May 14, 2004 RSS feed / Community

Dead Greenery Lines Rockaway Beach Boulevard

The bushes and plants that were planted with much ado two years ago seem to be largely dying out in this beginning of spring. Those who work on the commercial strip say that the plants haven More...

Drunk Man FallsTo His Death

A 39-year-old man, who witnesses said was intoxicated, is dead after he lost his balance while sitting on a wall and fell 20 feet in Far Rockaway last weekend, police said. More...

M.S. 180 Students To Tour Arverne Construction Site

One hundred M.S. 180 students will be touring the NYC Department of Design and Construction Site in Arverne on May 24 and May 25. More...

Forensics Students at M.S. 180 Visit Tussauds’

Students at M.S. 180 have investigated in class how scientists recreate a person More...

Power Squadron Adds Second Boating Class Due to overwhelming response

The Brooklyn Power Squadron has added a second spring class in safe boating. Classes will be held at the Ryan Center (the old control tower, visitor information center), Floyd Bennett Field More...

NAACP Educational Forum

The NAACP will host an Educational Forum on May 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lucille Rose Day Care Center located at 148 Beach 59 Street. More...

Learning Dance AndMovement at P.S./M.S. 43

Students in four Fifth Grade classes participated in weekly dance and movement workshops developing their own group dances based on the theme of conflict resolution with the Mark DeGarmo Dance/ Dynamics Form Group. More...

Health Plus LeagueThe Sorrentino Recreation Center will be holding registration for Little League Baseball in conjunction with Health Plus. The 12 and under co-ed Little League are now holding registration for the 2004 season. More...

Legette Listed In ‘Who’s Who’

Priscilla Leggette, a student at SUNY Canton and Far Rockaway resident, has been listed in "Who More...

Turov And Dolan To Marry

Matt Turov and Debby Dolan are pictured celebrating their upcoming nuptials at the T6 RAA opening. Photo by Denis More...

Named Valedictorian

Stacy-ann S. Davidson was named Valedictorian of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania with a 4.0 grade-point average at graduation on Saturday, May 8. Davidson received a B.S. degree in Business. More...

Ronstadt, Neville At Westbury, Three Dates In May

In their first national tour together, Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville will appear at Westbury Music Fair for three performances scheduled for Wednesday May 26, Thursday May 27, and Sunday May 30th. More...

Parks Seeks Boardwalk SCUBA Shop

Local Scuba (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Aparatus) divers thought that their sport had passed from Rockaway with the closing of Almost Paradise, a dive shop and restaurant on Beach 9 Street in Far Rockaway. More...

Police Respond To Large, Disorderly BCHS Crowd

Police officers from all over the 100 Precinct responded to the beachfront at Beach 100 Street on Thursday when more than 1,000 students from Beach Channel High School, expecting a large fight between groups of students, went to the beach to witness More...

Sanit Worker Charged With Harassment, Firearms

A city Sanitation worker faces weapons and harassment charges after his estranged wife led police to his unlicensed guns last Friday and told them he threatened her, according to court records. More...

Rockaway Artists Alliance Hosts Dual Opening

The Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) recently held a dual opening at its Fort Tilden galleries. Pictured, Geoff Rawling and Jeffrey Berman are pictured at the T7 Gallery opening. More...

St. Virgilius School News

Bishop Valero presided over Wendy Russmeyer More...

O’Malley Dance Academy Wins Best School

Pictured above are some of the members of the O More...

M.S. 53 Night Meeting Discusses Standard Tests

M.S. 53 welcomed parents on March 31 for an informational night seminar regarding Standardized Testing. More...

P.S. 197 Fifth Grade Adopts Soldiers

The children of class 5-324 from P.S. 197, along with their teacher Eileen Venezia, share in the celebration of the completion of their Patriotic Wreaths to be sent off to their adopted platoon in Iraq. More...

St. Rose Of Lima News

The Student Council sorted daffodils for the American Cancer Society. Kristine Healey and Bridget Murphy, moderators, organized the mission project and $649 was donated to the society. More...

SJEH Celebrates Distinguished Nurses Luncheon

St. John More...

Conservative Party Meeting

The general public is invited to attend the next meeting of the Queens County Conservative Party, which will be held on Thursday, May 20 at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Continental Post 1424, located at 107-15 Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills. More...

100 Precinct Community Council Meeting

Chief James Dale, Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Queens South will be the guest speaker at the next 100 Precinct Community Council Meeting on May 26. More...

Cyclones Audition National Anthem Singers

Stadium lights replace the spotlight and home plate is center stage, but the feeling of performing live in front of thousands is still the same. More...

