October 26, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Addabbo Among Top Council Spenders

Councilman In Top Five For Taxpayer Funded Ads

There are many benefits to being an incumbent City Council officeholder. One of those benefits is being able to use taxpayer money to reach constituents through mailings or advertisements in local media. More...

Sanders Brings a H.E.A.P.of Help to Rockaway

With the winter season approaching, Councilman James Sanders Jr. is offering the Home Energy Assistance Programs (H.E.A.P.) to Rockaway residents. The fund was created to help low-income families pay their energy bills. More...

100 Precinct Community Council Honors Sgt.Cerrato

The 100 Precinct Community Council held its monthly meeting this Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, and paid honor to Sergeant Joseph Cerrato with the Police Officer of the Month award. More...

Weiner: Better Plan To End Manhattan Congestion

Representative Anthony Weiner appeared before the New York City Traffic Mitigation Congestion Commission on Thursday, to provide testimony outlining his seven-point plan, as an alternative to the Mayor's proposed car tax. More...

Weiner Strengthens Railroad Safety

Representative Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, helped to strengthen railroad safety by voting to pass the Federal Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2007. More...

It's My Park Day - Fall 2007

Last weekend volunteers and parks employees cleaned and planted shrubs, trees and bulbs in parks across New York City for autumn's "It's My Park! Day" sponsored by the city's Department of Parks and Recreation. More...

Do Not Call Registry Gets Reprieve

The Do Not Call Registry, which has prevented people across the country from receiving annoying telemarketer calls, will continue past its designated term without deletion of numbers, as work continues to make the registry permanent. More...

Bloomberg Launches Program For Poor To Become Nurses

Mayor Bloomberg today announced a new Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) initiative that will create the Nurse Career Ladder Program for 400 mainly poor and low-income New Yorkers to enter and advance in the nursing profession over the next fo More...

Bloomberg:More Afterschool Programs For Students

Mayor Bloomberg has announced that New York City's Out-of-School Time (OST) initiative, the nation's largest municipally-funded after school project, will serve at least 80,000 young people during the 2007-2008 school year, thanks to new funding th More...

Medicare Information Session

The CMS Preventive Challenge Kickoff at Aviator Sports and Recreation's, "Seniors In Shape" Program, will hold an information session on Monday, November 5, between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., at Hanger 5, Floyd Bennett Field, in Brooklyn. More...

PHC Hosts 'Feel Better'Session

The Queens Region of the American Cancer Society hosted a "Look Good... Feel Better" program this week at Peninsula Hospital Center. More...

Time To Catch A Wave

Following the stormy weather of the previous night, the sun shone but the waves were high as surfers filled the Surfing Beach on Beach 90 Street last Saturday, looking for that perfect wave. More...

Senator Malcolm A.Smith Urges New Yorkers to Get Flu and Pneumococcal Shots

With the start of the 2007 influenza season, State Senate Malcolm A. Smith encourages New Yorkers to get a flu shot before the virus begins its annual spread of aches and pains. More...

Rockaway Theatre Company Reenacts Flushing Remonstrance

On Sunday, October 14, a group of actors from the Rockaway Theatre Company had the honor of presenting a one-act play telling the story of the signing of the historic Flushing Remonstrance. More...

Milestones

Three Far Rockaway Locals Compete for the Miss Teen NYC/Long Island Title

Letiece White, Yubelis Garcia and Danica Bucknor, all Far Rockaway residents, were recently selected to participate in Nationals' 2007 Miss Teen NYC/Long Island pageant competition that will take place on November 11. More...

Angela Millet Turns Five

Angela Rose Millet celebrated her fifth birthday on October 14. Angela is the daughter of lifelong Belle Harbor residents, George and Barbara Millet. More...

Local Youth Participate In Garden Club Show

Some children in the neighborhood participated in the Harvest of the Arts and Flowers, a Second District Federated Garden Club Show, at Hofstra University. More...

Comedian Louis C.K.At North Fork Theatre

Live Nation is presenting the hilarious comedy of Louis C.K. on Saturday, November 17, at 8 p.m. As a comedy writer, Louis C.K. More...

Far Rockaway High School Seahorses Host Homecoming Day

Far Rockaway High School hosted its annual Homecoming Day festivities last weekend. Although the game was a losing cause, the exciting homecoming activities lent some excitement to an otherwise drab day. More...

Lawrence Woodmere Academy Hosts Homecoming

homecoming festivities on Saturday, October 20. Students, alumni, parents and faculty enjoyed the barbeque, the international food court with dishes that represent LWA's diverse population, More...

Marine Parkway Bridge Closure Extended

Due to weather-related work delays, the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Bridge will continue to be closed Mondays through Fridays from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. until November 16, rather than October 26, as originally scheduled. More...

