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Goldfeder Blasts State DOT

Failure To Repave NY 878 ‘Puts Families At Risk’

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder says the State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) must reconsider its decision to exclude NY 878 from this year’s accelerated paving projects. More...

SBS Proposal: Not A Solution For Rockaway

Official Point Of View

It is no secret that when it comes to public transportation, Rockaway is in need of many improvements. Although sometimes it seems the mayor’s administration acts like it’s the world’s best, or worst, kept secret.  More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Max – War Dog

Moviescope

Who knew dogs get post-traumatic stress syndrome? According to the movie, Max, they do.  More...

Adventure awaits

Eight celebrities join Bear Grylls for the adventure of a lifetime

If you’ve ever been camping, you know there’s more to the fun of it than getting out of the city and spending a few days surrounded by nature.  More...

Columnists

School’s out for summer

Keeping It Real

Once spring comes around, both kids and parents start the count to summer vacation. Last week, schools closed for the summer, so now the tune changes to "See you in September."  More...

The Blue Marble

Anatomy Of An Aftermath

A gigantic meteor hurtles towards our home planet just missing the blue marble by 17,000 miles, while a smaller 10-ton rock explodes and falls into Russia.  Another sails by Florida, still another floats by California. More...

Slice of Life

I have tried every fitness craze.  I was obsessed with step aerobics for many years at the old Exercise Club over on Beach Channel Drive. While there, I also did slide aerobics! More...

Editorial/Opinion

Convenient Patsy Free Access

The Department of Parks and Recreation has had a long history in Rockaway, and sadly, most of the time, we seem to be pointing a finger at the city agency for a variety of reasons. More...

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Empowering Women

It’s My Turn

On June 27, I had the honor of conducting a workshop at the Rockaway YMCA. I was brought in by Theresa Racine of Xtrememeasure, a non-profit organization with a mission to end human trafficking and the abuse and sexual exploitation of women. More...

Weekender

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...

Cats And Dogs and Guys And Dolls, Oh My!

On Sunday, July 12, The Rockaway Theatre Company will sponsor its 11th Annual Carol Jasper Memorial Benefit performance to assist North Shore Animal League America in fulfilling its mission of sheltering and finding homes for homeless animals.  More...

Bright Lights, Big Rides In BC

The 2nd Annual Family Festival is in full swing at the Broad Channel Athletic Club Memorial Field and around the American Legion Hall just off of Cross Bay Boulevard.  The festival, which launched on Thursday, July 9, will be open from 6 to 10 p More...

Crackdown Free Access

NYPD arrests 13 gang members on murder, conspiracy charges

A major investigation into gang violence that began in February resulted in a daring takedown of 13 alleged gang members in Arverne on July 8. More...

Community

Solomon’s Tribute Free Access

While Fourth of July weekend beachgoers crowded the shuttle and made their way to Rockaway on a cloudless Friday morning, one man worked tirelessly at the end of Beach 116th Street in Tribute Park. More...

JASA Shows Its Best

A wide of array of talents will be on display on Friday, July 10, as JASA’s Brookdale Village Senior Center hosts its summer Arts & Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

FR Library Hosts Summer Reading Kickoff Free Access

“Every Hero Has A Hero.” is the theme for the Queens Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program. The Far Rockaway Library has taken it even further as they opened their local program with the theme “Superheroes LTD.” More...

Business News

Summer

REAL ESTATE CORNER

The summer season has mixed effects on the Rockaway real estate market. More...

Sports

RBVL Takes To The Seas

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League embarked on a three-hour tour (similar to Gilligan’s) for the first annual (?) Bump, Set, Sail Cruise after the games on Wednesday night.  More...

RLL: Marlins Win Pee Wee Senior Championship

The Slices ‘n Ices Marlins defeated the Laquila Group A’s 9-1 to capture the Pee Wee Senior Championship in Rockaway Little League.  More...

RLL Minor Boys Finish Second

Rockaway Little League’s Minor Boys traveling All-Star team split a pair of games against Ozone Howard Little League (OHLL) this week to finish second in the District 27 tournament. More...

Letters

Politics As Usual

Dear Editor: The failure of Democratic State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to allow introduction of a bill to legalize mixed martial arts so that all members of the State Assembly could vote on this legislation speaks volumes. More...

Old School Charm

Dear Editor:  With all due respect to Norm Scott, who I admire tremendously and who writes two very interesting articles--I must disagree with him a bit:  More...

Obits

George E. Corde

George E. Corde, age 82, died on June 30.  Corde was born and raised in Rockaway Beach. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served from 1953 to 1955, and worked as an insurance company executive for most of his life. More...

Patricia Edwards

Patricia Edwards died on July 3.  Born in Manhattan she was a lifelong summer resident of Rockaway. More...

Helen Hickey

Helen Hickey died on July 1.  She was born in Harlem and was a resident of Rockaway since 1961.  Hickey was a switch board operator at Peninsula Hospital, a supervisor, a Eucharistic Minister at St. More...


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