January 5, 2007 RSS feed / Community

DA: Queens Crime Stats Down For 2006

The crime rate went down in Queens in 2006, including the critical homicide rate, the district attorney said last week. Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Fisherman Arrested Once Again

A local commercial fisherman arrested earlier this month for illegally fishing off the Rockaway shore has been charged yet again with violating various New York State laws and regulations pertaining to fishing - including illegally taking fis More...

Far Rockaway Anti-Gun Meeting Draws Small Crowd

Mothers Against Guns Largely Ignored In Attempt To Reach Community

Only a handful of Rockaway residents, including the mother of shooting victim Christopher Glenn, were among those attending a meeting held to find solutions to the recent rash of gun violence in the area. More...

A Big Hanukah Party in a Small Trailer

H anukah is observed for eight days, which begins with the twenty-fifth day of Kislev. More...

NPS Lifeguard Testing Kicks Off 1/6

Strong swimmers are being encouraged by the National Park Service (NPS) to take advantage of pre-employment test opportunities to qualify for summer lifeguard jobs. More...

SJEH Notes First Baby Born In 2007

The first baby born in the New Year at St. John's Episcopal Hospital, South Shore, was 9 lbs., 10 oz., Jaliyah McLean. More...

Benn And Tully Engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Benn of Rockaway Beach announce the engagement of their son, William, to Elena Tully, daughter of Vera Tully and the late Walter Tully of County Sligo, Ireland. More...

Locals Participate In Beach 119 Street New Year's Dip

Beach 119 Street residents and friends braved the rain and marched down to the beach for the annual Beach 119 Street Dip on New Year's Day. Over 30 people ran into the ocean for a quick swim in the winter waters. More...

CB 14 Committee:Hold On To Old Firehouse

For more than 75 years, the brick firehouse at Beach 56 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard served the Rockaway community. More...

Rockaway Woman Kills Youth In Lynbrook Accident

Nassau County police officers are investigating whether or not dark clothing was a contributing factor in a deadly motor vehicle accident that left a teenager dead on New Year's Eve. More...

Gas Station Attendant Robbed At Gunpoint

Man Asked For Directions, Demanded Money

A gas station attendant at the Getty Gas Station in Rockaway Beach was robbed on December 27 by a man who pointed a silver handgun at him and demanded his money, police say. More...

Racist Graffiti At Madelaine Chocolate

Police believe that a disgruntled employee who was fired the day before racist graffiti turned up in interior walls of a Rockaway Beach chocolate factory may have written that graffiti before he left the building. More...

SMK Pharmacy Raises Money For PHC

SMK Pharmacy, located in Rockaway Beach, received great support from the community for their Christmas raffle, with funds going to the Peninsula Hospital Development fund. More...

Littoral Members Hit the Beach

Neither rain nor nor'easters will keep the intrepid Littoral Society from another attempt at Fort Tilden beach to communicate across the bay to another Littoral group at Sandy Hook on New Year's Day. More...

Carpenter Apprentice Lottery Starts 1/8

The New York City District Council of Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee will open apprentice recruitment on January 8, the State Labor Department has announced. More...

RAA's Solstice Music Fest A Hit

The weather may have made it feel more like a celebration of early fall or emerging spring, but the crowds came out and stayed well into the night for the Rockaway Artists Alliance's first ever Solstice Celebration on Thursday, December 21. More...

Milestones

Klarberg Celebrates 90th On New Year's

Doris Klarberg, a Rockaway Park resident, celebrated her 90th birthday with her daughter Jean and her husband, Jay; son Barry and his wife, Rindi, and their children Nikki, Matthew, Ryan and Jake. More...

VFW Ladies Auxiliary Presents Gifts

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 2781 recently presented a very plush and warm blanket to Alex Klein, manager of the New Central Manor Adult Home, located at 1509 Central Avenue. More...

Beach 127 Street Residents Take The New Year's Plunge

Residents of Beach 127 Street took to the waters for a traditional New Year's Day plunge in the ocean. Despite the dreary weather and wintry ocean waves, both children and adults participated in the event. More...

Despite Rain,Cold,Beach 146 Street Becomes Plunge Zone

It was pouring and chilly when approximately 200 hearty men, women and children showed up for the annual New Year's Day dip in the ocean at Beach 146 Street on Monday at exactly noon. More...


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