December 24, 2004 RSS feed / Community

CEO And Santa Visit Local Waldbaum’s

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Leo Dwil of Waldbaum More...

AllStarz Bike Club Distribute Toys To Far Rockaway Children

Members of the Da Rock AllStarz bike club brought the joy of the holidays to children of Far Rockaway when they distributed toys and stocking stuffers outside the North Fork Bank on Mott and Cornaga Avenues on December 18. More...

PHC Extended Care Unit Readies For Holiday

Annual Hanukah and Christmas preparations and festivities are well underway at the Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation. More...

Dredging Taking Place On East End

The shore on the end of Rockaway Beach has seen a lot of activity recently. Since December 7, maintenance dredging has been taking place from Beach 14 to Beach 28 Street. The contractor on the project is B & B Dredging of Portmount, VA. The U.S. More...

SJEH Sets New Ophthalmology Program

Ophthalmology services have expanded at St. John More...

Annual Deerfield Area Civics Dinner Dance

The Deerfield Area Civic Association held its annual Dinner Dance at the Imperial Ballroom on December 4. Among the honorees were Rev. More...

Shot In The Buttocks, Arrested For Crack

A shooting victim with a backside bullet wound was arrested at a local hospital last week after an emergency room staffer reported seeing him toss away a paper bag that contained 35 rocks of crack cocaine. More...

K Of C Erects Nativity At Beach 116 Street

The Knights of Columbus has erected a cr More...

Green Bus Employees Authorize Strike

After two years working without a contract and without knowing if and when the MTA would take over the private subsidized bus companies serving New York City, the situation hit a boiling point this week when members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local More...

ALS To Host Annual New Year’s Day Beach Walk

The American Littoral Society (ALS) will once again host its annual New Year More...

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Here I am walking Along the water front I feel secure as if I am More...

PS 114 Chess Club Out At Crack Of Dawn

The Belle Harbor School - P.S. 114 Chess Club members are, literally and figuratively, More...

Peninsula Hospital Center Auxiliary Hosts QCA

The Peninsula Hospital Center recently hosted The Queens Council On The Arts at its Edgemere Facility. Pictured, Left to Right: More...

PHC, K Of C, Team Up For Little Angels

The Knights of Columbus, Rockaway Council 2672, brought Santa himself to the children in the Angels on the Bay Pediatric Unit at Peninsula Hospital Center. More...

Sanitation Changes For Christmas

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that on Christmas Day, Saturday, December More...

Sanders ‘Comes Home’ To Distribute Toys

When City Councilman James Sanders was young, he attended Public School 183 in Hammels. On Wednesday, he More...

United Kids At P.S. 114

The P.S. 114 Student Council recently chose to be called More...

P.S. 105 Robin Hood Library Grand Opening

On Wednesday, December 15, P.S. 105 celebrated the grand opening of their new Robin Hood Library. More...

Maura Clarke Students Honored

Veronica Hemminger and Amanda Carey recently joined the National Junior Honor Society. As part of their probationary period, both girls led the procession of flag bearers at the event. More...

Pop Hop At Stella Maris High

Stella Maris recently held its annual Pop Hop. The event brings dads and daughters together. The senior class is pictured with its cake. More...

A Giving Tree Before Christmas

The students at Stella Maris recently prepared a giving tree at the their annual Advent service. Students are encouraged to take ornaments from the tree and provide a gift for a less fortunate child. More...

RAA Celebrates ‘An Afternoon Of Music And Art’

The Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) celebrated More...

SJEH Offers Audiology Program

Do you find it hard to follow a conversation in a crowded room? Do you find yourself asking people to speak up or repeat themselves? More...

Pheffer Serves At Installation Ceremony

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer recently served as the installing officer for the Belle Harbor Property Owner More...

West End Realty Hosts Holiday Party

West End Realty held its eleventh Holiday Party on Friday December 17. Barbara J. Morris Broker, remembered when Walter Blum hosted the Holiday Parties in his Office on Beach 116 Street. He would invite all of the merchants and his customers. More...

CFR’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Committee Celebrates Accomplishments

Community leaders surround Wendy Levinson (of the New York Center for Community and Coalition Building) as they celebrate the accomplishments of the Coalition for Far Rockaway More...

