October 24, 2003 RSS feed / Community

Rotary Hears from Homeless Advocate

Rosie Schaap, (right) the assistant director of The Partnership for The Homeless, Emergency Shelter Network, was the guest of the Rockaway Rotary Club at their regular luncheon meeting last Wednesday at Snug Harbor. More...

Smith Warns Diabetics

State Senator Ada L. Smith has announced that several law firms are working together to examine the claims of diabetics who took the drug Rezulin. More...

Flu Season Begins in New York

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced the official beginning of flu season. Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden urged New Yorkers, especially those over age 50 to get a flu shot early. More...

BC Extends Deadline

Property owners will have a few extra months to apply for their sewer maintenance refunds, according to the United Community Organizations (UCO) of Broad Channel. More...

The Inner Voice

What do you do when you are in a situation of conflict? Flight or fight has been the most common approach. I More...

Locals Meet With First Lady

John and Veronica (Cassidy) Barry with daughters Cassidy Marie and Kiera are shown here, met recently (Oct 14, 2003) met Laura Bush while she was visiting the US Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where Mr. More...

Lafayette Completes USMC Boot Camp

Marine Corps Pvt. Michael A. Lafayette, son of Lezandria Lafayette of Far Rockaway, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. More...

Congrats on Commitment Ceremony

Karen Scocozza & Eileen Devlin celebrated the beginning of their lives together with a commitment ceremony at the Silver Gull officiated by the Rev. Jan Powell on September 20, 2003. More...

Springtime Set For Opening of Rockaway Tribute Park

It is obvious to all who pass by on Beach Channel Drive at Beach 116 Street, that the construction of Rockaway More...

Meeks Reflects on His Trip to Iraq

Touring Iraq was an eye-opening experience for Congressman Gregory Meeks. On a recent five-day visit to the war-ravaged country, Meeks met with American soldiers, toured local schools and visited power-producing facilities. More...

Penny Harvest & Caroline Kennedy at PS 43

PS 43 was chosen as the site to host the 2003 Penny Harvest Kickoff on October 16. The group raises funds to support non-profit, charitable causes. Pictured above, Caroline Kennedy speaking to assembly. More...

Rockaway Residents Join In Queens Cancer Walk

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Rain failed to dampen the spirits of 6,000 walkers at the 10th Annual Amer More...

Is Your Family Ready For Reality TV?

Want to have your 15 minutes of fame without being stranded on an island or having to eat exotic insects? Then listen up! A major TV network is searching for two New York families, to switch moms for a new reality show. More...

NYPD Safety Tips for Halloween Fun

As Halloween approaches it is important for parents to review safety tips with their children. The Crime Prevention Officer of the 100 Precinct has a few suggestions to make this Halloween safe and enjoyable for everyone: More...

Essay Contest By VFW

The "Voice of Democracy" Essay contest sponsored by the VFW Morris Haynes Post #2781 Ladies Auxiliary is nearing its deadline. All submissions must be in envelopes with the child More...

Exciting New School Year At St. Rose

Principal Theresa Andersen reads the names of all those lost from Rockaway on September 11. More...

American Legion to Fight for "Under God"

With the status of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools at stake, the American Legion has announced its support for the teacher-led pledge. More...

BCHS Hosts New Addabbo Project

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Class Size Redux, Part II

Why are we not surprised that the people who rule public  school systems often seem to send their own kids to private schools? Former Chancellor Harold Levy More...

Addabbo To Address Dems On 10/29

City Councilman Joseph Addabbo will address the Regular Democratic Club of the Rockaways on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 8:15 p.m. at 104-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. - Dr. Geraldine Chapey, Democratic District Leader. More...

Belle Harbor Artist on Display in Manhattan

Belle Harbor resident Ellen Piccolo will be displaying her work at the Prince Street Gallery in Manhattan. The exhibit will last from October 28 till November 22. More...

NYPD Aviation Shows Off New $9.8 Million Jewel

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly unveiled the aviation unit More...

Fishing Competitors Catch Few Fish

The Ninth Annual Surf Fishing Tournament sponsored by More...

Candidate Brown Against JFK Expansion

City Council candidate Everly Brown has challenged Congressman Gregory Meeks about JFK Expansion. Brown does not believe that people of Southeast Queens and Far Rockaway benefit through increase job opportunities. More...

Hotel Innkeepers to be Honored

Washington Hotel innkeepers, Vivian Schneider and Elaine Mittman will be honored at its annual donor luncheon on Thursday November 6. For decades, both Schneider and Mittman have worked at and been the proprieters of the Washington Hotel. More...

Juvenile Diabetes Fundraiser, 11/13

Juvenile Diabetes is a growing problem in Rockaway as well as in the nation as a whole. More...

West End Children Decorate the Sukkah

The children of West End Temple had fun decorating the Sukkah in front of the Temple. Everyone worked to the to cover the roof with branches and fill the Sukkah with pumpkins, fruits, decorations, flowers and pictures. More...

"Look Who’s Turning Two"

Happy second birthday to Nicholas Dono More...

DA Brown Honors Weinstein

Queens District Attorney Rich More...

Mossa Takes Issue with Addabbo on Property Taxes

City Council Candidate Michael Mossa believes the 18.5% increase in property tax was outrageous. "Addabbo voted lockstep with the liberal leaders in Manhattan, by supporting this draconian property tax increase," said Mossa. More...

100 Community Council Hosts Oktoberfest

The 100 Precinct Community Council Hosted its annual Oktoberfest breakfast at the Beach Club last Sunday morning. The breakfast is a traditional fundraiser for the organization that runs activities throughout the year. More...

RAA’s Artsplash A Hit At Fort Tilden Gallery

The T-7 Band and Scott Bataglia performing with the Rockaway Theater Company at ArtSplash. More...

NYPD Safety Tips for Halloween Fun

As Halloween approaches it is important for parents to review safety tips with their children. The Crime Prevention Officer of the 100 Precinct has a few suggestions to make this Halloween safe and enjoyable for everyone: More...

Essay Contest By VFW

The "Voice of Democracy" Essay contest sponsored by the VFW Morris Haynes Post #2781 Ladies Auxiliary is nearing its deadline. All submissions must be in envelopes with the child More...

Is Your Family Ready For Reality TV?

Want to have your 15 minutes of fame without being stranded on an island or having to eat exotic insects? Then listen up! A major TV network is searching for two New York families, to switch moms for a new reality show. More...

Sands Point Celebrates Physical Therapy Month

Dr. Robert Lanter, DO, with his son, Charles. Lanter, who is associated with Sands Point, spoke on acupuncture. More...

Piro Celebrates 25 Jubilee at St. Edmund’s

Congratulations to Lucia Piro who celebrated her 25 Jubilee as a foreign language teacher at St. Edmund Prep High School in Brooklyn. Also honored was history department coordinator Mrs. More...

Learning About Baseball At Busy Bee’s

Rockaway youth enjoyed the story, More...

Weiner Funds Rockaway Hurricane Study

Representative Anthony Weiner has announced a new $3,000,000 study designed to improve hurricane protection measures on Rockaway. The study, which will be conducted by the U.S. More...


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