October 12, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Mom:Forced To Flee NYC Schools,Threatened By ACS

A young mother who says she was forced to move to Suffolk County after her daughter was assaulted by a school bus driver outside of PS 215 last school year, More...

BC Man Busted For DUI

Told Cops He Was 'Drunk, But Not Wasted'

A Broad Channel man, three times over the legal limit that determines if a person is driving drunk, allegedly told police, "I'm Drunk, but I am not wasted." The inebriated man was chased down by police after he drove his car up onto a sidewalk nea More...

HSBC Begins Construction On Rockaway Park Branch

After many municipal delays, construction has begun on the HSBC bank that will be located in the shopping district on Beach 116 Street. More...

Representative Anthony Weiner: Test Bridge Stress,Vibrations

Representative Anthony Weiner released the following statement on Wednesday in response to news reports that New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has begun a tes More...

Dolphin Found Dead In Jamaica Bay

Earlier this week a group of Broad Channel teenagers discovered a dead bottlenose dolphin lying on a sandbar in Jamaica Bay. The dolphin was estimated to be 10 feet long and weighing 600 pounds. More...

Margert Gets $500,000 To Build New Senior Center

The current senior center at St. Gertrude the Great is barely big enough to hold the tables and those who attend it three days each week. That is just one of the reasons that clients at the center were thrilled when Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

Bridge Work Changes Bus Routes

QM16, QM17, Q21 and Q53 Routes Affected

The MTA Bus Company has posted several changes to Rockaway area bus routes as a result of MTABridges and Tunnels closing a northbound ramp to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge from Cross Bay Parkway at Beach 94 Street. More...

Construction Work Begins Anew At Rite-Aide Pharmacy

Workers came back to 106-40 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, a site where a Stop Work Order had been issued by the city's Department of Buildings On August 27. More...

Mentoring Grants Available For Local Groups

The New York Life Foundation has announced its request for proposals from private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve youth in the area of mentoring. More...

Lights on Afterschool 2007

Rockaway Artists Alliance's kidsm- ART afterschool program will be participating in the eighth annual Lights On Afterschool nationwide celebration of afterschool programs on Thursday, October 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Clark to Head Fidelity's Institutional Services Business

Michael K. Clark, a Belle Harbor resident, will head Fidelity Investments' institutional services. He was the former chief executive officer in charge of JPMorgan's $15 trillion worldwide securities services business. More...

Eagle Scouts Restore Gateway National Park Benches

Eagle Scout candidate Steven Carrubba led Troop and Pack 446, with the assistance of the National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area, in the repair and restoration of baywalk benches along Bay 1 and Bay 2 beaches at Riis Park on Satur More...

Mary Smalls Celebrates 101 Years

On Wednesday, September 26, Mary Smalls celebrated her 101st birthday with the staff and residents of Bezalel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. More...

Columbus Day Weekend on Rockaway Beach

The calendar may say October, but this Columbus Day weekend the weather felt more like Memorial Day or Labor Day. More...

Far Rockaway Students Scour Beach

Students from KAPPA VI, a middle school program at Far Rockaway High School, came out in force to participate in the American Littoral Society's Annual Beach Cleanup. More...

Open House and PTA Meet-and-Greet

Community District Education Council 27 will host an open house and PTA meet-and-greet on Monday, October 15, at PS 114, located at 400 Beach 135 Street in Belle Harbor. Those in attendance include: Dr. More...

Library Now Open Six Days

The Seaside Library, located at Beach 117 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, resumed Saturday service on October 6. This is the first time in five years that all of the Queens Libraries are open six days a week. More...

Bloomberg Launches Campaign To Bring Tourists To NYC

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has announced the first phase of "This is New York City," the first-ever global multimedia communications campaign to promote New York City. More...

Clinton Calls For Steps To Protect Health Of Children

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take the necessary steps to better protect the health of our nation's children. More...

DEC:Risk Reduced At Rockaway Beach Dry Cleaners

The health risk to the public generated by longterm use of toxic cleaning fluids at a Rockaway Park dry cleaning establishment has been "greatly reduced" by the recent treatment of the contaminated soil, a report by the New York State Department of More...

New 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Approved

The new 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was approved by the New York City Council's Civil Service and Labor Committee, chaired by Joseph Addabbo. The legislation, named after dceased Police Detective James Zadroga, is sponsored by U.S. More...

Mail Problems in Dayton Towers

Residents of 7400 and 7600 Shore Front Parkway can find their mail anywhere except inside their mailbox. The mailrooms in various Dayton Towers buildings are being left in a mess by the assigned postal carrier. More...

Bloomberg Launches 'Ladders For Leaders'

Mayor Michael R. More...

Man Finds Out About Mother's Death More Than Two Months Later

Son Threatens To Sue Resort Nursing Home, Peninsula Hospital

Huberto Garmon, who says he was not told of his mother's July death until last week, is preparing to sue Resort Nursing Home and, or, Peninsula Hospital Center. More...

Weiner:Don't Charge Motorists,Cut Truck Traffic

Following new reports that have confirmed New York City's mass transit system is not ready for the Mayor's proposed congestion tax, Representative Anthony Weiner renewed his call today for his plan to reduce congestion by focusing on reducing the n More...

Weiner Calls Jamaica Bay Restoration An Environmental Emergency

Jamaica Bay is in trouble. More...

Far Rockaway Man In Old Brookville Bust

A Far Rockaway man has been arrested in connection with a robbery in Old Brookville and with several other larcenies in Nassau County, officials say. More...

DCA To Host Business Education Day

Teams Target 1,000 Businesses in 13 Retail Areas Citywide

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz today joined representatives from the Union Square Partnership to kick off the agency's 5th annual Business Education Day - a comprehensive five borough event to he More...

Chamber Of Commerce,RDRC Go to Washington

Locals Meet With Black Caucus

Representatives of the Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation and Rockaway Chamber of Commerce traveled to Washington, D.C. on Friday, September 28, to participate in a conference hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). More...

2007 First Amendment Essay Contest

Wave To Participate In Judging Entries

The New York Press Association Foundation is sponsoring its second annual First Amendment essay contest, for 11th and 12thgrade high school students in New York State. More...

The 37th Annual Youth Conference

The Association of New York State Youth Bureaus will hold its 37th Annual Youth Conference at the New York Marriott at the Bridge in Brooklyn in downtown Brooklyn, October 17 - 19. State Senator Malcolm A. More...

Happy Birthday Isabella!

Isabella Fretto celebrated her first birthday on Saturday, September 22, with her five-year-old brother, Sam and other family members. More...

PHC Volunteers Honored

Seven volunteers from Peninsula Hospital Center were recently honored at a Volunteer Awards Ceremony sponsored by North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. More...

Eucharistic Ministers Installed at Stella Maris

Four Stella Maris seniors were commissioned as Eucharistic Ministers. They will assist at the Liturgical Gatherings throughout the year. Pictured are Ashley Gleason, Heather Molloy, Shana Barnes and Christina Carcione with S. More...

Trick-Or-Treat Safety Tips For Goblins Of All Ages

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are four times more likely to be hit by a moving vehicle, such as a car, motorcycle, SUV or truck, on Halloween than on any other day of the year. More...

K-9 Kostume Karnival

The Allied Rockaway Foundation for Animal Recreation and Fitness, in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, will host a costume carnival on Sunday, October 28 between noon and 2 p.m., at Rockaway Freeway Dog Park (Ro More...


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