February 24, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Beginning Of The End For Washington Hotel

Workers begin to put up a sidewalk shed around the Washington Hotel on Beach 125 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard last week. The original hotel opened before World War II. More...

BCHS/CVSR Hold Collaborative Meeting

Beach Channel High School held its first Campus Consultative Council Meeting on February 6. More...

‘Shabbat Across America’ At West End

Rabbi Marjorie Slome of the West End Temple will conduct an early Shabbat service for More...

Email Scam Targets Social Security Recipients

Jo Anne Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security, and Patrick O More...

Smith Says Pataki’s Proposals Fall Short

State Senator Ada L. Smith criticized Governor Pataki More...

‘Momma’s Chili’ Wins At Cookoff

Local residents from Rockaway attended the Spanish Springs Chili Cook-Off in Florida, where Rita Early took third prize for her More...

Recreation Complex To Open By September

A new sports and recreation facility currently being constructed in rehabbed hangars at Floyd Bennett Field may be open as soon as September 2006. More...

Teacher Appreciation Day At St. Virgilius

The teachers at St. Virgilius School recently celebrated Teacher Appreciation Day. Pictured are Ann McMahon, Principal Diane Phelan and Carole Keller. More...

First Annual Spelling Bee At PS 253

The third grade students of PS 253Q recently participated in the First Annual Spelling Bee. The winning student was Jasmine Monzon from Class 3-304, who spelled More...

Hall And Hetzel Named To Dean’s List

Two local residents were selected for the Dean More...

Stella Senior Chosen As Essay Finalist

Barbara Caceres, a senior at Stella Maris High School, was chosen as one of the 38 finalists in the Fireside Essay Scholarship competition. Over 287 applicants from across the U.S. and Canada submitted entries. More...

PS 253Q Celebrates Valentine’s Day

Students, parents and staff of PS 253Q were treated to a special Valentine More...

Senator Smith Announces American Heart Month

State Senator Malcolm Smith recently announced that February is American Heart Month, noting that heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans. More...

We’re Not Prepared For Hurricanes: Representatives

New York residents in coastal communities like Rockaway and Broad Channel are sitting ducks for devastating hurricanes and other storms, according to a study released this week by three representatives in Congress. More...

Addabbo Hosts ‘Rockaway Lite’n Up’Program To Make Rockaway Thinner

Residents of the Rockaways showed they are ready to combat obesity in More...

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SJEH Hosts Successful Blood Drive

At the St. John More...

PHC Dental Society Hosts Seminar

Peninsula Dental Society recently hosted an all-day seminar, More...

Rockaway Park Homeowners Meeting

The Rockaway Park Homeowners and Residents Association More...

Beachcomber

It snowed on Saturday night into Sunday. By Sunday night, the snow had ended and most of the streets were plowed at least once, a tribute to the hard-working sanitation workers. More...

Addabbo Urges State To Up Earned Income Tax Credit

Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

DOT Commish Takes Heat At Local Meet

Rockaway has major issues with the Department of Transportation, and residents last Thursday came face-to-face with the agency More...

Landmark Restaurant To Open Under New Management

When Mary Polsunas quit her job as a waitress at the Pier 92 Restaurant in Rockaway Beach more than 12 years ago, she never thought that she would be back as a partner and the landmark restaurant on the bay More...

Pheffer: Ban Yo-Yo Waterballs

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer, Chair of the Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee, recently attended a press conference with members of the Legislature to discuss their bill to ban Yo-Yo waterballs in New York State. More...

SA Piano Lab ‘Music To Their Ears’

The Region Five Scholars More...

Stella Maris Poets To Be Published

In its annual publication, Creative Communications will publish the poetry of several Stella Maris High School juniors and one senior. Pictured with their teachers, Mrs. McCrory and Mrs. More...

Kearney Inducts Honor Society Members

Bishop Kearney High School recently held a ceremony where 198 students were inducted into the Mater Dei Chapter of the National Honor Society. More...

Academic Scholarships Awarded By Kearney

Bishop Kearney High School awarded academic scholarships to members of the Class of 2010 at a brunch held at the school. More...

Locals Make Dean’s List At Scranton

Three local residents were named to the Dean More...

Principal For A Day At PS 253

PS 253Q recently welcomed Herbert Goodwyn as Principal for the Day. Goodwyn was responsible for the principal More...

Black History Celebrations

Bernard White, a celebrated journalist and award-winning program director of WBAI-FM Pacifica, will be the guest speaker for the Far Rockaway Church of Christ annual Black History Month celebration. More...

NorthFork Theatre At Westbury

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

Sanders Hosts Open House At Far Rockaway Office

By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor

Councilman James Sanders, Jr. held an open house for local residents and community representatives at his Far Rockaway office at 21-23 Birdsall Avenue on February 16. More...


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