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Unused parking lot becomes controversial

Many locals don't even know it's there

Posted at 7:15 p.m. on April 9

Fifth shooting of year nearly doubles last year's tally

100 Precinct seeing spate of shootings early in the new year

Posted at 9:30 p.m. on April 16

The registered sex offenders of Rockaway

More than 100 in clusters throughout the peninsula

Updated at 10 p.m. on Aug. 5

Local found guilty in Beach 115 St. love slay

Waited for, killed his girlfriend's lover

Posted at 7 p.m. on April 9

Workshops set for CBB bus plan

Rockaway meeting at PS 42 on April 30

Posted at 1 p.m. on April 7

Vets groups mass at City Hall, decry mayor's choices

Say they want more council members from recognized vets groups

Posted at 12:45 p.m. on April 17

Rockaway men busted in Pennsylvania roundup

Car stop leads to several arrests, lots of drugs

Posted at 7:30 p.m. on April 10

Libraries open fewer hours than most in state: Study

Most urban libraries open 50 percent more hours

Posted at 8 p.m. on April 10

Orthodox Jewish patrol helps cops nab serial burglar

Wanted for chain of break-ins in Far Rockaway

Posted at 6 p.m. on April 17

Man shot twice at B. 67 And BCD

Police pick up suspect  less than 30 minutes after incident

Posted at 11 p.m. on March 14

Local girl pens new onrockaway.com column

written from the perspective of a pre-teen

Updated on March 9

Is de Blasio disingenuous on crime rates?

Stats say one thing, but reality may be something else entirely

Posted at 4 p.m. on April 15

Local visits Brooklyn restaurant of new Playland Motel owner

Food good, drinks innovative

Posted at 7:45 p.m. on April 10

Correction officer, son busted in fight, assault on police officer

Fighting with each other, did not like the police intervening

Posted at noon on April 17


Fourth shooting event in the 101 Precinct this year at 4:46 p.m. on Friday afternoon at Seagirt Blvd. and Beach 26 Street. No victim found, police canvassing hospitals. This is the ninth shooting incident of the year for Rockaway as a whole, up from four at this time last year. Mayor, commissioner continue to say that statistically, crime is down.

Breaking News:

Fifth shooting event in the 100 Precinct on Thursday, nearly doubles the three that the precinct had seen at this time last year. Precinct CO sets up command vehicle at Beach 67 Street, hoping to control the gang violence in that area.

101 Precinct gets one of first 'Smart Cars'

Small cars will replace scooters; are more comfortable, less expensive

Posted at 9 p.m. on April 8

NYPD beats FDNY in annual hockey game

Only one on-ice fight, another in the stands

Posted at 7:30 p.m. on April 13

Mayor's appointment to vet's board draws ire from service groups

Most not involved with veteran's groups in city

Posted at 8:30 p.m. on April 10

Crime stats down, but shooting, homicides continue up

Shooting event numbers continue to climb on peninsula

Posted at 8:45 p.m. on April 8

Abduction attempt shakes up Far Rockaway parents

On their way to MS 53 when man tried to lure them into car

Posted at 6:15 p.m. on April 17

Tens of thousands opt out of Common Core testing

NYC mum on city numbers

Posted at 12:30 p.m. on April 17

Fed testing law would keep tests, but change how they are used

No Child Left Behind will not force districts to obey on many levels

Posted at 8:30 p.m. on April 8

Rockaway Little League sets ceremonial opening day

Will take place at Fort Tilden at 9 a.m. on April 25

Posted at 10:30 p.m. on April 14

New parks administrator will take over on Monday

Lots of experience in Brooklyn, Bronx venues

Posted at 9:30 p.m. on April 10

Far Rockaway baseball league seeks coaches

Get involved with the peninsula's youth

Posted at 7 p.m. on April 9