September 29, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Education Department Chancellor Klein Meets The Press

Sees Improvement Despite Flat Results

New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein held a press conference at the Tweed Courthouse on September 21 to discuss the results of the just released 2006 English Language Arts (ELA) 4th and 8th grade test scores. More...

Denver III Meets Chief Executive

Local resident Thomas Denver III, an employee of the U.S. Department of State, recently attended a reception where he posed with his boss, a well-known executive, for a photograph. More...

Jamaica Bay Watershed Protection Meeting

A fourth public meeting will be convened to discuss the progress of the Jamaica Bay Watershed Protection Plan (JBWPP) on Wednesday, October 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ryan Visitors Center at Floyd Bennett Field. More...

NYC Message Bears Bring Smiles To Kids

Nancy Hanson, a Rockaway resident and owner of "NYC Message Bears," brought a round of smiles to the faces of children and adults with colorful hand-crafted message bears she brought to Sports Festival, an annual event sponsored by the Ronald McDonal More...

St. Francis Quilters Mass This Sunday

The St. Francis de Sales chapter of ABC Quilters will have their annual blessing of the quilts on Sunday, October 1 at the 10:30 a.m. mass. Peggy Moerler is pictured displaying a quilt of her own creation. More...

St. Gertrude's 50-Plus Club Members Honored

Earlier in the spring of this year, the volunteers of St. Gertrude's Senior 50-Plus Club were given a Day of Recognition. More...

Senator Advocates Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, State Senator Malcolm A. Smith recently called for all New Yorkers to discuss the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection. More...

It's My Bark Day 10/14

Dress your pup in his best costume and head to Rockaway Beach for the first "It's My Bark Day" on Saturday, October 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Beach 103 Street and Shorefront Parkway in Rockaway Beach. More...

Relay For Life Celebrates Successful 2006 Event

This year's Rockaway Relay For Life was not only successful, it beat all expectations, according to John Link of the American Cancer Society and event chairperson Jeannine Stathis, who thanked team members and volunteers at a festive wrap-up dinner T More...

5th Annual 'A-Team'Memorial Tournament At Riis Park

The firefighters of Engine 257 Ladder 170 hosted the Fifth Annual "A-Team" More...

Flt. 587 Memorial Shapes Up As Anniversary Nears

The memorial for victims of American Airlines Flight 587 is quickly taking shape on More...

Speer And Barr To Wed

Shannon Speer, daughter of Erin and John Gordon of Massapequa Park, Long More...

Kilgallen Wins Youth Triathlon

After leading the other competitors out of the water on the swim leg of the race, More...

Stella Maris Students Lauded

Stella Maris junior Clarita Palad and senior Anastasia Samaras receive the congratulations More...

PS/MS 114 Annual Science Show

PS/MS 114 students were treated to the annual science show by The Traveling Franklin Institute, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 22. More...

Deadline Extended For Yellow Bus Service

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) has extended the deadline for parents to register their children for yellow bus service for the 2006-2007 school year. More...

EstuaryLive Brings Jamaica Bay Into Classrooms

A new interactive program will transport students to Jamaica Bay on Friday, September 29 and allow them to ask questions directly to on-site naturalists without ever leaving the classroom. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center To Honor Nursing Home Administrator

Michael Melnicke, a nursing home administrator, ambassador, chaplain, board member, husband, father and grandfather, will be honored by Peninsula Hospital Center at its upcoming 99th More...

Christian Academy Looks Forward To School Year

The Church of God Christian Academy (COGCA) in Far Rockaway is looking forward to the new 2006/2007 school year. Students are pictured reciting the pledge to the American Flag, Christian Flag and Bible during the morning assembly. More...

Lifeguard/Beach Issues Aired October 10

An ad hoc Lifeguard/Beach Issues Committee has prepared three pages of findings and recommendations, which it will share with board members and the public at Community Board 14's October meeting. More...

Norris Named VP Of Human Resources

Dorette Norris has been named the Vice President for Human Resources at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. She will be responsible for the hospital's human resources functions. Of her goals at St. More...

Weed & Seed Speaks...

Weed and Seed is a community-based organization run by the US Department of Justice's Community Capacity Development Office. More...

Allgood, Messam Named Top PHC Employees

Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR) recently held its monthly celebration in honor of its September Employees of the Month, Julian Allgood and Laverne Messam. More...

Stella Students Choose Involvement

Anxious to enjoy the fullness of their high school experience, Stella Maris High School freshmen, sophomores and juniors are pictured signing up for clubs and activities. More...

Bricklayers/Craftworkers Recruit Apprentices

The Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Local 1, will conduct recruitment from September 29, 2006 through February 23, 2007 for 20 Pointer, Caulker and Cleaner apprentices. More...

National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day is Thursday, October 5. More...

Business Spotlight

SMK Pharmacy and Surgical Servicing the Entire Rockaway Area

Marc Kassman opened SMK Pharmacy and Surgical at 87-02 Rockaway More...

Milestones

Angelina Marie Ganz Turns Four

Angelina Marie Ganz celebrated her fourth birthday on September 29. Her parents More...

Kane And Callahan Engaged

Matthew Gaire Kane of Rockaway Beach and Anastasia Callahan from the Riverdale More...

Orthodox Jews and NAACP Team Up For Tolerance

The Jewish Orthodox community in Bayswater and the Rockaway NAACP, in an effort to teach tolerance to the young people of the area, are joining forces as a result of assaults on Orthodox youth by black children over the last six months. More...

PS/MS Students Create Cave Paintings

Students at PS/ MS 43 studied ancient cave paintings and then created larger More...

New Eucharistic Ministers At Stella

Stella Maris High School seniors Andriana Dillard, Erin McKinley, Jeanette More...


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