June 15, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Keeping Children Safe This Summer

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer is urging parents to take the time to be informed about important safety issues to help prevent their children from being seriously injured while participating in outdoor activities this summer. More...

Local Man Has Seizure, Hits Hydrant

Francis McHale, 32, was reportedly driving westbound on Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 123 Street on Saturday, June 9 at about 3:30 p.m., when he suffered a seizure. Unable to control the car, he crashed into a fire hydrant. More...

DiResta Graduates From The College Of New Rochelle

Local hairdresser Darlene DiResta, who has been cutting hair on Beach 116 Street almost two decades, graduated from The College of New Rochelle with a BA degree in Liberal Arts. More...

Janessa Caruso Graduates Magna Cum Laude

Janessa Caruso of Rockaway Beach graduated magna cum laude from Adelphi University on May 21, 2007 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing. She will work as a registered nurse in St. More...

Biker Rides to Raise Money For Cystic Fibrosis

Asks For Public's Help To Fight Disease

When Ed Shevlin leaves on his motorcycle trip to the West Coast next month, his thoughts will be with a young child who is stricken with cystic fibrosis. More...

Plans For Contaminated Site Cleanup Outlined

Representatives from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Health have outlined proposed plans for cleaning up a hazardous waste site in the Dayton Plaza Shopping Center, which is located on Rock More...

Rising Temperature Relief

Tips To Stay Cool And Energy Efficient

When Rockaway's sea breeze is not enough to cool down a scorching summertime peninsula, many residents look to cranking the AC to cool their homes. More...

B. 43 St. School Bus Accident Sends Many Children To PHC, Driver To Jail

A school bus from the Rivlab Bus Company rear-ended another school bus owned by Atlantic Express on Beach Channel Drive near Beach 43 Street last Friday morning on the way to school, starting a chain of events that sent all of the students in the bus More...

Youth Town Hall Meeting Set For June 27

Senator Malcolm A. Smith will be sponsoring a Youth Town Hall Meeting on June 27, 2007, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Nazarene Community Church, located at 1414 Central Avenue in Far Rockaway. More...

Stella Maris Poets To Be Published

Stella Maris High School juniors in the American Greats English class are pictured with their teacher, Helen McCrory (far right), after learning that their poetry was accepted for publication in the Creative Communication Anthology for 2 More...

Students Elect New Leadership At Stella Maris

As the school year winds down, the Stella Maris student body elected a new Executive Board for their 2007-2008 school year. Pictured left to right are Meghan Wheeler, Kathleen Monahan, Mrs. More...

The Silver Bullet Makes A Stop In Rockaway

On Sunday June 10, The Irish Circle hosted a block party in conjunction with the Coors Light Silver Bullet party train. More...

Yaeger's Art Displayed At RAA Exhibit

Stephen Yaeger, local artist and columnist for The Wave, is among the artists showing their works at the Rockaway Artists Alliance exhibition, "Planet Animals." The exhibition runs from June 10 thru June 24 at the RAA's sTudio 7 in Fort Tilden More...

New Station Is Friend To Nature And Visitors

The National Park Service cut ribbon Monday on the reconstructed Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Contact Station, a so-called "green" building that was designed to minimize its impact on the environment. More...

A Special Visitor At St.Francis De Sales

Captain Thomas Sullivan recently visited the fifth grade class at St. Francis de Sales. While Captain Sullivan was stationed in Iraq the students sent him notes and handmade cards. More...

Stella Maris Graduates Honored

Five Stella Maris seniors who participated in the Thinkquest Website Competition were chosen as one of 25 semi-finalist groups out of the original 500 competition entries. More...

Stella Maris Senior Scholarship Winners

Stella Maris senior class graduates are proud to pose for their picture. More than 25 percent were recipients of college scholarships amounting approximately $2 million dollars. Pictured seated (left to right) are E. More...

Beautifying The Bay

Broad Channel Littoral Society Awarded Grant

Cleaning up never paid off so well. More...

