February 3, 2006 RSS feed / Community

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The first column of February and winter weather is still playing hide-and-seek with us. As far as fuel bills go, these temperatures are helping keep the bills lower. More...

Beachcomber

Just an hour before Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly was set to speak to community leaders at the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway a week ago, there was another shooting at Beach 54 Street, leaving a local man with a bullet in his leg. More...

PHC Begins ‘Employee Of The Month’ Program

Peninsula Hospital Center initiated a new Employee of the Month Program beginning February 2006. The Employees of the Month are nominated and selected based upon More...

Livery Owner Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Theft

A Nassau County man who owns a Far Rockaway livery car company pled guilty to Medicaid theft last week and admitted he filed bogus claims for cab rides he never provided. More...

Meeks Gives State Of The Rockaways Address

Hurricane preparedness and the Thriftway Shopping Center were the top priorities raised by Congressman Gregory Meeks on January 26 during his State of the Rockaways address. More...

PHC Sets Diabetes Support Group To Meet 2/9

Peninsula Hospital Center, the American Cancer Society and the Arverne Cancer Support have joined together as the Rockaway Cancer Support Group. More...

‘Freakishly High’ Moon Tide, Rain Rip Rockaway

Mother Nature conspired to hit Rockaway with a one-two punch on Tuesday, hitting the peninsula and Broad Channel with a More...

Local Chronicles Graybeards Fundraiser

Local Photographer Liz Smith chronicled the Graybeards recent fundraiser at Russo More...

Seminar For First Time Homebuyers

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith recently announced that he, in conjunction with Acorn Housing and Bank of America, are presenting a First Time Home Buyer Seminar on Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Rabbi Slome Guest Speaker At Hadassah Meeting

Rabbi Marjorie Slome will be the guest speaker at Hadassah More...

Temple Beth-El To Honor Congressman Weiner

Congressman Anthony Weiner will be the guest speaker at Environmental Sabbath service, which will be held at Temple Beth-El More...

Small Ceremony For Boy Found On Beach

A small ceremony marking the one-year anniversary of the discovery of More...

Senator Urges NYC Youth To Become Lifeguards

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith is urging New York City youth to enroll in the New York City Parks and Recreation lifeguard recruitment program, which has begun for the 2006 summer season. More...

Diabetes Support Group To Meet

Peninsula Hospital Center, the American Cancer Society and the Arverne Cancer Support have joined together as the Rockaway Cancer Support Group. More...

PHC Employees To Wear Red

Employees at Peninsula Hospital Center are joining companies across the nation and wearing something red on Friday, February 3, 2006 to support the American Heart Association More...

Pick-Your-Limit Parking On B. 116 St.

The new parking layout on Beach 116 Street has an unexpected feature that, despite all that signage, can be overlooked. Motorists now have the choice of a one-hour limit at the curbs or two-hours along both sides of the median. And that More...

Rotary,Wave Donate To Ronald McDonald House More...

Boating Course Set For February 6

A Safe Boating Skills & Seamanship Course is being offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary starting on Monday, February 6 at the Ryan Visitor Center in Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. More...

DMV Warns On Water Damaged Used Cars

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), joined by the Consumer Protection Board (CPB), today cautioned motorists about purchasing a new or used vehicle that may have flood damage as a result of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. More...

Man Indicted In Young Daughter’s Death

An Arverne man, who allegedly inflicted deadly injuries on his 7-year-old daughter when he repeatedly kneed the little girl in her stomach, was indicted Tuesday on manslaughter and child endangerment charges. More...

Officers Honored For Gun Arrests

Four of the 101 Precinct More...

Meeks Gives State Of The Rockaways Address

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PHC Employees To Wear Red

Employees at Peninsula Hospital Center are joining companies across the nation and wearing something red on Friday, February 3, 2006 to support the American Heart Association More...

Delivering The Wrong Message

When the railing on a ramp leading to the United States Post Office building on Beach 86 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard started leaning to the right about a month ago, many locals who use that office figured that it would be quickly repaired bec More...

Smith Sets ‘Send A Vet A Valentine’ Program

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith, along with Health Plus, is sponsoring the sixth annual More...

R & B Singer Meets With Action Center Students

Michael Keith, of the R & B group 112, visited with Action Center Tutoring Students youths last week to bring them a message of hope and urge them to believe in themselves. More...

Recruitment Effort For Corrections Officers

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer was contacted by the New York State Department of Correctional Services (DCS) to assist with the department More...

New York State Studies Mass Transit In The Rockaways

Residents Register Complaints With Officials

Mass transit in the Rockaways is getting some much-needed attention from the state, which is conducting a thorough study of the area, according to a representative who spoke last Thursday at a meeting in Rockaway Park. More...

Weiner Honored For Irish Aid

Representative Anthony Weiner was recently awarded the Robert Briscoe Award from the Emerald Isle Immigration Center (EIIC). More...

Senator Urges MTA To Review Complaints

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith released a letter he wrote recently to the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) regarding complaints made by passengers who use the Access A Ride service. More...


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