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Despite mayor's disclaimers, crime is trending up

De Blasio says the uptick is not going to last despite summer's tradition

Posted at 11:30 a.m. on May 27

Relegated to the 'Free Speech Zone'

Mayor does not like dissent if directed at him

Posted at 8:30 a.m. on May 28

The registered sex offenders of Rockaway

More than 100 in clusters throughout the peninsula

Updated at 10 p.m. on Aug. 5

Mayor opens Rockaway beaches for summer season

Promises that any boardwalk money left over will stay in Rockaway

Posted at 9 p.m. on May 22

Second annual International Children's Day set

June 7 at Beach 116 Street from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Posted at 1 p.m. on April 29

Cuomo asks tax credit for private school students

Touches off battle between government, unions, school groups

Posted at 9:30 a.m. on May 20

Four shot in two incidents in 101 Precinct

Two hours and 28 blocks apart

Posted at 2 p.m. on May 25

Kayaks legal on local beaches, but Parks is hesitant

State law allows kayaks on beach were there are no swimmers allowed

Posted at 11:45 a.m. on May 27

Memorial Monday for those who drowned in Inlet

Far Rockaway water safety advocate opens tribute on Beach 17 Street

Posted at 9:45 a.m. on May 20

Rockaway Little League: Races shaping up

Check out this page, dedicated to everything little league

Posted at 5:30 p.m. on May 6 and updated regularly with photos, stories and statistics

Boardwalk fair set for three summer weekends

Will run at Beach 86 Street and Shorefront Parkway

Posted at 11:30 a.m. on May 4

Awards ceremony for Scholars' sports teams

Annual event highlights season, awards young players

Posted at 9 a.m. on May 28

Kareem Bellamy gets retribution after 14 years in prison

Onrockaway.com editor remembers the battle to get him freedom

Posted at 10:15 p.m. on May 21

Three busted for series of car burglaries

First reports said that three were involved in rapper slay

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

Breaking News: Wednesday, May 27

Copper thieves looking to sell the precious metal stole a section of wire from the Howard Beach A Train Station on Wednesday morning, causing a complete stoppage on the Rockaway line. Stoppage wracked havoc on the Cross Bay Bridge, Beach Channel Drive and Cross Bay Boulevard as Rockaway residents reverted to their automobiles to get to work despite the fact that transit provided shuttle busses from Rockaway and Broad Channel. Transportation activists turned up the heat, stating that problem would not have happened if commuter ferry was available. Service was resumed at 11:55 a.m.

Theft of copper wiring stops A Train

Ties up local bridges, roadways during morning rush

Posted at 11:15 a.m. on May 27

Memorial for those who drowned in Reynolds Channel

Parks plants ten trees to honor victims

Posted at 3:30 p.m. on May 28

Local scouts visit Fleet Week ships

Meet with Navy, Coast Guard servicemen and women

Posted at 3:30 p.m. on May 23

Blue Angels honor Rockaway Midshipman

Missing man formation for local who died in train derailment

Posted at 8:30 p.m. on May 20

Rockaway woman busted for child abduction

Lived in city housing, homeless shelter

Posted at 8:45 p.m. on May 20

Controversial pipeline begins operation

From ocean lateral, under Fort Tilden to Brooklyn

Posted at 8:45 p.m. on May 20

Large crowds gather for 2015 Memorial Day Parade

Fewer vets march, but pipe band, school groups add to day

Posted at 2:15 p.m. on May 25

Local found not guilty in 2008 slay

Has been in jail six years awaiting trial

Posted at 3 p.m. on May 24

Legislature should reject Cuomo's call for tax credits

Commentary from onrockaway.com

Posted at 3:30 on May 24

DOT talks bike lanes in Rockaway with community

Only 8 locals show up, outmanned by agency workers

Posted at 10:30 p.m. on May 21

Smoky fire destroys Arverne home

Takes 100 firefighters more than an hour to extinguish

Posted at 9 a.m. on May 20

Local girl pens new onrockaway.com column

written from the perspective of a pre-teen

Updated on March 9

Vets host fundraiser for Wounded Warriors

Brooklyn event set for June 6

Posted at 3 p.m. on May 8

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Vets host fundraiser for Wounded Warriors

Brooklyn event set for June 6

Posted at 3 p.m. on May 8