March 24, 2006 RSS feed / Community

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Spring has sprung-officially, that is. But the weather will probably do its warm/cold thing for a few more weeks. More...

Beachcomber

In August of 2005, a retired cop who was arrested for drinking a can of beer at a Belle Harbor beach as part of a fundraiser for the twin tragedies of 9/11 and AA 587 sued the city and NYPD Captain Charles Talamo, who was then the CO of the 100 Preci More...

LW Academy Students Do 'Little Shop'

Middle School Players at Lawrence Woodmere Academy give a rollicking performance of "Little Shop of Horrors," the story of a giant man-eating plant in Mushnick's Skid Row Floral Shop that demands to be fed. More...

Local Busted For Defrauding NYCHA

A Hammels woman who works for the Department of Education was arrested and charged recently with defrauding the New York City Housing Authority out of thousands of dollars. More...

Gordon Celebrates 100th Birthday

Hilda Gordon, a Far Rockaway resident, celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday, March 6. Gordon has lived at the Bezalel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, located at 29-38 Far Rockaway Boulevard, since 1999. More...

Kelley Named To Dean's List At Annapolis

Midshipman 2/C Ryan P. Kelley of Belle Harbor was named to the Dean%27s List for the Fall 2005 semester at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Kelley is the son of Gene and Kelly Kelley, and is a graduate of St. More...

Special Olympics Athletes In St. Pat's Parade

The Special Olympics athletes, who train in the St. Camillus gym, had a first place performance at the 2006 Rockaway St. Patrick%27s Day Parade on Saturday, March 4. More...

School Scope

DOE Spins Gold into Straw

Department of Education spokesman Keith Kalb said the report "correctly recognizes we have made important progress on lowering class size in grades K through three." More...

Queens Library Steps Down As Weed And Seed Agent

Expedited Search Begins To Find Successor and New Site Coordinator

By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor In a surprise announcement, More...

Pheffer Notes City Jobs Test Booklet

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has been notified by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) that the More...

Infant Dies Despite Police Efforts

An infant died at a local hospital this week despite efforts of police, who gave the unconscious boy CPR and raced him to a local hospital in their patrol car. More...

HRA Reopens Rockaway Help Center

The city%27s Human Resources Administration center (HRA) has re-opened its Rockaway Help Center at 219 Beach 59 Street in Arverne, after a $1.4 million renovation that began in October. More...

Kenny Loggins, March 26

Live Nation presents Kenny Loggins to perform hits such as More...

Rockaway Republicans Host Faso At Belle Harbor Yacht Club

Republican gubernatorial candidate John Faso, the minority leader of the State Assembly, was a guest at a recent meeting of the Rockaway Republican Club held at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. More...

Beach Channel High School-AOIT Students Design At USA Today

Beach Channel High School Academy of Information Technology and Virtual Enterprise students recently went to the Manhattan offices of USA Today to create a front-page design layout for the newspaper/ magazine. More...

DA 'Says No To Violence' At Rockaway Schools

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and many of his assistants and staff members toured eight New York City public schools in Far Rockaway, Queens, this week in celebration of the community%27s annual "Say No to Violence" week. More...

Smith Probed In 'Scalding Coffee' Throw

State Senator Ada Smith, is literally in hot water for the second time in two years as a criminal investigation has been launched into an aide%27s allegation that the Senator, who represents Broad Channel, threw a cup of scalding hot coffee at her, o More...

Big Sister Ping Sails To Prison

Golden Venture Smuggler Sentenced to 35 Years

The smuggler of illegal Chinese immigrants whose greed launched the ship that made Rockaway famous 13 years ago has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for her actions. More...

Local Presents Gardening Workshops

McKinley Hightower-Beyah, executive director of the Hamer-Campos Farmer%27s Market in Arverne, presented two gardening workshops for the NYC Parks 22nd Annual Greenthumb Grow Together on Saturday, March 18. More...

Students of the Month at Public School 215

The following students attending PS 215 in Far Rockaway were named as Students of the Month for January of 2006: More...

Local Busted For Defrauding NYCHA

A Hammels woman who works for the Department of Education was arrested and charged recently with defrauding the New York City Housing Authority out of thousands of dollars. More...

Williams Reaches High Academic Achievements

Bree Williams, who attends the Renaissance Military Leadership Academy in Harlem, has recently been nominated to appear in the National Who%27s Who Among American High School Students. She also recently celebrated her 14th birthday. More...

Dietrich And Ramos To Wed In July

William Dietrich and Jeanette Ramos, both from Rockaway Park, were engaged in December. The couple plans to wed on July 15, 2006. More...

Nursing Home Employees Fight For Medical Benefits

By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor Lisa Noel, who is expecting a child in June, should not have to worry about medical coverage. More...

Funding For Environmental Projects

State Senator Malcolm Smith recently announced that a variety of funding opportunities are available to support environmental projects in New York State. More...

Affordable Rental Development Program

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith recently announced a budget amendment he introduced to create more workforce rental developments in New York State. More...

Smith Gives Nod To Tax Credits

The Governor%27s Education Tax Credit proposal, which would provide a refundable credit for parents of schoolchildren, would benefit working families, says State Senator Malcolm Smith. More...

Shooting Victim 'Uncooperative,' Police Say

A n Ocean Village man told police he was shot last Thursday night in the hallway of his apartment building as he was taking out the trash, police said. More...

the Light of God International Miracle Center in Far Rockaway, with activities More...

The Machine, March 31

Live Nation presents The Machine, noted as "The Worlds Greatest Pink Floyd show" on Friday, March 31 at 8p.m. More...

Public School 253 Celebrates Read Across America Day

On Dr. Seuss%27 birthday, PS 253 Principal Robin L. Johnson, along with Local Instructional uperintendent Joanne Brucella, Assistant Principal Fred Iorio and Literacy Coach Annie Dindial, enjoyed a fun-filled day reading their favorite Dr. More...


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