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Goldfeder Says MTA Needs To Think Big

Citing a need to consider the bigger picture of improving transportation options in Queens and across the city, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder is again calling on MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast to consider the reactivation of the Rockaway Beach Rail Lin More...

Cops Seek Suspect In Attack On Mom Free Access

The 101st Precinct’s Detective Squad is seeking any information to the identity of a woman who attacked a mother and daughter at Bay 24th Street and Mott Avenue. More...

Celebrating Black History Month

Students from Channel View School for Research went to entertain the seniors at the Senior Living Center on Beach 102nd Street for Black History Month on Wednesday, Feb. 24 under the direction of music teacher Kathryn Patrylo.  More...

School News

Prep Students Honored By Scholastic

Students from St. Francis Prep’s Art Department have been recognized as Scholastic Art and Writing Awards winners. This is the second year in a row they have earned this prestigious recognition.  More...

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Eva Moskowitz Files for Co-Location Space in Guantanamo

Soon after President Obama’s announcement today that he would make one final attempt to vacate Guantanamo, Eva Moskowitz made her move to put a Success Charter into the base in Cuba before they dismantle the torture equipment. More...

Business News

BC Bagel Shop: Not Closing For Business

Despite appearances, the popular Rock N Roll Bagels in Broad Channel is not closing up shop.  According to sources close to the business the store has been getting ready to close after Friday, Feb. 26, and would undergo a two week renovation. More...

Lucky?

REAL ESTATE CORNER

It wasn’t good luck, and the house wasn’t priced too low. The new listing that I just started working on sold on the FIRST SHOWING as a direct result of all the hard work and advertising expense which I invest in my business. More...

Sports

Nwajei Hits 2,000

Rockaway Park resident and Wagner College junior Jasmine Nwajei has made history.  On Monday, Feb. More...

McGinn Wins Sportsmanship Award

Meghan McGinn, a junior at St. Saviour High School and co-captain of the Varsity Basketball Team, won the Brooklyn/ Queens-GCHSAA "Theresa Whitty Sportsmanship Award."  The award was presented to Meghan on Sunday, Feb. 28 at St John's Prep HS. More...

St. Edmund Prep Beef & Brew Celebration

The St. Edmund Prep (SEP) athletic community gathered together on Jan. More...

Letters

Chris Christie Exposes Himself

Dear Editor:  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stuck it to Marco Rubio last week by endorsing Donald Trump. Unfortunately, he also stuck it to the nation and the party he purports to love. In doing so, Gov. More...

M(ore) T(ransparecny) A

Dear Editor:  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s $202 million contract award for a new New York City Transit Bus Radio System missed some issues of interest to Queens bus riders and taxpayers.  More...

What’s Underneath?

Dear Editor:  Upon reading recently about the roadway on Beach Channel Drive between Beach 112th Street and Beach 108th Street, I discovered that National Grid in cooperation with NYC DOT will be in charge of rehabilitating the road.  Howev More...

Weekender

Making Shilelagh Law At Riis Park Free Access

Be sure to swing by the Rockaway Rugby Club in Riis Park, following the 41st annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, this Saturday, for a performance by the "thirstiest" Irish band in the Tri-State area—Shilelagh Law. More...

St. Pat’s Weekend Music

In Rockaway, the celebration doesn’t stop after the last of the drums, dancers, and dignitaries, have passed in review. Even as the Rockaway St. More...

The Golden Dragon Acrobats

The Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2015-16 season with a performance by The Golden Dragon Acrobats on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. More...

Tragedy Hits 100th Precinct

Officers from the 100th Precinct are still in mourning after one of their own, PO Vincent E. Harrison, was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Feb. 28. More...

Who’s Playing Free Access

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. Tuesdays 8 p.m. More...

Community

A Happy Return For The DSNY Free Access

Although last year’s St. Patrick’s Day was a wonderful event, many parade-goers missed the annual appearance of the Department of Sanitation’s Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. More...

Ulrich Urges Tax Rebate

Councilman Eric Ulrich this week co-signed a bipartisan letter with four other City Council members asking Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Finance Chair Julissa Ferraras to support the reinstatement of a $400 property tax rebate for homeowners.&nbs More...

New York Police Department Community Leadership Conference Free Access

As former president of the 100th Precinct Community Council and an active NYPD community partner of the 100th Precinct, I attended the NYPD Community Leadership Conference which was held by the NYPD Queens South Strategic and Tactical Command (SATCOM More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Talking About “Saving Jamaica Bay”

On Thursday, March 17, at 8 p.m. Saving Jamaica Bay will debut at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria as an official selection of the 6th Annual Queens World Film Festival.  Tickets are already sold out.  More...

Can You Hear My Violet Soul?

From The Artists Studio

Coming to RAA in April: an intriguing exhibit that explores the interrelationships among the visual and performing arts. More...

The Hero of Rockaway

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Columnists

Decorate for your St. Patrick’s Parade Party Free Access

Diary Of A GreenThumb

Having a Saint Patrick’s Day party this Saturday? With just a little effort and creativity, we can design some “talked about” flower arrangements for the celebration and spruce up the house with a festive bunch of flowers. More...

An Intern’s Take

There is a famous idiom that says March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb. I am not quite sure what that means, but with another senseless shooting on the peninsula it’s clear that violence will continue no matter the season.  More...

Slice Of Life

I know that everyone is sick and tired of hearing about the Oscars, but please bear with me for one more discussion. I love film and I love the Oscars. In my Cinematic History class we have studied the awards season since Christmas break. More...

Editorial/Opinion

We Begin Again Free Access

The Rockaway St. Patrick’s Day Parade means a lot of things to a lot of people. Sure, it’s a day for the wearin’ o’ the green, and for people to celebrate the tradition of the Irish in America and especially Rockaway. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Obits

Vivian Gardner

Vivian Gardner, 68, died Feb. 19.  Born in Flushing, she was a Rockaway resident for more than 40 years. More...

Alexander Jones

Alexander Jones, 67, died Feb. More...

Mary Tipton

Mary Tipton, 72, died Feb. 13.  Born in Forest, Miss., she was a Rockaway resident for more than 40 years. She was a homemaker.  More...


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