April 30, 2004 RSS feed / Community

The Whispers, The Dramatics, June 11

The Whispers, The Dramatics, and Ray, Goodman & Brown will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Friday, June 11 at 8 p.m. More...

Broken Gas Main Disrupts RBB Traffic

A gas main that was broken by a construction company putting in new lines in the area tied up traffic on Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 69 Street on Wednesday afternoon. More...

Car Slips, Skips and Bushwhacks In Rain

Police Officer Sparrow inspects a green Chrysler Sebring sedan, which came to rest about 15 feet inside the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Sanctuary during Monday More...

Eye On Physical Therapy

"How are you today?": a question that is often asked and is seemingly innocuous. Those in the health care field ask this all day long; to their patients, family members, coworkers, and friends. More...

Family Has Three Cars Destroyed Or Damaged

Muriel Stemmann says thas she always considered herself lucky that she lives in Broad Channel, what she considered a safe town. She lives in the same house that her father, Bill and his two brothers, Arthur and Charles, built in 1900 More...

GOP Senatorial Hopeful Addresses Rockaway Republicans

In their second meeting since their inception, the Rockaway Republicans played host to GOP insurgent Michael Benjamin at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club on Tuesday April 27. More...

SJEH Seeks Flower Power Volunteers

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Meeks: Haiti Needs Disarmament

The following is a statement made by Congressman Gregory Meeks upon returning from a trip to Haiti. More...

Look Who’s Five!

Dominique Dawn Beniquez celebrated her fifth birthday on April 19 with her mom, Dawn Mercado and her dad Rafael Beniquez. Dominique More...

Vaughn NamedNational Award Winner

Michael Vaughn of Inwood has been named a United States Achievement Academy National Award winner. He is the son of Kathleen and Michael Vaughn and the grandson of Kay Casey of Rockaway Park and Kay Vaughn of Lynbrook. More...

Lee To Attend Beach Channel

Shanice Lee will be graduating from J.H.S. 198 in June 2004 and will attend Beach Channel High School in September. More...

Rohr Donates For Parade Band

Joan Boden, officer of the Queens County St. Patrick More...

New Rockaway Republican Group Holds Second Meeting

The Rockaway Republicans held their second meeting on Tuesday April 28 at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club with forty persons participating, a big jump from last month More...

Runners Shine In 26th Annual Sweet’N Low Rockaway Rotary Ocean Run

Sean Lynch finished fourth overall and accepts his trophy for finishing first in the 15-19 category. More...

Bias Graffiti Marks Train Stop

The Hate Crimes Unit is investigating a possible bias incident after Transit workers discovered racial graffiti on a wall at a local subway station early Monday morning, police said. More...

Rockaway Children Share Stories

Rockaway parents and children have donated a number of new books for children ages 4-7 as part of the "One More Story" program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in Manhattan. More...

NAACP Health Fair

The NAACP will be holding a Health Fair on Saturday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lucille Rose Day Care Center located at 148 Beach 59 Street in Arverne. More...

Russell Returns From 101st Rock Division Tour

With "Born to Run," "American Girl" and "Where the Streets Have No Name" on their set lists, they were the kind of band that could have sold out Rockaway More...

M.S. 180 Students Perform At Apollo

Students at M.S. 180 visited the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem recently. Billy Mitchell, tour guide for the trip and master of ceremony during Wednesday night Amateur Night, showed the students how performers strut their stuff on stage. More...

Hubbard Named Junior Class President

John "Jack" Hubbard, a Davidson College sophomore from Breezy Point, was recently elected as junior president of the Student Government Association. More...

M.S. 53 Students Develop Board Games

The students of Ferne Goldsmith More...

Williams Earns Scholarship

Sherrell Williams, who will be graduating from Roy H. Mann Middle School is the recipient of the first music scholarship at St. Edmund Prep High School. More...

St. Francis de Sales Happenings

The Student Council suggested that a scooter hockey game be played between the faculty and the older students. The faculty agreed, but soon came to realize that it More...

SJEH To Host Uninsured Health Enrollment Fair

A National "Cover the Uninsured Week Health and Enrollment Fair" will be held on Saturday, May 15, from 11 am to 4 pm at Ocean Bay Community Center at 57-10 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaway. More...

Williams To Be Honored By Kennedy Center

Ann Williams, Ph.D., a long time resident of Rockaway Point, will be honored by the Kennedy Child Study Center at its Annual Spring Benefit at Tavern on the Green on May 20, for her forty years of dedicated service to mentally retarded/developmentall More...

American Legion Parade in Broad Channel

The Queens County American Legion, Department of New York will hold its 86 Annual Convention Parade in Broad Channel on Friday, June 11 at 7 p.m. More...

