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Ulrich Says Bag The Tax Free Access

The New York City Council has been a largely unified legislative group for much of the last year, but members are currently fighting over a dime. More...

A Vigil For The Fallen

A large crowd filled the sidewalk and spilled into the street in front of the 100th Precinct on Rockaway Beach Boulevard, as more than 100 community members gathered for a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, May 13.  More...

Meet Your Police Day At Transit District 23

“I want you all to be welcome here,” Captain Steven Hill said at the Meet Your Police event held at the NYPD’s Transit District 23 precinct on Thursday, May 7. “This is your police station.”  More...

School News

On Rockaway Branch Lines and Ferries

School Scope

Taking a break from education issues, I wanted to get something off my chest regarding reporting on transportation issues by the Rockaway press and also the politicians.  More...

Business News

Peninsula Library To Reopen

More than two and a half years after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Peninsula Library, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel.  As a matter of fact, the lights were on in the building at 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd. More...

Sports

RBVL Lifts Off On May 20!

Is the calendar correct? Can beach volleyball really be starting in five days? Yes and yes!  The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League will hold their first night of beach volleyball on Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Riis Park.  More...

Rockaway Little League

The Mid-Season Break

Per tradition, Rockaway Little League played no games on Mother’s Day so that all players and coaches could take time to honor their moms.  It was also the halfway point in the season for most teams. More...

Shamrocks Win

The 2015 Sub Novice BCAC/ St. Virgilius/St. Camillus Baseball team won another close game 7-6 on the road against Blessed Trinity. James Youssef got the start and the win, going three innings striking out eight.  More...

Letters

Blue Lives Save Lives

Dear Editor: What is really heartbreaking when such a wonderful, young police officer is murdered is the fact that this poor young man will never get the chance to see his beautiful bride walking down the aisle. More...

An Easy Fix

Dear Editor:  I find it outrageous that our mayor did not include the 1,000 cops that many, including the City Council, asked to be included in the city's 2016 budget.  More...

With Friends Like These…

Dear Editor:  Recently while trying to express my opinion and open a discussion on the Friends of Rockaway Facebook page, I was censored several times and deleted.  More...

Weekender

Rain or Shine: Buckley’s-Kennedy’s 5K Charity Run

The 35th Annual Buckley’s-Kennedy’s 5K Charity Run and Family Fun Day Picnic will take place on Sunday, May 17.  More...

On Tap, Girls On Top

Band To Perform At Thai Rock

On Memorial Day weekend, the popular cover band Girls On Top will be performing at Thai Rock.  The group has been together for the past 10 years and play mostly in Queens and Long Island. More...

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 information. More...

Boardwalk Opening ‘On Schedule’

Phase 1 will be ready for May 22

When the media gathers for the Memorial Day weekend beach opening ceremony on Friday, May 22, the first section of the new boardwalk will open, said Dolores Orr, chairperson of Community Board 14 on May 12. More...

Keep The Change?

Locals split on rapper 50 Cent event

On May 16, rapper 50 Cent will be appearing at the Liquor and Wine Warehouse, signing bottles of his “Effen Vodka,” from 4 to 6 p.m., but the peninsula seems to be split on the rapper’s visit.  More...

Community

Shelter Space Debate

The Beach 65th Street homeless shelter was once again the topic of discussion at the latest Community Board 14 meeting on May 12.  More...

Ulrich Hosts Job Fair For Vets

“Veterans are hard-working, reliable and able to carry out difficult tasks – the ideal employee for companies looking to hire,” said Councilman Eric Ulrich, announcing his second annual Veterans Job Fair.  More...

Community Policing Begins May 17

The NYPD launches its new community policing program on Monday, May 17. At the latest Community Board 14 meeting, Deputy Inspector Justin C. Lenz of the 101st Precinct gave an update on the new community policing pilot program.  More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Saying goodbye

David Letterman bows out of late-night TV

This is it for David Letterman. After more than three decades on late-night TV and more than 6,000 late-night broadcasts on his resumé, the legendary talk show host is signing off for good. More...

Columnists

Pedestrian Etiquette

Slice of Life

Since the nice weather has arrived here is a re-print. I think people need this again!  More...

Wrecking Ball

Anatomy of an Aftermath

I heard it through the grapevine.  The muddied rectangular devices hummed in the maze of cords. The Beach 116th Street and Boulevard vortex was abuzz.  Vapors danced from the large black organ, generating Verizon streams. More...

Broad Channel Bits

My heart leapt to my throat Sunday when I saw this online alert: “The following is an Urgent Message from the BCVFD: Report of Missing Child, last seen 30 minutes ago on 18th RD. Description: 4- to 5-years-old, grey shorts, white T-shirt. More...

Editorial/Opinion

On The Road Again? Free Access

New York City Mayor de Blasio is on the road again, taking his “Progressive Agenda” to our nation’s capital. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Obits

Eleanor G. Dutcher

Eleanor G. More...

Eileen Fahy

Eileen Fahy died on May 10.  Fahy was a registered nurse. More...

Mary ‘Maureen’ Lennon

Mary ‘Maureen’ Lennon died on May 11.  She was a lifelong resident of Rockaway. More...


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