In The Spotlight
A new community justice center aims to give low-level offenders, especially youth, a place to go locally that will hold them accountable in productive ways, while not leaving them with a record to carry through their lifetime. The Rockaway Community Justice Center is now serving the peninsula.
The Rockaway Community Justice Center, located at 1922 Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway, hopes to give low-level offenders an option on the peninsula that aims to provide services to help boost them as a
It’s a tradition. And the tradition rolls on, even if it’s virtual. With Memorial Day being the official kickoff to summer, Rockaway’s very own, Wine With Sue, has played at The Low Tide Bar at the 97th Concessions since it opened. No matter what the weather was, locals have always packed the boardwalk to celebrate and have a great time with John Burke, John Fabry, Mike Schmitt, and Don Sautner, or better known as Wine With Sue. However, due to the pandemic and shelter-in-place orders, it was
“Say his name! George Floyd! Same his name! George Floyd!”
This was the call and response led by Andrea Colon of the Rockaway Youth Task Force (RYTF) as the vigil for George Floyd began on the boardwalk at Beach 95th Street, Sunday May 31.
A mix of people gathered to honor the black man killed in Minneapolis on May 25 after a white police officer pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. At Sunday’s vigil, some sat quietly, others carried signs such as “Peace Be With
When we first came to Rockaway, my husband called it “a little bit of heaven” as we crossed over the Marine Parkway Bridge. We had found our “dream house.” It was a kind of old-fashioned house: three bedrooms, one and a half baths and a backyard with a huge old tree.
My oldest child was six at the time and there were three others behind him. He stretched himself on a low hanging branch of the tree and so began our life as I know it.
I loved my parish, the public school was great and I