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    CROM Fighters Win Big in Italy

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      It seems CROM travels well. Two fighters from CROM Martial Training won silver medals in the World Kickboxing Association’s 2014 Unified World Champions Tournament. Mark Anthony Marrero, 27, of Brooklyn and Craig Young, 31, of Rockaway first went to the USA championships in Virginia. There they qualified to fight on behalf of Team USA…

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    No Armed Bandit: Speed Camera Catches Thousands

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      Rockaway has a new toll or at least it seems that way. Thanks to the speed camera installed on Beach Channel Drive just across from the sewer treatment plant at approximately 106th Street, more than three thousand violations were issued to drivers in July and August. The Rockaway Times first submitted a Freedom of…

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    Rockaway Prepares to Give Thanks

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    Community Thanksgiving Meals Tuesday, Nov. 25 Waterside School for Leadership 190 Beach 110th Street 5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 PS/MS 183 2-45 Beach 79th Street 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27 Beach 41st Street Community Center 426 Beach 40th Street 10 a.m.   “We’re not going to cancel,” she said. “I’ll just…

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    Hope Floats for Rockaway Cancer Survivors

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    Hope floats, quite literally, for a group of Rockaway breast cancer survivors who have turned to an unusual sport to help them through recovery: dragon boat paddling. Canadian doctor Don McKenzie started a dragon boat team in the late 1990s, believing it would be beneficial for survivors to work on upper body strength in a…

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    Apartment Complex Sued for Policy Against Ex-Offenders

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    A Long Island City-based nonprofit that offers services to formerly incarcerated individuals is suing the management of a Rockaway apartment complex for alleged discriminatory housing policies. The Fortune Society filed suit at the end of October against The Sand Castle apartment complex, its owner, Sarasota Gold, and its management company, the Weissman Realty Group, alleging…

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    Local Looks To Save A Different Ferry

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    Any Ideas? As one ferry was yanked from service by the City, another is trying to stay alive. Marilyn Harvey of Breezy Tour and Travel tells us the Commander Ferry which has sailed on Jamaica Bay and the Hudson for decades might be headed for the salvage yard. Unless someone’s got a better idea. Any…

Recent Columns

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    Civics Corner: The View from Belle Harbor

    In last week’s edition of Rockaway Times, John Cori wrote “I believe it will be in the peninsula ’s best interest to secede from the City of New York.” Like John, many Rockaway residents are not happy with the city’s response to our community after Hurricane Sandy. Many people in Rockaway are wondering just how…

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    Be Well, Be Happy

    The holidays are coming and for many people there will be so many parties to attend. While this is a wonderful time of the year, celebrating and seeing all our family and friends, it can also be a challenging one on our bodies. For one thing, as the cold weather comes upon us, we tend…

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    News

    CROM Fighters Win Big in Italy

      It seems CROM travels well. Two fighters from CROM Martial Training won silver medals in the World Kickboxing Association’s 2014 Unified World Champions Tournament. Mark Anthony Marrero, 27, of Brooklyn and Craig Young, 31, of Rockaway first went to the USA championships in Virginia. There they qualified to fight on behalf of Team USA…

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    The High Tide

    The High Tide

    Legendary rock legend and now Rockaway resident, Patti Smith, will perform at the Vatican Christmas concert after an invitation by the Pope himself. * * * The missing business in last week’s Word Search was Last Stop. We don’t blame you if you thought we had it misspelled. We almost forgot to put Word Search…

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    No Armed Bandit: Speed Camera Catches Thousands

      Rockaway has a new toll or at least it seems that way. Thanks to the speed camera installed on Beach Channel Drive just across from the sewer treatment plant at approximately 106th Street, more than three thousand violations were issued to drivers in July and August. The Rockaway Times first submitted a Freedom of…

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    Rockaway Prepares to Give Thanks

    Community Thanksgiving Meals Tuesday, Nov. 25 Waterside School for Leadership 190 Beach 110th Street 5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 PS/MS 183 2-45 Beach 79th Street 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27 Beach 41st Street Community Center 426 Beach 40th Street 10 a.m.   “We’re not going to cancel,” she said. “I’ll just…

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    Hope Floats for Rockaway Cancer Survivors

    Hope floats, quite literally, for a group of Rockaway breast cancer survivors who have turned to an unusual sport to help them through recovery: dragon boat paddling. Canadian doctor Don McKenzie started a dragon boat team in the late 1990s, believing it would be beneficial for survivors to work on upper body strength in a…

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    Boyleing Points: Cartoon in Chief

    Damn. I was wishing I could be a cartoonist before a NY Post columnist reported that NY State GOP Chair Edward Cox predicted that Bill de Blasio will be the Democratic nominee for the Presidency in 2016. Cartoonists often have favorites. Longtime cartoonist for the Daily News, Bill Gallo, used to love to draw Yankees…

  • Briefs

    100th Precinct Sees Rise in Shootings

    Eleven out of 12 shootings that occurred within the confines of the 100th Police Precinct in the last year were gang-related, according to precinct Capt. Craig Adelman. The 101st Precinct is also grappling with gang violence, Adelman said Tuesday night at the 100th Precinct Council meeting. This year the 100th precinct is up four shootings…

  • News

    Apartment Complex Sued for Policy Against Ex-Offenders

    A Long Island City-based nonprofit that offers services to formerly incarcerated individuals is suing the management of a Rockaway apartment complex for alleged discriminatory housing policies. The Fortune Society filed suit at the end of October against The Sand Castle apartment complex, its owner, Sarasota Gold, and its management company, the Weissman Realty Group, alleging…

  • Briefs

    New York Cares Hosts Coat Drive

    New York Cares began a citywide coat drive this week. Coat collection ends on December 31. Nonprofit organizations who would like to help distribute coats can apply to New York Cares until November 30 to do so. There are 300 drop-off locations throughout the city. Rockaway locations include: The Seaside Library, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd….

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Out and About

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    Peninsula Nursing Home Marks Grand Reopening

      Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center honored first responders during its celebration of its grand reopening after the building was renovated due to damage from Hurricane Sandy. The facility first opened in 1972 and received a $2.5 million renovation after it was taken over by Cassena Care. The first floor of the building was destroyed,…

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    Beach 116th Merchants Salute PD Officers

    Mark Mina (2nd from left) of the 116th Street Merchants Association presented Police Officers Brian McCabe, Danny Smyth, and Maurice Moore with plaques for their help with the successful Fall Fest held on October 5th.

Back in the Day

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    Back in the Day

    Scary that most of these trick or treaters are now college-age or in the working world. We guess this is about 10 or 12 ago. How many faces do you recognize?

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