Eight Arrested, Nine Cops Hurt In Melee

Arrest Of Disorderly Man With Chain Sets Off Crowd

Eight people were arrested and several police officers were injured Wednesday evening when a melee, which drew a crowd of about 200 onlookers, broke out near the Hammel Houses, police and witnesses said. The melee began when a police officer on bicycle patrol responded to a call of a man with a weapon in a dispute with another person at […]

Clark Unveils ‘Heavens Over Rockaway’

Nearly five months after Rockaway Tribute Park was dedicated to the local residents who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, the final piece fell into place as local artist Patrick Clark unveiled his modernistic glass cupola last Sunday. Under sunny skies, the cupola, with 57 names sandblasted into glass stars, was revealed for the […]

‘DWI’ Husband Charged In Fatal Crash

A Belle Harbor man who was allegedly intoxicated when he crashed his Lexus into a utility pole and a tree in Broad Channel – killing his wife – was indicted Tuesday on manslaughter and drunk-driving charges. Edward T. Bain, 39, of 433 Beach 128 Street, faces up to 15 years in prison if he’s convicted at trial, according to Queens […]

Resident Named To America University Dean’s List

Taila Fraiman, a resident of Far Rockaway, was named to the Fall 2005 Dean’s List at American University in Washington, D.C. Fraiman, a sophomore, is in the School of International Service majoring in international studies. To earn Dean’s List in American University, a student must obtain a 3.5 grade point average or better.

Beach Channel HS Virtual Enterprise Goes To Trade Fair

Some Beach Channel High School students participated in the ninth annual Virtual Enterprises Trade Fair at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan on Friday, April 7. The event celebrated the tenth anniversary of the launching of the Virtual Enterprise program in New York City Public Schools. The Virtual Enterprise Trade Fair is an international educational experience where students have an […]

Dogwalkers Still Not Getting It

‘Heavens Over Rockaway’Unveiled On Beautiful Sunday Afternoon

Local artist Patrick Clark unveiled his Tribute Park glass memorial titled “Heavens Over Rockaway” last Sunday, with a large crowd on hand under sunny skies. The long-awaited artwork is the final piece in the development of the Tribute Park, dedicated to those who were killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Clark’s memorial […]

Roger Carreau-‘Nature Is My Canvas’

Roger Carreau, a photographer and Rockaway resident for over 50 years, has been a member of the Rockaway Artists Alliance since 2000. His fellow artists in the RAA and his family have been instrumental in his development as an up and coming photographer, an artistic medium he has enjoyed for over 40 years. “Life’s long journey, through trial and error, […]

Charlie Wilson, Vivian Green At North Fork April 21

Performed in the intimate Half Round, Charlie Wilson, from The Gap Band, steps out on his own to perform smash new hit singles “Magic,” and “Charlie, Last Name Wilson.” Joining Mr. Wilson is the sensational Vivian Green, whose “Gotta Go, Gotta Leave” is a great follow up to her 2003 hit single “Emotional Roller Coaster.” This great R&B show arrives […]


State Senator Ada Smith has lots of detractors and that certainly seems to be well-deserved. The record shows that over the past 20 years, Smith has treated both her staff and her constituents with hauteur and disdain. The two latest incidents, which took place over the past two months, include throwing a scalding cup of coffee at an aide who […]