December 21, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Gateway Visitor Center Holiday Hours

All visitor centers in Gateway's Jamaica Bay Unit, including Floyd Bennett Field, Jacob Riis Park, Fort Tilden and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25, and on Tuesday, January 1,2008. More...

DOE Thinks Peninsula Preparatory Is A Failure

Charter School Gets 'F' On First Report Card

While most of the 14 charter schools tested under the Department of Education's controversial grading system scored either an Aor B, The Peninsula Preparatory Academy, now located inside of Middle School 53 in Far Rockaway, but slated to move to Ar More...

Klein Accepts Textbooks,Sets Social Studies Curriculum

Schools Chancellor Joel I. More...

NAACP Hosts Annual Dinner,Honors Several Locals

The Far Rockaway branch of the National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP), held its annual dinner-dance at the First Congregational Church on Beach 94 Street last Saturday night. More...

Busted, Claims Police Brutality

An Arverne man who has been arraigned on a slew of charges including assault, endangering the welfare of a minor, assault and harassment in connection with a domestic dispute, is charging that police officers from the 100 Precinct came to his home More...

Meeks Takes AARP's Pledge

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks has pledged to support AARP's "Divided We Fail" platform for quality, affordable health care and lifetime financial security. More...

Holiday Lights Brighten Downtown Far Rockaway

Assemblywomen Michele Titus and Audrey Pheffer marvel at the lights after lighting this year's tree. Also pictured are Donovan Richards, St. John's Episcopal Hospital's Eric Matza and Penny Chin, and RDRC's Kevin Alexander. More...

Fallen Tree Blocks Southbound Lane Of CBB

The high winds on Sunday afternoon felled a large tree, which landed in the southbound lanes of Cross Bay Boulevard just south of the Joseph Addabbo Bridge. More...

PHC Volunteer Celebrates 95th Year

Peninsula Hospital Center administration and staff came together last week to hold a surprise celebration in honor of the 95th birthday of Jack Schulman, a 20-plus year veteran volunteer of the Hospital Center. More...

O'Hare Attends the Broad Channel Tree Lighting

Eddie O'Hare, President of the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department, baby Eddie, and Santa took a moment to smile for the camera during the Broad Channel Tree Lighting Ceremony. More...

Pheffer Announces Kingsborough CC Program

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that Kingsborough Community College will again be offering their "My Turn" program to area seniors, age 60 and older. More...

Pheffer,Weiner Get Agreement On Dental Records

Congressman Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, chair of the Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection, have secured an agreement with the U.S. More...

Close Out Holiday Season With Safety in Mind

Homes have been decorated, gifts will soon be unwrapped and New Year's resolutions are ready to fill everyone's thoughts. With the onset of post-holiday activity, it's important to keep safety at the forefront. More...

RDRC To Take Lead In Holiday Lighting For '08

Silver bells. Giant Snowflakes. Decorations hanging from one side of the street to the other from the East to the West ends of the peninsula. That is what Rockawayites have come to expect each holiday season. Except this year there are none. More...

RTC Children's Chorus Entertains At AFHC

Each year, the Addabbo Family Health Center provides a special holiday treat for its youngest patients and their parents, by throwing an annual holiday bash at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rockaway. More...

Rockaway's Women Receive 'Power Of Knowledge'

If knowledge is power, then 250 of Rockaway's women came away from the "Women of the Rockaways Empowerment Breakfast" last weekend with numerous ways to change their own lives, as well as the lives of their families. More...

Unwanted Visitor Strikes Roxbury Home

The driver of an errant sport utility vehicle apparently lost control of her car by hitting the gas pedal rather than the brake on Tuesday afternoon, causing her car to careen into a Roxbury two-story home. More...

Two-Car B.125 St.Accident Shakes Up Driver

A car driven by an unidentified young woman westbound on Newport Avenue and Beach 125 Street on Sunday night was reportedly struck by another driver turning from that street onto the avenue, sources say. More...

SJEH Hosts Annual Holiday Party

St. John's Episcopal Hospital and the Medical/Dental/Podiatric Staff held a meeting and annual holiday party on Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at the Lawrence Village Country Club. More...

West End Temple's Saturday Safe Haven'

The West End Temple announces "Saturday Safe Haven," a game night for tweens. The event will be held on Saturday, January 19, at 147-02 Newport Avenue. Third-, fourth- and fifthgrade students can attend between 5 p.m. More...

Clinton Sees Victory In Allstate Decision

Over the past several years, Allstate Insurance has been dropping policyholders who have only homeowners insurance with the company, in an attempt to minimize its costs should a hurricane hit the peninsula. More...

Murder Of Far Rockaway Man Finally Solved

Nassau County Police, with the help of various witnesses, have finally caught the last of three Inwood men who allegedly fatally shot a Far Rockaway man last year. More...

