Fifteen-Year-Old Charged In Ocean Bay Homicide

A 15-year-old Arverne youth has been charged with the shooting death of Christopher Glenn, 16, who was fatally shot while standing outside his home at 51-15 Almeda Avenue, in the Ocean Bay Houses, on November 27. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown has identified the defendant as Sashawn D. Simpson, 15, of 440 Beach 54 Street in Arverne. Simpson has been […]

Man Killed In Accident On Seagirt Boulevard

An athletic shoe, a scullcap and debris from the work of the emergency medical technicians are all that is left on Seagirt Boulevard nearby Beach 19 Street after an automobile struck two men who were crossing the four-lane road. Police say that Francisco Raymundo-Reyes, 30, of 12-61 Central Avenue in Far Rockaway and an unidentified 39-year-old Rockaway man were crossing […]

Broad Channel Brothers Busted Lifting Liquor

Two brothers from Broad Channel were arrested last week for breaking into the local Veterans of Foreign Wars hall to steal its liquor supply, authorities said. Anthony Dunne, 20 and his brother, Christopher Dunne, 16, were spotted at the Broad Channel Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall at 710 Shad Creek Road at 7:20 a.m. on December 2. The younger brother, […]

Parks Dept. Kicks Off Lifeguard Recruitment

You wouldn’t know it, but the Department of Parks and Recreation has launched an updated and expanded lifeguard recruitment program – several months ahead of schedule – for the 2007 beach and pool season. As usual, candidates must be able to swim 50 yards in 35 seconds with proper form; have a minimum of 20/30 vision in one eye and […]

PS/MS 43 Students Sketch City Sculptures

PS/MS 43 art teacher Jo Anne Ellis selected several seventh graders to travel to the Brooklyn Bridge on November 21, where they walked over the bridge and sketched the Manhattan skyline. Once they warmed up with cocoa, the group headed to City Hall Park, where they sketched sculptures by Alexander Calder. After lunch at McDonald’s on Broadway, they headed back […]

Debris Falls From Roof Of Abandoned, Deteriorating Lawrence Hotel

The Lawrence Hotel, once one of the most notorious welfare hotels in New York City, has long been looked at as a blight on the Beach 116 street landscape, but last week it turned from ugly to dangerous when pieces of the roof began falling on the shopping street. On Friday afternoon, December 1 at about 4:30 p.m. fire apparatus […]

Deal Slammed For Rockaway Scammer

A Bronx judge has postponed sentencing for Rockaway resident Charles Rosen, who pled guilty in October to felony charges of grand larceny and forgery in connection with tens of thousands of dollars looted from the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Clubs, including about $20,000 that was used to furnish and refurbish his Rockaway oceanfront condominium. Rosen, whose Rockaway apartment is […]

Rockaway ‘Joe’ Helps Famous Rocker Find Everyday People

If you’ve watched a football game on TV lately you’ve probably seen the Chevrolet truck commercials featuring John Mellencamp’s new single “Our Country.” While Mellencamp’s new record isn’t due out until early next year, the video for the song recently debuted on VH1 and is filled with characters and scenes that will be familiar to people around the country, perhaps […]

Bloomberg Files Second Round of Gun Lawsuits

In a move that might serve to cut the number of illegal guns that permeate some of the city housing projects in Rockaway, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, joined by Corporation Counsel Michael A. Cardozo, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and Criminal Justice Coordinator John Feinblatt, has announced that New York City has filed a second lawsuit in the Federal District […]

Weiner Provides Funds For School Street Safety

Representative. Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has announced $2.5 million has been allotted for public safety improvements around New York City schools, including six schools in the Ninth Congressional District. The funds will be used to add or upgrade safety measures such as crosswalks, signs, speed bumps and medians as part of the Department […]