Community Slams DOE Proposal for New Charter School



The NYC Department of Education’s proposal to add a new charter school in Rockaway Park is being met with stiff opposition from residents. During a lively public hearing, on March 8, in the auditorium of Channel View School for Research, opponents expressed dismay at plans announced last week that would add a new charter school inside the Q410 building. “There’s […]

Cheers, Chills for St. Patrick!



Bundled up in layers of green, Rockaway residents didn’t let the cold stop them from partaking in the 42nd Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In what was possibly the coldest parade day in Rockaway’s recent history, thousands of residents, visitors and bigwigs alike crowded the streets from Beach 130th to Beach 100th Street on Saturday, March 4 for […]

Redfern Fights To Reopen Its Community Center



Parents, children and residents of the Redfern Community Center are demanding to reopen the center after it was closed until “further notice” on Friday, March 3. At a press conference with the Redfern Advisory Board outside of the community center on Wednesday, March 8, parents and children demanded answers as to why the center was closed and that it should […]

Spring Ahead, Daylight Savings Time Is Back!



On Sunday, March 12, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Most clocks, such as those on cell phones and computers will update automatically overnight, moving forward from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. Sure, you lose an hour of sleep, but what’s an hour when summer is right around the corner!

Now Hiring: Our New Citywide Ferry Means Jobs



I want every New Yorker to know: This is still your city. That means we need to help you climb the economic ladder right here. We have set a goal of creating 100,000 good-paying jobs over the next decade. These are jobs that pay at least $50,000 a year and offer opportunity and skills for a career. This week, I […]

Jeers Into Cheers



Booing the Mayor of New York City is a professional sport in Rockaway — especially this mayor. Thankfully, we were all spared the dog and pony show of the Bill de Blasio waving an Irish flag photo op, as he failed to show. Though his staff neglected to inform us of the change in his schedule, no one seemed to […]

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Dangerous Intersection No Countdown Light for Seniors



Dear Editor:One of the most busiest and dangerous intersections on the Rockaway Peninsula is Beach 20th Street and Seagirt Boulevard. For over a year, I have contacted Councilman Donovan Richards with no response as to installing a countdown light at this intersection. I also reached out to Assemblywoman Amato’s office, who reached, Queens DOT Commissioner Nicole Garcia’s office who told […]

A Reply To “A Country Of Immigrants”



Dear Editor: In response to Joe Bialek’s touching letter, published on Feb. 17, of his grandfather’s coming to a new land and a new life in the United States, I believe we are both in agreement that this fine man did, indeed, enter our country illegally as he used his brother’s ID to present at Ellis Island. Mr. Bialek falls […]

Bishop Kearney’s Oscar Connection



Bishop Kearney High School alumna, Deborah Aquila, Class of 1976, has won the Artios Award for Outstanding Casting for the Oscar winning “La La Land.” Aquila has been nominated 15 times by the Casting Society of America, for their Artios Award. In 2011, she won the award for Outstanding Casting for the comedy feature, “Red” and in 2012 won the […]