Pols Make Another Cross Bay Bridge Push

State lawmakers are making another push to abolish the current Cross Bay Bridge toll once and for all, not just for the residents of Rockaway and Broad Channel, but everyone. A new piece of legislation, Bill S3924, proposed by Assemblywoman Michele Titus and State Senator Malcolm Smith, is asking for the complete discontinuation of the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge […]

2011 Rockaway Sex Offenders

The number of registered sex offenders living on the Rockaway peninsula increased 10 percent from this time last year. As of November 18, 2011, a total of 66 registered sex offenders currently reside on the Rockaway peninsula. The list is provided by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, which maintains a public online database of all criminals […]

Don’t Miss The Little North Pole

Neponsit House Lights Up Dec. 3

The spirit of Christmas arrives right on time in the Rockaways. Saturday night, December 3 the annual lighting of the Little North Pole at the Muré family home at Beach 144 Street and Neponsit Avenue will officially kick off the holiday season here in the Rock-aways. It’s all an attempt to raise some important funds for juvenile diabetes. The event […]

Give Addabbo FHC The Land It Needs

For nearly a decade, the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center has been running a day school program for troubled youth, renting space at the Peninsula Hospital Center for the program. Now, however, PHC wants the space back for an expansion of its emergency medical program. The problem is, Todd Miller, the new CEO of Peninsula has presented Dr. Peter […]


Reducing MTA Trash

Dear Editor, There is still more to plans by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority concerning the removal of trash cans as a way to reduce garbage. Why not install separate cans for recycling newspapers, plastic and glass along with regular garbage. Selling advertising on side of cans could generate revenues to help cover the costs of more frequent off […]

No Credence

Dear Editor, You continue to publish negative articles on subjects that you don’t like, and seldom publish the opposite point of view. I feel that is your way of saying. “I am the master in charge here and I alone have the power to publish anything I please regardless of fairness and equality.” Mr. Robert Gamere’s article in last weeks […]

Guns: A Complex Problem

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to your recent editorial regarding “Community’s failure to Address Shooting Plague.” I am a social worker working at a Mental Health Facility in the Rockaways for the past 16 years. The majority of my work is with gang members from the community, so I feel that I am able to address your concerns. […]

St. Patrick’s Parade Honorees

Dear Editor, On Monday, November 14, I attended the monthly meeting of the Queens St. Patrick’s Day [Parade] Committee. As a member of the committee for the past fifteen years I have had the privilege of serving with many dedicated and knowledgeable people who selflessly donate their time and expertise in an effort to deliver a fitting tribute to the […]

Harassment Is Not My Intent

Dear Editor, Let me say that it is not my intent to harass anyone regarding the noise that is coming from the Boars Head truck that is parked at Bulloch’s Service station every night. It is my intent to defend my and my family’s right to enjoy our home and property in relative peace and quiet. I understand that both […]