Mourner Was Packing Heat, Cops Say



The funeral for an Arverne man, who police say had ties to drugs and crime, drew hundreds of mourners to a service in Far Rockaway – including a Hammels man armed with a loaded revolver, police said. The recent shooting death of Carl Murray Jr. reverberated throughout much of the black community in Rockaway due to his large family and […]

Nailed Twice: Hammered Man, Hit Woman



A violent Rockaway man was arrested twice last week when a disagreement over money turned ugly, police said. George R. Catalano, 22, was arrested May 2 after he allegedly chased David Lanci with a hammer and then bashed him in the head. Court records say Catalano, of 197 Beach 122 Street, threatened to kill Lanci as he chased him. Catalano […]

It’s Little League Time Once Again



Flasher Busted Near Far Rockaway HS



A Far Rockaway man was arrested on Tuesday and charged with public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child when he allegedly exposed himself to students walking to Far Rockaway High School early that morning. Law enforcement sources say that police officers Ruland and Murphy from the 101 Precinct were on patrol nearby the school when they saw an […]

Dark Water No Problem, City Says



Pat Andre, who lives on Beach 101 Street, says that she was filling pails from the tap to water the flowers nearby the beach when she noticed that the water was a dark brown color. Andre, pictured with a bottle of the dark water, says that she and her neighbors have been complaining about the water for a long time. […]

Weiner: Stop Sale Of Phony Police Badges



Federal authorities arrested a Bronx man after discovering 1,300 fake badges in his home, as well as drugs and guns.  Representative Anthony Weiner, author of legislation to crack down on the purchase and distribution of fake police badges, released the following statement: “With a few dollars and the click of a mouse, anyone can have fake police badges rush delivered […]

FRHS Class Of 1934: Pushing 90 Years Of Age



101 Executive Officer: Streets Are Safer



By Miriam RosenbergContributing Editor Captain Woody Selover, executive officer of the 101 precinct, reported to the community at the April precinct community meeting that while the 101 has seen a rise in crime in some categories, the streets of Far Rockaway are getting safer. While the precinct has had a steady drop in crime over the last few years, robberies […]

Agrest: Serving Rockaway For 36 Years



Celebrating The Life Of Richard Feynman



By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor The life and accomplishments of Nobel Prize winner and Far Rockaway native Richard Feynman was celebrated on May 11 when a stamp and street were dedicated in his honor. The stamp unveiling took place at the Far Rockaway Post Office and was followed by renaming Cornaga Avenue (at Mott and Cornaga) Feynman Way. Among those […]