Lifeguard Ally Meets With Rockaway Activists

If The City Council Parks Committee oversight hearing on the lifeguard issues involving Rockaway's six miles of beaches didn't accomplish anything else, it certainly created an ally up north in the Bronx. More...

100 Precinct CC Invites Santa For Breakfast

Nearly 200 people turned out last Saturday morning for the 100 Precinct Community Council's Annual Breakfast With Santa at The Knights of Columbus Hall on Beach 90 Street. More...

Four Rockaway Schools In City's Bonus Program

Chancellor Joel I. More...

Addabbo,Quinn Support Employee Free Choice Act

In recognition of International Human Rights Day, Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Civil Service and Labor Committee Chair Joseph P. Addabbo announced the introduction of a resolution in support of the Employee Free Choice Act. More...

100 Precinct Honors Several 'Cops Of The Month'

October's Police Officer of the Month, Richard Collins, shows off his award with 100 Precinct Community Council President, Danny Ruscillo and Captain Tom Barrett this week at the community council meeting. More...

NYSDOS Regulations Searchable On Line

The New York State Department of State today announced that a compilation of all State codes, rules, and regulations, which runs more than 58,000 pages, is now available on the Department of State website in searchable format. More...

Busted In Ecuador For Murder Of Local Man

One of the state's most-wanted criminals, the suspected murderer of an offduty Far Rockaway corrections officer, was apprehended by U.S. Marshals in Ecuador last week, ending a threeyear manhunt, police sources say. More...

Easing the Digital Television Transition

In preparation for the digital television conversion slated for February 2009, State Senator Malcolm A. More...

Sanders Offers Immigration Services

Councilman James Sanders Jr. is offering free immigration services to Rockaway residents. The services are available on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 21-23 Birdsall Avenue. More...

Homeowners Complete Home Maintenance Training

The Housing Partnership Development Corporation and the Margert Community Corporation graduated the fourth class of the Home Maintenance Training and Repair Course on December 12. More...

Literary Arts Festival Set For June

After a successful inaugural Literary Arts Festival in April 2007, the Rockaway Music & Arts Council (RMAC), in association with the Rockaway Artists Alliance and the Rockaway Theatre Company, More...

New Bank Progressing,Fence Comes Down

Construction on the new HSBC Bank branch on Beach 116 Street and Beach Channel Drive, the site of the former Rockaway Sunset Diner, is progressing. More...

North Fork Theatre Presents Boyz II Men,Angie Stone

Live Nation presents one of the most successful R&B male vocal groups of all time, Boyz II Men, along with R&B/neo-soul singer Angie Stone, on Saturday, January 26 at 8 p.m. More...

PHC Family Health Center Celebrates Holidays

Dr. Sadhana Gupta and the entire Peninsula Hospital Family Health Center Staff celebrated the holiday season last week with some very special members of the community. More...

RDRC Receives Workforce,Health Grants

The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) has received two important grants as the organization enters the new year. More...

New Year's Day Beach Walk

Start the New Year with a brisk walk on the beach with members of the American Littoral Society. The walk is scheduled for January 1 at 11 a.m. Participants will meet at building 1, Fort Tilden. More...

Ballroom Dancing at Public School/Middle School 105

After studying ballroom dancing twice a week, for 10 weeks, students at PS/MS 105 performed for an audience filled with parents, students, and staff on November 28. More...

LWA Participates in 'Mustaches for Kids'

In collaboration with the Long Island Chapter, four faculty members of the Lawrence Woodmere Academy participated in Mustaches for Kids, raising $17,000. More...

SJEH And Arverne Library Celebrate Christmas

St. John's Episcopal Hospital and the Arverne Library got into the spirit of the season as each played host to area youngsters this month at separate Children's Christmas Parties. On December 13, nearly 500 people packed the lobby of St. More...

SJEH's Mental Health Clinic Building Closed For Repair Work

Services Relocated To Hospital One Block Away

A warning cone bars the door of St. John's Episcopal Hospital's Mental Health Clinic at 521 Beach 20 Street. More...

SJEH Fetes New Parents With Special Meal

Look who the stork brought! At St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Nube and Maximo Quito (seated) were among the first parents to be offered a Celebration Meal following the delivery of their son, Andy, who arrived on November 25, More...

Sanders Allocates Funds To Four More East End Schools

Councilman James Sanders Jr. continued in his role as school Santa Claus last week, by presenting four local schools with $35,000 each, to be used for new computers. More...

Christmas With Knights of Columbus

Members of the Knights of Columbus held their annual Christmas party on December 17. Members celebrated with music, food, family and friends. They also collected dozens of toys for children in local hospitals. More...


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