May 11, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Clinton: Examine The Price Of Gasoline

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has called on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to examine the cause of refinery shutdowns and whether any price gouging is taking place when the Committee holds a hearing on gas prices next Tuesd More...

Local Spends Spring Break With Habitat For Humanity

Kate O'Sullivan, a Rockaway Beach resident an member of the class of 2009 at Providence College in Rhode Island, recently spent a week working with Habitat for Humanity as part of the international organization's "Collegiate Challenge: Spring More...

Second Annual 'It's My Bark Day' May 19

Lots Of Fun For Furry Friends

Dog owners and their furry friends are invited to the second annual It's My Bark Day on Saturday, May 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center Gets Nod For Major Cancer Care Upgrade

Termed 'Giant Step Toward State-Of-The-Art Center'

Peninsula Hospital Center, an affiliate of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, recently received Certificate of Need approval from the New York State Department of Health to replace its present linear accelerator and simulator More...

'Seniors In Shape' Classes At Aviator

Many seniors from the peninsula took advantage of free, ongoing exercise classes as part of the program "Seniors in Shape," currently being held at Aviator Sports and Recreation Complex in Floyd Bennett Field until May 31. More...

Yankees Mega Deal For 'The Rocket' An Aberration

From Roger Clemens' point of view, a return to the New York Yankees became imminent when both the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros decided to wait a little longer before beginning their purasuit. More...

VNS Prep's History's Mysteries Crowns 3 Champs

The students at VNS (Visiting Nurse Services) Prep continue to learn history in a unique and rewarding way. More...

Weiner Sponsors 'Transparent' Spending Bill

Put Money Where It's Really Needed, Congressman Says

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Business Spotlight

Danielle's Rockaway Florist

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Male Empowerment Day At Frederick Douglass Academy

Influential men of the community joined male scholars from Frederick Douglass Academy VI for the school's first annual Male Empowerment Day on May 8. On this historic day, the boys and men came together to discuss important issues. More...

Locals,Environmentalists Cheer New 'Bottle Bill'

Advocates for the "Bigger Better Bottle Bill," including some local residents and politicians, recently praised Assemblyman Bob Sweeney and members of the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee for passing the Governor's Program Bill out of More...

Vasquez Sisters Celebrate HS Graduation

Jennifer Vasquez will graduate from Beach Channel High School on June 27, 2007. She has been an active student, a member of the Dance Team and Homecoming Queen in the fall of 2006. More...

Completes Basic Training

Army Pvt. Alexis R. Rodriguez has graduated from Basic Combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. More...

MovieScope

'Vacancy' - Enough Snuff

The problem with a commercial Hollywood movie featuring "real" murders on film, or "snuff," is that those scenes shouldn't be shown. That's because "reality" cannot be faked. More...

The End Of An Era For BCD Property

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Oliver! Opens At Rockaway Theatre Company

Excitement is reaching a fever pitch in Fort Tilden as The Rockaway Theatre Company (RTC) prepares to kick off its tenth season with the musical Oliver! More...

'So You Think You Can Dance?'At PS 225

PS 225 in Rockaway Park is holding its own version of the Fox show "So You Think You Can Dance?" with the final round of cuts taking place on May 18 at 7 p.m. to declare the winners. More...

BCHS Students Reach Out To Those In Need

Leadership Students at Beach Channel High School participated in a 'Chore for Change" program, sponsored by the Heifer International Service Learning Program. More...

'Idol'Contest Highlights PS 106 Carnival

Rides, food, games and a local version of American Idol highlighted the first carnival put on by PS 106 and held outside the school last Saturday. More...

SJEH Celebrates Nurses Week

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Smoky Fire Threatens Bridge,Closes Cross Bay Boulevard

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Arrest Made In 1996 Rape Of Local

DNA Cold Hit Traps Rapist

A suspect has been arrested in the 1996 rape of a 48 year-old Far Rockaway woman after the man's DNA matched the samples that were taken at the crime scene eleven years ago. More...

Arrested For Rape, Evasion Of Cigarette Taxes

A Far Rockaway man was indicted in Queens Supreme Court on Monday for disparate charges including rape, committing a criminal sexual act and an attempt to evade or defeat the cigarette tax. More...

