West End Teens Mugged On Train At Knifepoint



A group of Rockaway teens riding the shuttle train was mugged and beaten last Friday night by knife-wielding attackers who pounced on them as they traveled between the peninsula and Broad Channel, police said. The three victims and their two friends – all either 14 or 15 years old and from the west end of the peninsula – boarded the […]

Search On For S.I. Man Who Fell Overboard



Authorities continued searching Jamaica Bay on Thursday for a Staten Island boater who is feared dead after he fell overboard Wednesday night into the cold, dark water near the Gil Hodges Marine Parkway Bridge. The boater, identified as Michael Bianco, 44, of Strobe Avenue in Staten Island, fell overboard at about 8:20 p.m. as his 26-foot Mako fishing boat was […]

Strike Brews Problems For Tenants, Union



The strike at the three-building Surfside Houses complex in Rockaway Park turned ugly this week as union laborers were threatened with physical violence and signs of neglect became evident. While charges of a refusal to move off dead center come from proponents of both management and labor, it is clear that the problems that strike has brought go deeper than […]

Cyclists Remember Andre Anderson



Seaside Flea Market Opens To Modest Crowds



The open air Seaside Flea Market, the first such flea market in the Rockaways, opened to modest crowds on Mother’s Day. While there were various items – from home goods, clothes and antiques to food – on sale, it was obvious that not all vendor slots have been filled, and the success of the market may very well depend on […]

Public School/Middle School 105 Celebrates Read Aloud Day



PS 47 Celebrates Cinco De Mayo



Beach Channel High School Hosts Fashion Show



Beach Channel High School held “The Four Seasons Fashion Show” on Friday, May 5, where students modeled clothing for all four seasons, as well as career wear and uniforms from BCHS sports teams. The BCHS Dance Club, Drama Club and Cheerleading Squad also performed at the event. Thanks to the support of Principal, Dr. Morris, Joe Gargulio and the custodial […]

Spot light On …



Along the northern coast of Tuscany lies the city of Pietrasanta where the marble quarries that once attracted Michelangelo continue to draw artists from around the world. One of those artists is photographer, sculptor and painter Christina Jorge. Drawn to the beauty of their color and design, Jorge photographed the chairs of a favorite Tuscan beach, on a day off […]

Tips On Getting Flood Insurance



With recent flooding inundating New England towns, Superintendent of Insurance Howard Mills announced that the New York State Insurance Department is again strongly urging that agents and brokers make homeowners aware of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and have homeowners sign a statement if they decline this type of coverage after hearing of its availability. “The typical homeowners’ insurance […]