July 27, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Beachcomber

Lots of local residents are questioning why a relatively small peninsula such as Rockaway needs another major pharmacy chain store. More...

Celebrate Aviation History At RMAC Concert 8/5

'The NC-4 March'Commemorates First Transatlantic Flight

The Rockaway Music and Arts Council (RMAC) Sunset Picnic Concert on August 5 invites residents and fans of marching band music to celebrate aviation history that happened right here in Rockaway. More...

Congressman Gregory Meeks Applauds Passing Of College Cost Reduction Act

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks of the Sixth Congressional District recently voted in favor of the College Cost Reduction Act of 2007 (H.R. 2669). More...

Councilman Sanders Urges Public Housing Residents To Attend Meeting

The Community Service Society, in collaboration with the NYC Public Housing Resident Alliance and Public Housing Residents of the Lower East Side (PHROLES), will host a hearing on the New York City Housing Authority's 2008 Annual Draft Plan. More...

Gateway Seeks To Increase Riis Parking Fees

Two Public Meetings At Park Scheduled For August

Suppose they held a public meeting to discuss an increase in parking fees for Jacob Riis Park and no one showed up? More...

Far Rockaway Resident Makes Dean's List

Congratulations to Far Rockaway resident Christopher Baez for making the spring 2007 dean's list at Morrisville State College. Baez, who is majoring in network administration, earned over a 3.0 grade point average to make the dean's list. More...

Graduates From Art Institute

Karenis M. Alicea, a resident of Arverne, graduated on June 18, 2007 from The Art Institute of New York City. Alicea was awarded a certificate in Culinary Arts by Dean Moughalian. More...

Donohue And Brady Plan 2008 Wedding

The parents of Colleen Donohue and Jimmy Brady announce the engagement of their children. Colleen is the daughter of Kathleen Savino of Broad Channel and Ray Donohue of Hollywood, Florida. More...

Fallon Skye Taylor Arrives!

Fallon Skye Taylor, daughter of Ricky and Maura Taylor of Rockaway Beach, arrived into the world at South Nassau Community Hospital on July 6, 2007 at 6:45 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. More...

Shields Earns Dean's List Honors At Sacred Heart

Michael Shields of Rockaway Beach has earned Dean's List honors for the spring 2007 semester at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. To receive this honor, a student must achieve a 3.6 grade point average. More...

Movies Return To Rockaway With 'Happy Feet'

For one night this summer, the silver screen will be returning to Rockaway as New York City's Department of Parks and Recreation presents the Academy Award winning movie "Happy Feet" during Movie Night on the Beach on the first Sunday in August. More...

Graybeards Run Tonight

The 5th Annual Graybeards Family Run, presented by Arverne-By-The- Sea, is set for tonight, July 27 at St. Francis de Sales. Registration for the race is at a record pace. Final registration will be from 4-6 p.m. at St. Francis. More...

A Night Out Against Crime Events Set For August 7

Mark your calendars for the 24th annual "National Night Out Against Crime." The 100 Precinct will host west end events from 4 to 8 p.m. at Beach Channel High School. More...

Park Department's Pledge To The Rockaway's

117th street, renovated two lifeguard trailers at Beach 32nd and 86th, and installed an ADA-accessible mobimat at Beach 116th, which allows disabled visitors to reach the water's edge. More...

PHC Hosts Jewish War Vets

The Bernard E. Weiner Post 258 Jewish War Veterans held their annual breakfast at Peninsula Hospital Center on Sunday, July 15. Robert V. More...

PHC Pediatric Unit Gets New Mural

The Angels on the Bay Pediatric Unit at Peninsula Hospital Center is very proud to showcase the new and beautiful wall mural depicting an underwater scene, which compliments the water theme throughout the Unit. More...

Karoliszyn To Attend SUNY Oswego

Monique A. Karoliszyn has reserved a place as a transfer student at SUNY Oswego. She is a resident of Broad Channel and previously studied at SUNY Old Westbury. More...

St. John's Responds To Blood Shortage

Since the New York Blood Center recently announced its supply has reached critical, emergency levels, St. John's Episcopal Hospital is trying to help. They will be holding a blood drive Thursday, August 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

Surfriders Teach Kids To Appreciate Environment

For four days over the past two weeks, youngsters from Rockaway's west end, ages 11 to 14, learned about the environment and how to take care of the local beaches as part of the Surfriders KidsmArt Camp at Fort Tilden. More...

Goldberg Receives Dean's List Honor At Binghamton

Rebecca M. Goldberg, a Belle Harbor resident, was named to the dean's list at Binghamton University's College of Community and Public Affairs for the spring 2007 semester. More...

