December 7, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Beachcomber

The opening game of the season for the Beach Channel High School girls basketball team was marred last week by a parent who so harassed the referees that the game was forfeited, giving Cardozo High School a win. More...

Seek 'Most Collaborative Principal'

A national award program is accepting nominations for New York City's most collaborative public school principal. The winner will earn a $5,000 grant for his or her school. More...

Church of God Academy

Audience members were attentive at the reading of the Church of God Christian Academy's first quarter honor roll, as the school begins its 20th year in operation. More...

Court Reporter Positions are Open with NYS

The New York State Unified Court System will be holding an open, competitive examination for positions as Senior Court Reporters with the court system. More...

DEP Announces Plans To Fix Flooding In Rockaways

Rockaway residents who suffer flooding problems each time there is a heavy rainstorm may find some relief from a Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) plan to repair storm sewers on the peninsula in the next few years. More...

DOE,UFT Announce 'Thank A Teacher'Program

Schools Chancellor Joel I. More...

Health & Harmony

Colds/Cough Medicine Recall

The recent recall of over-the-counter cold and cough medicines for children has left parents in a quandary about what to do. More...

It's My Turn

The End Of An Era

Jennifer Smith is a long-time Rockaway resident. If you've ever walked down Beach 130 Street between Newport and Cronston Avenues in the last 30 years, chances are you've exchanged at least a wave and a "Howya'doin'" with Mike Sweeny. More...

LAOH Creates Hand-Painted Centerpieces

The Junior Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians worked alongside Sheila Murray of Beach Channel High School, preparing table arrangements for the Seniors' Thanksgiving Day Feast. More...

Caution! The Subway El Is Falling

That's the message the MTA posted last weekend at the intersection of Beach Channel Drive and Beach 84 Street. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... 20 andeven people arrested this week in the 101 precinct (Far Rockaway) are believed to be responsible for at least 70 car thefts in the precinct. More...

Raquel Makes her Debut

Raquel Avitan was born on Friday, November 30 at 10:39 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 2.9 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her proud parents are Joy and Peri Avitan. She is the fourth grandchild of Asher and Anna Matathias of Woodmere. More...

'A Classical Irish Christmas'

Saint Rose of Lima will host "A Classical Irish Christmas," starring Andy Cooney and his band, on Monday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, located at 154 Beach 84 Street. Ticket donations are $25. More...

Nonprofit Set To Help At-Risk Homeowners

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn have announced a new not-for-profit organization, the Center for NYC Neighborhoods (CNYCN), to assist homeowners at risk of mortgage foreclosure throughout the five boroughs. More...

1200-Year-Old Artifact Found on the Beach

While taking a break from boarding here in Rockaway, Ryan Hoffman started digging in the hard sand and found something unusual. More...

PHC Auxiliary Celebrates Holidays

The Peninsula Hospital Center Auxiliary celebrated the upcoming holidays at their monthly luncheon meeting on Tuesday, December 4. Guitarist Vera Powers was the highlight of the afternoon as she led a holiday sing-along. More...

PHC Hosts Successful Blood Drive

Participants lined up to donate much-needed blood in the Meditation Room of Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation on Monday, November 26. More...

RAA Artists Celebrated at the White House

On Wednesday, November 28, six artists from the Rockaway Artists Alliance attended an invitational celebration in the East Wing of the White House. The event was hosted by Laura Bush. More...

Beach Channel High School Feeds Hundreds

Beach Channel High School held its annual Thanksgiving Day dinner on Thursday, November 22. Students and staff served a full turkey dinner to nearly 200 senior citizens. More...

PS/MS 43 Goes to MoMA

On a rainy Tuesday morning, PS/MS 43's art teacher, Jo Anne Ellis, and select sixth-grade students from the school traveled into Manhattan, where they visited the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). More...

SJEH Brings Kosher Chef To FR Facility

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SJEH Celebrates Chanukah

The Festival of Lights was observed at St. John's Episcopal Hospital on Tuesday, December 4, 2007. More than 50 people came to participate in the lighting ceremony and afterwards, partake of latkes and jelly doughnuts. More...

St.Edmund Prep Hosts Successful Blood Drive

Administration, faculty, staff and students participated in a Blood Drive held in the gym at St. Edmund Preparatory High School. More...

Weiner Links Illegal Cigarette Sales To Terrorism

Representative Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, has renewed his call for stronger federal laws to curb the widespread illegal sale of tobacco after a federal judge dismissed all but one count in a lawsuit filed against Ind More...

Association Sets Sights On Improving Community

The Rockaway Beachside Neighborhood Association (RBNA) held its first open meeting on November 27 at PS 43. More...

Away For The Holidays: Tips To Prevent Burglaries

With many people away, visiting friends, or just out of the house for holiday shopping, burglars will have countless good prospects. Experts agree that it is a very vulnerable time for homeowners. More...

Chapey Hosts Educational Leadership Forum

Local resident Dr. Geraldine Chapey, Member of the New York State Board of Regents, recently hosted the Regents' Educational Leadership Forum at St. John's University School of Law. More...

Clinton Introduces Adoption Improvement Act

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator John Rockefeller have announced the introduction of the Adoption Improvement Act of 2007. More...

