August 25, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Weiner Works For Holocaust Survivors

Congressman Anthony Weiner and Rabbi David Neiderman talk with a group of Hungarian Holocaust survivors outside the United Jewish Organization in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Rep. More...

VNS Seeks Volunteers For Hospice Program

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice Care (VNSNY) in Queens is seeking volunteers to provide supportive services to terminally ill patients in the borough. More...

Rock Park Homeowners Meeting Leaves Attendees Still In Dark

While those who came to the Rockaway Park Homeowners/Residents meeting Tuesday night expected to be educated about the proposed zoning changes for the area and how it would affect the community, the majority of people who attended left with not much More...

PHC Ball Honorees Announced

Peninsula Hospital Center recently released the names of the honorees who will take center stage at the 99th Annual Anniversary Ball, a gala dinner dance that will be held in their honor on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at The Sands in Atlantic Beach. More...

Reconstructive Surgery Blocks Vital Artery

Workers racing to finish the new Washington Mutual Bank on Beach 116 Street blocked off that vital shopping artery last week as a 60-foot-high crane lifted massive air conditioning units onto the new bank's roof. More...

Belle Harbor Garden Club Sponsors Fall Luncheon

The Belle Harbor Garden Club will host a special floral demonstration, "The Elegance of Autumn," a luncheon and Chinese auction on Wednesday, October 4 starting at 11:30 a.m. at Russo's on the Bay. More...

Hurley And Steinberg Wed

Jennifer Hurley, the daughter of James and Andrea Hurley of Rockaway Beach, was married on August 12 to Eric Steinberg, the son of Lee and Linda Steinberg of Auburn, Massachusetts. The wedding took place in Auburn where the couple resides. More...

Brendan Armour Celebrates First Birthday

Brendan Armour, the son of Paul and Laura Armour of Roxbury, will celebrate his first birthday on Friday, September 8. More...

Child Care Business Training Course

A free information session for a child care business training course will be held at the Blanche Community Day Care Center, 44-02 Beach Channel Drive on Wednesday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Milestones

St. Francis Students Pay Tribute At Relay For Life

The students of St. Francis de Sales School raised over $900 for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, which was held at Beach Channel High School in June. The money was raised in memory of "Mr. More...

Billy Hartman Jr. Turns Three

Billy Hartman Jr., the son of Kim and Billy Hartman of Roxbury, celebrated his third birthday on August 18. More...

Gateway To Host Disc Tournament September 2

Gateway National Recreation Area wants local residents to participate in its Ultimate Disc Tournament on September 2 at 10:00 a.m. on the soccer fields at Fort Tilden. More...

Crabber Finds Man's Body In Jamaica Bay

The body of a 40-year-old Hispanic man was discovered Monday evening floating face down in the Mott Basin section of Jamaica Bay, police said. The body was spotted about 15 feet from the shore by another man who was crabbing in the area. More...

Meeks Wins Award From Tech Industry Council

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) awarded New York Congressman Gregory W. More...

Meeks Moves Jamaica District Office

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks has announced that his St. Albans Congressional district office will be moving as of Tuesday, August 29, 2006 to a new location in downtown Jamaica. More...

Action Center Hosts Youth Expo 2006 At Beach Channel HS

At what was billed as "the biggest Queens youth event to take place" where "thousands of Queens residents will gather to celebrate The Action Center Youth Expo 2006" a sparse crowd came to watch young people from the Action Center dance, sing and tak More...

Cops Bust Juvenile In Edgemere Shooting

A fifteen year old Far Rockaway youth was arrested on Tuesday, August 22, on a number of charges, including robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and assault as well as a possession of a controlled substance, after he allegedly robbed four residen More...

Man Cuts Cop With Kitchen Knife

A police officer suffered a minor injury in Arverne Monday night when a suspect wielding a kitchen knife slashed his hand while resisting arrest, according to court records. More...

Jet-Skier Hits Obstacle, Airlifted To Hospital

A still-unidentified Rockaway man who was riding his personal watercraft in the inlet between Beach 3 Street and the Atlantic Beach Bridge on Saturday reportedly hit an underwater obstacle and was thrown from his jet ski into the water. More...

Illegal Cars Endanger Emergency Response Time

Firefighters responding to an unnecessary call at 8400 Shorefront Parkway on Thursday morning found the fire zone at the curb blocked with parked cars. More...

Rockaway Residents Protest Beachfront Development

Council Member Tony Avella joined Rockaway residents this past weekend at a demonstration and rally to protest unscrupulous developers who violate federal law by denying local Rockaway residents access to their beaches and public shoreline. More...

Jamaica Bay Eco-Watchers Note Improvement

Jamaica Bay Eco-Watchers (left to right) Dan Mundy, Sr., Mike McGovern, Dan Mundy, Jr., and Artie Minor along with Army Corps. More...

PHC Names Blackwell Head Nursing VP

Robert V. Levine, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Hospital Center, recently announced the appointment of Robin T. Blackwell, R.N. as Acting Vice-President of Nursing and Chief Nursing Executive. More...

SJEH Hosts Successful Blood Drive

At the St. John's Episcopal Hospital blood donor drive held on Thursday, August 3, more than 40 pints of blood were collected by the New York Blood Center. More...

Simon Delivers With Wheel Chair For Local

Democratic District Leader Lew M. Simon proudly stands next to Ruth Wander and her husband Jack as they enjoy the wheelchair they received from Dan Lynch. More...

Michael Joseph Benn Turns One

Michael Joseph Benn celebrated his first birthday on Monday, August 14. Friends and family gathered in his Rockaway Park backyard for a Mexican Fiesta themed birthday party on August 12. More...

Greenberg - Zogby To Wed

Steven and Lucia Greenberg of Breezy Point announce the wedding of their daughter Judy to Stephen Zogby, son of John and Stephanie Zogby of Stratford, Connecticut. The couple will be wed by Father Brian Jordan this Saturday, August 26 at St. More...

The Rountree's Celebrate Golden Anniversary

George and Virginia Rountree of Rockaway celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, August 13 with friends and family. The celebration began with a 9:15 a.m. mass at St. Gertrude's, with a blessing for the couple by Father Brendan. More...

Rockaway Museum Finds A New Permanent Home

The Rockaway Museum has found a new and permanent space for its exhibits and workshops after years of sharing space with The Wave on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 88 Street. More...

Rockaway Lifeguards Host Annual Shack Olympics

The Rockaway Lifeguards gathered for some friendly competition in the annual Lifeguard Shack Olympics on Monday, August 14. The Olympics, a longtime annual lifeguard event, was last held in 2002. More...

Addabbo Sponsors Energy Policy Bills

City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has cosponsored two bills in the Council that will create a comprehensive energy policy and public awareness of energy efficiency in an effort to address the demand for energy. More...

MTA MetroCard Van To Visit Peninsula Library

City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. announced that the MTANew York City MetroCard Program Van will be visiting the Rockaway in the coming week. More...

Kite Festival Lights Up Skies Over Riis Park

The annual New York Kite Festival came to Riis Park last weekend and once again showed why it has become one of Rockaway premier summer events. More...


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