February 2, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Broad Channel Man Cheats Workers' Comp: District Attorney

A Broad Channel man who allegedly worked as a limousine driver while claiming to be completely disabled and unable to sit for more than two hours - while collecting thousands of dollars in workers' compensation - was recently snared with nin More...

Road Closing Report For Coming Week

The Department of Transportation has announced the following road closings that may impact Rockaway residents: Marine Parkway, Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge: One of two lanes southbound closed Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

A 'HEAP' Of Help For Residents

The winter has finally arrived, and Councilman James Sanders Jr. is once again offering the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to low-income Rockaway residents to help pay monthly electricity, gas and oil bills. More...

Weiner Hails COPS Funding

The C.O.P.S. More...

Littoral Society Lauds Bottle Bill

Don Riepe, Jamaica Bay Guardian and Director of the Northeast Chapter of the American Littoral Society, hailed Governor Eliot Spitzer's inclusion of the Bigger Better Bottle Bill in his proposed executive budget as a giant leap forward in prot More...

St. Pat's Parade Route:

The Long and Short of It

Calendar listings in a major Irish newspaper and on a prominent website have some people worried that the Queens County St. More...

Belle Harbor Torah Institute Unveils Mega-Website

The Belle Harbor Torah Institute has launched a mega-interactive website created to provide a treasure-trove of information for everything Jewish, according to a spokesperson for the institute. More...

100 Precinct Honors 'Cops Of The Months'

By Brian Magoolaghan

The 100 Precinct honored three police officers with "Cop of the Month" awards last week at the precinct's community council meeting. More...

DOE: Spilled Milk Led To PS 225 Assault

13-Year-Old Arrested In Cafeteria Altercation

An incident in which sixth graders were playing around and spilled some milk on an older student led to a cafeteria fight that left one teenager in handcuffs, Department of Education sources say. More...

Girl, 12, Attacked On Beach Channel Drive

A 12-year-old Rockaway girl was allegedly raped near her Far Rockaway home on Thursday, January 18, police say. More...

State-of-the-Art Mammography Suite Set at PHC

In mid-December, Peninsula Hospital Center, an affiliate of North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, unveiled its new state-of-the-art mammography suite. The mammography system at the Hospital Center has been operational since 1988. More...

Business Spotlight

Belle Harbor Chemists: Serving The Community For More Than Ten Years

The Belle Harbor Chemists, located at 412 Beach 129 Street on the shopping street, has been a neighborhood fixture for many years and was revitalized by its new owners more than ten years ago. More...

Thompson Receives Honors At SUNY Delhi

Brandon W. Thompson, a Far Rockaway resident, has been cited for academic achievement for the Fall 2006 semester at the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi. Thompson, a Culinary Arts major, qualified for the Honors List. More...

Milestones

The Finn Family Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Ronnie and Mickey Finn celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a vacation on Disney Cruise Lines. More...

Snow Birds Fly To Florida

Former Rockaway summer residents welcome their snow bird friends to The Villages in Florida. More...

Weiner Sponsors Sexual Predator Bill

Representative Anthony Weiner, joined by Congressmen Earl Pomeroy (D-ND), Paul Gillmor (R-OH), Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and John McCain (R-AZ), announced the KIDS (Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual Predators) More...

Stroke Screening at K of C February 8

Rockaway residents can get fast, painless and relatively low-cost screenings for stroke risk at an event next week, according to Life Line Screening Radiology. More...

DOT To Crack Down On Illegal Parking Nearby Schools

St. Francis, Public School 114 Are Targets

Over the next several months Department of Transportation Enforcement Officers will visit schools throughout the borough of Queens at arrival or dismissal times to remind parents of the dangers of illegally parking around schools, a DOT offi More...

New NYC Child Advocate Office Proposed

Former Beach Channel High School principal Bernard Gassaway is challenging New York City politicians and legislators to create the New York City Office of the Child Advocate, an office that would fight for improved child-related services, earl More...

Parks Asks Rockaway: Dog Run, Anyone?

Rockaway's first dog run - if there is to be one - needs a core group of dedicated dog owners to step forward and collaborate with the Department of Parks and Recreation. And the sooner the better. More...

'Plunge' For Cystic Fibrosis 2/10

Take the "plunge" for cystic fibrosis next Saturday, February 10 in support of Annie McMahon and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Participants will meet at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club, 533 Beach 126 Street, at 1 p.m. More...

PS 42 Students Learn Basics Of Entrepreneurship

Sanders Provides $9,000 Grant For Program

They are some of the youngest residents in Rockaway, yet they are already learning the ins and outs of running their own business. More...

Rockaway Farm Fined, Beer License Suspended

Sold To Minors, State Agency Says

The New York State Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control has suspended the license to sell beer held by a local grocery store, an agency spokesperson said on Wednesday. More...

Huntley Calls For State Senate Reforms

Newly-elected State Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Queens) recently criticized the Republican-controlled Senate for failing to deliver on their promise of legislative reform. More...

101 Commander Addresses BB Gun Dangers; GPS System Thefts

Crime prevention, in particular the ease with which BB guns can be obtained by Rockaway youth, and the rise in thefts of GPS systems, were on the mind of the commanding officer of the 101 Precinct at this month's precinct community council meeting. More...

Low Turnout At Anti-Violence Meeting Doesn't Deter Organizers

The organizers of last week's community meeting to address gun violence in Rockaway are not sure why only five people showed up for the discussion, but they have several theories: The weather; a fear of becoming involved, of retribution from those u More...

Weiner Calls For Restoration Of COPS Funding

In light of recent FBI statistics showing a jump in violent crime nationwide, today a bipartisan group of over 100 members of Congress, including our local Representative, Congressman Anthony Weiner, have called for the restoration of C.O.P.S. More...

Jefferson Starship'Galactic Reunion,2/15

Live Nation presents one of the most successful classic rock bands of the 1970's, Jefferson Starship, at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Thursday, February 15 at 8 p.m. More...

New Adult Ed Classes At PS/MSchool 183Q

In order to provide more assistance to residents, families and children, PS/MS 183Q is hosting free Adult Education Classes, according to PS/MS 183Q Principal Renee Peart. More...

Public School 47 'Open Airways'Asthma Worksho

Several students from PS 47Q gradua from the Open Airways for School Program workshop designed to teach proper proced when someone is having an asthma attack The students participated in six worksh to learn steps to take when suffering from asthma More...

Locals Inducted In National Honor Roll

Several students in our area were recognized for their academic achievements and inducted into the National Honor Roll for Spring 2006. The National Honor Roll recognizes high-achieving high school and middle school students. More...


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