August 31, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Dr.David Rogoff's Dental Group

Gentle Dental Care From A Staff With A Smile

Dr. David Rogoff's Dental Group, located at 114-04 Beach Channel Drive, in the Bay Plaza Mall, promises gentle dental care from a staff that always has a smile. This is the time of the year, Dr. More...

Gun Violence Increases In Bungalow Area of Far Rockaway

In an area where crime reportedly comes in cycles, the residents of Beach 26 Street have begun to watch their backs as gun violence has increased over the last few weeks. More...

Urge Groups To Apply For Neighborhood Grants

Aprivate group dedicated to community betterment is urging local civic groups to apply for neighborhood grants to achieve their goals. "Do you have a great idea for a community improvement project," a spokesman asks. More...

Local Vollies Take Part In Massive Manhattan Drill

On August 26, the city's Office Of Emergency Management (OEM) held a massive emergency drill at Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan. More...

Primary Day Coming,Absentee Ballots Due

The New York State Board of Elections today reminded all New Yorkers who are eligible to vote on Primary Day, September 18, 2007, that if they will be out of their county or New York City, or will be unable to go to the polls because of illness or More...

Spadaro Raps At Penn State

Andrew Spadaro, a Penn State University sophomore and Belle Harbor resident, will perform his original PSU-rap on Saturday, September 1, 2007 for 110,000 Penn State fans. More...

Latoya Holmes Graduates From Basic Training

Army National Guard Pvt. Latoya J. Holmes has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. More...

New Housing Bill Benefits NYCHA Residents

New legislation signed by Governor Eliot Spitzer this month will put as much as $47 million in additional funding annually, into public housing once it is fully phased in by 2010. More...

Gateway Gears Up For Busy Post Labor Day Weekend

RMAC Festival, Fly-In, Kite Festival, Art Opening On Tap 9/8 And 9/9

The weekend of September 8 and 9 will be a busy one for Gateway National Park, with three of its major venues- Riis Park, Fort Tilden and Floyd Bennett Field - slated for some of Rockaway's most exciting events, officials for the National Park Ser More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Shopping for a Mortgage

Are you ready to buy a house? Have you picked out the type of house you want? More importantly, have you figured out how you are going to pay for your house? More...

Short Term In-Home Care For Elderly

NYFSC 'Respite Care'Offers New Program

Recognizing that people caring for frail, elderly family members or friends may occasionally need relief from caring for their loved ones, New York Foundation for Senior Citizens (NYFSC) is launching a new service to provide free, in-home care on a More...

SCHOOL CALENDAR 2007-2008

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Senior Center Closed By City Agencies

A Rockaway senior citizen center that traditionally served hundreds of older residents each week has been closed by the New York City Department of Buildings because of an unsound roof, forcing those seniors to seek services elsewhere on the penins More...

Local Resident Joins In The Fight Against Cancer

Moira Winters, a Rockaway Park resident, will be participating in the 19th Annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on September 16, 2007. More...

Wings Over Wall Street Fundraiser

Help Fight ALS On September 20

The time of year has come again for New Yorkers to step up and lend a hand in battling the debilitating and deadly disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. More...

Youth Council Returns With School Supply Giveaway

After a 25-year absence, The NAACP is kicking off the return of its Far Rockaway Youth Council with its first annual "Back 2 School, Stay in School" initiative featuring a free distribution of back packs, notebooks and other schools supplies to sch More...

Aviator Sports Sets Week's Events

The Aviator Sports and Recreation has announced next week's events. Aviator is located at Floyd Bennett Field on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, right over the Marine Parkway Bridge. More...

Beachcomber

The fundraiser held at Tribute Park on Beach 116 Street last week was a touching affair, with friends and relatives of those who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 attending. More...

Construction Halts Weekend A-Train To Rockaway Rail Work Throughout Month Of September

The MTA has announced that construction plans could affect your weekend A-train use. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturdays and concluding at 5 a.m. More...

Police Pull Woman's Body From Water

A woman's body was found Monday afternoon floating about one mile west of the Rockaway Point Jetty, police said. Police were called after someone spotted the body and called 911. More...

Diabetes Expo 9/29 At Javits Center

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) invites the community to experience a comprehensive array of diabetes related products, services and information at the free New York City Diabetes Expo. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Local Busted For Graffiti On City Fence

Caught By Cops Red-handed, With Spray Can In Hand

Police say that Ricardo Rodriquez, 34, of 628 Grassmere Terrace in Bayswater was more than slightly inebriated when Police Officer Edward Moore from the 101 Precinct saw him spray painting "HHG" on a public fence in front of 21-07 Cornaga Avenue on A More...

Michael McDonald At North Fork Theatre September 23

Live Nation proudly presents the blue-eyed soul singer Michael Mc- Donald at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, September 23 at 7 p.m. More...

Local Youth Shows Off Artistic Talent

Michael Muré, a Neponsit resident, is pictured holding his latest work of art. At eight years old, Michael is one of the youngest students in Geoff Rawling's Thursday morning art group in Ft. Tilden. More...

Tubens Graduates From Coast Guard Training

Coast Guard Fireman Apprentice Devon C. Tubens, a 2006 graduate of Beach Channel High School, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, New Jersey. More...

Library Hosts A Special Program For Toddlers

The Queens Public Library system is sponsoring a special program for toddlers, ages 18-36 months, and their adult caregivers. More...

New Water Main Keeps Hydrants Open On BCD

For the majority of the summer, fire hydrants on Beach Channel Drive, between Beach 38 and Beach 45 Streets, have been gushing water into the streets, as the city's Department of Environmental Protection works on a new water main. More...

62nd Annual 'School's Open-Drive Carefully'Campaign Mayor Joins AAA In Support Of Program

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the American Automobile Association (AAA) are gearing up for another "School's Open- Drive Carefully" program, which helps safeguard young children as they return to school this September. More...

'Rock And Skate'Set For September 7

The City of New York Parks and Recreation is hosting a "Rock and Skate" event on Friday, September 7 at the hockey rink on Beach 108 Street and Shore Front Parkway, from 6-9 p.m. More...

New Student Council Officers At Kearney

The Kearney school year is starting on a very positive note, as expressed by school president Katherine Griffin and student council officers, as they were inducted into their elected offices at Kearny's end of the year assembly in June. More...

Public School Telephone List - 2007/2008

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Sorrentino Cuts Ribbon On Refurbished Center

The ribbon was cut on the refurbished Sorrentino Recreation Center in Far Rockaway this week. Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe, along with Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

Tribute Park Fundraiser A Time For Contemplation,Remembrances

The annual fundraiser for Tribute Park was held on Thursday, August 23 this year. The park, dedicated to those locals who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, More...

Youth Court Gears Up For Second Term

Local Teens Being Sort For Peer Program

The Far Rockaway Youth Court is gearing up for its second term and recruiting has begun to fill 24 vacant positions in the peer program. More...

Homeowner Says Parks'Trucks Ruined Trees,Sidewalk

A Belle Harbor man claims that trucks from the New York City Parks Department, which is supposed to be concerned about preservation, has damaged several trees in his front yard as well as cracked the sidewalk by his home. More...


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