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An honorable young man will receive a big community honor. A street is going to renamed in honor of Justin Zemser. The City Council recently approved legislation to rename the northwest corner of Seaside Avenue and Beach Channel Drive "Midshipman Justin Zemser Way."

Zemser was the Class of 2013 valedictorian at Channel View School for Research and was in his second year at the United States Naval Academy when he tragically died in the 2015 Amtrak crash while returning to Rockaway for a

Get ready to laugh! Head down to the Rockaway Artists Alliance’s T-7 Gallery in Fort Tilden on Saturday, July 23 for a night of Impulsive Acts.

Starting at 7 p.m., a variety of acts will keep the audience entertained with talent and laughs. The event, organized by Dan Brown and hosted by Paddy Tubz is a fundraiser for the RAA. Tickets are $15 at the door. No advanced tickets are available. Refreshments will be available during the event.

The variety show will include sketch comedy

Looking for fresh produce? Twice a week, the farm comes to town through the people of Tabora Farms in Bucks County, Pa.

For the past 11 years, Tabora Farms has been bringing its products to the peninsula through farmer’s markets. They started out in Breezy Point and now offer markets on Saturday mornings in Breezy Point and Belle Harbor and Wednesday evenings in Roxbury and Dayton Towers 105.

Each week, owner Caleb Torrice, along with his wife, Patricia and his four kids, make the three-hour

If you read something on the Internet that seems too good to be true or simply far-fetched you can go to, a website that verifies or debunks things that get internet legs.  It’d be a good thing if more people went to Snopes before passing on the Bill Gates will give you $24,000 if you forward an email.   

I made a quick visit to Snopes because I wanted to pass on the greatest medical solution to an affliction I’ve ever experienced.  My dear old mother shared a wives’ tale via Ann

Dear Editor:

The NYC DOT has to make a decision about Rockaway Beach Boulevard, particularly between 108th and 116th Street--either they will allow cars and bikes on road together with no parked cars welcome, or cars can park and the bikers have to ride on the board or Beach Channel Drive. The road is simply too narrow and consistently crowded to have all three coexist.

I had to drive on RBB on a Sunday afternoon and while there are worse things than not being able to get around a beautiful

Dear Editor:

The resurgence of Rockaway is happening, despite of the fact we do not have adequate parking for our visitors. As I was out this past weekend, I had to sympathize with the beachgoers that literally had to drive around - it seemed forever-- to get parking. If only the DOT would allow parking on the beach side of Shorefront Parkway, this would be very helpful. Also, now that the jersey barriers have been removed, is Shorefront Parkway (going east) one or two lanes? The drivers are


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