First Responders In Massive Drive To Find Drowned Teen

NYPD,FDNY,Park Police,Coast Guard Join Search At Riis Park

Body Of Brooklyn Teen Found On Riis Park Beach

Disappeared There Last Sunday

The body of a Brooklyn teen who was lost in the surf at Riis Park on Sunday, July 2, was found by a jogger on the same stretch of beach early on Thursday morning, police said. Trevon Gidding, of Avenue B in Brooklyn came to the National Park Service-run beach on Sunday with his family, including his mother, his older […]

Biker Puts Pedals to Metal to Shake Shooter



A teenager from Arverne was arrested last Friday night after a wild bicycle chase in which he allegedly fired about a dozen shots at another teenage cyclist, striking him once in the arm, according to law enforcement sources. The chase started at about 8:30 p.m., when the two cyclists crossed paths at Beach 66 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, according […]

Rockaway Beach Downzone Proposal Gets Another Hearing



In an attempt to get as many homeowners as possible involved in the discussion of a plan to downzone the community, the Rockaway Beach Civic Association has scheduled a follow-up meeting to address the subject, which had divided the community. At a recent meeting, Paul Graziano, who was hired by Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr. to evaluate zoning in his district, […]

Kids’ Signs Say, ‘Welcome Wounded Warriors!’



Local children Michael (left), Kevin (background) and Aidan help paint signs to welcome The Wounded Warriors, a group of about 35 soldiers severely injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, who are visiting Rockaway for a long weekend of water-sport activities. Organizers have previously asked that residents display their American flags and yellow ribbons to show support. See “It’s What’s Happening” on […]

Cell Tower Morphs Into Flagpole



Last week, it was a cell tower. This week, it’s a flagpole. When workmen completed the 75-foot cell tower in front of the Snug Harbour Restaurant on Beach 108 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, locals thought that was it for the job, but a large American Flag was soon hung from the completed and closed-up tower. Pictured, the cell tower […]

Milestones

Local Receives Yeshiva Award

Nassau Comptroller Howard Weitzman (center) presents HALB-Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School for Boys senior Shmuel Leibtag, a Rockaway resident, with the Comptroller’s Achievement Award at the school’s recent Awards Night as his administrators, Rabbi Yisroel Kiminctsky Menahel and Principal Harvey Feldman, look on. The Comptroller’s Achievement Award is presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in economics […]

DiGiulio Graduates From Mark Twain



Angela DiGiulio of Rockaway Park, daughter of Michael and Mary DiGiulio, graduated from the Mark Twain Intermediate School for the Gifted and Talented on Tuesday, June 20. DiGiulio received the school plaque for English, a certificate for Mathematics, and the President’s Award for Excellence in Education. She will attend Stuyvesant High School in the fall.

Mundy Sisters Step Up At Tri Tot



Two local siblings celebrated special “stepping up” graduation ceremonies in June. Jacqueline Mundy celebrated her graduation from the pre-kindergarten program at Tri Tot Little Red Wagon on Friday, June 16. She will attend Kindergarten at PS 114 in Belle Harbor in the fall. Little sister Michaela Mundy also celebrated a stepping up ceremony from the Tri Tot Little Red Wagon […]

Lanci Inducted Into National Jr.Honor Society



Michael Lanci, 12, the son of Deborah and Aldo Lanci of Rockaway, was recently inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. He is a student at the Scholars’ Academy, where he is on the Seawolves basketball team and a member of the school’s newspaper committee. Lanci was also the male lead role for the school play, “Once On This Island.”