CFR’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Committee Celebrates Accomplishments

Community leaders surround Wendy Levinson (of the New York Center for Community and Coalition Building) as they celebrate the accomplishments of the Coalition for Far Rockaway More...

Bagel Shop Brings ‘Neighborhood’ Back

When the Board Walk Bagel and Deli opened in July of 2004, its owners brought the traditional neighborhood store back to Rockaway Beach. The store, which is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. can be found at 108-01 Beach 108 Street. More...

101 Precinct Community Council Celebrates Holiday Season

101 Community Council President Glenda Nesmith and Jesse Velez of RDRC enjoy good food, music and conversation at the council meeting/party. Photo by Miriam Rosenberg More...

Far Rockaway Leads County In Crime Reduction

The 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway, which has seen a dramatic reduction in violent crime this year, helped lead Queens to an More...

DA, NYPD Grab Knock-Offs At Aqueduct Flea Market

The Queens District Attorney joined the New York City Police Department and the New York State Police in busting a ring that sold knock-off clothing and accessories at the Aqueduct Flea Market a facility often used by Rockaway residents seeking a bar More...

Bocker Family Baptisms

Brianna and Emily Bocker were baptized on December 18, 2004 at St. Genevieve More...

Dusenbury Honored With Special Award

Dea Dusenbury, a science teacher at M.S. 53, was honored at Bishop Laughlin High School during the More...

Cocktail Party At The Beach Club

The Belle Harbor and Neponsit Annual Cocktail Party was held at the Beach Club on December 5, 2004. Among the honorees were State Senator Malcolm Smith, Fire Department Chief Peter Hayden, Mike O More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

Years Ago... More...

M.S. 53 Undergoes A Makeover

M.S. 53 underwent a beautification recently. With the encouragement of Principal Claude Monereau and Vice-Principal Diane Ludvigsen, art and design teacher Ms. More...

PHC Chemotherapy Department Hosts Party

Feeling like one entire family, patients of the Peninsula Hospital Center Ambulatory Chemotherapy Dept, gather to commemorate the Holiday Season. Shirley Cooper spoke for the group when she stated, More...

ALS To Host Annual New Year’s Day Beach Walk

The American Littoral Society (ALS) will once again host its annual New Year More...

Pheffer Opens Her Office For Holiday Celebration

Constituents, fellow politicians and community leaders joined Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer as she opened her office for a holiday celebration on December 14. More...

St. Rose Impacts PHC’s ‘Giving Tree’

The parishioners of St. Rose of Lima Church gave generously to More...

Rockaway Museum To Close For Winter Hiatus 12/30

The Rockaway Museum will close for its annual winter hiatus on December 30, according to Susan Locke, the museum More...

PS 114 Students Utilize State-of–The-Art Technology

Utilizing the HP Compaq 1100 wireless, networked Tablet computer, the Belle Harbor School - P.S. 114Q technology students in Ronald Gerson More...

Fontbonne Inducts Honor Society Members

Fontbonne Hall Academy recently held its annual induction Ceremony for the National Honor Society. Twenty-nine juniors and seniors were added to the membership rolls, increasing the total number to fifty-three. More...

St. Virgilius School News

The November students of the month were given certificates for their achievements. More...

Fontbonne Welcomes Youngsters

Fontbonne Hall Academy recently opened its doors to score of young neighborhood children for its annual Harvest Happening. The elementary school students were treated to a magic show, haunted house and many games and prizes. More...

PS 47 Parents Spread Holiday Cheer

Spreading cheer, parent volunteers help pre-k children make gingerbread houses for the holidays. The parents shared their time with the children, making this a great experience for all involved. More...

PS/MS 43 Annual Holiday Dinner

PS/MS 43 recently held its annual Holiday Dinner. Among the sponsors were the Parent Teacher Association, Washington Mutual Bank, Stop & Shop and the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation. More...

SJEH Doctors and Nurses Hand Out Christmas Gifts

Doctors and nurses acted as Santa More...

Time Warner Cable To Offer ‘On Demand’ Programming

Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey will introduce DTV On Demand, More...

Tots Get Toys Throughout Community

Local toy-drives collected thousands of toys in Rockaway and Broad Channel for sharing with needy families in the community. Students at St. Francis de Sales collected a police-van load of toys for children in other parts of Rockaway. More...


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