September 2, 2005 RSS feed / Community

ALS Foundation On Jerry Lewis Telethon

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Addabbo Addresses Needs Of Seniors, Disabled

City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. announced that he has cosponsored two pieces of legislation in the Council aimed at aiding senior citizens and individuals with disabilities in his district as well as in the city. More...

Chatting With Chapey

Eisendtadt, Bartwink Honored

The Rockaway Music and Arts Council is celebrating its 50 More...

Distracted Driver Has Ramp Rollover

Two Brooklyn women went for a wild ride on the northbound onramp of the Cross Bay Bridge Monday morning when the driver grazed the curved cement railing then overcorrected and flipped the car over. More...

Girl, 17, Raped And Dumped By Five Men

A 17-year-old Far Rockaway girl told police she was raped last weekend by five acquaintances who liquored her up, forced her to have sex with them and then dumped her on her front doorstep. More...

Slammed Through Store Window By Errant Auto

An unidentified Far Rockaway woman waiting for a bus on Mott Avenue was hurled through the window of a nearby store when an out of control car crossed the busy thoroughfare, police sources say. More...

HRA Center To Get $1.4 Million Makeover

Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined local political leaders and residents at a kick-off ceremony for the renovation of HRA More...

Judge’s Ruling Puts Bus Negotiations On Hold

A ruling by State Supreme Court Justice Duane Hart has put a temporary halt to the negotiations for the Metropolitan Transit Authority More...

Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund

Rockaway is coming to the aid of those in need who lost their homes and more in the recent Hurricane Katrina that consumed hundreds of miles in the South, specifically in Mississippi. More...

Labor Day Mardi Gras Set For Broad Channel

The 2005 Mardi Gras festivities, hosted by the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department, will kick off today, Friday, September 2 and will continue through the Labor Day weekend. More...

Mayor Cuts Funding For Local Volunteer’s Insurance

When City Councilman Joseph Addabbo was first elected to the council three years ago, one of the first steps he took was to ensure that money was allocated in the city budget for compensation insurance for volunteer firefighters injured serving their More...

Gonsalves Completes Basic

Navy Seaman Apprentice Thebeze A. Gonsalves, stepson of Audly Nedd and son of Cindy I. Gonsalves of Far Rockaway, recently completed U.S. More...

Lindo Completes Army Basic

Army Reserve Pfc. Monique A. Lindo has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Addabbo: Harsher Penalties For Hate Crime

Responding to the recent rash of graffiti painted on houses of worship, City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Addabbo Visits Rockaway’s Bungalow Bastion

City Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr. visited the Beach 108 and 109 Street bungalows last Sunday to hear the concerns of about 45 mostly summer-only residents. More...

‘Penny Harvest’ Donates To Horizon Care Center

The fourth and fifth graders of PS 42 collected $200 dollars from their More...

Parks Commissioner: Water Your Trees

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe today urged New Yorkers to water the street trees in front of their homes and businesses. The recent heat poses a direct threat to the viability of New York City More...

Pheffer Presents Office Birthday Wishes

Pictured: Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (center) presents her Legislative Citation to Maurice Kenneth ( More...

Renovations For Human Resources Center

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith announced on August 25 that the Human Resources Administration held a kick-off ceremony for the renovation of its Rockaway Center, located at 219 Beach 59 Street. More...

Back To School Reminder: Get Your Vaccinations

With New York City public schools opening on Thursday, September 8, the NYC Health and Education Departments remind parents to get their children vaccinated before school starts. More...

‘Hops and Dreams’ At The Brooklyn Brewery

A sampling of Geoff Rawling More...

Addabbo Addresses Needs Of Seniors, Disabled

City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. announced that he has cosponsored two pieces of legislation in the Council aimed at aiding senior citizens and individuals with disabilities in his district as well as in the city. More...

Bloomberg: Study Transfer Of Wetlands To Parks

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday signed into effect a bill that will set up a temporary task force to study the feasibility of transferring certain City-owned wetlands, including a number of properties in Rockaway and Broad Channel, to the Depart More...

Breezy Pipes And Drums Perform In World Music Fests

A group of 35 pipers and drummers from the Breezy Point Pipes and Drums Band participated in one of the largest mass bagpipe events held in the United Sates on August 21. More...

Busy Bee’s Learning Store Serves Teachers, Parents

Business Spotlight

While many people look at Busy Bee More...

Cops Recover Cocaine, Marijuana In Search

A Rockaway Park woman landed behind bars last weekend after police searched her home and found cocaine and marijuana, police said. More...

Eye On Physical Therapy

No pain, no gain! We all have heard that refrain before. It has to hurt to be effective, is the thinking. More...

Addabbo Addresses Needs Of Seniors, Disabled

City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. announced that he has cosponsored two pieces of legislation in the Council aimed at aiding senior citizens and individuals with disabilities in his district as well as in the city. More...

Local Works As Pilot For U.S. Airways

Timothy Ditmar, a resident of the Rockaways, is pictured with Mary Dever Kelly, his former kindergarten teacher. Ditmar is working as a pilot for U.S. Airways. More...

Plumbers’ Apprenticeship Program To Start

The Joint Apprenticeship Committee for Plumbers, Local 1, will open recruitment on September 6 for 100 apprentices. Applications can be obtained in person only at the local More...

Graybeards ‘Pints For Life’ Blood Drive

The Graybeards Fourth Annual More...

No Garbage Collection

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that in observance of Labor Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Monday, 9/5. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago... More...

Michael John Papagiannakis Turns Two

Michael John Jr. Papagiannakis celebrated his second birthday on August 7. His parents are Annmarie and Michael Papagiannakis of Rockaway Beach. More...

Ward and Boyce Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Ward Jr. of Breezy Point announce the engagement of their daughter, Major Donna Marie Ward (U.S. Air Force) to Donald Robert Boyce Jr. of Kirkland, Ohio. The wedding will take place on March 18, 2006 in Washington, D.C. More...

Campaign Breakfast For Mayor Bloomberg

On Thursday, August 25, Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a campaign breakfast at the Beach Club. Pictured from left to right are Ed O More...

Park Inn Baths Was All-Purpose Venue

This early shot of the Park Inn Baths on Beach 116 Street and the Boardwalk was probably taken in the last 1920 More...

PHC Hosts Employee Barbeque

With the outdoor temperature sizzling at 93 degrees, but hundreds of employees from Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation enjoyed the annual Employee Barbecue with all the More...

Pheffer: Get Your Free Credit Report

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that starting September 1, New York State residents will be able to obtain copies of their credit reports without charge. More...

Proposals For Rockaway AA 587 Memorial Revealed

The six proposals for the memorial to those who died when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into Belle Harbor nearly four years ago were unveiled at the Beach Club on Beach 116 Street, nearby where the memorial will stand sometime next year, on We More...

Steamfitters, Electricians Seek Recruits

Two unions in the New York area are looking for recruits for their apprenticeship programs. More...

Weiner: Build Homes For Middle Class

Representative Anthony Weiner, who is running for mayor in the upcoming election, recently unveiled his plan to make housing in New York City more affordable for the middle class and those aspiring to get there. More...


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