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Revised Sandy Flood Claim Seminar

Due to the investigation alleging that the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) may have denied or rejected Superstorm Sandy flood damage claims based on falsified reports, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has reopened “every flood in More...

MTA Fiasco

Official Point of View

It’s no secret that Rockaway is one of the neighborhoods with the least access to transit options. More...

You’re Invited

The Next 100th Precinct Community Council meeting

Danny Ruscillo, President of the 100th Precinct Community Council is inviting all to the group’s next meeting, Wednesday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. More...

School News

Teen Energy Fair

Local teens did more than just visit the annual Energy Fair, this time they actually displayed their own invention — a solar powered wind turbine energy station. More...

Career Day at PS/MS 114

As the school year comes to a close, PS/MS 114 held a very special Career Day for all of the students in the school on June 10. Sponsored by the PS 114 Alumni Association, students were exposed to over 25 various careers.  More...

Backus Is Graduating

Rockaway resident Keishawna Backus is graduating from the Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability. More...

Columnists

An Intern’s Take

There comes a point in everyone’s life when you must stop blaming everything and everyone around you for your current conditions. I found myself at that point some time ago.  More...

A Letter to ‘DFDs’

Slice of Life

Since I was a child I have heard of the term “DFDs,” and I just always knew what it meant. I laugh when someone asks me what it means. It simply means people who come down to use our beaches for the day. More...

Ray Bradbury

Anatomy Of An Aftermath

A Ray Bradbury sun welds through the constant steel gray three months later. A woman jogs, another walks her dog, a man bikes through the charred buildings, bricks, wires and tin ceilings of Rockaway’s World War III landscape. More...

Editorial/Opinion

The Needs Of The Many Free Access

What began as a debate about surfing has erupted into a scrum over the power and responsibility of Community Board 14, the number of locals who attend meetings and the lack of input from those who don’t or cannot attend said meetings. More...

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Obits

Cecilia Ann Artis

Cecilia Ann Artis died on March 12.  Born in Metter, Ga., she was a resident of Rockaway for more than 10 years. More...

Ann Gordon

Ann Gordon died on June 14.  Born in Brooklyn, she was a Rockaway resident for 15 years, after coming from Middle Village, Queens She worked as an inspector.  Gordon is preceded in death by her husband, William K. More...

Laurie Janeen High

Laurie Janeen High died on February 23.  A home health aide, she was a lifelong Rockaway resident.  High is preceded in death by her parents, Louise and Edward High.  More...

Boomtown

Rockaway’s Housing Market Resurgence

As the popularity of an area grows, so do the home prices. More...

Community

Planting At Pat Brackley Park

The Belle Harbor Garden Club will be at Pat Brackley Park on Saturday, June 20 at 9 a.m. to plant flowers. Volunteers are needed!  Gloves will be provided but please bring your own garden tools. More...

Green Up In Broad Channel

Broad Channel’s 17th Road Park, a center point of the community, will be looking a lot more colorful this summer.  A team of volunteers from community and local ecological groups along NYC Parks personnel were hard at work planting dozens More...

Invention Makes Seniors’ Fears Fall Free Access

A local 95-year old CPA has turned two major falls into one positive, patented invention. A mobile unit that makes it impossible for seniors to fall began as a vision in Belle Harbor and is coming to New Yorkers and beyond soon. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Second the best?

‘True Detective’ looks to replicate its first season successes

It was widely considered one of the best TV shows to grace screens in 2014, lauded for everything from its direction to its writing to its ensemble cast. More...

Business News

Landscaping and Gardening

REAL ESTATE CORNER

As we head into the height of the spring/summer season I’ve been spending alot of time gardening and landscaping for myself, friends, relatives, and clients. More...

RWA Celebrates 10 Years

On a warm evening on May 14, the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s (RWA) hosted their 10th Anniversary fundraiser at Manhattan’s Bowery Hotel.  More...

Sports

Big Rockaway Rugby Saturday

For both die-hard fans and those who’ve never seen a match, Saturday, June 20, is a big day for rugby in Rockaway.  The Rockaway Fisheads Rugby Club is hosting their 39th Annual Rockaway Beach Rugby 7’s Tournament at Fort Tilden star More...

RBVL Rounding into Form

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League was greeted by nice weather in week four and seems to be on a roll with the weather gods. And that only leads to exciting and competitive volleyball.  More...

Cops, Kids Play Hoops at PS/MS 105 Free Access

Over recent months, there has been a growing amount of tension between some communities across the United States and their local police departments. More...

Letters

Show Us The Money

Dear Editor:  Federal support for transportation has remained consistent and growing. It has actually increased over past decades. When a crisis occurred, be it 9/11 in 2001 or Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Washington was there for us. More...

New Medical Building? No Thanks!

Dear Editor:  I would like to voice my concern and objection to the proposed Medical Center on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 105th Street.  As much as this will bring a good service to the people of the peninsula, in the long run, ther More...

Lou & Lou's?

Dear Editor:  This is of small consequence, but I wonder if you or some of your readers might be able to recall the precise location of (we called it a candy store but it was, essentially, an ice cream and soda fountain).  More...

Weekender

Porchstock Hits A High Note

In a place like Rockaway, there is no shortage of live music. More...

Blues, Beatles And Comedy This Weekend

The blues, the music of the Beatles and comedy will be in full swing this Sunday, June 21, with three free concerts.  More...

Yoga Summer Stretch

Rockaway’s summer sand is made for sandcastles, the seashore, sun soaking and stretching.  More...


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