YMCA Hosts Workshop

The Cross Island YMCA will host a free Building Strong Families Workshop on Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Jamaica Arts Hosts ‘The Rapidly Changing Ecology Of Bay’

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning will host a new exhibition entitled "Losing Ground: The Rapidly-Changing Ecology of Jamaica Bay, featuring the work of Brandon Ballengee beginning with a reception on May 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Bravest And Finest Honored At Chamber Luncheon

The Commanding Officers, past and present, of the 100 Precinct reunited at this week More...

Locals Lead Iranian Parade – On Horseback

Brian Bernath, of Brian More...

A Day Of Armed Combat In Rockaway

The City of New York Parks and Recreation and the New York Arm Wrestling Association have joined forces to present the 26th Annual White Castle More...

Adopt An AnimalFor Mother’s Day

The Riverhead Foundation is offering the opportunity to adopt a seal, sea turtle or whale for Mother More...

Far Rockaway Boys and Girls Go To Mars

The Madison Square Boys and Girls Club of Far Rockaway Academy is journeying to Mars with some help from the American Museum of Natural History and NASA. Beginning this month, the children will learn about Astrobiology, space exploration and planets. More...

Veterans Information Day at Lost Battalion Hall

On Saturday May 8, the Queens Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America will host a Veterans Information Day at the Lost Battalion Hall located at 93-29 Queens Boulevard. More...

Luncheon Salutes Volunteers At St John’s Episcopal Hospital

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Edwards Supports Iraqi Freedom

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Ramon G. Edwards, a 1987 graduate of Far Rockaway High School, recently deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom while assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, home based in Jacksonville, Fla. More...

Porcella And JamesTo Marry

The parents of Michelle Porcella and Steven James have announced the engagement of their children. Michelle More...

35 Years At Gateway For Broderick

Ed Broderick, a retired New York City Department of Environmental Protection Engineer, is back for another season at Gateway National Park in Riis Park. More...

Brown Completes Army Basic

Army Reserve Pvt. Tyrell E. Brown has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. More...

Mulvanerty Selected For Prestigious Music Festival

Daniel Mulvanerty of Neponsit has been selected to perform at the New York International Music Festival on Saturday, May 1 at 9:30 p.m. More...

Domestic Violence Seminar, May 12

The Coalition for Far Rockaway in cooperation with Queens Legal Services Corporation will be hosting a leadership seminar on "Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection" on Wednesday, May 12, between 3 p.m. More...

Osprey Environmental Club Plants Trees for Earth Day

Members of the American Littoral Society More...

RAA Gives Whalemena A Facelift

Geoff Rawling, President of the Rockaway Artists Alliance, began bringing new life to the Whalemena last fall with help from an NYC Parks Foundation grant and donations of stained glass, tile and pottery. More...

Rockaway Teens Plead Not Guilty In November ‘A Train’ Murder

Two Rockaway teenagers, who were accused of killing a young father during an attempted mugging at the Beach 36 Street Subway stop in November, pled not guilty to charges of murder, robbery, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal posses More...

Stella Maris School News

On Thursday, April 22, new members from the Junior and Senior classes were inducted into the Stella Maris Chapter of the National Honor Society. More...

PS 105 Celebrates Read-Aloud Day

PS 105 in Edgemere held its annual Read-Aloud Day on April 22. Guest readers were invited to the school to read to classes of young students. Pictured, City Councilman Joe Addabbo reads to a fourth grade class. More...

P.S. 114 Student Finds Balloon – From Nebraska

P.S. 114 first grade student Nikki B., made an amazing discovery on Saturday, March 6. by finding balloon #57. The balloon, which was set loose by students from the Kenwood School in Kearney, Nebraska, was released as part of a plan to honor Dr. More...

National Library Week at Beach Channel HS

Reading is very much in fashion at Beach Channel High School. Last week the Library sponsored a Read Aloud in celebration of National Library Week. More...

Attendance Awards at M.S. 198

The Attendance Improvement/ Dropout Prevention (AIDP) Program at Middle School 198 held its annual attendance assembly program for Perfect Attendance on March 4. More...

Senator Smith Promotes Housing Services Program

State senator Malcolm A. Smith has announced that Neighborhood Housing Service (NHS) of Jamaica is ready to implement its Closing Costs Assistance Grant Programs with New York State HOME funds. More...

Senator Smith Urges Eligible Home Buyers

Senator Malcolm A. Smith today urged all eligible and interested homebuyers to promptly submit a request to Community Homes Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) for a homeowner application. More...

Weiner Looks To Save Rockaway Beaches

The following is a statement by Congressman Anthony Weiner regarding beach renourishment in Rockaway and in other beach areas. More...


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