June 16, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Identifying The 1952 Police Athletic League Champs

Who Are They? Where Are They Now? You Helped

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...

Relay For Life Draws Hundreds To Fight Cancer

Wind,Cold Do Little To Dim Walkers'Enthusiasm

Under heavy wind conditions that prevented many from putting up their tents and More...

Mardi Gras Dance Festival At Public School 47

PS 47 recently celebrated its 2006 Mardi Gras Dance Festival, which was dedicated More...

Pheffer,LIPA Show Off BigBellies

Beach 116 Street has two new trash compactors that do the job of several traditional trash baskets and use the sun's energy to smash garbage, thanks to a grant from the Long Island Power Authority. More...

Assault On Boardwalk Leaves Two Under Arrest

An argument that began in the women's bathroom at Beach 116 Street and the Boardwalk at 2 p.m. on Tuesday reportedly turned ugly and turned into an assault that left two women under arrest and a police patrol car with a broken window. More...

Shot Twice In Back, Hammels 19-year-Old Man Can't Identify Shooter

A 19-year-old Hammels man was shot two times in the back last Saturday afternoon as he walked on the grounds of the development, police said. More...

Congressman Meeks Calls For Extension Of Voting Rights Act

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks recently released the following statement on the Extension of the Voting Rights Act, "There are few things as critical to our Nation, and to American citizenship, as voting. More...

Investigators Crack Down On Housing Cheats

Four Rockaway residents were arrested after city investigators discovered they were involved in housing fraud schemes that cheated the Big Apple out of thousands of dollars, the Department of Investigation announced last week. More...

Meeks Hosts Prostate Cancer Seminar

Congressman Gregory Meeks recently convened a Prostate Cancer Town Hall at Queens Hospital Center to discuss the alarming disparity rates of Prostate Cancer in African American Men as part of the kick off of National Men's Health Week. More...

BCHS Oceanography Programs Need Help

Beach Channel High School students are imploring several city organizations and officials to help revitalize the school's Oceanography Institute, particularly the dock and boats that need to be repaired. More...

Smiley Turns One

Trinity A. Smiley will turn one year old on June 23, 2006. She will spend it with family and friends. There will be a big party for her on June 25, 2006. More...

Jones Graduates From Johnson & Wales

Serina Jones of Rockaway Beach received an Associate's Degree in Advertising/Communications from the College of Business at Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus at the May 2006 commencement ceremonies. More...

Guide Book From Arbor Day Foundation

With hundreds of different species of trees growing in New York, the average person might be hard-pressed to recognize and name more than just a handful. More...

Smith: Prostate Cancer Screenings Save Lives

In recognition of Men's Health Week, which culminates on Father's Day, State Senator Malcolm Smith urges all men age 50 and older to take better care of themselves by getting the facts on prostate cancer screenings. More...

Update On Minority, Women Businesses At SUNY

The State University of New York has updated State Senator Malcolm Smith on its compliance with Article 15-A, which requires state agencies to establish employment and business participation for minorities and women. More...

History Challenge at VNS Prep Round Four

History's Mysteries at Visiting Nurse Services Prep ended More...

Wins Chess Championship

Matthew Fox Hertz, nine, the son of Berryl Caplan Fox and grandson of More...

Ocean Grande Opens Doors To New Owners

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, City Councilman Joseph Addabbo, Jr., Steven More...

Rockaway Says Goodbye To 101 Precinct Commander

The community said goodbye last Wednesday night to NYPD Deputy Inspector Walter Salowski, the More...

Channel View School For Research Welcomes Addabbo

Channel View School for Research welcomed New York City Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. to the school for a visit this month. More...

Local Named To Dean's List At Syracuse University

Jemella Raymore of Far Rockaway was named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2006 semester at Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences. More...

Accident Leaves 11-Year- Old Critical But Stable

A local boy riding his bicycle on Beach 25 Street nearby the Rockaway Freeway last Tuesday night was hit by a car and remains in critical but stable condition at Mary Immaculate Hospital, police sources say. More...

City's Hurricane Plan Presented To Capacity Crowd

New Issue Raises Concern Of Board, Addabbo

The Office of Emergency Management presented its beefed-up hurricane evacuation plan to a capacity crowd in Rockaway Tuesday night, and while the agency was praised for its recent focus on this area, a new issue has the board members and Councilman J More...

Weiner: Feds Should Pay For NYPD Overtime

The NYPD's overtime costs have spiked since 9/11 and the Department of Homeland Security refuses to fund this crucial anti-terror cost, according to data released by Representative Anthony Weiner. More...

Mosquito Hotspots Treated Next Week

Two of the peninsula's mosquito-plagued areas are slated for aerial larvicide treatment next week, according to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. More...

Peninsula Hospital Auxilians Get Pampered

eninsula Hospital Center's Auxiliary met last week and was treated to a very special presentation by Elena Solitario, founder of Pilo Arts Day Spa & Salon of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. More...

Milestones

Graduates...

Breeana Williams, a former Rockaway resident, is graduating from Renaissance Military and Leadership Academy in New York City. She will attend James Baldwin High School in NYC in the fall. Her future plans are to become an aerospace engineer. More...

Feder receives a BA in Journalism

Sharon Feder, a resident of Rockaway Park received a BA in Journalism- Public Relations from the State University of New York at New Paltz on May 21, 2006. More...

Abdulina Makes Dean's List

Lilia Abdulina, a Far Rockaway resident, was named to the Niagara University Academic Dean's List for the Spring 2006 semester. More...

Corrigan Graduates From Amherst College

Raymond E. Corrigan, son of Raymond R. Corrigan and Suzanne Corrigan of Rockaway Park, graduated on Sunday, May 28, 2006 from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. More...

Smith Pushes For Voting Modernizations

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith called on the State Board of Elections and the U.S. Department of Justice to work together in implementing the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) law in New York State as quickly as possible. More...

Titus: City's Child Protection System Needs New Laws

Assemblywoman Michele Titus has announced significant committee action on a package of bills aimed at strengthening New York's child protection system by enhancing child protective worker standards and training, making it easier to terminate parental More...

Pheffer: Freeze Credit Reports For ID Theft Victims

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that the Governor has signed legislation to allow for consumers to place a security freeze on their credit reports. More...


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