June 30, 2006 RSS feed / Community

The Orr's Celebrate 40th Wedding Anniversary

Ronald and Helen Orr of Rockaway Beach celebrated their 40th wedding More...

Petrosino And Vento Wed

Nicole Marie Petrosino, the daughter of Louis and Linda More...

Here's The Scoop On Backhoes In Jamaica Bay

People traveling over the Addabbo Bridge have been noticing an unusual sight as they look out over Jamaica Bay: a team of backhoes working on a marsh west of the span. More...

Rockaway's Hamer-Campos Farmers'Market Opens Despite Rain

Rockaway's Hamer-Campos Farmers' Market opened for business for its twelfth More...

PS 114 Ends School Year With Rainy Dance Festival

While nobody was doing the rain dance last Monday morning, the weather forced PS 114 to truncate its More...

Titus Appointed To Med

Assemblywoman Michele R. Titus has been appointed by Speaker Sheldon Silver to an Assembly/Senate joint taskforce to combat Medicaid fraud, including the creation of a Medicaid Inspector General and stricter penalties for offenders. More...

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Scholarship Winners At St.Francis

St. Francis de Sales School recently held their 2006 eighth grade graduation ceremony. More...

PS 47 Students Receive Awards

P.S. 47 Students Receive Awards for Third Place and Honorary Mention at More...

SJEH OD's Host Poster Contest

The Osteopathic Medicine Residency Program at St. John's Episcopal Hospital More...

Weiner: Correct Homeland Security Regulations

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg testi-fied before the House Homeland Se-curity Committee recently, Represen-tative Anthony Weiner renewed his criticism of the Bush Administration and the GOP Congress, which have taken no serious action to correct three DH More...

Greenway Path 'Opens' Next Week

People have been enjoying it for months, but the ribbon will officially be cut next week on the newest part of the Rockaway Gateway Greenway - a multiuse, blacktop path that runs through the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. More...

Pheffer Sponsors Autism Bill

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer announced that after intense negotiations the Assembly and Senate have passed legislation pertaining to insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder. More...

Weiner Renews Call For Subway Cell Service

A year after the MTA requested bids, and three years since Representative Anthony Weiner first called for subway cell service, the MTA continues to drag its feet despite terror threats. More...

SJEH Hosts National Safety Month

During National Safety Month, June 2006, St. John's Episcopal Hospital celebrated with a Patient Safety Fair. More...

'Eye' Support Our Troops: Dello Russo

Eileen Cayne, a U.S. Army solider and Far Rockaway resident, undergoes free laser vision surgery in Manhattan Wednesday courtesy of Dello Russo Laser Vision. More...

American Legion Donates to Wounded Warriors

Commander Jack Leff and members of the Daniel M. O'Connell Post 272 of the American Legion are pictured presenting a $1,000 donation to Flip Mullen of the Graybeards, to support the upcoming Wounded Warriors project in the Rockaways. More...

Bishop Kearney HS Scholars Hail From Rockaway

Seventeen young women who live on the Rockaway peninsula were among two hundred sixty-three Bishop Kearney High School seniors who graduated on June 3, 2006. More...

Local Graduates From University of Rochester

Samuel McNeely Boyce, a resident of Rockaway Park, graduated from the University of Rochester on May 21, with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering. More...

Pheffer Announces Bill To Aid Military Veterans

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced two pieces of legislation passed the Legislature to aid veterans and military personnel in New York State. More...

Local Students Recognized By Pheffer

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has continued her tradition of honoring graduating students from local public and parochial schools with her "Certificate of Merit for Community Service" awards. More...

Averi Grace Dalton Has Arrived

Averi Grace Dalton was born on May 30, 2006, weighing 7 lbs., 5 oz. and 19 and a More...

Lauren Ann Brenna Born June 9

Michael and Frances Brenna have announced the birth of their daughter, More...

Locals Graduate Fontbonne Hall Academy

The Rockaway members of the Class of 2006 from Fontbonne Hall Academy are pictured being congratulated by two of their teachers. More...

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Preservation of Affordable Housing

Using a giant sized pair of scissors, local representatives, residents and building owners cut the ribbon on the revitalized Ocean Park Apartments, celebrating a promise of 40 more years of affordable housing at the Beach 19 Street complex. More...

RTC Set With 'Kiss Me Kate'Beginning July 7

At the Rockaway Theatre Company in Fort Tilden the cast of More...

PHC Names Employees Of The Month

Peninsula Hospital Center President and Chief Executive Office Robert V. More...

Pheffer:Teen Financial Literacy Important

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer is urging young adults to recognize the importance of financial responsibility and the consequences of credit debt. More...

PS 104 Kids Donate To PHC's 'Angels On The Bay'

The children of the P.S. 104Q Helper Squad, after months of hard work collecting More...

PS 225 Celebrates Basketball Trophy Day

PS 225 held its First Annual Basketball Trophy Day to celebrate their team's More...

Locals Graduate Fontbonne Hall Academy

The Rockaway members of the Class of 2006 from Fontbonne Hall Academy are pictured More...

PS 253 Donates Toys To Children's Hospital

The PS 253 "Cash Counselors," through the guidance of teachers Wendy Steiner and Tracey Kornblum, donated $1,000 worth of toys and other needed items to the patients at Schneider Children's Hospital in Floral Park. More...

She Wants Her Own Independence Day

Independence Day. It's a time for patriotism, family barbecues and fireworks. But for one Rockaway resident, independence will wait for another day, and her vacation this July Fourth will serve as a reminder. More...

FEMA Offers Tips On Flood Insurance

After heavy rainfall saturated parts of New York, and the threat of more rain has been forecasted, flood damage is a serious concern for many local residents. More...

Strike At Surfside Houses Ends With New Contract

Old Crew Back To Work, Health Benefits Restored

An acrimonious six-week strike that brought picketers from all over the city to Rockaway for a series of union rallies ended with a whimper last week when the workers went back to their jobs with a signed contract in their pockets. More...

July 4 Dedication At Knights Of Columbus

The Daniel M. More...

75 Foot High Cell Tower Appears Overnight

Residents who live around Snug Harbour restaurant on Beach 108 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard were surprised on Sunday to see a 75-foot tower rising over the restaurant's parking lot. More...

Rockaway Author Pens Story Of Street Where Uzis Rule

A Wave Review

Rockaway author Sylvester Jones doesn't sugar coat anything in his latest book, More...

Shore Garden Club Celebrates 50th

The Shore Garden Club of Belle Harbor and Neponsit celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a champagne toast at Kennedy's Restaurant on Monday, June 19. More...

Support The Troops, Lose Your Parking Spot

Ann West is patriotic. She wants to show her support for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan by flying a flag on the terrace of her apartment at 7800 Shore Front Parkway, in the Dayton East housing complex. More...

Book Of Poetry Published

Children's poet Robert W. Kurkela has published a book of poetry by the students of St. Camillus School in Rockaway Park, entitled "Sand Scripts from the Seashore School." More...

The Inner Voice

by Marilyn Gelfand

Our desires to control the future often are tied in with a desire to control the uncontrollable. More...

Guzman Named As All-American Scholar

Elliot Guzman, Jr., a student at Brian Piccolo MS 53Q, has been named an All-American Scholar At-Large Award Winner. Guzman will appear in the All-American Scholar Official Yearbook, which is published nationally. More...


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