Graybeards Assist Wounded Warrior

Seek Donations To Aid Wife, Children

A chance meeting between Graybeard Flip Mullen and a Manhattan surgeon has led to a collaboration that has already helped rehabilitate one soldier gravely wounded in Iraq and is well on the way to assisting a second man. More...

DOH Urges Flu Shots For At-Risk Residents

As the flu season descends on several U.S. states, the Health Department is warning New Yorkers that influenza is a deadly disease and urging all New Yorkers to get a flu shot. More...

Rockaway Clean Up with Councilman Sanders

Volunteers answered Councilman James Sanders' call for black and Latino men to help clean up the Rockaway community. More...

Smith: Faith-Based Organizations Play A Key Role

Addressing church and community leaders, as well as business leaders from around the country, during today's Faith-Based Economic Development Conference at the Allen AME Church in Queens, State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. More...

New Bidding Opportunities for The Aging

Senator Malcolm A. Smith announced that the New York City Department for the Aging has released a new request for proposals (RFP) for case management services. More...

Nilsen Completes USMA Training

Michael R. Nilsen, son of Michael and Diana Nilsen of Brooklyn, has completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy. He graduated from Xavier High School in 2007. More...

Rockaway Residents Join In The Fight Against Breast Cancer

With October designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rockaway residents and institutions have taken part in several events to fight an illness that will strike 1,367 women in Queens during 2007, with 323 women expected to die from the disease. More...

DEC 'A-Team'To Return To Jamaica Bay

Ateam comprised of nearly a dozen experts from the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Division of Water, Bureau of Marine Resources, and Legal Counsel has been created to address the rapid loss of Jamaica Bay, DEC Commissioner Pete Gr More...

ENACT To Meet With Developers

Edgemere Neighborhood Action Community Team (ENACT) is preparing to meet with developers chosen by HPD for the Arverne/ Edgemere East Urban Renewal project, including Bluestone, L&M Equity Participants and Tri-Angle Equities. More...

The Seaside Library Celebrates Friends of Libraries Week

The Seaside Library, located on Beach 117 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, will celebrate Friends of Libraries Week on Saturday, October 27. Saturday service will also be returned to the seaside community on this day. More...

RAA Sets Halloween Extravaganza

With creaking boards and rattling chains and tattered shroud-like sails, the RAA's Prison Ship Halloween Extravaganza makes port at sTudio 7 at Fort Tilden and brings with it all things that go "Boo!" in the night. More...

The Diary of Anne Frank

"The Diary of Anne Frank" will be presented by The Bayswater Players, in a run of eleven performances, beginning Thursday, November 8, at The Bayswater Jewish Center Theater in Far Rockaway. More...

"Oktoberfest"Honors Local Music Educators

The 100 Precinct Community Council's 16th Annual "Oktoberfest" was held this week at the Bay View Restaurant in Broad Channel and celebrated the community efforts of local musicians, Michael and Sheila Finnegan. More...

PHC's 'Star Chef'Visit ADHC

Peninsula Hospital Center's own chefs, Lisa and Jim, treated the staff and registrants of the Peninsula Adult Day Health Care Center to a culinary event this past week. More...

New York Cares Volunteers Give FRHS A Fresh Look

Volunteers fanned out in 122 schools across the city to spruce up such places as gyms, locker rooms and hallways as part of New York Cares Day last weekend. More...

Shane Celebrates His First Birthday

Shane Louis DeCarolis recently celebrated his first birthday with his family and friends. His proud parents are Rockaway residents, Randy and Melani DeCarolis. He is the grandson of Rockawayites Kathleen and Louis DeCarolis Sr. More...

JASA Goes Apple Picking

JASA Roy Reuther Senior Center went apple picking on Tuesday, October 16 at Fort Salonga Farms in Northport, Long Island. Forty seniors picked one-half of a bushel of apples to take home. More...

The Day Care Council of New York Receives $1M Grant

The Day Care Council of New York has received an annual grant worth $1.1 million on behalf of the Governor and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). The Day Care Council of New York Inc. More...

St. John's Hospital Offers Lamaze Classes

St. John's Hospital is offering Lamaze classes for expectant parents. The classes, scheduled to be held in three sessions, are taught by certified childbirth educators. More...

The P.S. 47 Family Walks for Breast Cancer

Parents and staff of P.S. 47 participated in a Breast Cancer Walk. This was their seventh year raising money for the cause. Mrs. Loretta Stone, school nurse, presented a workshop on breast cancer awareness following the walk. More...

Summer Reading Certificates at Public School 47

Students at P.S. 47 who successfully completed 25 books over the summer received certificates, distributed by Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer. More...


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