September 1, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Weiner: Simplify Food Stamp Procedures

In light of new census data showing over 1.5 million New Yorkers living in poverty, Representative Anthony Weiner has announced legislation to feed the City's hungry residents by increasing enrollment in food stamps, the federal government's anti-hun More...

Man, 29, Shot At Hammel Houses

Police respond to the Hammel Houses Tuesday after 29-year-old Rodney Maisonette, a resident of the housing complex, was shot once outside 81-01 Beach Channel Drive at about 3:30 p.m. More...

Pheffer: Vets Laws Passed In 2006 Assembly Session

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that several pieces of legislation affecting New York Veterans and Military personnel have been enacted in the 2006 Legislative Session. More...

Paralegal Course Offered At Brooklyn College

CUNY Brooklyn College will offer a Paralegal Certificate Course during the fall semester of 2006, taught by local attorneys including Lillian O'Reilly. More...

Lined Out, Blocked Off, Do Not Enter

For years, motorists used the u-shaped left turn corridor at the Cross Bay Parkway and Shore Front Parkway to drive around the traffic signals at that intersection. More...

Richard Jeni At North Fork Theatre 9/16

Live Nation presents comedian Richard Jeni at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. More...

Duchonovic Moves Up In Market America

Far Rockaway resident Robert Duchonovic continues to rise in the ranks within Market America's Unfranchise System, moving up to the Executive Coordinator level as an independent distributor for Market America, an innovative product brokerage and Inte More...

RDRC Ends Summer Beacon With Ices Party

RDRC's "Beacon Program Summer Camp" came to an end on August 25, but not before the youths were surprised with a pleasant treat. 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...

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...

SJEH Development Board Elects Officers

The Development Board of St. John's Episcopal Hospital met for its annual dinner meeting on Tuesday, August 22, 2006, at the Lawrence Village Country Club. One of the key topics under discussion was the Board's successful fundraising efforts. More...

New Laws Hope To Increase Organ Donors

A new set of laws designed to increase organ and tissue donors and decrease critical wait list time will eliminate legal red tape and offer tax breaks for those who donate. More...

Weed and Seed Sets New Site Coordinator

After nearly four months without a site coordinator, the Far Rockaway Weed and Seed selected a woman to fill the slot during last month's steering committee meeting. More...

A Wave Preview

'Noises Off'Goes on at The Rockaway Theatre Company

Michael Frayn's hilarious British farce, Noises Off, More...

Friends of Tribute Park Luck Out at Sunset Fundraiser

The Friends of Tribute Park, a group formed to oversee the park's future, hosted its first-ever More...

Pichardo Completes USAF Basic Training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Maricela L. Pichardo has graduated from More...

Simon Delivers Funding For Dancing Under The Stars

Democratic District Leader Lew M.. Simon presents a More...

Jones Accepted Into American University

Jaquana Jones, a Far Rockaway resident, has been accepted as a new stu dent at American University in Washington, D.C. Fall classes began on Monday, August 28. More...

RAA Presents Artsplash 2006

The Rockaway Artists Alliance has gathered over 30 artists and performers for Artsplash 2006, held between September 9 and October 15, with an opening reception on Sunday, September 10 from 1-3 p.m. at the Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) in Ft. More...

Tips To Kick OffA Safe School Year

Teachers' Insurance Plan recently announced advice on how children, parents and drivers can plan for a safe new school year ahead. More...

Dance Dimensions Hosts Successful Recital

Dance Dimensions Dance Studio in Rockaway hosted another successful recital in June that featured many local girls. The dance studio, located at Beach 108 Street, has been working with local youth and teens for more than 27 years. More...

Gateway Hosts Flying Disc Tourney September 2

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

Sanders Fights Domestic Violence

"One of the untold horrors in our community is that people have not yet learned to resolve problems without violence and we cannot have that," says City Councilman James Sanders, Jr., who represents the eastern end of the peninsula in that body. More...

