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Breaking News: Wednesday, July 1
Former State Senator Malcolm Smith was sentenced to seven years in prison in connection with his scheme to bribe Republican committee leaders to give him the Republican nod for mayor in 2013.
Important News: Tuesday, June 23
Tuesday, June 23, is the first anniversary of onrockaway.com. When it first began a year ago today stories posted on the new hyper-local, digital newspaper got 50 or 60 hits and it was exciting if individual stories got more than 125 hits.
Now, the paper gets more than 120,000 hits each week. For example, a story about a Far Rockaway man who lured a young girl into his car got 4,780 hits overnight.
And, not only crime stories get big play. A story about a seventh grader who threw a complete game no-hitter for the onrockaway.com Pirates in the Rockaway Little League got 2,036 hits overnight.
A recap of the violent, bloody weekend that saw four people shot and another stabbed got 3,672 hits. A story about the sale of problematic beach hotels on the shopping street got 3,278 hits.
onrockaway.com has quickly become your digital news choice for local news and commentary. After 45 years as a professional journalist and at the age of 75, digital journalism continues to amaze me, but we will only continue to get better in our service to the communities we serve.
Thank you to all of our loyal readers,
Howie Schwach, editor and founder
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Will decide on zoning changes for Rockaway, city
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