May 26, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Greening The Gateway Bike Path

Volunteers from the American Littoral Society and Friends of Gateway helped beautify the new bike path in Broad Channel by planting shrubs along the route last weekend. Volunteers are pictured transplanting the new greenery. More...

Milestones

Mallon And Alvarez Engaged

Local resident Michael Mallon, son of Kathleen Mallon of Belle Harbor, recently got engaged to Bella Alvarez, daughter of William and Bella Alvarez of Valley Stream. The couple is planning a fall wedding. More...

Angle Retires After 36 Years

George Angle of Rockaway Point retired on April 28 after 36 years of service for Health and Hospitals Corp. Angle worked at Neponsit Health Care Center until it closed in 1998, and then continued on to Elmhurst Hospital Center. More...

Bishop Ford High School Hosts Blood Drive For Firefighter

Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School held its annual Blood Driver on Monday, May 8, sponsored by the New York Blood Center. Over one hundred people participated. More...

Father/Daughter Brunch At Bishop Kearney High

Bishop Kearney High School's Fathers' Club recently sponsored a Sunday brunch for their daughters at the school. Over one hundred fathers enjoyed a meal and took time to connect with their daughters. More...

New Hurricane Plan Released Around June 1st

Recent Study Says You're Not Prepared Forecasters See 'Ominous' Pattern In Northeast

The Office of Emergency Management is getting ready to release next month its reworked hurricane preparedness plan - just as forecasters say New York could get hit with a major storm this season, and a new study says people aren't really prepared. More...

National Cancer Day Parade On June 3

State Senator Malcolm Smith will serve as the Grand Marshal of the National Cancer Day Parade, in Queens, on Saturday, June 3. More...

A 'Tail' Of Two Aircraft

Anyone who has lived in Rockaway for more than five years is familiar with the photograph of a U.S. More...

Catholic School Closure Met With Opposition

News of the Brooklyn Diocese's recent decision to permanently close St. Virgilius Parish School in Broad Channel next month was met with opposition from many residents of the island community. More...

Hall Presented With Diversity Award

Marcella I. Hall of Far Rockaway was presented with the Presidential Diversity First-Year Cultural Participation Award at Moving-Up Day ceremonies held recently at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. More...

Yaeger Tells Scholars About Hurricanes

Rockaway Museum lecturer and Wave science columnist, Stephen Yaeger, gave a presentation to classes of the Scholars Academy, Q323 on Monday, May 22. More...

David Dallas Turns Two

David Dallas will celebrate his second birthday on Friday, June 2. His parents are David Dallas and Lisa Ott of Rockaway. More...

Relief At The Pump For New Yorkers

Announcing his support of capping New York's state tax on gasoline, Senator Malcolm Smith is calling for immediate and much-needed reductions in pump prices for New Yorkers, while renewing calls for a comprehensive state and national policy to reduc More...

Rockaway, BC Set Memorial Day Parades

As has been the tradition for many years, both Broad Channel and Rockaway have scheduled Memorial Day parades for the upcoming weekend. More...

Artist's Alliance 'Bodyscapes' Starts June 3

The Rockaway Artists Alliance presents "Bodyscapes: Exploring the Multidimensional Aspects of the Human Figure," that will run from Saturday, June 3 until Sunday, June 25 at the sTudio 7 Gallery, Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) in Ft. Tilden. More...

Second Annual Michael C. Cunneen Golf Outing

The second annual Michael C. Cunneen Golf Outing will be held on Friday, June 16. More...

Relief At The Pump For New Yorkers

Legislation to provide New York State residents with relief from high gas prices by reducing and capping state and local sales taxes on gasoline has been signed into law, announced Assemblywoman Michele Titus. More...

RDRC Names Alexander As New Executive Director

On the night he found out that he would be named the new executive director for The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC), Kevin Alexander drove to the Far Rockaway business district to see what the shopping center was like at mi More...

