May 12, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Beachcomber

The Airbus A320 was a few minutes from touchdown last week when it disappeared from the radar screens and crashed into the Black Sea off the coast of Russia. All 113 people on board, most of them Armenians, were killed in the crash. More...

...Names Bosa To Head Family Health Center

Vincent Bosa has been named Administrator of the Family Health Center at Peninsula Hospital Center. More...

Internet Safety Meeting At St. Francis

Special Agent Kent McCarthy, with the New York Field Office of the United States Secret Service, will speak at St. Francis de Sales School, Beach 129 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, on Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. in the school gym. More...

Neponsit Health Care Welcomes Museum

DSSM Neponsit Adult Day Health Care Center, located at 230 Beach 102 Street, recently took part in a slide presentation provided by Amir Parsa, a lecturer and writer from the Museum of Modern Art Access Program. More...

National Honor Society Inductions At Stella

With their families in attendance, two seniors and twenty juniors from Stella Maris High School were recently inducted into the National Honor Society. They received the National Honor Society pin, a symbol of scholastic excellence. More...

Equal Opportunity For SUNY Contracts

A letter released by State Senator Malcolm Smith regarding SUNY school's contracting practices to include minority and women-owned businesses was sent to SUNY Chancellor John Ryan, where the Senator detailed his concerns about equal representation in More...

Reforming Economic Development Programs

Senator Malcolm Smith joined fel-low Senate Democrats recently to propose an Economic Development Plan that strengthens and reforms a number of existing programs and takes a new regional-based approach to job creation. More...

Mixed Reaction To Floyd Bennett Auto Racing Plan

There are powerful forces afoot in relation to the proposal for three days of Grand Prix racing at Floyd Bennett Field each year. More...

Weed and Seed Seeks Applications For Fiscal Agent/Site Coordinator

May 19 Set As Deadline By Steering Committee Chair

The Far Rockaway Weed and Seed, which found itself without a fiscal agent and site coordinator after the Queens Library and its representative stepped down from the posts, is now actively seeking replacements. More...

FEMA,OEM To Rockaway Residents: IfAsked,Evacuate

While it may be warm and sunny at the time an order is issued to evacuate the Rockaway Peninsula from an oncoming hurricane, residents were warned last week that being fooled by weather conditions, which exist when such an order is given, could be di More...

RTC Gets In Touch With Its Feminine Side With 'The Women'

Clare Booth Luce can certainly be considered a "Renaissance Woman" for her time. Her public life spanned several decades and several careers. Aside from being an accomplished playwright, she was a well-known politician, journalist, and diplomat. More...

Blood Donors Needed For The Summer

In preparation for the difficult summer months ahead, New York Blood Center (NYBC) is urging all those eligible to donate life-saving blood or platelets, or to schedule a blood drive at their workplace, church, synagogue, school or local community or More...

Crashes Claim Three From Far Rockaway

Two recent car accidents - one on Rockaway Boulevard, the other in Tennessee - have claimed the lives of three Far Rockaway residents, according to published reports. More...

Conservative Seeking Candidates For Nov. Election

Queens County Conservative Party leaders continue to interview potential candidates for public office in the November 2006 election. More...

PHC Honors Volunteers At Annual Luncheon

Peninsula Hospital Center hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon last week in conjunction with this year's National Volunteer Week. More...

'Death Trap' Bike Path Slated For Beach Channel Drive

The Department of Transportation's Queens Commissioner ruffled some feathers Tuesday night when she gave community board members a heads up that crews would soon paint a bike lane on Beach Channel Drive. More...

The Notorious "Dead Man's Curve" On The New Crossbay Road- 1926

Crossbay Road in Broad Channel and the first Crossbay Bridge from the Rockaways to Broad Channel opened in 1924. The rest of the Crossbay Road to the north, and the North Channel Bridge over Grassy Bay, were completed in late 1925. More...

Major Work Starts This Fall On Cross Bay And Marine Pk. Bridges

Rockaway's two most important links to the mainland are slated for long-term construction projects that will bring limited access and traffic delays, representatives from the MTA Bridges and Tunnels said Tuesday night. More...

Smith, Silverman At Simon Meeting

On Thursday, May 18 at 7:45 p.m. sharp, State Senator Malcolm A. More...

Reform Of State's Enterprise Program

After a series of proposals designed to reform the state's failed development policies, State Senator Malcolm Smith joined Senate Democratic Leader David A. More...

Women's Industrial Service League Luncheon

The Annual Scholarship and Awards Luncheon hosted by Women's Industrial Service League, Inc. (WISL) will be held at Antun's in Queens Village on Saturday, May 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Stroke Screening In Far Rockaway, May 20

Residents living in and around the Far Rockaway community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Life Line Screening Radiology will be at the Elks Lodge #532, 1410 Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway, on Saturday, May 20. More...

Van Zachary Salon - A New Look For Every

The Van Zachary Salon, located at 3140 Avenue U in Brooklyn, a short trip from the west end of Rockaway, has been serving peninsula residents for more than 22 years. More...

RAA Opens 'Pipe Dreams'Exhibit At Fort Tilden More...

Smoky Bay Towers Fire Ties Up Beach Channel Drive

Last Thursday's hot, smoky fire at 320 Beach 100 Street in the Bay Towers housing complex drove hundreds from their homes and tied up traffic in both directions on busy Beach Channel Drive for more than an hour. More...


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