June 18, 2004 RSS feed / Community

Bungalows Reduced To Dumpster Scraps

Workers began razing a colony of 39 bungalows, which for the past 80 years were inhabited by a close-knit community of summer residents, on Beach 101 Street last week. The crane in the distance made quick work of the simple aged-wood structures. More...

Clinton Visits Broad Channel For Legion Parade, Views BCVFD Firehouse

Senator Hillary Clinton sped from the funeral of President Ronald Reagan to New York last Friday so that she could attend the annual Queens County American Legion Parade in Broad Channel. More...

Fundraiser For Rockaway Museum Draws Hundreds To Pier 92

A large crowd turned out last Sunday evening for a Rockaway Museum fundraiser that included music, food and prizes. The proceeds will be used for the museum More...

Local An Aero Medical Specialist

Right after their historic first flight in North Carolina in December of 1903, the Wright Brothers returned home to this area to refine heavier than air flight at this city known as the Birthplace of Aviation. More...

Marks Receives Special Recognition

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer joined Belle Harbor resident, Clare Marks, when she travelled to Albany to receive special recognition from the State University of New York. More...

Look Who’s Turning One

Jennifer Nicole Quagliariello of Neponsit will celebrate her first birthday on June 18, 2004. She is the daughter of Anthony and Ilene Quagliariello and the little sister of Christopher. More...

Chimera Graduates Cum Laude From Fairfield

Christopher Chimera of Belle Harbor has graduated from Fairfield University in Connecticut with majors in math and computer science. The son of Frank and Carole Chimera, Christopher graduated cum laude. More...

New Emergency Room Opened At PHC

Barbara Eisenstadt cut the ribbon at the unveiling of the new emergency room. The Eisenstadts, along with other benefactors, were the underwriters of the modernization project. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center Highlights ER At Annual Meeting

P.S. 114 Principal, Brian O More...

Brooklyn To Breezy Bike Tour Set

The National Park Service is offering a ranger-guided bike tour from Plumb Beach in Brooklyn to Breezy Point on Sunday, June 19 at 9:30 a.m. More...

Pheffer: Cut Hidden Gift Card Costs

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that the Assembly has passed two pieces of legislation that she has worked on throughout the 2004 Legislative Session to protect consumers from hidden and unknown gift card terms and fees. More...

Raging Fire Destroys Nassau Herald Newspaper Office

A fire that reportedly began in the Lawrence printing plant at the Richner Publications office raged through the building fueled by ink, paper and cleaning fluid on Wednesday, closing a number of major roads in the Nassau County shopping area. More...

PS 106 Donates Penny Harvest Money To Library

Students from P.S. 106 in Far Rockaway have presented Queens Library officials with a check for $250 to support the library More...

Rivera Shines At P.S. 225

Ten-year-old William Rivera, of class 4-335 scored the highest grade possible on his recent Comprehensive Testing Batter (CTB) test. He is currently in Mrs. Lepore More...

Sullivan In Mathematics Contest

Pictured left to right: Math teacher Mrs. Richards, Timothy Sullivan and Principal Mr. Lorenzetti. Photo by Joan Kowkabany. More...

Art Program For Upper Classmen

The Queens Council on the Arts is offering a free six-week program for high school juniors and senior who intend to apply to art school. The program will include foundation design, drawing and critical studies. More...

Anthony Receives Slew Of Scholarships

Naomi Anthony, a senior at Far Rockaway High School recently received the State Senator Malcolm Smith scholarship, the Far Rockaway High School Alumni award, an award from the law firm of C. 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...

Skateboarders Deface Artistic Bus Shelter

When local artist Esther Grillo and a team of student-artists created the beautiful bus shelter on Beach 107 Street and Shore Front Parkway, she did not envision it as a skateboard park. More...

T6 And T7 Happenings In Fort Tilden

Pictured left to right, are Velvet Road members Melissa Biffer, Apryl Greene and Joanne Marnik performing at the opening at T7 in Fort Tilden. Photos by Denis Macrae. More...