Lifeguard Issues Aired at Committee Meeting

In what could one day result in City Council hearings, two community board committees met at the Beach Club this week to share and gather information regarding lifeguard recruitment, training and testing in New York City. More...

Beach Cleanup Rewarded With Hot 97 Concert

In an effort to promote community service among inner-city youth, Councilman James Sanders Jr. and the Boost Mobile RockCorps will host a beach cleanup on September 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Beach 46 Street. More...

Emergency Vehicle To Tour Rockaway Today

An American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY) Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) - the same kind of vehicle that delivered meals, water and other services to residents affected by the power outage in Queens - will be stationed in various location More...

Addabbo Sponsors Pooch Sprinkler Bill

City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has announced that he has cosponsored legislation in the Council that would require the installation of fire sprinklers in establishments or facilities that provide services for animals. More...

Median Without Cans Gets Trashed

Residents on Beach 108 Street have noticed that trash is starting to pile up on the wide median on that street because the trash cans that were formerly placed every 30 feet or so are now placed at the ends only. More...

Addabbo Announces Library Changes

Either Seaside Or Peninsula Will Go To Six Days A Week Schedule

Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr.'s news that the Seaside or Peninsula Library will soon go to a six day a week schedule was met with applause at the recent Rockaway Park Homeowners/ Residents meeting on August 22. More...

Thirty-Three Apprenticeships Available

A total of 33 new apprenticeships are now available, State Labor Commissioner Linda Angello announced today. More...

Ada Smith Found Guilty Of Harassment Charge

State Senator Must Undergo Anger Management Course

State Senator Ada Smith, who represents a portion of Broad Channel, will soon be forced to undergo an anger management course and pay a fine after being found guilty in an Albany courtroom for harassing a former aid by throwing a scalding cup of coff More...

REMA Reschedules Rained-Out Fair For September 2

The Rockaway East Merchants Association has rescheduled its rained-out street fair for Saturday, September 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Beach 20 Street (Central Avenue) between Cornaga and Mott Avenues. More...

National Jewish Tour Comes To Hewlett-Woodmere

The American Jewish Legacy will bring its exhibit on the history of traditional American Jewish life to the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library for the next two months. More...

Local Public School Adresses, Phone Numbers

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First Annual St. John's Ocean Walk

The First Annual St. John's Ocean Walk to benefit the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at St. John's Episcopal Hospital is scheduled for Sunday, September 17. More...

Shore Garden Club Creates Quilt

As they have for the past eight years, the members of the Shore Garden Club have created a quilt to raise money to maintain gardens in the Rockaway community. More...

Politicos Sponsor Family Day In The Rockaways

September 9 Event Promises Fun For All

Fun, food and information is promised for Family Day in the Rockaways at O'Donohue Park on September 9. More...

Were You There At Greenrose's Restaurant For this 1949 Kiddies Party?

On May 14, 1949, hundreds of children and their parents gathered at More...

AA 587 Memorial Racing Towards A November 12 Deadline

With about nine weeks to go, construction crews worked feverishly to More...

Milestones

Flaherty And Taylor Wed In South Carolina

TJ Flaherty, the son of Meg and Bi Flaherty, and Melissa Taylor, the daugh More...

PHC Presents Computers To Interns,Residents

Dr. Martin Grossman, Director, Department of Medicine at Peninsula Hospital Cente More...

Local Children Enjoy Vacation Bible School

Community children enjoyed five Wednesday nights of fun, games, music, prizes and bible stories during the More...

Littorial Society Hosts Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay Refuge

The American Littoral Society in cooperation with NYC Audubon More...

Pheffer Lauds Autism Insurance Law

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that, after intense negotiations, New York State has enacted legislation pertaining to insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder. More...

Business Spotlight

Belle Harbor Physical Therapy: Hands-On Personal Care From Multi-Skilled Therapists

Belle Harbor Physical Therapy, centrally located at 114-12 Beach Channel More...


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