CO Takes On Issue Of Graffiti In 101 Precinct

With the incidence of graffiti increasing in the area, Captain Brian Mc- Mahon, the commander of the 101 Precinct, offered advice at last month's community council meeting to residents who want to report the unsightly marks. More...

CPB:Advertising Circulars 'Misleading'

In continuation of Toy Safety Awareness Month, the New York State Consumer Protection Board (CPB) is advising consumers not to be confused by advertising circulars that continue to display items that have been recalled from stores. More...

NYCLU Cites 'Harassment Of Photographers'

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a Columbia University graduate student of Indian descent who was unlawfully handcuffed and detained in July after a police officer saw him snapping photographs nea More...

Emergency Alert Pilot Coming To Rockaway

Rockaway has been handpicked by Mayor Bloomberg to participate in a special pilot program designed to transmit emergency and natural disaster information through e-mail and text messages. More...

Is Rockaway Ready for Readyrock,Inc?

An independent hip-hop group and label, Readyrock, Inc., share their visions and stories of growing up in Rockaway, on their second underground album entitled "It Ain't Safe No More," set to be released at the top of 2008. More...

Kenny Rogers Christmas Show At North Fork Theatre

Live Nation presents iconic country singer and award winning artist, Kenny Rogers on Sunday, December 23 at 7 p.m. Kenny Rogers will be joined by special guests Linda Davis and Julienne Irwin. More...

Local Busted For Cabbie Robbery

A Rockaway man was busted on Saturday for allegedly taking a long cab ride from Manhattan and then pulling a gun on the cabbie once he reached the peninsula, police say. More...

Local Synagogues Join To Light Beach 116 Street Menorah

Three of Rockaway's synagogues, West End Temple, Congregation Ohab Zedek and Temple Beth-El, joined this week to celebrate the eight days of Chanukah with the traditional lighting of the menorah on Beach 116 Street and More...

The Denvers Celebrate their 50th Anniversary

On October 12, Barbara and Tom Denver, of Breezy Point, celebrated their 50th Anniversary with their children, in-laws, and grandchildren at the Great Wolf Lodge in Scotrun, Pennsylvania. More...

Kayleigh Ellen is Here

Kayleigh Ellen Hacaj was born on November 8. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. Kayleigh's proud parents are Eileen and Robert Hacaj of Yonkers. More...

MovieScope

'I'm Not There' - Bob Dylan, The Six-Faced Singer

Recently, a group of musicians staged a concert at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan to celebrate the opening of "I'm Not There," the bizarre biopic about the life, or lives, of legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan. More...

Senior Citizen Christmas Celebration

Congressman Gregory Meeks, in cooperation with Well Care, Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation and The Community Church of the Nazarene, will salute those seniors, 65 years or older, who are raising grandchildren or foster children, More...

Free Flu Vaccinations from United Health Group

Flu season has arrived in New York. With ample amounts of flu vaccine on hand this year, there is no excuse not to protect yourself and your family. More...

PHC Hosts Hatzolah For Stroke Presentation

Michael Franklin, M.D., Director of Peninsula Hospital Center's Emergency Medicine Department, gave a presentation on the topic of stroke emergency care to more than 40 members of the Hatzolah Ambulance Corps. The CMEcredit lecture given by Dr. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center Welcomes New PCECR Administrator

ladys Cadet was recently added to the administrative staff of Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR). Cadet brings to PCECR nearly 20 years of experience in the field of nursing home administration. More...

Sanders Offers Free Anti-Foreclosure Program

Councilman James Sanders is bringing free foreclosure services to the community in an effort to prevent locals from losing their homes. More...

St.Mary's 'Give Back'with Food Drive

St. Mary Star of the Sea Student Council, along with the rest of the school family, participated in their annual "Give Back" Thanksgiving Food Drive. All donations collected from the students will be distributed to those in need in the community. More...

Smith ABTS Distribute Turkeys

Arverne By The Sea donated turkeys to Senator Malcolm Smith's Annual Turkey Distribution Program in Far Rockaway. The turkeys were distributed throughout the community. More...

Childbirth Classes at St. John's Hospital

St. John's Episcopal Hospital is offering childbirth classes for expecting parents. Some of the topics include pain medication, warning signs of preterm labor, Cesarean delivery, breathing, and relaxation exercise. More...

SJEH Offers Depression Screening,Workshops

Anxiety and depression can happen to anyone at any age and any time, especially around the holiday season, says Penny Chin, a spokesperson for St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway. More...

Special Traffic Advisory For Crossbay Bridge

As part of the ongoing Cross Bay Bridge rehabilitation work, the pedestrian walkway will be closed from December 3, 2007 to October 3, 2008. More...

The Bass Kings Embraced By Hollywood And Scorpio Rocks The Crowd

Live Nation is pleased to announce that Dame Edna will perform "Live and Intimate" at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Tuesday, February 26 and Wednesday, Febru-ary 27. More...

Woman Wanted For Credit Card Fraud

Detectives from the 101 Precinct are seeking a suspect within their confines who allegedly stole a credit card from another woman and used it for her own personal shopping spree. More...


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