Coast Guard Suspends Search For Fisherman



The search for a missing fishing boat passenger – presumed dead after the boat he was in capsized off Breezy Point – was suspended Wednesday, about 22 hours after he was last seen alive. The active search was called off at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday, according the U.S. Coast Guard. The announcement came as a group of about a dozen family […]

Relay For Life: Windy But Enthusiastic



The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life was held last weekend at Beach Channel High School and hundreds came to honor both survivors of the disease and its victims. Under extremely windy conditions, the walk began with the traditional “Survivor’s Lap,” which was followed by teams walking laps to raise money to fight the disease. For more photographs, see […]

Assault Leaves Student With Broken Jaw



An eighth-grader suffered a broken jaw Monday during gym class at Middle School 53 in Far Rockaway, when an object he was swinging slipped from his hands and hit two students who then beat him up. The victim, Elliot Arroyo, 14, was swinging “his cane” when it “accidentally flew out of his hands, hitting [the two classmates],” police said. The […]

Railroad Bridge A Rush-Hour Nuisance?



In a bid to reduce delays for commuters riding the A subway line, the U.S. Coast Guard is considering a proposal to eliminate rush-hour openings of the Beach Channel Railroad Bridge. The proposed rule change would prevent the bridge from opening to boat traffic in Jamaica Bay from 6:45 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., […]

Construction Begins On AA 587 Memorial



Work started last week on the memorial to the 265 people who died when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into Belle Harbor on November 12, 2001. The memorial is expected to be completed for memorial services this coming November 12.

Great Hudson River Revival Event



The Clearwater Festival, part of the Great Hudson River Revival, featuring folk great and activist Pete Seeger, will take place over June 17 and June 18 from 10 a.m. to dusk at Croton Point Park, Crotonon Hudson, Westchester County. The festival, a joint project of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. and Westchester County, will also feature musical acts on […]

History Challenge at VNS Prep Round Four



History’s Mysteries at Visiting Nurse Services Prep ended its fourth and final round for the 2005-2006 school year. This six week’s session culminated with the winners receiving free dinners sponsored by Adam Eury, the manager of Five Town’s Applebee’s restaurant. Congratulations to Latonya Edeline, Naja Watts and Layla Gibson.

Wins Chess Championship



Matthew Fox Hertz, nine, the son of Berryl Caplan Fox and grandson of Dr. Joseph and Judge Jean Fox of Neponsit, received first place in the U.S. Chess Championship for the Kindergarten to Third Grade Division. He is pictured here receiving his first place trophy at the tournament.

Identifying The 1952 Police Athletic League Champs

Who Are They? Where Are They Now? You Helped

In 1952, more than 54 years ago this summer, the Police Athletic League championship team posed with 100 Precinct officials at the Rockaway Park precinct house. The team was made up primarily of west end teens, but at least two “were drafted from the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway,” according to Howard Harnish, who brought us this photograph. On the […]

Ocean Grande Opens Doors To New Owners



Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, City Councilman Joseph Addabbo, Jr., Steven Krieger, a principal with the buildings developers, the Engel-Burman Group, with Joanie Omeste, the executive director of the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce at the grand opening. “When we first looked at this property, we drove up and down Beach 116 Street and saw a melting pot of America,” Krieger told reporters. […]