Cops Investigating PS 225 ‘Hate Crime’



Staff members and parents arriving at PS 225 in Rockaway Beach on Monday morning were greeted with a racial screed that is being investigated by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Unit, sources say. Those arriving early on November 5 found hundreds of small flyers scattered around the building’s perimeter and in the building, as well. The flyer was entitled “Black Racism,” […]

CB14: Lifeguard Meeting Snub ‘Deliberate’



For more than two years, Community Board 14 has called on the City Council to review the Parks Department’s “flawed” hiring process that puts lifeguards on Rockaway beaches each summer and that has, for the past few years, left many of those beaches closed on hot, summer weekends. Last week, the City Council’s Committee on Parks and Recreation finally responded, […]

BCHS Wins Bragging Rights By Beating FRHS



Far Rockaway High School defensive back Patrick Hernandez (2) attempts to stop Beach Channel High School running back Turran Rhodes (21) in last week’s gridiron game for peninsula bragging rights. The Beach Channel High School Dolphins beat the Far Rockaway High School Seahorses by a score of 8-0 at the Far Rockaway field last Sunday. The only thing at stake […]

Flight 587 Sixth Anniversary Monday, 11/12



The annual memorial service marking the sixth anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 will be held this upcoming Monday morning, November 12, at the Flight 587 Memorial, located at Beach 116 Street and the boardwalk. The memorial service will begin at 9 a.m. and will include an appearance by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. There will be a […]

FR Man Stabs His ‘Friend’



A Rockaway resident was charged with assault last week after he allegedly stabbed his friend in the stomach, police said. James Poole, 25, took a knife and sliced into the 32-year-old victim’s abdomen, causing a punctured intestine that required 24 stitches, according to police. The assault on the victim, a Brooklyn resident, took place on Beach 26 Street and Seagirt […]

Not Making The Grade



Analysis By Howard Schwach Remember when you were a kid and worried about taking your quarterly report card home to your mom and dad? For many school administrators and staff members, it’s déjà vu all over again, as the Department of Education issued its school report cards on Monday, causing consternation and confusion in many portions of the peninsula. The […]

Kristine Corpus Graduates from Binghamton



Kristine Corpus of Rockaway Beach graduated from the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University. Corpus received a B.S. in traditional nursing. Binghamton University is one of the four university centers of the State University of New York.

We Remember Those Who Died On November 12,2001



On this sixth anniversary of the tragic crash of American Airlines Flight 587 into the streets of Belle Harbor, we remember: • Captain Edward States • First Officer Sten Molin Flight Attendants: • Deborah Fontakis • Barbara Giannasca • Wilmer Gonzalez • Joseph Lopes • Michele Milles • Carol Palm • William Valdespino • Helen Concannon of Belle Harbor, • […]

Remembering November 12,2001: The Tragic Flight Of AA Flight 587



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With the coming sixth anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 into Belle Harbor coming up on Monday, November 12, you can expect to see the Mayor join large crowds of family members at the memorial that was dedicated on last year’s anniversary. That memorial, at the southern end of Beach 116 Street, has become a large draw […]