September 15, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Pheffer Seeks Students As Legislative Interns

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer reports that the New York State Assembly is offering two internship programs to eligible college and graduate students for the upcoming 2007 Legislative Session. More...

Rockaway To Get Its Share Of Airport Money (Eventually)

Far Rockaway's business district and other parts of Rockaway could soon see money for improvements as a result of the airport lease extension signed two years ago by the city and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. More...

Locals Walk For A Cure For Breast Cancer

The Rockaway Mermaids, with team captain, Betsy Kuhlman, participated in the "Race for the Cure" Breast Cancer run/walk last Saturday in Manhattan. More...

'Wild Woman' May Be Headed Home

With Paper Ballots To Be Counted, Trails By 197 Votes

Longtime State Senator Ada Smith, often called "The Wild Woman of Albany" by her detractors may have lost her reelection bid to a first-time candidate who is Preident of the District 28 Community Education Council. More...

Board Calls For Council Oversight On Lifeguard Issues

After years of lifeguard shortages and outrage over a failed recruitment and training program, Community Board 14 is calling for City Council oversight hearings on a list of lifeguarding-related issues. More...

'Rockaway MapGuide' With Wave Next Week

Sanders, Civic Groups Produce Guide To Local Attractions More...

NYMTC Will Offer Paid Internships

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council will offer paid internships to high school and college students, Senator Malcolm A. Smith announced Wednesday. More...

Residents Urged To Apply To FDNY

New York City Fire Department Applications are now available at the district office of Councilman James Sanders Jr., located at 2123 Birdsall Avenue in Far Rockaway, in an initiative to recruit personnel and diversify the department. More...

Gabriella Is Welcomed To Rockaway

Gabriella Alli Kirnos, the first child of Rockaway residents Shaliza and Rostislav More...

Pichardo Completes AF Basic Training

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

9/11 Ends With Tribute Park Flag-Lowering Ceremony

The evening of September 11, 2006 brought more than More...

RAA Hosts ArtSplash Artists At Fort Tilden Gallery

The Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) hosted an opening reception More...

Graybeards Golf Outing At Riis Park Draws A Crowd

Under the lights of the Riis Park Golf Course, the inaugural Graybeard More...

St.Francis Students Complete Reading Challenge

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer recently visited St. Francis de Sales School to More...

BCHS Commemorates 9/11

ozens of students and staff members at Beach Channel High School gathered Monday to honor the lives of those who perished on September 11. More...

Laced Heroin Eyed In Broad Channel Deaths

Many people in the tight-knit community of Broad Channel were stunned and grief-struck this week when two men died and a third was hospitalized after the men - all friends - apparently overdosed on drugs or shared a tainted batch of heroin that was l More...

Urgent Appeal For Blood Donors

New York Blood Center is reporting a critical community-wide blood shortage with dangerously low blood supplies in over 200 New York and New Jersey hospitals. More...

DOH: West Nile Continues To Be A Problem

The Health Department has announced that there have been ten confirmed cases of West Nile virus so far this year among New Yorkers, including one death, a 64-year old Staten Island man. More...

Beach 119 Street Remembers

On September 11, 2006, the flagpole at Beach 119 Street and the boardwalk flew the "Flag of Honor" and "Flag of Heroes." The flags, donated by Jim and Margaret Parry, list all of the victims and emergency personnel who gave their lives on September 1 More...

Snag in Plan to Expand Water Pollution Plant

Stories about the Rockaway Water Pollution Control Plant usually involve people pinching their noses, but this one might have you scratching your head. More...

Brenke, Mayorga Named Top Peninsula Hospital Center Employees

Six months into its Employee of the Month program, Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR) are still coming up with outstanding employees who have been singled out by their peers as a "cut above." More...

When Sea-Don't Recede, He Sea-Doo In The Street

Neighbors watch as Beach 84 Street resident Craig Marinucci rides his Sea-Doo Bombardier personal watercraft right down the middle of the street Monday afternoon. More...

College And Career Night At BCHS

Beach Channel High School and Channel View School for Research invite Rockaway peninsula students, parents and guardians to Campus College and Career Night on Thursday, October 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Graybeards Annual Blood Drive This Sunday

The Graybeards will be holding their fifth annual Blood Drive on Sunday, September 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the St. Francis de Sales gym on Beach 129 Street. More...

Rockaway Dog Park Meeting 9/27

Do you want a local dog park? Now is the time to come out and be heard. A Rockaway Dog Park community meeting will take place at the Beach Club, 129 Beach 116 Street, on Wednesday, September 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Youth Take On Far Rockaway Beach Cleanup

Nearly 200 youth from Rockaway joined Councilman James Sanders Jr. and The Boost Mobile RockCorps on Saturday, September 9 for the first annual Beach Cleanup from Beach 44 to Beach 60 Street. More...

Flag Waves Over Tribute Park on Morning of Fifth Anniversary

A flag-raising ceremony was held at Tribute Park on the morning of the fifth More...

Crowds Turn Out For Boarders Jam At Rockaway Skate Park

In cooperation with the NYC Department of Parks, Boarders Surf Shop on Beach 92 More...

Noises Off Leaves 'Em Laughing

A Wave Rev iew

For the past two weekends Fort Tilden has been the scene of mass audience hysteria as Michael Frayn's hilarious British farce, More...

Business Spotlight

Nick's Service Station: Serving Rockaway For Nearly 60 Years

Nick Velardi, Sr. opened his service station in Rockaway in 1947, More...

Upper Room Ministries Back To School BBQ

Upper Room International Ministries in Far Rockaway held their third annual free Back to School BBQ on Monday, September 4. More...


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