June 2, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Peninsula Hospital Gets Stabilization Grant

Peninsula Hospital Center was recently awarded a Healthcare Stabilization Grant in the amount of $750,000.00 from the New York State Department of Health. More...

BC Memorial Parade Draws Crowds To Cross Bay Boulevard

The Broad Channel Memorial Day Parade took place under clear skies and warm temperatures as several units moved down Cross Bay Boulevard. Pictured, the parade was led by local politicians and VIP's. More...

Reverend Powell Takes Mission To Illinois

After more than five years as the pastor of the First Congregational Church on Beach 94 Street, the Reverend Jan Powell will be moving to a church in Oak Park, Illinois next week. More...

Scholarship Opportunity At York College

Saying, "It is imperative that every student in New York State has the resources they need to excel," State Senator Malcolm Smith announced recently that scholarships are available for York College students. More...

Seaside Songfest At Fort Tilden June 17

A benefit concert to support the Rockaway Artists Alliance and the Rockaway Theater Company will be held in the Post Theater at Ft. Tilden on Saturday, June 17. More...

271 Thousand Flock To Jones Beach For Blue Angels

Record crowds, including many Rockaway residents, flocked to Jones Beach to see the year's premier air show, featuring the U.S. Navy Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, on Sunday, the day before Memorial Day. More...

100 Precinct Seeking Volunteers APO's

The 100 Precinct is actively seeking volunteers for their Auxiliary Police units. More...

Beach Opening Was A Fun (But Foggy) Event

Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe (standing at podium) hosts Rockaway's beach opening ceremony last Friday on Beach 97 Street and the boardwalk. Students from P.S. More...

Rockaway Memorial Day Parade Is Small But Memorable

The Jewish War Veterans hosted the ceremony at Memorial Circle, at Beach 120 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

RTC's USO Show Highlight Of FBF Anniversary

The Empire State Building was not the only New York City landmark to celebrate its 75th birthday this past May. More...

BCHS National Honor Society Ceremony

Beach Channel High School held its National Honor Society, Arista/Archon Induction Ceremonies on Monday, May 22. More...

CVSR Hosts Teacher Appreciation Night

The second annual Teacher Appreciation Night ceremonies were held recently at Channel View School for Research, sponsored by the PTA. More...

Three Take 100 Pct.'s 'Cop of the Month'For March

Sergeant Robert Borrelli and Police Officers Christopher Shannon and Richard DeMartino received the 100 Precinct's "Cop of the Month" award for March, 2006. More...

State Assembly Addresses Insurance Cancellations

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that the state Assembly recently passed legislation that would limit the non-renewal or cancellation of homeowner's insurance policies in our area. More...

Nursing Home Resident Found Dead On Beach

A local nursing home resident was found dead along the shoreline in Belle Harbor early last Friday morning, according to authorities. More...

Hinken Inducted Into Phi Theta Kappa

Elisa B. Hinken was inducted into the Upsilon Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Herkimer County Community College on June 8, More...

Bay Body Believed To Be S.I. Boater

A body that was found floating in Jamaica Bay last weekend hasn't been positively identified but is believed to be a Staten Island boater who fell from his boat and disappeared last month. More...

AOIT Girls Win DeVry Competition

DeVry Institute invited high school girls from around the city to participate in "Her World Network" to explore opportunities for women in technology on Friday, May 12. More...

Obituaries

Richard David Elam Longtime Rockaway Resident

Richard David Elam, a Rockaway resident for over 20 years, died May 18. He was 58. More...

Midori & Friends To Hold Family Concert

The Midori & Friends Family Concert will take place on Friday, June 23 starting at 10 a.m. at Peninsula Prep Academy, housed in MS 53 in Far Rockaway. More...

Relay For Life, June 10

The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, a celebration of life in honor and in memory of those whose lives have been touched by cancer, will take place at Beach Channel High School starting Saturday, June 10. More...

VFW Post Honors One Of Its Own On Memorial Day

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6191 and the Jewish War Veterans Post 57 honored one of their own when More...

Marrone is 100 Pct.'s April 'Cop of the Month'

Police Officer Thomas Marrone (right) was the 100 Precinct's "Cop of the Month" for April, 2006. During that month, Marrone locked up a notorious bike-riding car stereo thief. More...

PS 114 Second Graders Perform For Parents

On Wednesday, May 24, an audience of parents, grandparents, relatives, friends and teachers were given a musical performance by the second graders of PS114. More...

Rockaway Museum Brings Art To Youngsters

The Rockaway Museum has been a beacon for young people on the Peninsula interested in art, as the museum, since March, has hosted several workshops making collages and working with clay. More...

Stella Senior Wins Prestigious Award

Stella Maris High School senior Mary Catherine McMahon has been awarded the J.P. Morgan/Chase Smart Start full tuition scholarship, applicable to the college of her choice. McMahon is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McMahon of Rockaway Park. More...

PS 183 Music Memory Program

Students of PS 183 won second place in the Lincoln Center-Alice Tully Music Memory Annual Citywide Competition on Monday, May 8. More...

Sunbathing,Cookouts and Remembering On Memorial Day 2006

The sun was shining, lifeguards were back at their posts and people joined family and friends for the first barbecues of the year all along the Peninsula - the unofficial start of summer 2006 More...

Peninsula H ospital Staffers Visit Albany

Senator Malcolm Smith, Assembly member Michele Titus, Senator Ada Smith, Senator Serphin Maltese, Liz Sulik, Director of External Affairs PHC, Assembly member Audrey Pheffer and Robert V. More...


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