'True'Raps To End Rockaway Gun Violence

Performs At Family Day At O'Donohue Park

"True," a local rapper and iron worker, wants to get the word out that guns are a bad choice for Rockaway's youth. Even The Wave does not know "True's" given name, but he has made it clear that rap and hip-hop must take a new direction. More...

Weiner Effort Provides $500,000 To Fight Beach Erosion

Every summer, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers flock to Rockaway's beaches. More...

A Fresh Canvas,Post-Retirement For John Russo

Standing over six feet tall and donning a shirt reading, "Irish temper, Italian attitude," Rockaway Park resident John Russo can still manage a commanding air at 75 years old. More...

Bullet Kills 22-Year-Old As He Looks Out Window

A chair by a window turned into a deadly perch for a 22-year-old Far Rockaway resident last week. Urtez Burnett was shot once in his left eye as he sat by a second-floor window at his family's home on Beach 38 Street on the evening of July 19. More...

Ceremony For New 'Surfing-Only'Beach Set For 7/27

The Department of Parks and Recreation, elected officials - and of course, surfers - will designate the city's second "surfing-only" beach at a ceremony on Beach 67 Street at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 27. More...

Mintzer Graduates From Mount Holyoke

Amanda Eileen Mintzer graduated from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, on May 27, 2007. More...

Life In Orange

Inside Rockaway's Lifeguard Culture

This is the first in a series of columns in which Sean Connington, a fifth-year Rockaway lifeguard and journalism student at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, More...

M.A.S.Swing's Big Band Sound a Hit at Riis Park

The music definitely had that "swing." On Sunday, July 22, scores of beachgoers, bicyclists and strollers celebrated the 75th anniversary of Jacob Riis Park, as they enjoyed a live concert showcasing the "toe tapping" hits of the Big Band era. More...

Panayiota Giannios Celebrates Sweet Sixteen

Panayiota Giannios, a Rockaway Park resident, celebrated her sweet sixteen this past weekend with a party at Gargiulo's restaurant in Brooklyn. More...

Locals Graduate From SUNY Delhi

Several Far Rockaway residents recently graduated from the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi at its spring 2007 commencement ceremony. Christopher S. More...

Conti Graduates UNH With Two Degrees

Christina Conti of Belle Harbor graduated from the University of New Haven during spring commencement on May 26, 2007. Conti received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Industry as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Sound Recording. More...

James Earns Honors At New Hampshire Academy

Arielle S. James of Far Rockaway, a ninth grader at Phillips Exeter Academy, earned honors during the spring 2007 term. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Health Expo On July 29

A health expo focusing on lifestyle changes will take place on Sunday, July 29 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., under the tent at Beach 53 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Locals With Foreclosure Problems Urged To Call Comptroller's Office

Stating that more than 1,100 people have called his office asking for help, New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. More...

Diary Of A Transcontinental Motorcycle Ride Continues

Shevlin Rides His Motorcycle From The Mississippi Westward

Department of Sanitation Worker Ed Shevlin is on his way across America, riding his Harley from Rockaway Beach (New York) to Rockaway Beach (Oregon) to raise funds for research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. More...

PHC Honors Employees For Perfect Attendance

On July 17, Peninsula Hospital Center hosted a recognition breakfast for 29 employees with perfect attendance records, ranging from one year to 10 years. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center Hosts Riis Park Health Fair

Peninsula Hospital Center, affiliate of the North Shore/LIJ Health System, provided staff for a mini-health fair at Bay 5 at Riis Park, Gateway National Recreation Area, on Sunday, July 22. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center's 100th Anniversary Ball Committee Meets

Peninsula Hospital Center's 100th Anniversary Ball Committee continues its plans for the very special occasion of the Hospital's Centennial Anniversary, which is scheduled for Sunday, November 4, 2007 at Russo's on the Bay. More...

Lottery For Homeowner Hopefuls

Restored Homes HDF is giving 22 fortunate New York City families a chance to be homeowners. After purchasing 22 formerly vacant houses for a dollar each, the organization refurbished them and will sell the restored homes in an August 4 lottery. More...

Teen Busted For Slashing Far Rockaway Friend

Police from the 101 Precinct arrested a teenager last week for slashing his friend's head with a razor outside the friend's Far Rocaway home. More...

The Brag Bag

Congratulations to Conrad and Eunida Karl who will be moving into their new home in Belle Harbor (from Park Slope). Welcome to Anat Benzewv and Sholom Ilyaev, who are living in temporary quarters until they finish work on their new beach home! More...

Weiner Effort Provides $500,000 To Fight Beach Erosion

Every summer, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers flock to Rockaway's beaches. More...

Weiner:New York City Still Shortchanged By Feds

One year after New York City's anti-terror funding was slashed by $83 million or 40 percent, while small, low-risk cities like Louisville and Omaha received questionable funding increases, the Department of Homeland Security announced its 2007 fund More...


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