June 9, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Hevesi: LIPA Electric Charges Highest In Area

The average Long Island [and Rockaway] household can expect to pay $300 or 17 percent more for electricity this year compared to 2005, including $130 more just for summer electricity, according to a report issued today by State Comptroller Alan Heves More...

Midori & Friends Family Concert, June 23

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...

Ocean Grande Opens Doors With Lavish Celebration

The Ocean Grande luxury condominium building at the beachfront between Beach 116 and Beach 117 Street opened its doors on Thursday afternoon with a lavish grand opening ceremony that was attended by many of those who have bought apartments in the bui More...

JCC Says Food Stamps Might By Answer

How does or should a family deal with problems in purchasing good, nutritious foods when they have limited means to do so? More...

Smith Talks To PC About Staff Allocations

State Senator Malcolm A. More...

Alan Hevesi: Rockaway Relies On Health Care Jobs

Too Many Eggs In Health Care Basket Not Healthy, Expert says

Health care and social services jobs account for more than two-thirds of all the jobs in Rockaway, according to a recent report issued by New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi, far shadowing the six percent of workers who work in retail trade. More...

A Small Peninsula For 112,000 Residents

This photo, shot by a passenger landing at John F. Kennedy Airport a few weeks ago, shows just how small our peninsula is even though the population is growing by leaps and bounds. More...

Pepper Steppers Step Out At Flea Market

Stan's Pepper Steppers, one of the premier double-dutch teams in the nation stepped out at the Rockaway Seaside Flea Market on Beach 11 Street and the beachfront last week in an attempt to raise money so that the team members can attend the American More...

Rockaway Grads At NR College Commencement

Four Rockaway women, among the first to register for classes offered by the College of New Rochelle School of New Resources in Far Rockaway were graduated from the school at its May 25 commencement exercises. More...

It Was 1952 And They Were Police Athletic League Champs

Where Are They Now? Perhaps You Can Tell Us

In 1952, more than 54 years ago this summer, the Police Athletic League championship team posed with 100 Precinct officials at the Rockaway Park precinct house. More...

Group Home Throws Memorial Day Barbecue For Community

By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor

The Memorial Day holiday was celebrated early when the group home located at 318 Beach 85 Street opened its doors to neighbors and other adult programs on May 25. More...

Local Lady Hibernians Installation Ceremony

The Rockaway and Breezy Point communities celebrated the installation of the Officers of the new Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 25 on Tuesday, May 23. More...

Chase wins National Award

The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Desiree Chase of Far Rockaway has been named a United States National Award Winner in the Honor Roll category. More...

Westervelt And Lista Wed

Barbara Westervelt, 28, a former resident of Broad Channel, daughter of Midge More...

Broad Channel Kid Snags Big Striped Bass

Ricky Henglein holds the 18-pound striped bass he caught on Friday, May 12 More...

NYPD Harbor Units,Aviation Drill For Drowning

While the summer has just begun, Units of the New York City Police Department More...

PHC Hosts Successful Blood Drive

Peninsula Hospital Center hosted a very successful Blood Drive this week in its More...

Scholar's Academy Takes On 'Election Connection'

In June 5 the members of the Scholars' Academy Election Connection Team were victorious at the Town Hall meeting held at the New York Historical Society. More...

Students Elect New Leadership

Stella Maris students recently elected new student leadership More...

Time Warner Cable Sponsors Child Abuse Program

Time Warner Cable of New York, which provides cable service to Rockaway, recently turned over nearly $150,000 to seven local youth service organizations raised through digital phone, digital cable and high-speed data installation fees. More...

City Officials: Consumer Fireworks Are Illegal

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta today warned New Yorkers of the consequences of transporting, buying, selling or using illegal fireworks. More...

100 Precinct Seeking AuxiliaryVolunteers

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

Casey Named Valedictorian At Stella Maris

Erin Marie Casey of Rockaway Park was the Valedictorian of the Stella Maris Class of 2006. Among her many accomplishments and awards, Erin was named to the Tablet's NYC All Scholastic team, received the St. More...

New Civic Group Looks To Flex Muscle With Developments In Edgemere

A relatively new civic group, the Edgemere Neighborhood Action Community Team (ENACT), invited members of Community Board 14 to its May 30 meeting to discuss a list of suggestions it would like to see enacted by any developer who takes part in the Ar More...

Rocks Thrown From Subway 'Ongoing Problem'

Long-time Rockaway resident and activist Dan Tubridy displays some of the rocks that were thrown at him and an elderly friend nearby the Beach 105 Street subway station on the A Line recently. More...

Mirsky: Revamp Public Authorities

Addressing the need to fixNew York State'sbusiness practices, local Assembly candidate in the 23rd AD Stu M. Mirsky called this week for a radical rethinking of how the state handles its operational responsibilities. More...

RMP, Van Meet Under El At Beach 98 Street

An NYPD Radio Mobile Patrol (RM)) vehicle driven by a police officer from the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park collided with a air-conditioning van on May 31, sending two police officers and one civilian to the hospital. More...

Sanders Sponsors Hip Hop Peace Summit

More than 400 youths were in attendance for the launch of the Hip-Hop 4 Peace Summit with Councilman James Sanders, which featured Bad Boys newest artist Yung Joc. More...

Titus, Smith Call For Improved Transportation

Saying her borough has historically been under-served by public authorities, State Senator Ada L. Smith recently introduced legislation, S.7985, calling for measures to promote safety and availability of public bus transportation in Queens. More...

Rotary Club Honors Local School Grads

The Rockaway Rotary Club held its annual School Awards Luncheon meeting last Wednesday, June 7th at Snug Harbour restaurant. More...

RP Hadassah To Host National VP

The Rockaway Park Chapter of Hadassah will host Dr. Sandra Alfonsi, the organization's National Vice President at its next meeting, which will be held at the Beach Club at noon on June 27. More...

Spotlight Business

Shogun 1- Grand Opening Of A Steak & Sushi Bar Sure To Quickly Become A New Japanese Favorite

The latest in a long line of Broad Channel restaurants opened last Saturday, June 3, with the coming of "Shogun 1," a large and beautifully-appointed Japanese steak and sushi bar at 27 Van Brunt Road, nearby the entrance to the Cross Bay Bridge. More...

Opening Of Jorge Exhibition Draws Accolades

Chris Jorge opened her Exhibition with the roar of the ocean last weekend as crowds More...

Milestones

Rudolph Named Queens 'Secretary OfYear'

The United Federation of Teachers (UFT), the union representing New York City teachers and secretaries, has named Rockaway resident Marie Rudolph as More...

Manning Makes First Communion

Alexis Manning, daughter of Denise Manning of Rockaway Park, made her More...

Native American Festival At Gateway This Weekend

The Red Hawk Native American Festival is coming to Gateway National Recreation Area at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. More...

PHC Hosts Long Term Care Ombudsman Training

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program of New York held a weeklong training More...

PHC Welcomes Director ofMinimally Invasive Surgery

Robert V. Levine, President and Chief Executive Officer and Alvin Slovin, M.D., More...

Students Of The Month At Stella Maris High School

As the school year winds down, the Stella Maris faculty More...

Museum Hosts After-School Art Program

PS/MS 105 Students Produce Exemplary Work

Students from sixth and seventh grade classes at PS/MS 105 in Arverne recently explored various media, including charcoal, chalk, pastels, watercolors and plaster-wrapped sculpture as part of an after-school program sponsored by the Rockaway Museum a More...


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