February 17, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Smith Investigates Access-A-Ride Problems

State senator Malcolm A. Smith recently announced that he has received a response from the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) regarding a letter he wrote to the Executive Director about complaints made by local passengers of the agency More...

FRHS Further Splintered By New KAPPA School

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week a new middle school for the Far Rockaway community as part of his plan to introduce more small secondary schools into the public school system. More...

‘Rockaway’ To Be Screened In Manhattan

A short film about three Rockaway teens celebrating their last night of high school will be screened at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue at Second Street in Manhattan on Sunday, February 26 starting at 5 p.m. More...

Meeks Meets With Israeli Counsel

Ambassador Arye Mekel, Consul General of Israel met with Congressman Gregory Meeks on Monday, February 13 at the Consulate General of Israel in New York. More...

Math-A-Thon And Science Fair At St. Virgilius

The students at St. Virgilius School have been very busy the past few months, working on both Science Fair Projects and the St. Jude More...

Pheffer Attends Business Council Reception

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer and William R. Egan, Executive Vice President of the Queens Chamber of Commerce recently attended the Business Council of New York State Inc. More...

Free Prostate Cancer Education/Screening

The American Cancer Society will present a free prostate cancer education lecture and free screening on Saturday, February 18, 1-3 p.m. at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 221 Beach 86 Street in Rockaway Beach. More...

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Can someone please help me by dialing 911? Ask for The Poverty Hotline More...

Captain To Speak At Community Council

The next regular meeting of the 100th Precinct Community Council on Wednesday, February 22 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 333 Beach 90 Street. More...

Family Day At St. Virgilius

St. Virgilius School celebrated Family Day during Catholic Schools Week. Family members came to the school to celebrate the day. Pictured are a kindergarten student and his younger sister during the Family Day festivities. More...

Maura Clarke Celebrates Ring Day

The eighth graders in the Maura Clarke Program received their school rings at a simple yet meaningful ceremony attended by their parents and teachers. The students then celebrated with cookies, cake and punch in the school cafeteria. More...

Seventh grade students at PS/ MS 43 studied the work of African American artist Jacob Lawrence. They recreated his paintings on a large scale. The work is on display in the main lobby of the school.  All are welcome to visit and view these striking painti

Holocaust Survivor Welcomed At Stella Maris

Two classes of Stella Maris seniors were fortunate to attend a presentation by Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, a survivor of the Holocaust. More...

Show A Rockaway Welcome For Irish Rugby Players

This year More...

Pheffer Attends Dem Dinner At Antuns

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer attended the Queens Democratic Organization More...

Stella Seniors ‘Shadowing’ Their Future

Four Stella Maris Seniors visited the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Corporate Offices for a day of More...

Officer At Federal Academy

Midshipman Peter J. Belford of Breezy Point was selected to serve as the Second Company Fitness Officer at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York. More...

Hundreds Brave Freezing Water, Impending Blizzard For Plunge

Hundreds of locals braved 50 degree water, blowing winds and an impending blizzard to take part in the More...

Kidney Transplant Center Approved

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith announced that North Shore University Hospital More...

Put Hold On Increased Bank Fees: Pheffer

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer, Chair of the Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee, urged the State Banking Department to abandon its plan to allow higher bank fees, saying they are illegal and bad for consumers and small businesses. More...

John Russo – Retirement As Art

John Russo spent much of his adult life insuring that his More...

Beachcomber

Joanne Ariola called to tell us that the rumors that she has left the Mayor More...

African American Heritage Month Awards

Locals from the Rockaway peninsula were honored on Saturday, February 4 at the annual African American Heritage Month Awards Reception, held at the Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center, Queens Library, in Corona. More...

Community Board 14 Denies Beach 4 St. Developer’s Bid

Community Board 14 Tuesday night shot down a developer who wants to continue building in the Mott Creek area of Far Rockaway despite a recent down-zoning aimed at stopping projects like his dead in their tracks. More...

Drumming As A Healing Therapy

The Rockaway Museum recently presented several Therapeutic Drumming sessions for the seniors attending the DSSM-Neponsit Adult Day Health Care Center, located at 230 Beach 102 Street. More...

Meeks Meets With Israeli Counsel

Ambassador Arye Mekel, Consul General of Israel met with Congressman Gregory Meeks on Monday, February 13 at the Consulate General of Israel in New York. More...

Bunyan Makes Dean’s List

Brian Bunyan, a Belle Harbor resident, was named to the Dean More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago... A 70-year-old man was found dead last Saturday morning in an automobile in the C-Town shopping center in Rockaway Beach. More...

Cell Towers Sprout Up All Around The Town

Broad Channel may be deep in a fight over the construction of a cell phone tower in the center of town, but Rockaway residents don More...

NorthFork Theatre At Westbury

Lalah Hathaway, February 18

Live Nation presents Lalah Hathaway with special guest Eric Ben More...

Smith: Celebrate African-American History

Every February, Americans celebrate Black History month, an annual celebration that recognizes and pays tribute to the contribution of African-Americans. More...

Smith Pushes No-Fault Divorce Laws

Stating that, More...

Students Of The Month At St. Virgilius

Students at St. Virgilius School recently held a Student of the Month ceremony, where students were awarded with certificates for their hard work. Pictured are the students recognized for the month of December. More...

PS/MS 43 Honors Black Artist

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St. Virgilius Students Draw The Human Body

The second grade class of St. Virgilius School recently learned about the human body and body parts during their science classes. More...

Sanders Centers On Quality Of Life Issue

, Sanders said he hopes the new cans will encourage people to do the right thing. More...

VNS Prep Learns Tips For Success

The students at Visiting Nurse Services (VNS) Prep Alternative High School Program had a unique and rewarding experience recently. More...

Velazquez Awarded Child Care Credential

Elizabeth Velazquez of Inwood has been awarded a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in recognition of outstanding work with children. More...

Key Food – Under New Management And Brand New

Key Food has been around for a long time at 105-38 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. In November, however, the store came under a new management that promises that everything old will be new again. More...

Donations To Soldiers Overseas

Councilman Joseph Addabbo, Jr. is pictured with some of the personal items donated by Nick Sr. and Nick Jr. of Brothers Deli on Crossbay Boulevard in Howard Beach to soldiers fighting in Iraq. More...

on Thursday, February 9, 2006, at The Metropolitan Building in Long Island More...

A raging blizzard that included a “Thundersnow” episode that dropped up to five inches of snow an hour in some parts of the tri-state area left more than 15 inches on the Rockaway peninsul More...


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