Changing Of The Guard With New CO At 101 Precinct

Deputy Inspector Walter Salowski passed the baton last Wednesday to his successor as commanding officer of the 101 Precinct, Captain Brian McMahon, when introduced the "C.O." at the precinct's community council meeting. More...

Floyd Bennett Field Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Football,Ceremony

For many years, beginning in 1931, Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn was the city's first municipal airport. When Idlewild Airport came along in 1939, however, the airport's importance began to wane. More...

'Relay For Life'Magnets Go On Sale

This year's "Relay for Life," a two-day celebration of cancer survival will be held at Beach Channel High School on June 10 and 11. More...

The Rauch's Celebrate

Roslyn and Bob Rauch are celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary and Bob's 89th birthday. Their great-granddaughter, Hannah, is also now nine months old. The couple still enjoys dining out and dancing several times a month. More...

SJEH Honors Woods With Going-Away Party

St. John's Episcopal Hospital held a going-away party for Human Resources Director, Candy Woods, who is going into semi-retirement after working at the Hospital for 35 years. More...

Public School 47 Donates To Humane Society

The Magical, Miracle Roundtable of P.S. 47 in Broad Channel presented a check in the amount of $450 to the Humane Society of New York on Thursday, May 11. More...

The Big Ten'At Public School 225

PS 225 in Rockaway Park held a reading celebration on Tuesday, March 28, where students from grades five through seven who had read ten or more books over the school year were invited to attend special events in their honor. More...

Pheffer: Ephedrine Still Banned In NYS

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer wants to reassure New Yorkers that the recent Utah ruling striking down the FDA ban on ephedrine does not reverse the statute banning its sale in New York. More...

Peninsula Hospital To Host Blood Drive

Peninsula Hospital Center will sponsor a blood drive on Monday, June 5 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

Despite Coffee Toss, Dems Endorse Smith

Despite her troubles with airline flight attendants, police officers and staffers, Democratic Party leaders have endorsed State Senator Ada Smith as their choice for another term. More...

Pheffer:ResidentsCan Reduce Unwanted Junk Mail

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has reminded New Yorkers that there are methods to reduce unwanted solicitations. More...

Weiner Wants 'Lady Liberty's' Crown Reopened

Congressman Anthony Weiner stands in front of Lady Liberty with Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Robert Menendez and Congressman Jerrold Nadler. More...

Local Mark Twain Students Win Honors

A number of Rockaway students who attend Mark Twain Junior High School in Brooklyn worked extremely hard all year. In April, they were inducted into the National Junior Honors Society. More...

'Lines In The Sand': Photographs By Christina Jorge

If you can't get to Europe this summer, the painterly photographs of Christina Jorge, which will be on view at sTudio 6 Gallery, Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) at Ft. Tilden, will transport you there. More...

Artist's Alliance 'Bodyscapes' Starts June 3

The Rockaway Artists Alliance presents "Bodyscapes: Exploring the Multidimensional Aspects of the Human Figure," that will run from Saturday, June 3 until Sunday, June 25 at the sTudio 7 Gallery, Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) in Ft. Tilden. More...

PHC Names May Employees Of The Month

May's Employee of the Month for Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation, Delsie Malcolm, a member of the Environmental staff, is pictured here (center) with Rae Adams, Director of Environmental Service PCECR and Loyola Princivil, Assist More...

SJEH Nurses Celebrate Women's Health Week

The Nursing Department at St. John's Episcopal Hospital celebrated National Women's Health Week by conducting blood pressure screenings in the Lobby. More...

Brandi Ickes Joins Connelly Dance Center

The Connelly Dance Centers have introduced a new instructor, Brandi Ickes from Breezy Pointto their staff. More...

Wide-Ranging Identify Theft Bill Passed

Asembly Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee Chair Audrey Pheffer and Government Operations Committee Chair RoAnn Destito today announced the passage of a wide-ranging identity theft prevention legislative package, a series of bills aimed at pro More...


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