November 24, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Crime Up In 101 Precinct: CO

The commanding officer of the 101 Precinct, Captain Brian McMahon, announced recently that, for the first time in a few years, crime is up in the Far Rockaway area. More...

Smith Presses For Education Equity Resolution

Lawmakers have been called on by State Senator Malcolm A. More...

New Buses For Former Green Bus Line Due In 2008

The MTA Bus Company, which took over seven private lines in February of this year, has now said it will be early in 2008 before all new buses are on the routes formerly served by the Green Bus Lines. More...

Internal Revenue Service: Rockaway Residents Due Refunds

"An average refund of $1,237 is waiting for 6,490 Empire State taxpayers whose refund checks have been returned to the Internal Revenue Service as undeliverable," IRS New York Spokesperson Kevin McKeon said. More...

Lady Hibernians Irish History Essay Contest

The Lady Hibernians of Queens County invite all sixth through twelfth grade students who live or attend school in Queens to participate in their annual Irish History Writing Contest. More...

Census Bureau Updates Employment Numbers

Nearly 2,000 Census Bureau field representatives interviewed about 70,000 households across the nation during the week of November 12, 2006, for the Current Population Survey (CPS), sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. More...

PHC Hosts 'Acquired Brain Injury' Lecture

Dr. David Steiner, Medical Director of Peninsula Hospital Center's Traumatic Brain Injury Unit and Chief of Neurology PHC, Dr. More...

BCHS Academy Hosts Awards Luncheon

The Renaissance Small Learning Community at Beach Channel High School conducted a S.M.A.R.T. Awards luncheon on Friday, November 10 for Students Meeting Academic Requirements Together. Dr. More...

St. Francis Students Offer 'Baskets Of Love'

The students of St. Francis de Sales School wanted the Amish Community to know that they were in their thoughts and prayers. More...

Paramedics Honored For August Rescues

Paramedics from Unit 47Z3, Station 47 in Edgemere were named "Unit of the Month" for August, 2006, at a ceremony held last Thursday at the combined FDNY/EMS station on Beach 49 Street. More...

The Beach Boys In Concert At North Fork Theatre

Live Nation presents The Beach Boys Holiday Show at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Wednesday, December 13 at 8 p.m. More...

SJEP Coat Drive

The employees of St. John's Episcopal Hospital, South Shore, are holding a coat drive in conjunction with radio station 98.7 KISS-FM's Holiday Coat Drive. More...

Ashley Garcia Celebrates Sweet 15

Ashley Garcia celebrated her quinceañera on Saturday, November 18 at Occasions More...

Graybeards Fundraiser Supports Learning Center

The Graybeards held a fundraiser at The Bay House in Breezy Point to benefit the More...

Local Politicians Meet With Hillary Clinton

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Rotarians Collect Food For Needy

The Rockaway Rotary Club spent Saturday in front of Waldbaum's on Beach 112 More...

SJEH Honors Five Locals At Annual Ball

The Development Board of St. More...

Coming State Hospital Report Stirs Speculation, Fear

Published Report Says SJEH In Hostile Takeover Of PHC, One To Close

The long-awaited report of a commission set up to downsize the state's health care system will be issued on Monday, November 27, setting off speculation amid published reports that one of the two major hospitals in Rockaway will either be closed or t More...

Land Use Meeting Set For 11/27

Community Board 14's Land Use Committee will hold a meeting to discuss proposals to build a yeshiva and accompanying building on Beach 9 Street in Far Rockaway; the eventual sale of a closed firehouse in Ocean Village; and the possible building of mo More...

DOT Commissioner Sets Holiday Traffic Plans

New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall has set the 2006 Holiday Traffic Mitigation Plan for those traveling by automobile to Manhattan during the holiday season. More...

Weiner: Spare Ax For Rockaway Hospitals

Congressman Anthony Weiner, who represents the western portion of Rockaway in the House of Representatives, took strong issue with the state and the Berger Commission over the published reports that the commission will recommend the closing of one of More...

Lifeguard/Beach Issues Meeting Nov. 28

The chairperson of the City Council's Parks and Recreation Committee is scheduled to attend a meeting in Rockaway next week, where members of the community board and the public will the opportunity to brief her on beach and lifeguard issues. More...

Speaker Quinn To Visit Democratic Club

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will address the Good Government Regular Democratic Club's upcoming town hall meeting, Democratic District Leader Lew M. Simon announced this week. More...

Local Priest Wins Rockaway Beach Florist Basket

Father Robert W. Blauvelt of St. Camillus Church won the gourmet gift basket prize at Rockaway Beach Florist. According to Jerry Ortiz, the shop's owner, Father Blauvelt is a loyal customer who often brings flowers or a plant when visiting friends. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center, Broad Channel Team Up With Daytop Village

The Broad Channel Athletic Club and the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department continue their proactive approach to drug and alcohol awareness in their community. More...

PS 215 Students Collect For Penny Harvest

Students at PS 215Q in Far Rockaway are busy collecting and weighing pennies as they participate in this year's Penny Harvest. Students are engaged to understand the importance of their work, why it's done, and to help others. More...

Public School 256Q@43 Students Attend 'Bodies' Exhibit

Over 60 students from PS 256Q@43 in Far Rockaway attended the exciting and educational "Bodies" Exhibition at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan on Thursday, November 2. More...

Public School/Middle School 105 Celebrates National Children's Book Week

In celebration of National Children's Book Week, the students and staff members of PS/MS 105 dressed up as their favorite book characters on Friday, November 17. All students who came dressed as characters received a book as a prize. More...

Herbert Kamlet Lecture Series

Congregation Ohab Zedek, located at 134-01 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Belle Harbor, will hold the annual Herbert Kamlet Memorial Lecture on Monday evening, December 4 at 8 p.m. More...

West End Temple Students Plant Trees To Help Build Environment

Students and families from West End Temple Religious School recently planted trees at Gateway National Recreation Area's Ft. Tilden as part of the Temple's Caring More...

Ella Young Celebrates First Birthday

Ella Young celebrated her first birthday on November 2. Her parents, Nancy and More...

Keith Andresan Passes Bar Exam

Keith M. Andresan, a Rockaway resident, recently passed the New York State Bar More...

Goldie Maple's Legacy Lives On In School's New Name

After being a guiding force in insuring that all children in Rockaway receive a fair education, Goldie Maple was honored when Benjamin Cardozo Junior High School was renamed in her honor on Monday. More...


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