January 23, 2004 RSS feed / Community

Murder at the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

A new comedy-murder mystery dinner show will be held at the Beach Club on Friday, March 5 at 8 p.m. The Killing Kompany, New York City More...

Caregivers Seminar Set For January 28

The Coalition for Far Rockaway in cooperation with the Rockaway More...

‘Gangs and Graffiti’

The Coalition for Far Rockaway will be presenting a general membership meeting on "Public Safety: Gangs and Graffiti in Far Rockaway" on Wednesday, February 4. More...

Irish Dance Class at Connelly Center

The Connelly Center for the Performing Arts and DanceSport will be offering a free class in Irish dancing this Friday, January 30 at their Rockaway center, 114-03 Beach Channel Drive. More...

Home Care Workers Receive Recognition

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheff er presented Assembly Citations to four local home care workers from the Rock away Vendor House k eeping Services, Inc. for their lon gevity of service. More...

JCCRP Warns Homeowners Of Scams

Jacqueline Bascomm a housing consultant with The Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula, warns local homeowners to be wary of those who want to give them something for nothing or, at least, for very little. More...

Ebanks Leaves PI

Marine Corps Pvt. Brandon C. Ebanks, a 2003 graduate of Beach Channel High School, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. More...

Andino In Naples

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexander Andino, son of Janet and Alexander Andino of Far Rockaway, recently reported for duty with Naval Support Activity Security Detachment, Naples, Italy. More...

McLoughlin and Szczepanik to Wed

John and Sheri McLoughlin of Rockaway Park are happy to announce the engagement of their son John McLoughlin to Suzanne Szczepanik, daughter of Robert and Eileen Szczepanik of Riverhead, Long Island, on December 6, 2003. More...

More Than 127 Thousand Xmas Trees Recycled

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Department of Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty have announced that 127,719 holiday trees were recycled by the City this year. More...

PS 114 Gets Grant, Seeks Parents

The Center for Arts Education has announced its list of grant recipients for the Parents as Arts Partners Program for 2004, and PS 114Q of Belle Harbor is among the recipients, together with its partnering arts organizations, the Rockaway Thea tre Co More...

PHC and VNS Address Hospital Auxiliary

The Peninsula Hospital Center Auxiliary welcomed Ms. Winnie Spence from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Ms. Spence discussed the many options that a patient and their families have when it comes to homecare. More...

Rockaway School Contact Numbers

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SFDS Students Visit Minnesota

Two sixth grade students, their parents and a teacher from St. More...

MS 180 Honors Most Improved Students

MS 180 Most Improved Student Rewards Program sponsor Rico Reid of the architectural firm of R.A. Reid with Principal George Giberti present Kevin Colon, Efrain Avalos, Adesuwa Iyokho with American Express Gift Checks for a job well done. More...

Far Rockaway High School Key Club

To the Far Rockaway High School student body, actions speak louder than words. More...

Parks Commissioner Urges: 'Stay Off the Ice'

Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe warned New Yorkers today against going onto or near the ice of ponds and lakes. Determining the strength of ice is extremely difficult, especially for an untrained individual. More...

Smith Inquiry Brings Reform for Autistic Community

State Senator Malcolm Smith has announced that the State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD) has concluded its investigation into Quality Services for Autism Community (QSAC). More...

Trial Begins For Murder Of Local Football Star

Thomas Johnson was a good student and a talented high school football player when he became a victim of violence in Rockaway in January of 2001. The trial of the young man accused of murdering him began in Queens Criminal Court this week. More...

Pheffer: End Wage Discrimination

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced passage of legislation she supported designed to end wage discrimination in New York. More...

80 Year-Old Gang from Rockaway Park Reminisces

Les Landau is an old Rockaway hand who now lives in Maryland. He was one of the major contributor to The Wave More...

‘Bleachers’ May Be The Best Sports Book Ever

New Grisham Novella A Paean To Male Bonding

I have been getting tired of John Grisham More...

Cystic Fibrosis Plunge Set For February

Take the plunge for Cystic Fibrosis for Annie McMahon on February 21. The plunge will begin at Vaughn More...

Residents Urged To Prepare For Cold Weather Conditions

With temperatures expected to remain below freezing for the next few weeks, NYC Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden has recommended health and safety precautions to take during the winter season. More...

Hearts And Shamrocks Dance Kicks Off Parade Season

The Hearts and Shamrocks Dinner Dance kicked off the beginning of the St. Patrick More...

Voter’s Registration Day

Visiting Nurse Services of New York Early Head Start program would like to invite parents and community members to their first Voter More...

Kearon and Costello to Marry

George and Barbara Kearon of Bright More...

Graduates From Basic

Army Pfc. Eric A. Romero has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. More...

101 Years Young

The residents and staff at Ocean Prom More...

SJEH And Hunter Ambulance Join Forces

Hunter Ambulance and St. John More...

Neighbor Says ‘Jumper’ Story Incorrect

A neighbor of Mariana Ramirez, the woman who police and fire department sources say was pulled to safety from her seventh-floor perch at 81-10 Rockaway Beach Boulevard last week, says that the official story is all wrong. More...

Health In The Rockaways And Broad Channel

Part One Of A Five-Part Series

The latest profile released by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene ranks Rockaway and Broad Channel as two of the least healthy neighborhoods in New York City. But is the picture as bleak as it appears? More...

New York Blood Center Needs Donations

The New York Blood Center (NYBC) is reporting an alarmingly low level of blood in its frozen emergency banks. Even type O Positive is dangerously low. More...

Post Office To Take Identification Photographs

Effective Immediately, Far Rock-away Main Post Office will be taking Passport photos along with the Processing of the Passports. More...

PS 114 Pitches In Big For The Findleys

Children, parents, the PTA, teachers and staff of PS 114, in Belle Harbor, raised more than $1,600 for the Fidley family, who lost their home in a Christmas fire. More...

NYC Council Chooses Far Rock Student

A Far Rockaway High School student, Moh am ed A. Amin was selected by the College Now Program to participate in the 2003 Model NYC Council Project. The Project is a unique leadership development opportunity for selected high school students. More...

St. Francis and the Little Sisters

Each year, the children at St. Francis de Sales donate various items to a residence in Queens called Little Sisters of the Poor. Each grade is assigned necessary items such as canned goods, paper goods, toiletries etc. More...

Seniors Encouraged To Enroll In Medicare

Social Security District Manager
Far Rockaway Office

If you did not take Medicare More...

Gateway Lifeguard Applications Available

Both males and females who are strong swimmers are encouraged to take the pre-employment performance test to qualify as lifeguards at the Gateway National Recreation Area. More...

St. Francis de Sales School Toys for Tots

The children at St. Francis de Sales donated toys for all the children in need on the Rockaway Peninsula. Working in conjunction with the 100 Precinct, cartons were packed and distributed by the police officers, to the needy. More...

Weiner Fights for More NYC Terrorism Money

Congressman Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Homeland Security Task Force, has introduced new legislation to substantially increase New York City More...

Weiner Knocks ‘State Of The Union' Address

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