April 14, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Roger Carreau-'Nature Is My Canvas'

Roger Carreau, a photographer and Rockaway resident for over 50 years, has been a member of the Rockaway Artists Alliance since 2000. More...

Beachcomber

State Senator Ada Smith has lots of detractors and that certainly seems to be well-deserved. The record shows that over the past 20 years, Smith has treated both her staff and her constituents with hauteur and disdain. More...

Sanders, Seniors Shuffle Off To The Poconos

Councilman James Sanders Jr. and ninety of the seniors who live in his district boarded the bus to the Netherlands of Woodloch Pines in the Poconos on March 30 for their second Annual Senior Extravaganza. More...

Hadassah Heart Luncheon Honorees Announced

The Rockaway Park Hadassah will present their "From The Heart Award" to two outstanding women in the community on Tuesday, May 9. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago... Forty years is enough! More...

May 5 Registration Deadline For ACT

The next nationwide ACT test date for college-bound high school students is Saturday, June 10, 2006. Students must register online or have their paper registrations postmarked by May 5. More...

State Lawmakers Call For 400 Youth Officers

Responding to a plan recently announced by Mayor Bloomberg and NYC Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to add 800 police officers to the City's force, 26 state lawmakers called on these city officials to designate 400 of the new recruits as youth offic More...

Search On For Hit And Run Driver

Police and the aunt of a 13-year-old boy who was struck by a motorist in Far Rockaway last month are asking for the public's help in finding the careless driver who didn't stop. More...

Williams And Zoe Wed

Katherine Lawson-Williams and family announce the joining in holy matrimony of her youngest daughter, Jodie Heather Williams and Perry Ronald Zoe on February 14, 2006 in Jamaica, New York. More...

Schwartz And Saltzman To Wed April 23

Harmonie Schwartz, who was born and raised in the Rockaways and is a longtime member of the Temple Beth-el Choir, and Alan Saltzman, from Huntington, Long Island, will marry on Sunday, April 23. The More...

Meeks Demands Hearings On Iraq

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks and hisfellow Democrats on the House International Relations Committee in the House of Representatives have demanded that the committee conduct responsible oversight of American actons in Iraq. More...

Addabbo Egg Hunt April 15

Once again, Councilmember Joseph Addabbo will be hosting a Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15. The event is free. The egg hunt will take place at Beach 107 Street and Shore Front Parkway with registration starting at 11:00 a.m. More...

Report Cards For Schools Under New DOE Plan

The Department of Education announced on Tuesday a new accountability plan set to begin in September, 2007 in which all schools will be given a letter grade from A to F based on a set of criteria that will go beyond the simple measures of No Child Le More...

Debuts New Surgical Technique

Jacqueline Stellato, resident of Breezy Point, was the very first to undergo a "first of a kind in the Rockaways" laparoscopic (minimally invasive) colon resection. More...

World War II Hero's Name Corrected

Deeds, not stones, are the true monuments of the great. More...

Lawsuit Challenges 'Locals Only' Bridge Discounts

The man who led a 25-year battle to eliminate the toll on the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge says the people who are challenging "locals only" bridge discounts in Federal court are actually comrades in a war against tolls everywhere. More...

Search On For Hit And Run Driver

Police and the aunt of a 13-year-old boy who was struck by a motorist in Far Rockaway last month are asking for the public's help in finding the careless driver who didn't stop. More...

Students Of The Month At St. Virgilius

The February Students of the Month at St. Virgilius School are pictured holding their certificates for academic achievement. More...

Two Schools Share More Than A Building

When students and teachers arrived to begin a new school year in September of 2004, it wasn't at all clear how things would work out. More...

Stella Hosts Global And Social Awareness Day

Toward the end of March, Jennifer Kacharaba, sophomore guidance counselor, coordinated a group of professionals to present workshops on Global and Social Awareness. More...

Health And Safety Training Set For Daycare Providers

ealth and Safety Training for licensed family or group daycare providers that is mandated by the Department of Health will soon be available in Far Rockaway. More...

Historical Society Exhibits 'Slavery In New York'

A ribbon cutting will be held to help showcase the New York Historical Society's "Slavery In New York" exhibition on display at the Queens Central Library on Tuesday, April 18th at 1:30pm. The exhibit is on display until June 27, 2006. More...

St. Virgilius Students Step Into Spring

St. Virgilius School students recently took advantage of the beautiful spring weather by spending their recess time outdoors. Pictured are fifth graders playing punch call and jump rope near the school. More...

Dogwalkers Still Not Getting It

With Memorial Day fast approaching, some Rockaway residents still do not understand the sacredness and relevance of Memorial Circle, and continue to let their pets do their business on the property. More...

'Heavens Over Rockaway'Unveiled On Beautiful Sunday Afternoon

Local artist Patrick Clark unveiled his Tribute Park glass memorial titled "Heavens Over Rockaway" last Sunday, with a large crowd on hand under sunny skies. More...

