March 9, 2007 RSS feed / Community

CB 14 Committee Hears Parkland Proposal

In an attempt to turn a vacant piece of city land nearby the boardwalk in Far Rockaway into a park, members of the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance went before Community Board 14's Parks Committee on March 1 to explain their plan and to g More...

Henry Accepted For Leadership Program

Will Visit Nation's Capitol

Raymond Henry, a student at PS 114 in Belle Harbor, has been accepted for the People to People World Leadership Forum. Henry will join a select group of students in Washington, D.C. More...

Sanders Hosts Salute To Gospel At City Hall

Forty-two years to the date after Malcolm X was assassinated, a crowd of 400 people filled City Hall for a gospel concert celebrating Black History Month. More...

Tots Care For Hatched Chicks

The children of Little Tots Red Wagon Preschool in Breezy Point recently took care of fertilized eggs in the hopes they would hatch. More...

LWA Celebrates Mardi Gras Celebration

Lawrence Woodmere Academy celebrated Mardi Gras, known as Carnevale in Spanish and Italian, and Fat Tuesday in Louisiana, during late February. More...

RAA Names 'Where Flowers Bloom' Raffle Winners

A nd the winners are…James Killian and Mary Powers. On Sunday February 18 the Rockaway Artists Alliance announced the results of the drawing held to coincide with their latest exhibition Where Flowers Bloom In Winter . More...

RWA Gets Ready For Rockaway Earth Day

Mother nature smiled on the Rockaways last Saturday, and the Green Apple Corps & Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) took advantage of the great weather to prepare for Earth Day Rockaway. More...

Derech Emunoh Purim Celebration

Congregation Derech Emunoh celebrated Purim at their synagogue, located on Beach 66 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. They held evening Purim services and read from the Book of Esther (Megilath Esther). More...

Emily Elizabeth Artese Born February 18

Joseph and Lynn Artese of Rockaway Park announce the arrival of their daughter, Emily Elizabeth Artese, born on Sunday, February 18, 2007 weighing 7 pounds 12 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches. More...

Machuca And Steward Wed In North Carolina

Rafael Luis Machuca and Jennifer Linn Steward were married on January 13, 2007 at St. Mary's Chapel in Charlotte, North Carolina. Machuca is the son of Betty Ann McLoughlin of Rockaway Park and Santiago Machuca of Woodhaven. More...

Legislature, Governor Agree On Worker's Comp Changes

Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

Study Set For Far Rockaway Toxic Waste Site

Keyspan Energy and the state's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will soon begin a comprehensive study of an industrial site in Far Rockaway that was once used as a Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP), which, company officials say, may More...

Addabbo Cosponsors Yom Ha'Shoah Bill

City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has announced that he has cosponsored a Resolution in the Council commemorating Yom Ha'Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 15, 2007. More...

Peninsula Hospital Introduces New Surgical Technique

Out-Of-Towner's Drawn To Rockaway Hospital

Nick H. Gabriel, D.O. F.A.C.O.S, Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Peninsula Hospital Center, recently performed the first two Gastric Pacemaker insertions at the Hospital Center. Dr. More...

CUNY Rolls Into Rockaway As University Reaches Out To Residents

The promise of higher education is about to become a reality in Rockaway as the City University of New York begins a program that eventually will see the old courthouse on Beach 90 Street and Beach Channel Drive transformed into a CUNY More...

What Will The Pigeons Do Now?

The Lawrence Hotel, a perennial eyesore on Beach 116 Street, has been wrapped up tighter than a Christmas present by the Department of Buildings to keep it from falling into the shopping street. More...

Firefighter's Love Stops St. Pat's Parade

Love stopped the Rockaway St. Patrick's Day Parade this past Saturday. Firefighter William Smith (Ladder 154 of the Far Rockaway "Big House"), marching with his Battalion, stopped and broke rank in front of St. Camillus Church. More...

'Top Of The Afternoon' For St. Pat's Parade

On one of the most beautiful parade days in recent memory, hundreds of marchers stepped off on Saturday, March 3 from Beach 129 Street and Newport Avenue for this year's annual Queens County St. More...

Rosen Wins Essay, City Council Citation

Belinda Rosen, a Belle Harbor resident, received a City Council Citation from Councilman Leroy Comrie at an awards ceremony held inside City Hall on February 28. More...

Explore RAA's 'Photography: Process And Print'

Twenty seven artists share not only their art but the experience of photography as presented in the Rockaway Artists Alliance's latest exhibit "Photography: Process and Print" in the sTudio 6 gallery of the Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) in Ft. More...

Milestones

Locals Perform In 'A Great Night For The Irish'

Local championship Irish Step dancers Laura Gilmartin, Mary Ann Opperman and Julie Opperman put on a sensational performance at Carnegie Hall in a production of "A Great Night for the Irish" on Friday, February 23. More...

Ohab Zedek To Honor The Weinstock's

Audrey and Israel Weinstock will be the guests of honor at the annual Ohab Zedek Dinner, which will be held on Friday night, Sabbath eve on March 23 in the synagogue ballroom. More...


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