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Richards Allocates $1.1 Million To Schools Free Access

Technology has become the wave of the future. To further Rockaway students in their quest to better their knowledge of the subject Councilman Donovan Richards presented eight peninsula schools with funding grants totaling $1.165 million. More...

Two Crimes Reported

On Wednesday, March 11, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a man walked in to St. John's Episcopal Hospital at approximately 12:30p.m. seeking treatment for a gunshot wound. More...

In The Line Of Duty: BCVFD Chief Hoobs

In an amazing coincidental turn of events, being that on Saturday, Feb. 28, as we marked our 110th anniversary, we just returned from a wonderful sit down with the Wagner family. Patricia Wagner specifically, whose maiden name is Hoobs. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Who’s Playing

Who’s Playing is a quick glance roundup of live music entertainment by local musicians playing both here in Rockaway and elsewhere. All are welcome to contribute. More...

A very odd couple

A whole new family dynamic is born in NBC’s ‘One Big Happy’

It’s been 18 years since Ellen DeGeneres’ character came out of the closet in her sitcom “Ellen,” shortly after the actress herself came out to the public in the real world.  More...

Sports

Girardi On The Spot

The Stoop

There are a lot of jerks in baseball. And there are a number of good guys. More...

Stars On Ice

The New York Stars Midget 16U hockey team capped a successful 2014/2015 season by defeating the Icecats for the Long Island Hockey League Championship.  More...

RBVL Preps for 2015 Season

Preparations for the Summer 2015 Rockaway Beach Volleyball League are underway. Patty Moule will again lead her troops into battle and try to top last year’s very successful campaign. More...

Letters

Unacceptable, Mr. Mayor

Dear Editor:  I was fortunate enough that my favorite newspaper, The New York Post, the explanation as to why our beloved mayor was late for The St. More...

No So Supermarket

Dear Editor: When the Dynasty supermarket opened up we were all very happy because it is much needed. Now, however, there are always long lines, and employees walking around or talking on their cell phones. More...

Teen Gunned Down In Doorway

With only four days left until his 19th birthday, Isiah Lee was shot and killed at the doorway of his mother’s apartment.  On Friday, March 6 at 12:47 p.m, a shooting in a Rockaway housing project resulted in the death of an 18-year-old, p More...

Community

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2015

Saturday, March 7, may have turned cold and gray, but it couldn’t stop the hearts of thousands from beating a little faster as the 40th Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade came marching through.  More...

Cloud Over Sunny St. Patrick’s Day Parade Free Access

The streets were filled with cheer on Saturday, March 7, for Rockaway’s 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, despite the well-noticed absence of the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY). More...

Girls Forum At MS53Q

“The Rose That Grew From Concrete” was the theme of this year’s all girls forum at MS 53Q, Brian Piccolo this year.  More...

Business News

RAA Press Shop In The Making

There may be snow on the roof, but all through the winter the Rockaway Artists Alliance T-7 building at Fort Tilden has been buzzing with activity.  Volunteers with the group have been working to build and bring to life the RAA Press Studio.&nbs More...

Columnists

It’s Just My Opinion

It’s nice to be back. Thanks to everyone who reached out and expressed interest in my column -- or the lack thereof -- for the past few weeks. Sometimes the reality of life gets in the way of doing what you love. More...

Beachcomber

Transit District 23 which is quartered on Beach 116th Street, has a new commander, Captain Steven Hill. It covers 20 stations and the transit lines that run through the100th, the 101st and the 106th Precincts. Welcome, Captain Hill.   More...

Rolling Up The Rug: A Writer Reminisces Free Access

Dispatches

The fall of 1961. I am with my father. He has returned to his homeland for the first time after 35 years in America. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Mayor’s Lateness Just A Symptom Free Access

Mayor Bill de Blasio was booed here on March 7, and many media reports cited the reason as his lateness. That’s wrong on so many levels, we may just run out of room on this page. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obits

Timmons Lewis Jr.

Custodian

Timmons Lewis Jr., a custodian, died on Feb. More...

Jainab Donna Mohammed

Homemaker

Jainab Donna Mohammed, a homemaker, died on Jan. 31, at age 92.  Born in Los Lomas, she was a Rockaway resident since 1976. She was a member of St. Gertrude’s RC Church. More...

Robert ‘Butch’Allen

LIRR Car Inspector

Robert ‘Butch’ Allen, a Long Island Railroad car inspector, died on March 3.  A lifelong Rockaway resident, Allen was an avid fisherman.  More...


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