Dayton Towers Man Brutally Stabbed

Police Seek Three In Vicious Nighttime Assault

By Howard Schwach A Dayton Towers West resident was stabbed several times Tuesday night behind one of the complex’s buildings, and now police are searching for his attackers as the victim recovers at Jamaica Hospital. Police identified the man as Danny Dickesheid Jr., 31, a resident of 105-00 Shore Front Parkway, where the brutal attack took place at about 10 […]

Heart Attack Causes Crash Elderly Man Dies At Wheel



An 86-year-old Rockaway resident was declared dead on arrival at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital on Saturday, March 10, after he reportedly suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel of his 1990 Ford automobile. A police source says that Max Weinfeld, who was born in June of 1920, was found slumped behind the wheel of his car after […]

Man Shot In Groin Inside Liquor Store



By Brian Magoolaghan A man was shot in the groin last Friday night when an argument between young men escalated and gunfire broke out inside a liquor store near the Hammel Houses, police said. The shooting took place at about 11:20 p.m. last Friday night inside Dave’s Liquor, located at 87-04 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The victim, 21-year-old Ray Smart of […]

New Dog Run Group Eyes Shore Front Location



By Brian Magoolaghan The group that’s been formed to establish a dog run on Parks Department property in Rockaway was this week gearing up to formally introduce itself and propose a new location to the community. Meanwhile, the spot they’re smitten with is already facing some opposition. The new group, Allied Rockaway Foundation for Animal Recreation and Fitness, or the […]

Rockaway EMT To March In Dublin’s St. Paddy’s Day Parade



By Miriam RosenbergContributing Editor Five members of New York’s Emergency Medical Service will represent the city tomorrow as they march in the Dublin, Ireland St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Among them will be Lieutenant Peter Jakubowski of Station 47, which is located on Beach 49 Street. This will be Jakubowski’s first trip to the Emerald Isle. “We will be marching with […]

CUNY Offers Rockaway Residents Chance To Get Degrees



By Miriam RosenbergContributing Editor The process to bring the City University of New York to Rockaway is moving ahead as Jonathan Gaska, district manager of Community Board 14, announced a timetable to begin renovation to turn the old courthouse on Beach 90 Street and Beach Channel Drive into a CUNY facility. “We expect the bids to go out this winter, […]

DEC Orders Building On Beach 26 St. Dismantled



By Miriam RosenbergContributing Editor The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has ordered that the front of a 15-story apartment building being constructed by American Dream Production Corporation, at 120 Beach 26 Street, be dismantled and set back 100 feet from the boardwalk and out of the DEC’s coastal erosion hazard zone jurisdiction. “A consent order is out there…requiring […]

Councilman Addabbo: Keep Check On School Funding



City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has joined the thousands of parents, teachers, administrators, and school advocates in calling for input and caution when discussing how to allocate the funding for area schools. Under this year’s New York State budget to be adopted, Governor Eliot Spitzer plans to increase aid to New York City schools. Together with funding from […]

DOE Enrollment Process For Early Childhood



The enrollment process for prekindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2007-2008 school year began this past Monday, March 12 and the enrollment process for first grade begins March 19, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) announced. Parents are encouraged to apply as soon as possible at the public elementary school closest to their home or the contracted community-based […]

Legislation Sets Internet Prohibitions, Protects Kids



Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that legislation to strengthen the prohibition against using the Internet to solicit minors for sexual activity (A.2012) passed in the Assembly on Monday, March 12. “We must be constantly vigilant against all manner of sexual solicitation and attack on our children,” Assemblywoman Pheffer said. “Predators attempting to lure children for the purpose of sexual […]