Tips For A Safe Summer Vacation

A summer vacation trip can be a very pleasant experience for you and your family. According to a recent study by the Travel Industry Association of America, nearly 80% of past-year travelers plan on taking at least one trip this summer. More...

Bair And Baxter At Palm Gardens Pub

Musician Gerald Bair drove into Rockaway for a guest appearance with Owen Baxter. More...

Broad Channel Bits

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Dumper Unloads Trailer At Boat Ramp

A wheel-less Starcraft trailer sits in the Beach Channel High School boat ramp, where it was illegally discarded last weekend, waiting to be removed by the city More...

Caught Ditching Fridge, Grass

Two Rockaway men were busted and their vehicles impounded when Sanitation police spotted them allegedly dumping an old kitchen appliance and yard waste in two separate incidents in Rockaway last month. More...

Cronin Kicks Off Congressional Campaign

Speaking before the third official meeting of the newly formed Rockaway Republicans last Tuesday night at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club, local resident Jerry Cronin urged club members to support his recently announced bid to replace Demo More...

Wildflowers Tour At Gateway

The National Park Service at the Gateway National Recreation Area is offering the public an opportunity to learn about wildflowers on Sunday, June 19 at 1 p.m. More...

Meeks Hosts Ownership Fair

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Rail Advocates Study New Rail Cars

The Rockaway subcommittee of the Regional Rail Working Group will discuss the various types of rail cars that could be used on the Rockaway Beach Line. More...

Kaplan Graduates From RPI

Rockaway native Brandon D. Kaplan has recently graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. An alumnus of P.S. 114 and Poly Prep in Brooklyn, Kaplan was on the Dean More...

Costa GraduatesFrom St. John’s

Joseph C. Costa, a resident of Rockaway Park, graduated on May 15 from St. John More...

Gonsalves Completes Recruit Training

Navy Seaman Recruit A. T. Lewis Gonsalves, son of Trevor A. Gonsalves of Far Rockaway, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. More...

The Citizen’s Police Academy Report

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PHC Hosts Women’s Heart Seminar

Peninsula Hospital Center, continuing its programs to increase health and wellness awareness in the community, hosted a Women More...

PHC, St. Rose Team Up For Happy Teeth

Students attending St. Rose of Lima School were treated to a visit by members of the Peninsula Hospital Center Dental Department and the Colgate More...

Arverne Group Aids PHC

Lisa Hylton, (second from left) was recently presented with a check from the Arverne Cancer Support Group represented here by (from left to right) Jackie McMichael, Sara Colson and Annie Warden. More...

Henrick’s Surf Update: Rockaway Musician Inspired by Waves

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Kearney Graduates 20 Residents

Twenty young women from the peninsula recently graduated from Bishop Kearney High Schools. Among the graduates were: More...

‘Year’s Best Teacher’ Gets Grand TIP

Anne Marie Todes, a fifth grade teacher at PS 114 in Belle Harbor, was pleasantly surprised last Friday when Stephen T. Zerio, of the Teachers More...

‘Anita’ To Be Performed At M.S. 180

Students from the M.S. 180 Action Center will be presenting "The Disappearance of Anita" on Friday, June 18 at 7 p.m. in the school More...

P.S. 114 Receives Hewlett Packard Grant

Hewlett Packard recently named 193 schools nationwide to receive more than $10 million in funding from the HP Technology for teaching grant that is designed to accelerate learning through the innovative use of technology. 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...

SJEH Advisory Board Holds Dinner

The Community Advisory Board of St. John More...

Pheffer Offers Tourist Guide

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer is offering free "2004 New York Travel Guides," which can be picked up at either of her District Offices (108-14 Crossbay Boulevard, Ozone Park; or 90-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach). More...

West End Temple Celebrates 65 Years

Marilyn Blicksilver, Geraldine Chapey, Beverly Baxter and Sharon Gabriel (left to right) enjoy the fete at West End Temple More...


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