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Millions In Sandy Relief For Beach Channel

Despite all of the efforts of the students and faculty to help Beach Channel High School come all the way back from Hurricane Sandy, the Department of Education still closed the once-groundbreaking school in 2014.  More...

101st Pct Reports Violence Down Free Access

A new era for the 101st Precinct was ushered in this week as the 101st Precinct Community Council held its first meeting since its new board was elected last month. Jazmine Outlaw oversaw her first meeting as the council's new president on July 15. More...

Tasered After Credit Card Bust

Two men from Rockaway have been arrested after allegedly trying to use fraudulent cards on June 13 in East Garden City on Long Island. Police say one of the men, Courtney Vickers, 36, of Far Rockaway, resisted arrest and was tasered.  More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Art is Life at Senior Exhibit

Seventeen senior artists showcased their creative works to the community on June 10, hoping to prove that their hands and minds are more fine-tuned than ever.  The free arts and crafts show took place at the Jewish Association Serving the Aging& More...

A chill in the air

Season 2 of ‘Welcome to Sweden’ picks up in the dregs of winter

There’s a chill in the air, there’s snow on the ground and hoods are pulled low on parkas to keep out the cold. What? No, it’s still July. More...

Columnists

An Intern’s Take

My family and I took a brief vacation this weekend. While relaxing in my hotel room, I watched on television as South Carolina took down their Confederate flag. More...

Beachcomber

The They Will Surf Again adaptive surf event will bring disabled people of all ages out into the waters off Beach 67th Street on Saturday, July 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More...

Parking Rules

Slice of Life

Ever since I was a child, the weekend parking regulations have been a staple in my life. We did not have a driveway, so my parents rarely went anywhere on the weekends out of Rockaway due to the parking restrictions.  More...

Editorial/Opinion

Is NYCHA A Money Pit? Free Access

In the spring, Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer announced that The Federal Emergency Management Agency was awarding $3 billion to the New York City Housing Authority. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

Batman & Robin

Dear Editor:  Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Charles Schumer were like children playing Clark Kent and Kojak concerning the chase to capture escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat. More...

Time To Lean On The MTA

Dear Editor: Even though the new city budget that took effect July 1 unfortunately contains no provision for restoring our former Rockaway ferry to and from Manhattan before the scheduled 2017 start of comprehensive More...

Emergency Room? Not So Much.

Dear Editor:  On July 9, I went to the emergency room at St. John’s E. I got there at about 12:30 a.m. Around 1:30 a.m., I still was not called. Upon casual conversation with other people in the ER, many had been there since 9 p.m. 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...

Summer Fun from Guys & Dolls

It doesn’t get much better than this for residents of the once Sandy-ravaged Rockaway Beach.  More...

Uncle Richie Paddle This Saturday Free Access

Paddlers of all ages will be taking to the waters of Jamaica Bay on July 18 as part of the 2015 Uncle Richie Paddle for Breast Cancer event. More...

Build It Back Has New SBA Policy

Federal rules for Build it Back applicants with SBA loans are complicated. Many homeowners who drew down on their loans have to both pay back the loan and have the amount of their loan deducted from their Build It Back grant.  More...

Shades of Sandy

On July 15, a severe thunderstorm caused significant erosion that took place along this manmade dune abutting the new boardwalk at Beach 105th Street and Shore Front Parkaway. More...

Community

Yes, They Will Surf Again Free Access

An expected 75 disabled participants will take to surfboards, some for the first time, on Saturday, July 18, and have the time of their lives. More...

Rockaway / Nassau Safety Patrol Report

Editor’s Note – The Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol (RNSP) formerly known as the Rockaway Citizens Safety Patrol, would like to let people know their 24-Hour Hotline remains 917-727-7306 and the Rockaway communities will continue to be cove More...

Clean Streets = Clean Beaches

City Launches Summer Youth Employment Program

Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd, Sanitation Commissioner (DSNY) Kathryn Garcia, Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver and U.S.  More...

School News

ABTS Homeowners Want Primary School

If you make a promise, you keep it. While many of us learned this lesson in grade school, it is still being echoed among Arverne By The Sea residents.  More...

Far Rock HS Reunion

A multi-class reunion for Far Rockaway High School graduates will take place at 8 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the Long Island Marriott Hotel in Uniondale, N.Y. More...

Business News

ANG Carpet & Flooring

The Only Carpet Store In Rockaway That Will Floor You

ANG Carpet & Flooring has a growing list of loyal, happy, and grateful clientele in Rockaway, Breezy Point, and Howard Beach, especially after the help given to families rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. More...

Avoid A Low Appraisal

REAL ESTATE CORNER

About a year ago I wrote a column about low appraisals. This is still an issue in today’s Rockaway real estate market. The appraisal process has become more rigid in recent years. More...

Sports

RBVL Weathers the Storm

July 15 was filled with rain and thunderstorms all over the city and Rockaway Beach Volleyball League play was in jeopardy. And then, 6 p.m. More...

Rockaway Outdoors

That big body of bass continues to linger around the Jersey Highlands.  On July 13, Bill from Philadelphia with his friends had a stellar night landing bass – some up to 51 pounds -- aboard the Sheepshead Bay charter boat Karen Ann.  More...

RLL: All-Stars Onward!

The Rockaway Little League (RLL) Major Boys All-Star team defeated Ozone Howard Little League (OHLL) twice last week to claim the District 27 Championship for the fourth consecutive year. It was not an easy road. More...

Obits

Elizabeth Bulloch

Elizabeth Bulloch died on July 12.  Born in Brooklyn, Bulloch was a Rockaway resident for nine years, coming here from Jamaica, Queens. She was an avid beach person and dedicated mother.  More...

Geraldine D. Dukes

Geraldine Dukes died on July 10.  Coming from Brooklyn, Dukes was a resident of Rockaway for 43 years. More...

Anne P. Moran

Anne P. Moran died on July 14.  Born in Brooklyn and coming here from Port Washington, LI, she was a Rockaway resident for 10 years. More...


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