June 6, 2003 RSS feed / Community

Beach Rules Stir Resident’s Ire

The new red and white signs on the boardwalk that list the beach and boardwalk rules for the coming summer season have sparked lots of anger and controversy in Rock More...

Cut In Parking Time Now At Muni-Meter

Cut In Parking Time Now At Muni-Meter Those who park at the municipal parking lot on Beach 116 Street should be aware that the meters are now set for 20 minutes per quarter rather that the 30 minutes per quarter allowed during winter months. More...

Memorial for Teacher

A memorial for teacher Sharon Bien, an employee of the Seaside School, is being held on Friday, June 13, 2003 to honor her memory, and show the respect and love with which she is viewed by her students and colleagues. More...

Faithful Set Two Local Meetings

Recently, Rt. Reverend Thomas Daily, Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, reversed his original ruling that had prohibited The Voice of the Faithful from meeting on church property. More...

Gospel Brunch

Set For Pier 92

On June 8, Pier 92 restaurant on Beach 92 Street and Beach Channel Drive (behind McDonald More...

Wave Seeks Rockaway Reminiscences

Do you remember Rockaway in the "Good Old Days?" Have you been around Rockaway almost forever? Remember Playland, Tuckee-Cups, Fascination, life in the bungalows, Lenny More...

Three Children Make Parents Proud

Stacy and Sherwin Binburg, children of Doreen and Owen Hoffman from Far Rockaway, have graduated from Howard University and Stony Brook University respectively. More...

Completes Basic Hospital Corps

Navy Hospitalman Recruit Dustin R. Gonzalez, a 2002 graduate of Beach Channel High School, Far Rockaway, recently graduated from the Basic Hospital Corps School at Naval Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes, Illinois. More...

Graduates Cum Laude

Far Rockaway resident Regina Bullock graduated with honors from Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Bullock earned her Bachelor of Science in Education. More...

SJEH Receives New Ophthalmic Microscope

The Development Board of St. John More...

Observe Seasonal Water Use Rules

New York City Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Christopher O. Ward has announced that the City More...

Golf Tournament Raises Funds

At its Ninth Annual Invitational Golf Tournament, the Development Board of St. John More...

Crap! It Covers Rockaway

Locals are up to their ankles in something, and it More...

Park Police Positions Open

The United States Park Police has begun accepting applications for the position of Police Officer through 6/13. More...

Stars To Shine At Westbury During July

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RDRC Offers ‘Be Fit To Play’ Program

Would you like to learn and play sports like soccer, basketball, track and field, softball, and double-dutch this summer and stay healthy? Are you 11 to 14 years old? Do you live in the Rockaways? More...

Sanders: ‘Everyone Needs Health Insurance’

Council member James Sanders, Jr. recently congratulated Miguel Jimenez, Director of Facilitated Enrollment at the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center on the new Addabbo satellite site for health insurance facilitated enrollment. More...

Pheffer Sets Privacy Bill

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee Chair, and Speaker Sheldon Silver have announced that the house would take up a six-bill legislative package today aimed at protecting the privacy of New York State residents and More...

Seniors At DSSM-Neponsit Celebrate Older American’s Month

The seniors attending the DSSM-Neponsit Adult Day Health Care Center have explored a multitude of mind, body, and spirit therapeutic recreational activities during Mary More...

Summer Music in the Park

The Sunset Picnic Concert series has for years been a popular summer fixture for Rockaway residents. More...

Triple Crown Spoiled By FRHS Alumnus?

Funny Cide will win the illusive Triple Crown this weekend if he takes the Stakes at Belmont, but a hall of fame trainer schooled in Rockaway could just prevent a crowning with his horse, Empire Maker. More...

USA Today: ‘Airbus Knew Tail Fin Could Snap Off’

T he Wave Runs Excerpts From A

The newspaper "USA Today," after an exhaustive investigation into the causes of the Crash of American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300-600 in November of 2001, has concluded in a copyright story on May 27 by Alan Levin that Airbus knew l More...

Bands On The Boards Set For June 14

The Tannen Brothers will be the first performance of the "Bands on the Boards" SummerFun 2003 program on Saturday, June 14 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. More...

Cancer Survivorship Celebration On June 7

The Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, barbecue, and walk or run around a local track "relay" style to fight cancer. More...

Customer Appreciation Day A Success

Waldbaums supermarket held a customer appreciation day on May 24, to the delight of its patrons. More...

Dancing To The Big Band Sound On Tap At RMAC Fest

The Rockaway Music and Arts Council (RMAC) wants to entertain you by taking you back to World War II and the days of the "Big Band Sound" of Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman. More...

Town Hall Meeting Scheduled For 6/12

New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith has announced that he will be hosting an important town hall meeting in the Rockaways to hear people More...

Information Day For Vets Set For June 7

Many in the Rockaway Community served at one time or another with the armed forces of the United States, be it in the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines or the Coast Guard. More...

Local Dentist Testifies Before Congress

Dr. Phillip Fox, son of local dentist Joseph Fox and Judge Jean Fox, recently testified before Congress to urge funding of $420 million for salivary gland research. More...

Two Broad Channel Sisters Graduate

At Left: Kimberly M. Cassidy on her graduation from St. Helen More...

Earns Juris Doctor Degree

Alexis Harry, daughter of Dennis and Brenda Harry of Far Rockaway, and the sister of John, has graduated from Harvard Law School on Thursday, June 5. More...

Just Married

Jeannine Riekers and Chris Scott were married on May 11, with a reception held at The Coral House. The newlyweds honeymooned in Cancun. They reside in Broad Channel. More...

Asian Tree Blight Taking Toll

Japanese Black Pines are dying from Asian Tree Blight on Long Island. The Park Service reportedly is replacing the dead trees in Riis Park with other evergreen varieties. More...

Garage Sale To Benefit Tribute Park

A long time Rockaway couple will hold a garage sale at their Belle Harbor home this weekend, a fact that is not unusual in itself because there are many garage sales held in Rockaway each weekend. More...

Open For Business Despite Violations

The new Duane Reade Pharmacy at Beach Channel Drive and Beach 116 Street open More...

Transportation

Meeting Open to All

A town hall meeting will be held June 12, to address many local concerns about transportation. More...

PHC Acquires New Ventilation Systems

Peninsula Hospital Center recently acquired six new ventilation units. These state-of-the-art units represent the most current technology available. More...

PRYSE Manager Speaks At National Conference

Fern Zagor of the Project for Rockaway Youth in Safety and Education (PRYSE) spoke to an audience of 600 people from around the United States at the Safe Schools/Healthy Students National Conference in Washington, D.C. More...

Allergy/Asthma Clinic Welcomes Dr. Rand

The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center welcomes Dr. Stephen Rand to the staff. Dr. Rand will manage the Allergy and Asthma Clinic at 1288 Central Avenue in Far Rockaway. More...

Sanders Addresses Crime And The Budget

Councilman James Sanders, Jr. hosted a Town Hall meeting on crime and the budget crisis with the residents of his council district on Thursday, May 29 at Middle School 198. More...

St. John’s Home Youth Team Launched

Upon learning that the budget for the City More...

Seniors Add Touch Of Beauty

A group of Stella Maris Seniors took upon themselves to beautify the quadrangle, leaving a floral memory after their departure. To finance their undertaking, they held bake sales encouraging the other students to support their venture. More...


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