired” call went out from 15-02 Mott Avenue. According to police sources, the event began with a man flagging down a police patrol car and advising the two police in the car […]

Beachcomber



The New York Post obviously has a vendetta going against Congress-man Anthony Weiner. Perhaps it’s because the Post perceives that Weiner is a front-runner against its favorite mayoral candidate, Mike Bloomberg. In any case, there seems to be almost daily stories in the paper about Weiner’s finances, with the implication being that the Representative is somehow breaking the law, when […]