Beach Channel Park Given 'A' In Report Card

Tribute Park is proving to be a jewel in Rockaway's crown as an advocacy group has given it, and the land attached to it, the highest grade possible in a report card rating 100 of the city's neighborhood parks. More...

Update On Rockaway Point Firehouse Contest

Voting Ends Sunday, May 13

With two days left to vote in a national contest, the Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department is in fourth place, according to a contest spokesperson, and still needs the support of the community to win. More...

Help Protect The Beach This Summer

Join Floatable Surveillance Program

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection Marine Sciences Section is seeking volunteers for its Beach Floatable Surveillance program this summer. More...

'The Screaming Room' Raises To New Heights Of Horror

Local Author Lifts The Bar In His Second Novel A Wave Review

Belle Harbor resident Thomas O'Callaghan has outdone himself with his second bone-chilling novel, "The Screaming Room," from Pinnacle Books. More...

SJEH Names Its 'Nurses of Distinction'

Hospital nurse Debra Friedland, RNC, was selected as the 2007 Nurse of Distinction citywide. More...

Time Warner Hits Digital Phone Milestone

Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey launched Digital Phone in 2004, and today, the company surpassed a milestone - 250,000 Digital Phone customers. More...

Far Rockaway High School Library Receives 'Giant Step' Award

School Library Journal in partnership with Thomson Gale, part of Thomson Learning. More...

Volunteer Tutors Needed At Peninsula Library

Volunteer tutors are needed to help adult learners with Basic English, reading and writing skills at the Peninsula Adult Learning center at Peninsula Community Library on Beach 92 Street in Rockaway Beach. More...

Firefighters Fight Blaze At Marina On Bch 2 Street

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Gateway National Park Named Worst In Nation

Advocacy Group Gives GNRA Failing Grade

Gateway National Recreation Area, the national park that sprawls from Fort Tilden and Riis Park to Staten Island and Sandy Hook in New Jersey has received a failing grade of 53 out of 100 from an advocacy group that adds that 53 the lowest grade ev More...

Man Shot At Redfern Playground

Police officers and detectives from the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway check out the playground at 14-56 Beach Channel Drive in the Redfern Houses complex, More...

Brianna Sorensen And Richard O'Connell Wed

Brianna Sorensen married Richard O'Connell of Rockaway on Friday, April 20 at St. Rose of Lima Church in Rockaway Beach. Father Peter Gillen officiated the ceremony. The couple honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico. More...

Jaleesa Vasquez To Attend Florida College

Jaleesa Vasquez, a student at Far Rockaway High School, will graduate this year. She will continue her education at Florida's Broward Community College as a Criminal Justice Major. More...

Breezy Snowbirds Enjoy Time In Florida

Breezy Point Snowbirds are pictured enjoying an evening out in Jupiter, Florida. From left to right: Betty Ahern, Tom Denver, Bob Ward, Nick Pazzaglia, Marge Hack, Bob Dames, Nancy Gunther, Ron Gunther, Bob Ahern. More...

Can You Tell Us Where,When And Who?

This old photograph was found behind the wall of a bungalow that was recently torn down. It is apparent that all of the men in the photo, with the exception of the police officer at the rear, are lifeguards. More...

PHC Adult Day Care Center Celebrates 30 Years

The Adult Day Health Care Center of the Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation celebrated its thirtieth year of service to the community on May 4, 2007. 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...

BCHS 'Get Hype'Team Steps Up At Competition

The Beach Channel High School Step Team, also known as "Get Hype," performed in Division I of the Greek Alliance Step Competition on March 31. More...

Enterprising BCHS Students Visit Trade Fair

Beach Channel High School's Virtual Enterprise class attended the 10th Annual Virtual Enterprise International Trade Fair on March 30 in Manhattan. More...

Rockaway Represented In Shea Cancer Relay For Life

More than 750 people whose goal it is to find a cure for cancer, descended on Shea Stadium last Saturday for the Third Annual American Cancer Society's Shea Stadium Relay for Life in order to raise money to eradiate cancer. More...

Alumni Come Back To Rockaway For Stella Maris High School Reunion

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