May 4, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Arverne Library Book Club Meeting May 7

Discussion On The Measure Of A Man

Arverne Public Library and the Queens UFT (United Federation of Teachers) will continue their book discussion group with the New York Times bestseller The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier. More...

Last Chance To Show Soldiers You Care

There's one more chance to donate items for care package items that will be sent to U.S. troops fighting overseas. The Wounded Warrior Project, St. More...

Addabbo's 'Eggs'tra Special Spring Hunt

Local children recently participated in a Spring Egg Hunt sponsored by Council Member Joseph Addabbo Jr. Children collected colorful plastic eggs that were scattered throughout the park at Beach 107 Street and Shorefront Parkway. More...

Parent Charges PS 183 With Failure To Notify

Says Daughter Injured In Gymnasium Assault

A Rockaway parent is charging the officials of Public School 183 in Hammels with dereliction of duty after the school failed to notify her that her fourth-grade daughter was allegedly pushed down and injured by another student on April 27. More...

PS 114 Student Poets To Be Published

Whoever said that poets are the only true magicians was right! More...

SJEH Doc Touts New Vaccine For Cervical Cancer

A vaccine considered highly effective in preventing infections that cause cervical cancer in women has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee. More...

JASA Presents 'Humor And Health' May 9

JASA (Jewish Association for Services for the Aged) presents an afternoon of humor on Wednesday, May 9 at Temple Beth El, 121-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Rockaway Park. More...

Sweet Deal Brings Folks To Baskin-Robbins

Baskin-Robbins stores nationwide, including three in Rockaway, hosted 31 Cent Scoop Night Wednesday, and plenty of folks lined up for a sweet deal on their favorite ice cream. More...

Chamber Salutes Rockaway's Bravest And Finest

The 101 Precinct was well represented. More...

Gaafar Wins Business Plan Competition

Quinnipiac University graduate student and Rockaway resident Robert Gaafar placed first in the graduate level new personal business division at the 2007 Business Plan Competition for Connecticut Universities. More...

MovieScope

'Fracture' - No Cannibal Hannibal

Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins may have said goodbye to the lucrative franchise launched with "The Silence of the Lambs." However, he hasn't stopped playing powerfully potent psychopath parts initiated by "Lambs" indelible Hannibal the Cannibal More...

Rockaway Earth Day Celebration Attracts Huge Crowd To B'walk

The boardwalk along the Rockaway beachfront came alive last Saturday as hundreds of people turned out for the first-ever Rockaway Earth Day celebration. More...

Teddy Bear Day At St. Francis

The kindergarten students of St. Francis de Sales School recently learned about the history of the Teddy bear. They listened to a story about a bear named Corduroy and brought their favorite Teddy bear to school. More...

The Times They Are A'Changin In Rockaway

Nothing ever remains static on the Rockaway peninsula. There are constant changes to the landscape, particularly in this day of revitalization and growth. Some changes, however, might be considered negative rather than positive. More...

Bomb Scare Empties Far Rockaway School

An anonymous call spurred an evacuation of a Far Rockaway middle school Tuesday morning, sending all of the students into the chill for several hours. More...

TLC Responds To Story Of Car Service Suspension

"The law is the law," says Allan Fromberg, the Deputy Commissioner for Public Affairs for the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC)." We have an obligation to make sure that [taxi and car services] do not negatively impact the community More...

Celebrates 90th Birthday In Rockaway

Christine O. Webb was born on May 1, 1917 and has been a Rockaway resident for the past 68 years. Her children and grandchildren, Dick, Marilyn, Judy and Harold, all wished her a happy birthday. More...

Rockaway Park Rezoning Meeting May 10

The fifth meeting on Rockaway Park rezoning will be held at Stella Maris High School's cafeteria, Beach 112 Street in Rockaway Park, on Thursday, May 10 starting at 7 p.m. More...

Magoolaghan Says 'Adios' For A While

Associate Editor Brian Magoolaghan will say "adios" Saturday as he heads off to Baja California, Mexico for a month-long exchange program sponsored by Rotary International. More...

PHC Volunteers Honored

Peninsula Hospital Center hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Tuesday, April 17, 2007 in conjunction with this year's National Volunteer Week. More...

Rockaway Rotary Ocean Run Draws 170 Runners To Riis Park

Rockaway Ocean Run Results PlaceTimeNo.Name 1.17:05129Ryan Woerner 2.17:55112Lawrence Beck 3.18:393Brian Baumann 4. More...

Smith Restores State Funding For Hospitals And Nursing Homes

Hospitals and nursing homes in Southeast Queens will receive an additional $14.2 million in revenue as a result of Senator Malcolm A. Smith's opposition to proposed healthcare spending cuts in the 2007-08 Executive Budget. More...

'Stamp Out Hunger' Drive Set For May 12

Queens letter carriers, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, will join forces with Food Bank for New York City as part of the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger food drive effort. More...

Beacon Program Salutes Earth Day

Taking care of our earth was the central theme as students of the Beacon Program at the Goldie Maple Academy saluted Earth Day on Thursday, April 26. More...

Local Receives High School Scholarship

Daniel Young, a Breezy Point resident, recently received a scholarship award from the New York City Sanitation Department's Emerald Society on April 21 at their annual dinner dance at Leonard's of Great Neck. More...

Howley Argues Before Supreme Court

John J.P. Howley, son of Marie and John Howley of Rockaway Park and a litigation lawyer, argued the United States Supreme Court case India and Mongolia v. City of New York on April 24, 2007. More...

NFLPlayers Work Out With Channel View Students

Two players from the New York Jets visited the Channel View School for Research last Wednesday to lead about 60 students through a battery of fitness challenges that mimic the training exercises of National Football League players. More...

St.Francis First Graders Enjoy Book Fair

St. Francis de Sales School recently held its Book Fair. The first grade students enjoyed sharing the books they purchased with their fellow classmates. More...

Career Day At Public School/Middle School 183

PS/MS 183Q in Rockaway Beach celebrated their third annual Career Day. Principal Renee Peart invited guests to support her efforts of introducing organizations and careers to students. More...

Twice The Art At RAA Reception

'The BIG Show' and 'Of Land And Sea'A Success

Once again all points led to the Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) at Fort Tilden as the Rockaway Artists Alliance drew hundreds to the opening reception for "Of Land And Sea" and "The BIG Show" on Sunday, April 29. More...


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