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A Great Day For The Irish

The sidewalks of Rockaway will be so thick with blarney, you’d think we’re in Old Killarney!

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Dead End Kids

Community slams boys’ home, laments lack of supervision

Fed-up residents brimming with venom took turns in lambasting representatives of the St. John’s Residence for Boys (SJRB) at the Feb. 27 100th Precinct Community Council meeting. A damning update issued by Deputy Inspector Louron Hall, the commanding officer of the 100th Precinct, reported that 41 arrests of the home’s youths over the past four months resulted from 25 complaints […]

“Stop The Pipeline!”

Activists present local electeds with 500 handwritten letters

The Stop the Williams Pipeline Coalition presented elected officials with hundreds of handwritten letters on Monday, urging them to sign a letter opposing the pipeline. The coalition, made up of citizens from SANE Energy Project, Rockaway Beach Civic Association, Surfrider NYC, and 350 Brooklyn, gathered over 500 letters handwritten by Rockaway residents opposing the proposed Williams TransCo Pipeline. Over 40 […]

Cuisine by Claudette

February Employee of the Month

Cuisine by Claudette would like to congratulate Adrian Santiago for becoming the February Employee of the Month. Santiago, a senior at Scholars Academy, is a skilled barista who can be heard spreading her bubbly laughter and positivity in the store during her shifts all week long. She is easily one of the hardest workers we have, constantly acquiring more skill […]

Can’t Anybody Here Prosecute This Crime?

With apologies to the late Jimmy Breslin, we’ve been wondering if anyone running for Queens District Attorney can actually do the job. Maybe it’s just us, but when we hear “District Attorney,” we hear this: In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate but equally important groups: The police, who investigate crime, and the district attorneys, […]

Pipeline More Scary Than Shelter

Dear Editor: I live on Staten Island, and my son attends high school at Channel View School for Research due to its excellent program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As such I have a stake in the well-being of the area. While I understand the powerful response to the proposed homeless shelter (as it happens, a 200 family shelter […]

Worth More Dead Than Alive

Dear Editor: I’ve heard about the sudden closing of St. Camillus School. Obviously church leaders realize it is worth more dead than alive. With all the money that’s been pouring into Rockaway since hurricane Sandy and the fact that its beach front property plus that huge parking lot, it’s a no brainer. The students can be absorbed by St. Rose […]

A Heartfelt Thank You

Dear Editor: Barbara Morpurgo, a resident of Belle Harbor for over 50 years, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2019 at the age of 87. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Beacon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and their entire staff for all of the love, kindness and compassion shown to her over the last 4 ½ […]