BCHS To Hold Spring Concert May 22

Beach Channel High School will hold its annual Spring Concert at the school on May 22 at 7 p.m. More...

Bicycle Classic At Rockaway On June 6

The First annual Rockaway Beach Classic Bicycle Race will be held on the peninsula on June 6, according to an announcement by Team Squiggle and the United States Cycling Foundation (USCF). More...

100 Precinct Community Cruise

The 100 Pct. Community Council has announced July 8 as the date for its Annual Community Cruise. The cruise will include a dinner, dancing under the stars, a DJ and lots of friends and neighbors. More...

Book Sale To Benefit Seaside Library

A book sale will be held at the Seaside Library on from Tuesday, May 18 to Thursday May 20. Among the available items will be paperbacks, hardcovers, CD More...

Drawing On Science by Steve Yaeger

Steve Yaeger is a retired high school science teacher (Beach Channel HS) who, between his art and photography, still keeps up with the sciences. More...

Symposium At P.S. 42

P.S. 42 will host a Parent Symposium on Saturday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Parents will have an opportunity to attend workshops on reading, math, technology and the New York Department of Education Promotion Policy. More...

Rockaway Gasoline Prices Reach Record Heights

Gasoline prices at a number of gas stations clustered around Beach 116 Street set new prices last week, reaching highs not seen before on the peninsula. More...

Holocaust Survivor Visits Far Rockaway High School

Students of Far Rockaway High School More...

Figueroa Graduates

Melissa Figueroa, a graduate of Far Rockaway High School was graduated May 2, from Lincoln University, where she earned her degree in Biology. Her Parents are Edwin and Patricia Figueroa, and her sisters are Jennifer and Jessica. More...

Meeks Speaks To Leadership Council

Congressman Gregory Meeks was invited recently to speak to the participants of the Democratic Leadership Council More...

Veteran Volunteer Honored

Jack Domfort received the community service award from the Queens Council, Jewish War Veterans of America, on May 2. Domfort is a World War II and Korean War veteran, and is parade chairman of the American Legion Memorial Day Parade. More...

Museum To Host Gala Fundraiser, Reopening

The Rockaway Museum will celebrate its reopening with a gala fundraiser to be held at the Pier 92 Restaurant (on Beach 92 Street and Beach Channel Drive, behind McDonald More...

Mirkins To Be Honored By Temple Beth-El

Dr. More...

The Citizen’s Police Academy Report

Want to know a secret? Cops do not relish pulling drivers over as much as we think they do More...

P.H.C. Honors Their Nurses of Distinction

Nurse of Distinction Award winner Emmanuella Valmera, RN, told the audience that she More...

Raging Fire Destroys Celestial Church

The Celestial Church and food pantry on Beach 90 Street just north of Rockaway Beach Boulevard was destroyed late on Tuesday night by a fast-moving fire that ravaged the interior of the former restaurant. More...

Little Tots Hold Trike-A-Thon

On Friday April 30, Little Tots Red Wagon Universal Pre-K in Breezy Point hosted a Trike-a-thon to raise money for St. Jude More...

BCHS Honors Volunteers Day

On Friday, April 16, three hundred Beach Channel High School Students joined millions of youth across the country in performing volunteer work on National Youth Service Day. More...

Drug Awareness at M.S. 180

On Tuesday, March 23, Felice Brenner, Attendance Improvement Dropout Prevention (AIDP) Facilitator, hosted a "Drug Awareness" Parent Workshop at M.S. 180. More...

Principal For A Day at M.S. 53

On March 31, M.S. 53 hosted its annual Principal for a Day Program. This year, M.S. 53 had two principals in addition to regular principal Ken Graham. More...

St. Virgilius Happenings

The kindergarten class received their More...

PS 105 Celebrates Poem In Your Pocket Day

P.S. 105 celebrated Poem-In-Your -Pocket Day on April 30, 2004. More...

Senator Malcolm Smith To Lead Cancer Parade

State Senator Malcolm Smith will act as the Grand Marshal of the National Cancer Day Parade in Queens on Saturday, June 5. The parade is being presented by the Queens New York Chapter of the Mahogany Sisters Network More...

St. Rose of Lima Invites All To Golf Event

Attention all golfers!  You are invited to the Lawrence Village Country club course on Monday, June 21 for the first annual Saint Rose of Lima golf outing. More...

Titus Announces Operation Recognition

Assemblywoman Michele Titus is assisting veterans who reside in the 31st Assembly District and who served in World War II and the Korean War in getting their high school diplomas through Operation Recognition. More...

Two Years Later, Family Still Remembers

At Monday, May 6, 2002, at the Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway, the Ross Family More...


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