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May Day Mugging

On May 1, at approximately 5 p.m., a vicious robbery at the CVS Pharmacy at 8807 Rockaway Beach Boulevard alarmed customers in the busy establishment.  An 85-year-old man entered the CVS with the intent of making a purchase, but was stopped in h More...

Gun Arrest

Thanks to the cooperation of officers of Transit District 23 and the 100th Precinct, an illegal handgun is off the streets.  More...

Planning The Future Of The Peninsula

Official Point Of View

Like every family in Rockaway, I am fighting to recover from the devastation caused by Sandy and expect every government agency to do the same. 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.  Saturdays- The Night Owls play The Rock NYC wine bar from 8 to 11 p.m. More...

True Story Is A Killer Scoop

Moviescope

The dream (or nightmare) of any writer is to gain exclusive access to a murderer.  Truman Capote did it and the result was the great In Cold Blood. Capote was never able to complete another book.  More...

You Mustn’t Miss - I Celebrate Rockaway

From The Artists Studio

You may think you saw Rockaway!, but you didn’t, until you have seen I Celebrate Rockaway!, a video by John J. More...

Milestones

Academic Honors For Locals

On April 28, three local seventh-graders were inducted into the Marc Stellarum Chapter of the National Junior Society at Mark Twain Intermediate School for the Gifted and Talented.  The inductees, Victoria Pajkowski, Tommy Bennett and Carianne S More...

Editorial/Opinion

Learning From Tragedy Free Access

Rockaway is a diverse community; full of artists, civil servants, community activists and first responders. At times, we can unite and do powerful things. Sadly, we can also quibble over nonsense. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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It’s My Turn

Dear Friends, Don’t be fooled by Transportation Alternatives, Vision Zero, Select Bus Service, or QueensWay elitists. They want to take away your transportation options, including your time, freedom and prosperity. More...

Obits

John J.Mannion

John J. Mannion died on May 1.  Born in Manhattan, he was a resident of Rockaway for 48 years. A U.S. Army veteran, he served during the Korean War. More...

Goldfeder Pushes “Good Faith” Law Free Access

Due to an increase of disgruntled policyholders who have been shortchanged in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder is proposing new legislation to give homeowners the upper hand when it comes to disputing claims with their insuran More...

Community

Culinary Kids Receives Award Free Access

The goal: Improve the lives of children in low-economic areas by advocating good eating and nutritional habits. On Saturday, May 2, the Culinary Kids, Culinary Arts Initiatives received recognition for those efforts. More...

RWA Gets Inside Tour

Students from the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s Environmentor Program took their exploration of estuary ecology to the next level on Thursday, April 9, and went on a behind the scenes tour of NYC’s most futuristic waste water treatment p More...

Hip-Hop Family Day Free Access

On a typical Saturday, the Arverne library would be closed to the public, but on May 2, it was wide open for Family Day. More...

Columnists

RWA Celebrates Earth Day, Jane Jacobs

GreenStreets

The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA), in conjunction with NYC Parks and City Parks Foundation, hosted an afternoon of workshops and activities on the boardwalk at Beach 59th Street on Saturday, May 2, as another celebration of Earth Day 2015, which More...

An Intern’s Take

It is said that you can tell when an animal or child has been abused by the way that they respond to aggression. You can see it sometimes when you go to pet a dog it will flinch or run away.   More...

Find Your Voice with Jamaica Bay Advocates

Dispatches

Now more than ever, since Hurricane Sandy hit and new leadership within the National Park Service (NPS) has been established, people have the opportunity to shape a new vision for Gateway National Recreation Area. More...

Sports

Revving Up For The RBVL

Alex Moule of the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League and now a freshman at Lasell College, in Newton, Mass., helped the Lasell Lazers win the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Volleyball championship for the first time ever.  More...

RLL Photo Day 2015

Photo days are scheduled for May 16, 17 and 20. Each team has been assigned a specific date and time to be photographed. Photos will be taken on the same day your child has a game. Please visit rockawaylittleleagueny.com/Photo_ Day. More...

Gallagher Makes All-Conference

SUNY Old Westbury women’s lacrosse junior midfielder Courtney Gallagher, a Rockaway native and a graduate of Channel View School for Research earned her first-career all-conference laurel after racking up a bevy of individual accomplishments in More...

Letters

A Special Communion For Two Little Girls

Dear Editor:  On May 9 our twin girls Isabella and Valentina will receive their First Holy Communion at St. Francis de Sales where they were baptized.  More...


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