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New stop signs for the Waldbaum's parking lot

Posted 8 p.m. on July 21

     At the behest of locals, the company agreed to place stop signs on both exits to Beach Channel Drive.


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EDC responds to Rockaway on ferry

Posted at 1:25 p.m. on July 19

   The president of the city's Economic Development Corporation, the final say on the Rockaway commuter ferry continuation, seems to give little hope to Rockaway residents.

Surfside union 

protests for new contract 

Posted at 7:15 p.m. on July 16

     Union workers at the Surfside houses joined with residents and union officials on Wednesday afternoon to protest the treatment they receive from Alma Realty, the owners of the complex who want to build even more buildings.


Graybeards Family Run set for July 25

Begins at 6:30 p.m. on Beach 129 St./RBB

Posted  at 11:10 a.m. on July 11

    The Graybeards will host its Family Fun Run on July 25, with runners beginning on Beach 127 St. and RBB.

Teen burglar busted in Bayswater

Cops get help from local anti-crime patrol, home cameras to corral Brooklyn teen who burglarized many homes. Posted at 10:30 a.m. on July 18.


Another homeless shelter for Arverne

Posted at 10:30 a.m. on July 17.

Rockaway is getting another facility for the homeless despite the fact that the community was promised years ago that it was an "impacted community" and would get no further such placements.

     Officials are calling the placement "government at its worst."

Night Out Against Crime set for

August 5 

Posted at 10:30 a.m. on July 18.

     The 100 Precinct Community Council will host this year's National Night Out Against Crime at Beach 108 Street and Shore Front Parkway on the evening of August 5.


SLATE comes to 101 Precinct

Posted at 11:30 a.m. on July 17.

More traffic stops coming to the 101 Precinct in response to a spate of shootings since the beginning of July

60 protest Pipeline at Fort Tilden beach

Participants say they are 'saving Rockaway'

Posted at 8:30 a.m. on July 20

    About 60 protesters, most of them not from Rockaway, met at the beach at Fort Tilden on Saturday afternoon to protest the continuing work on the Rockaway Pipeline, which will enter the peninsula at the fort.

Mystery sign:

DOT or activist?

City agency mum on whether or not installed BCD sign

Posted at 6:30 p.m. on July 15.

    A sign warning of a speed camera spring up on Beach Channel Drive and Beach 108 Street, but the DOT isn't talking about who put it there.

Surfside seeks

to add apartments,

subtract parking

Posted at 3 p.m. on July 13

Updated at 9:15 on July 14

The owners of the Surfside development, which runs from Beach 105 to Beach 108 Streets seek a zoning variance to build  three new buildings with stores on the first floor.


Head-on MVA on BCD sends four to hospital

Posted at 8:15 on July 22

Four people were injured at 6:17 on Tuesday evening in a head-on collision between two cars on Beach Channel Drive just before it accesses the Marine Parkway Bridge. No injury report has yet been issued by NYPD.

Posted at 8:06 a.m. on July 13, Updated at noon on July 14, Updated at 11:30 a.m. on July 19, Updated at 7:45 a.m.  on July 20, and again at 9:05 a.m. on July 21.

A shooting spree in July has more than doubled the tally of 2014 shootings. The latest shooting took place on Beach 56 Street, making  nine shootings in Rockaway during the month of July.

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Mud walkers raise $1,250 for Cancer Research

Team Olivia takes Aviator by storm -- or by mud

Posted at 9:10 a.m. on July 15.

     Local women took part in a mud walk to raise money for cancer research.

Meeks displeased with homeless plan

Says Rockaway not ready for 155 at-risk families

Posted at 6:30 a.m. on July 23.

   Rep. Gregory Meeks sent a letter to the city's homeless agency arguing that Rockaway has not sufficiently recovered from Sandy to take in 155 homeless families in Arverne, saying, "The peninsula has not come close to recovery, it is in crisis and many businesses are not in full operation."

Ninth shooting of July on Monday morning

101 Precinct adds another

Ulrich provides rain barrels as part of DEP program

Free vessels given out at BHYC Saturday

Posted at 11:50 a.m. on July 19.

City Councilman Eric Ulrich provided free rain barrels as part of the city's Green initiative.

Car show draws crowd to St. Camillus

Benefits police fund

Posted at 2 p.m. on July 19

     A car show to benefit police families was held at St. Camillus Church at Beach 101 Street on Saturday, drawing crowds to the church's schoolyard.

Rockaway scouts view baseball history

See Mets first draft choice get first professional hit

Posted at 8:30 p.m. on July 19.

     Boys from the new Rockaway Boy Scout troop viewed what might one day be baseball history on Saturday evening.

Seal found on Rockaway beach in April released

Saved by Long Island rescue group

Posted at 3:10 p.m. on July 20.

     A seal, named Birdie by its medical team, was released to the ocean on Sunday after being rescued on a Rockaway beach in April.