Charlie Wilson, Vivian Green At North Fork April 21

Performed in the intimate Half Round, Charlie Wilson, from The Gap Band, steps out on his own to perform smash new hit singles "Magic," and "Charlie, Last Name Wilson." Joining Mr. More...

DOT Fills 'Canyon' On Beach 102 Street

A Department of Transportation crew responded Thursday morning to Beach 102 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard to fill a hole that was growing right at the lip of sidewalk curb cut for the handicapped. More...

Hiring Seasonal Bridge And Tunnel Officers

MTA Bridges and Tunnels are seeking students to work as Seasonal Bridge and Tunnel Officers collecting tolls. More...

'Marsh Madness' In Jamaica Bay

The American Littoral Society (ALS) is seeking volunteers for a marsh cleanup and planting event in Broad Channel on Saturday, April 22 in conjunction with "Volunteer For Earth Day Marsh Cleanup And Planning." More...

A View Of Parking On Beach 116 Street In 1929- Rockaway Park

A year before this postcard was published, the Long Island Railroad discontinued its ocean electric trolley service on the Rockaway peninsula, due to lack of ridership, loss of revenue, and competition from new bus lines running east and west as the More...

New Lawsuit Challenges Citywide 'Locals Only' Bridge Discounts

The man who led a 25-year battle to eliminate the toll on the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge says the people who are challenging "locals only" bridge discounts in Federal court are actually comrades in a war against tolls everywhere. More...

50-Year Anniversary In Ireland

Edward and Pat Corcoran of Belle Harbor flew home to Ireland on March 31 to be surprised with a family celebration by their daughter, Lily Corcoran-Pineiro, at the Castle Barna Golf Club House in Daingean, County Offaly. More...

Courtney Returning From Iraq

Danny Courtney, a Rockaway resident, is returning from Iraq after seven months of duty. Stationed in Camp Fallujah, Courtney is a Navy Corpsman assigned to the Second Marine Expeditionary Unit 514. More...

Moran Completes USCG Recruit Training

Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Katie J. Moran, daughter of Lori A. and John J. Moran of Rockaway Point, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, New Jersey. More...

Major Housing Initiative For New York State

State Senator Malcolm Smith has recently proposed what would be the first major affordable housing initiative for New York in more than 30 years. More...

Pheffer Details Ovarian Cancer Hotline

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that SHARE, Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer, in cooperation with the American Cancer Society, is establishing a dedicated New York State-wide toll-free Ovarian Cancer Support Hotline. More...

Name Bey And Degan As Employees Of The Month

Eddie Bey (center) is a 30-year member of the Peninsula Hospital Center's Security Department. He has been employed by PHC for the last 30 years and was nominated by his peers to receive this award. More...

The Pointer Sisters At North Fork, April 22

Live Nation presents another great R&B show at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury- The Pointer Sisters on Saturday, April 22nd. More...

Rockaway Irishtown Alumni March In Florida St. Pat's Day

Over 40 members of the Rockaway Beach Irishtown Alumni and Rockaway Irish Boys marched in the St. Patrick's Day Parade held in Naples, Florida. This was the first time Rockaway was represented in the parade. More...

Channel View School For Research Hosts First After-School Dance

After much effort and planning, the student council of Channel View School for Research (CVSR) recently sponsored the school's first after-school dance. Over 200 students eagerly streamed into the Beach Channel gym for the event. More...

St. Saviour Students Perform 'Wizard Of Oz'

The cast and crew of St. Saviour High School presented The Wizard of OZ on March 24 and March 25 in the school auditorium. The Co-Directors were Marlon Huie, Music Teacher, and Rita Draghi, Art Teacher. Along with the St. More...

What's Happening At St. Virgilius

Father Pat West recently came to St. Virgilius School to speak to the fourth grade class and hear confessions during Lent More...

Rotaries Come Together For Going Away Party

The Rockaway Rotary recently gave a party for the Group Study Exchange Team Rotary District 7250, who are leaving for four weeks to the Congo as part of the Rotary Group Exchange, a vocational exchange between districts in different countries. More...

Stone Soup Saturdays At Gateway May 13

Roll up your sleeves, because Friends of Gateway (FoG) is holding their next Stone Soup Saturday on May 13. More...

Spring Allergies Or Cold? Some Tell-Tale Tips

Most greet the arrival of warm weather with big smiles, but spring and summer for millions means seemingly endless months of watery eyes, itchy throats, sneezing and congestion due to seasonal allergies. More...

Far Rockaway Weed and Seed Works To Put House In Order By April 30

Funded Programs Demonstrate Importance of Far Rockaway Site

Since last month's announcement by the Queens Library that it will be stepping down as the fiscal agent for Far Rockaway's Weed and Seed site, effective More...


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