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Too Close For Comfort

Air traffic concerns, complaints rise in Rockaway

Lucerne Gideon, a resident of Bayswater, says that the planes fly so low that it’s “scary.” Recently, she was gardening in her backyard and “had to go inside the house because the planes were so low and so loud.”  A More...

Body Of Missing Swimmer Found

A body found underneath the Atlantic Beach Bridge this past Wednesday has been identified as Reginald Vallantin, the 39-year-old man who went missing after swimming in the water off Beach 9th Street on August 31.  Police and harbor units had bee More...

Tribute Park

Reflection And Memory

It has been 13 years since the Twin Towers burned and fell. Hundreds of people in Broad Channel and Rockaway witnessed what few believed could be true.  But in this community, the losses of September 11, 2001 struck an even deeper chord.  More...

Columnists

Memo From the RTC

The Road to Godspell: The Cast

I recently popped into a rehearsal of Godspell at the Rockaway Theater Company – the set is magnificent but if I reveal details I’d have to kill you – and had a chance to talk to some of the cast, led by Matt Smilardi as Jesus More...

Official Point of View

Taking a Stand Against Violence

On August 9, in Ferguson, Missouri, Michael Brown was shot and killed by local police officer, Darren Wilson. More...

Your Life and Privacy

Back to School, Back to FERPA: Student Directory Information

Can your child’s school sell or otherwise release “directory” information, like your child’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, and dates of attendance, to third parties More...

Editorial/Opinion

Editorial: NYC’s Zero Vision

Lost in all of the outrage of how the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), spent three months lying to Rockaway elected officials and community leaders about the placement of the homeless shelter at the fomer Daytop Village rehab center, is the More...

Obits

Scarlett Banner

Paraprofessional

Scarlett banner, a paraprofessional, died on May 27 at age 73.  Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she was a Rockaway resident for more than 50 years.  Banner was a devoted member of Bethlehem Church of God in Rockaway Beach.  More...

Oscar Campbell

School Bus Driver

Oscar Campbell, a school bus driver, died on June 4 at age 89.  Born in Connecticut, he was a Rockaway resident for more than 20 years.  Campbell was a member of the Justice Organization and the Jesus Justice Mission.  He is preceded i More...

John Vibert Luard

Director of Human Resources

John Vibert Luard, a Human Resources Director, died on June 14. He was 72.   Born in Guyana, he was a resident of Rockaway for more than five years. He served in the Guyana National Services Organizations.  More...

Community

NHSJ’s Youth Build Program Making A Difference

Construction Job Training Changes Young Mother’s Life

Destiny Woodard wants what anyone wants: her own home, a nice car and a yard where her twin girls, Mya and Mia, can play.  But more than that, the 24-year-old from Far Rockaway dreams of one day managing a construction site or starting her own c More...

There Be Whales Here

All weekend, folks from the peninsula kept talking about the whale sightings, so it brought more than a few folks to town to see it for themselves.  John Dwyer was visiting Rockaway this week from Howard Beach when he saw this beauty rising to More...

Peace Poets Hit The Boardwalk

The community activist group is “taking a break from our community organizing” and closing out the season with a party and a performance by The Peace Poets on Friday, Sept. 5. More...

Sports

The Stoop

Being the quarterback of the New York Giants might be one of the worst jobs in sports. Like Charlie Conerly, Y.A. More...

Summer Classic Champions

The 30th St. Francis Summer Classic came to an exciting close with the Boys High School championship on Friday, Aug. 22. More...

Cadets Program Keeps Producing

The Rockaway Cadet 9u baseball team has won the NY Travel baseball championship for the second consecutive year.  More...

Letters

A Foul Odor Tour

Dear Editor:  Thanks to the Queens Borough Presidents Office for arranging a tour of the Rockaway Park Wastewater Treatment plant on August 26.  A group of local residents, officials from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the More...

Demanding Debates

Dear Editor:  Governor Andrew Cuomo is following the infamous Rose Garden Strategy of ignoring underdog Democratic Party primary challenger Zephyr Teachout. Cuomo has refused to participate in any public debates prior to primary day. More...


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