Construction Chaos Angers Surfside Apartments Residents

Even the most infrequent visitor to the Surfside apartment buildings, located between Beach 105 Street and Beach 107 Street, can see that the parking areas and roadways within the three-building complex are under construction. More...

Last Stop Café, Fashion Wave Reopen

The first phase of renovations on the city-owned stores on Beach 116 Street nearby the Rockaway Park Subway Station have been completed and two stores have reopened for business after a hiatus of more than two months. More...

Kelly Says 'Thanks' To Parks And Recreation

The Rockaway Park Homeowners and Residents Association has been working very closely to beautify the community with officials from the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. More...

Carrubba Achieves Success At Poly Prep

Steven Carrubba recently completed a successful middle school career at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn. More...

Notes from the High C's

Rockaway Music and Arts Council

It's hard to believe that next Sunday, June 24 will begin another Sunset Picnic Concert Series at Ft. Tilden. As you know, each concert begins at 6 p.m. and this year we are beginning with something new. More...

Parent Busted For Attack On School Security Agents

A parent whose child attends PS 43 in Edgemere is due back in Queens Supreme Court today in connection with charges that he attacked two school security agents inside the school building on two separate occasions. More...

Queens Civic Congress To Hold Rockaway Meeting

The Queens Civic Congress, which represents 104 civic groups from all parts of Queens, will meet in Rockaway for the first time on Monday, June 18. More...

Queens Library At Far Rockaway To Close For HVAC Replacement

The Queens Library at 1637 Central Avenue in Far Rockaway is scheduled to close for a little over a month, starting June 24, 2007. More...

Sanders: NYCHA

Could Close Community Centers Agency Denies Rumors Of Impending Closings

In what he termed a crisis situation, Councilman James Sanders Jr. held a hastily called town meeting on Tuesday to address the possible closings of community centers in Rockaway by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). More...

Second Surfing Beach In The Works

Rockaway's surfing-only beach is so popular that the Department of Parks and Recreation wants to establish another one in Arverne as soon as possible. More...

SJEH Honors DO Graduates

Graduates of the Osteopathic Medicine Residency Program of St. John's Episcopal Hospital were honored recently with a ceremony and dinner at the VFW Hall in Valley Stream, NY. More...

Strolling Over The White, Hot Beach Sand

After a successful test run, the plastic pathway leading from the boardwalk to the shores of Beach 116 Street is here to stay. More...

State Senator Huntley Urges Dads to Visit the Doc

In recognition of Father's Day and Men's Health Week, Senator Shirley Huntley is urging New York dads to take care of themselves by going for regular physical exams. More...

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 ann More...

Graduation,Stepping-Up Ceremonies At Redfern

The Consortium of Rockaway Child Care Centers held their annual graduation and stepping-up ceremony in the heart of the Redfern NYCHA Housing Complex on June 8. More...

MovieScope

'Pirates Of The Caribbean: At The World's End' - Gathering Moss

Rolling Stone Keith Richards' longawaited appearance in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise is a highpoint in the three-quel, "At the World's End," equal to any of the super special effects. More...

Relay For Life Sparsely Attended,But Enthusiastic,Nevertheless

Lots of Drop-Outs, Cold Weather Make For Truncated Event

The annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life was held at Beach Channel High School on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, under chilly skies and the threat of rainstorms. More...

Time Capsule Buried At PS/MS 105Q

In honor of the first graduating eighth grade class at PS/MS 105Q, Mrs. Maksimowicz and her science class collected twenty first century artifacts and buried them in a time capsule on the school grounds. More...

Rockaway Residents Make Dean's List

Due to their outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2006 semester, four Rockaway residents made the Dean's List at Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University, State University of New York. More...

Students Show Artistic Side At Public School/Middle School 105

Students from PS/MS 105 showed their artistic side during a recent after school Art Club that gave them the opportunity to explore the world of art. More...


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