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Up-and-coming Far Rock rapper killed in Jamaica

Police still seeking the killer who ambushed Chinx

Posted at4:30 p.m. on May 17, updated at 4 p.m. on May 18

Some parts of boards open, other parts closed till next year

Parks, Sanska pushing to get the work done

Posted at 9:15 p.m. on May 19

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

Sentencing in love triangle slay

Hid in wait and killed his girlfriend's lover

Posted at 8:30 p.m. on May 15

Long Beach residents use hands to fight LNG proposal

Hands across the water a success, Rockaway people involved

Posted at 5:15 on May 17

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

Scholars' men's baseball team plays first ever playoff game

Drops contest to stronger South Shore High School nine

Posted at 9 p.m. on May 19

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: Friday, May 22

Rockaway's beaches were officially declared open on Friday by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Parks Commissioner Mitch Silver, joined by a host of Rockaway elected officials and the borough president. The mayor, who came by police boat and was on time, promised Rockaway a safer boardwalk and beach this year and said that any money left over from the FEMA grant when the boardwalk is completed would stay in Rockaway, but did not say what it would be used for.

Famed rapper, former drug pusher comes to Rockaway

Expected crowd did not materialize, went off without incident

Posted at 2:45 p.m. on May 17

Ulrich hosts pre-beach meeting with community, agencies

Designed to short-circuit problems this summer

Posted at 9:30 p.m. on May 19

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

Memorial Day Parade set for May 25

Annual event begins on Beach 129 Street, ends on Beach 95 Street

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

Traveling man Meeks investigated again

Report: Took money from foreign government for overseas trip

Posted at 8 p.m. on May 15

Man attacked with pipe in front of precinct house

Violent crime increases on east end of peninsula

Posted at 8:15 p.m. on May 15

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