June 1, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Weiner Works To Halt Saudi Missile Deal

In an effort to stop the sale of high tech missile technology to the Saudi Arabian government, Representatives Anthony Weiner and Robert Wexler of Florida, announced they will introduce legislation to block the deal "the minute the deal is announce More...

Moss Ordained A Deacon

Michael G. Moss, a member of St. Mary Star of the Sea parish in Far Rockaway has been ordained a Deacon. Bishop DiMarzio, at St. James Cathedral Basilica, ordained Deacon Moss on May 19, 2007. More...

Marcella Hall Receives College Accolades

Marcella I. Hall of Far Rockaway was recently presented with the Presidential Diversity Scholar Award for achieving the highest grade point average in her class at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. More...

Rockaway Memorial Day Parade Draws Large Crowds

The Rockaway Memorial Day Parade was held on Monday, May 28 under clear skies and perfect marching conditions. More...

St.Camillus Students Have Fun and Help Their School

On Friday May 25, 2007 the students of St. Camillus participated in the schools first Walk-A-Thon. The event was organized as a fundraiser for the school with support from family, friends, and neighbors. More...

New 'Welcome To Summer'Parade A Hit

There was a new game in town this year as the National Park Service hosted a "Welcome To Summer" parade to begin the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Riis Park. More...

Smith Hosts Hearings On NYPD Shooting Procedures

New York State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith, who represents Rockaway, has convened the third-in-a-series of public forums to gather expert and community testimony on proposed changes to police policy and protocol. More...

Community Fair To Be Held In Far Rockaway

On Saturday July 28, 2007 The Rockaway Inwood Ministerial Coalition and the First Church of God will be sponsoring their annual Community Fair. The event will take place at 14-25 Beach Channel Drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Erin On The Rox

On May 12 at Saint Genevieve's Church the class taught by Mary Beth Cook made their First Holy Communion. More...

Senate Dems Set 'Suburban Caucus'

Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith today announced the creation of a Suburban Caucus within the Democratic Conference, taking the lead on issues of importance to suburban communities. More...

Ferry For Rockaway On Fast Track

The proposed ferry service from the Rockaways to Manhattan, which was announced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg during a visit to Beach 126 on May 8, has been put on the fast track with a hope of getting it done by the end of this year. More...

Fathers First Gives New Dads

from page 2 begins with building a relationship with the young man to help him be part of the solution. Jones said outcomes are better when the solutions are tailored to specific needs. More...

Pheffer Lauds New Human Trafficking Bill

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that the Assembly, Senate and Governor have come to a bipartisan agreement on legislation she sponsored cracking down on human trafficking and providing services to victims. More...

PHC To Sponsor Blood Drive June 4

Peninsula Hospital Center will sponsor a blood drive on Monday, June 4, 2007. The blood drive is being held in conjunction with Long Island Blood Services and New York Blood Center. More...

SJEH, JASA Host Successful Senior Fair

Hundreds came out to attend the Third Annual Senior Fair hosted by St. John's Episcopal Hospital and Jewish Association for Services for the Aged on Wednesday, May 30, at 131 Beach 19th Street. More...

Sanders Votes To Name Street For 'Race-Baiting Kidnapper'

Council Votes Against Sonny Carson Honor

At an emotionally-charged City Council session, a proposal to rename a four-block stretch of Downtown Brooklyn after controversial black activist Sonny Carson was defeated with only 15 council members voting yes and 25 voting against the p More...

Titus: Oil Companies Ripping Off Americans

Americans taking to the roadways last weekend to celebrate Memorial Day paid some of the highest gasoline prices in our nation's history. More...

Clinton Letter To SecDefAsks Plans For Iraq Withdrawl

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, in both a letter to Defense Secretary Robert M. More...

F.R.Youth Court Holds First Induction Ceremony

More than 60 local teens, family members and other community leaders attended the Far Rockaway Youth Court's first Member Induction Ceremony on May 10. More...

DOT Erects New 'Coastal Evacuation'Signs:Splits West End Down The Middle

The city's Department of Transportation placed new "Coastal Evacuation Route" signs on the west end of the peninsula last weekend. More...

Broad Channel Resident Weds

John and Jean Johnson of Broad Channel announce the marriage of their son Ryan Johnson to Dacy Boehmer. The ceremony took place on May 19, 2007 in Helen, Georgia and the couple honeymooned in Jamaica. More...

RDRC Fundraiser A Big Success

The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) held its 21st Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Gala at Russo's on the Bay on Wednesday, May 16. More...

Rockaway's Beaches Opens For Summer Season

Summer was definitely in the air as the Rockaway beach season got off to a rousing start when Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe officially opened the area's beaches in a ceremony last Friday afternoon. More...

When Students Walk,Funds Follow

The air was full of fun recently as the second annual Scholars' Academy Boardwalk-A-Thon kicked off. Students, staff and parents from the Scholars' Academy joined together on a walk by the beach for one of the school's many exciting fundraisers. More...

DA Brown Heralds Reduction In Crime, Introduces New Transit Captain

Queens DA Richard Brown speaks at the 100 Precinct Community Council Meeting last week. The DA talked about the reduction in crime in Queens County. More...

Community Council Honors Doremus

The 100 Precinct Community Council board members and friends hosted a celebration at Pier 92 Restaurant in honor of Jate and Sandee Doremus. More...

Huntley: Teach Kids To Protect Themselves From Abductors

With National Missing Children's Day approaching, and days after a New York City girl thwarted a would-be kidnapper, State Senator Shirley L. Huntley encourages parents to discuss ways to keep their children from being harmed by predators. More...

New Beach Front Road To Open In Late June

Pool Planning Puts YMCA Project Behind Schedule

There's good news and there's bad news on the development front when it comes to roads and the proposed amenities to be built by Arverne By The Sea - the new YMCA and the Stop and Shop Supermarket. More...

Rockaway Relay For Life Steps Off On June 9

The fight against cancer once again comes to the Rockaways, as the Eighth Annual American Cancer Society Rockaway Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, June 9 to Sunday, June 10 at Beach Channel High School. More...

Pinter Elected Civic Association President

The West Lawrence Civic Association has elected a new president, Mark "Boomie" Pinter, Vice Chair of Community Board 14. The WLCA was founded by Irving Baron who will remain a member of the Board of Directors. More...

Robber Gets $100 In Armed Attack On Driver

A car service driver found himself with a gun pointed to his forehead on Tuesday afternoon after picking up a young, still-unidentified man at his Beach 35 Street base. More...

Named To Dean's List

Kate O'Sullivan, a resident of Rockaway Beach and a member of the class of 2009, has been named to the Dean's List at Providence College in Rhode Island for the Fall 2006 semester. More...

Transit Cops Mark Cell Phones, I-Pods

Transit Auxiliary Patrol Officer Jason Cummings stands at the Rockaway Park Subway Station on Beach 116 Street last weekend, offering a free service to all Rockaway residents. More...


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