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The Republicans Are Coming! Free Access

Primary forum to be held at Belle Harbor Yacht Club

Rockaway Republicans President Alan Zwirn announced today that his organization, one of the major Republican clubs in south Queens and a stalwart on the Rockaway political scene since 2003, will host a presidential primary forum on Monday, March 14 a More...

Spring Ahead This Sunday, March 13

The good news is, spring is coming, the bad news is you’re getting one less hour of sleep this weekend.  Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, when Daylight Saving Time begins.  More...

Sanders Hosts Flood Meeting

There was a packed house at Peninsula Nursing Home for New York State Senator James Sanders’ Community Flood Meeting on March 3.  The purpose of the meeting was in response to recent coastal flooding in the Rockaways that happened in early More...

School News

RWA Living Classroom

Last week, pre-k and kindergarten students from P.S. 317 and P.S. 105 explored the different properties of freshwater and saltwater. More...

Business News

Doors Open For Business Improvement

“What is the secret to your success?” NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Gregg Bishop asked the owner of Park’s Clothing Corp. More...

The Short Sale

REAL ESTATE CORNER

When a homeowner stops making mortgage payments, sometimes foreclosure appears as a possibility. Usually, this situation develops because of job loss, divorce, or illness. A short sale can be an alternative to foreclosure.  More...

Columnists

Dispatches

There are two matters that compel the Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol to issue the following memorandum to the communities that we serve and beyond. More...

Matters Of The Heart

Dear Michele, I work in an office with about 50 co-workers. I’m very friendly and like to joke around with everyone. More...

Anatomy Of An Aftermath

Dates, like white bicycles and flower installations along the highway fill the landscapes of our minds 9/11, July 4th, and now Oct. 29. Other dates are imprinted depending upon where you live.  More...

Editorial/Opinion

The Booing Is Getting Boring

“Get out of Rockaway and go back to Manhattan, where you belong,” yelled one local woman. “Take the A-Train and see what we face each day,” yelled a man across Newport Avenue at Beach 130th Street. More...

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Obits

Patricia Cavanagh

Patricia (Prout) Cavanagh, 81, died Feb. 23. Born in New York City in 1934, she was a Broad Channel resident for 60 years. Cavanagh was a bookkeeper and housewife. She was a member of the St. More...

Barbara Anne Doherty

Barbara Ann Doherty died March 3.  Born in Brooklyn, she was a Rockaway resident for 14 years.  Doherty worked as a secretary for the New York City Board of Education, and was the event coordinator for the Seniors Group at St. More...

Sharon Elliot

Sharon Elliot, 46, died March 3.  Born in Brooklyn, she was a Rockaway resident for more than 30 years.  Elliot worked as a General Manager at U-Haul.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremy C. Gaffney Funeral Home.   More...

A Ferry Happy Parade! Free Access

It was a cold, sunny day for the 41st Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but even boos for an unpopular Mayor couldn’t mar the celebration. More...

Community

CB14: Mixed Bag For Beach, Bay Free Access

Reformulation Plan Inches Forward

It appears the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will pursue Alternative #3, as part of the Rockaway Beach and Jamaica Bay Reformulation Study, after an enthusiastic response from Rockaway locals, last year. More...

Beach 59th Street Playground Meeting Free Access

The Friends of the Beach 59th Street Playground Association invite you to a general meeting to be held in the 100th Precinct at 92-24 Rockaway Beach Blvd., on Sunday, March 13 at 1:00 p.m. More...

Rockaway Youth Task Force Free Access

East Rockaway Growing Coalition

The Rockaway Peninsula is known for its beaches, but it could soon be known as a community gardening hub. Four area gardens have joined forces to form the East Rockaway Growing Coalition. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Making Music With The Grayriders

Often in Rockaway, good things come from good things, and often create connections that have a ripple effect. More...

The Hero of Rockaway

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The Witch – Puritans Possessed

Moviescope

If you are a Puritan in colonial times, don’t stray far from the flock. The devil is waiting. He certainly is for the family of William (Ralph Ineson) and Katherine (Kate Dickie). More...

Sports

Rockaway Outdoors

April 15 is just around the corner, and it marks the opening day for the New York State striped bass season. However, this weather is so inconsistent, any wind and cold may delay things a bit.  More...

Yankees Can Win AL East Free Access

The Stoop

Most of the offseason media buzz in the AL East has centered on the Boston Red Sox and their acquisitions of All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel (trade) and ace starting pitcher David Price (free agent, for $217 million over seven years). More...

Friendly Fundraiser Fights at CROM

On Saturday, Feb. 27, Sarah and Chris Romulo, co-owners of CROM Physical Culture held their first-ever “smoker” sparring event. More...

Letters

Queens Rail Is Unrealistic

Dear Editor: New York State Assemblymember Phil "Goldfeder Says MTA Needs To Think Big" but he should also be realistic considering funding reality. More...

Dangerous Lights

Dear Editor: Driving a car at night is difficult enough due to the high intensity lights from oncoming cars, then, why is the New York City Housing Authority causing a difficult situation to be more dangerous by installing generator-powered, high-int 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...

“A Passion” Comes To Rockaway

On Palm Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m. the Rockaway Artists Alliance will host a unique production of A Passion. Created and performed by Dzieci Theatre group, it recounts events of the Passion according to the Apostle Matthew from the Gospel.  More...

Urban Landscapes Photo Exhibit Opening

The photography of Paul Melhado will be on full view at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge starting this weekend.  More...


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