Smoky fire at Arverne by the Sea home

Four firefighters suffer minor injuries, smoke inhalation

Posted at 2 p.m. on July 1

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The who, what and where are up to you. Let us know your answers

Posted at 9 p.m. on June 25

Community battles Beach 93 Street construction

Do not want previously approved high-rise built

Posted at 1:45 p.m. on July 1

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Local girl pens new column

written from the perspective of a pre-teen

Updated on March 9

Meeks' pal testifies in court against Sampson

Sampson 'loan' gets Sampson in the dock

Posted at 12:45 p.m. on July 1

More cops coming to patrol Rockaway streets

Budget deal includes 1,300 new police officers

Posted at 2:45 p.m. on June 23

Wounded Warriors coming to Rockaway

Weekend adaptive watersports event set for early July

Posted at 11 a.m. on June 24

Shooting on Beach 38 Street doubles last year's tally

Police find shell casings, seek victim at hospital

Posted at 10:45 a.m. on June 24

New EDC leader chosen by mayor

May have large impact on Rockaway's future development

Posted at 1:30 p.m. on July 1

Report: Build new parks, but little maintenance

Small percentage of city parks get regular care

Posted at 2 p.m. on June 22

Flags, flagpoles seemingly vandalized

Some believe loss was weather-related

Posted at 1:15 p.m. on July 1

Addabbo FHC gets new CEO after controversies

Vital health care facility seeks stability

Posted at 10:15 a.m. on June 24

100 Precinct CC awards cop, introduces new Transit CO

June meeting draws a large crowd

Posted at 3:15 p.m. on June 25

Shooter in Beach 96 Street incident arraigned

Chase followed step by step on social media

Posted at 2 p.m. on June 25

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: Thursday, July 2

The Independence Day holiday officials begins at midnight on Thursday, July 2 this year. That means weekend and holiday restrictions in Rockaway begin at that time. Motorist who park normally on streets with weekend and holiday parking restrictions tonight might well find a ticket on their car in the morning.

Important News: Tuesday, June 23

     Tuesday, June 23, is the first anniversary of 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.

 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

Richards appointed to head prestigious council committee

Will decide on zoning changes for Rockaway, city

Posted at 5:15 p.m. on June 27

Smith sentenced to seven years in bribe try

Former state senator served Rockaway for a decade

Posted at 12:30 p.m. on July 1

Slight turnout for anti-gun violence rally

New program will work with gangs, unemployed, students

Posted at 4:30 p.m. on June 27

Call-A-Head being sued in federal court

Workers charge company did not pay overtime

Posted at 1 p.m. on July 1

New NYPD website will allow locals to give opinions

Invitations will soon be in the E-mail

Posted at 3 p.m. on June 25

Richards seeks shooting-free summer with rally

Critics point out it is already six shootings too late

Posted at 11:15 a.m. on June 24

Paddle-out remembers surfing hero Dylan Smith

Sandy hero's memory draws hundreds to stormy beach

Posted at  9 a.m. on June 24

Cops: Shooting in Riis Park might be a fake

Victim drove to Brooklyn Hospital, didn't call cops

Posted at 10 a.m. on June 24, updated at 9 a.m. on June 25

The registered sex offenders of Rockaway

More than 100 in clusters throughout the peninsula

Updated at 10 p.m. on Aug. 5

City asks for FEMA to review, change flood maps

Maps decide the cost of Rockaway flood insurance

Posted at 5:30 p.m. on June 27

Three employees of Peninsula Nursing Home busted

AG says that they mistreated, dragged, ignored bleeding patient

Posted at 2:30 p.m. on June 25


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