January 4, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Beachcomber

In order to be eligible to vote in the Super Tuesday primary on February 5, the Board of Elections must register you by January 16. You can register on line or in person at the Board of Elections headquarters. More...

Showcase Window Treatments

Rockaway's Shop@Home Service

Showcase Window Treatments is strictly a shop at home service, which has grown through word-of-mouth over the past several years. More...

CO:'Church Burglaries Likely Resolved'

The Commanding Officer of the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway, Captain Brian McMahon, told community members last week that he believes the church burglaries that took place over a three-month period last summer are "likely resolved. More...

Parks Launches Holiday Tree Recycling Program

The City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation is providing Rockaway with ways to recycle their unwanted holiday trees. More...

Take the Plunge for Cystic Fibrosis

The eighth annual "Take the Plunge for Cystic Fibrosis," will take place on Saturday, February 9 at 1 p.m. at The Belle Harbor Yacht Club, located at 533 Beach 126 Street. More...

Become the Biggest Loser of Rockaway

Shapewatchers in Rockaway Park will hold a" Biggest Losers" contest beginning on Tuesday, January 8. The contest is based on percentage of body weight loss. The 12- week program advises proper nutrition, food choices, and encourages exercise. More...

Hundreds Brave Chilly Ocean In Beach 146 Street New Year's Day Plunge

More than 250 hardy Rockaway souls braved a chilly Atlantic Ocean at noon on New Year's Day in the annual Rockaway Polar Bear plunge. More...

Milestones

Christopher and Barbara are Engaged Christopher Kalisak and Barbara Jasiel, of Rockaway, got engaged on Christmas Day. Christopher is the son of Edward and Nancy Kalisak, of Rockaway and Barbara is the daughter of the late Anna and Edward Jasiel. More...

Beth Abraham Gives Food for Life

Registrants and staff members of Beth Abraham ADC, in Far Rockaway, celebrated the holiday season by donating food to St. Mary's Star of the Sea food pantry. Pictured (l. More...

NC Cops Bust Arverne Man

Charged With Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

An Arverne man who found his way into North Lawrence and allegedly attempted to kidnap a young woman at gunpoint in late December was arrested this week by Nassau County Detectives, according to police sources. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center News

Honors Employees Of The Month Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR) have for the past two years been singling out distinctive individuals each month as their Outstanding Employees. More...

Santa Visits Pediatric Department

Santa and his many elves from Rockaway's own Knights of Columbus Council #2672 made a special holiday visit last week to Peninsula Hospital Center's Angels on the Bay Pediatric Unit. More...

The Beach 127 Street Swim

On New Year's Day at high noon the Walruses were out in force on Beach 127 Street. This marked the 19th year of the block starting off the New Year with a plunge. Afterwards, the group headed to Gullim's garage for a party. More...

Payment Program for Overdue Water Bills

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is reminding residential account holders about the one-time opportunity the agency is offering to cancel late payment charges if customers settle their delinquent accounts. More...

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Beat Down And Busted Up At Far Rockaway Bar

Three men have been arrested and arraigned on charges of beating another man in front of a popular Far Rockaway bar/restaurant on Christmas night, police say. More...

Center Celebrates New Year And Kwanzaa

New Horizon Counseling Center celebrated Kwanzaa on Wednesday with a lecture about Kwanzaa from client Casandra Wimbs, right. Wimbs has given previous talks about the meaning of Kwanzaa at such places as NY1. More...

Local Provider Joins Fidelis Care Network

Fidelis Care, a non-profit health plan serving nearly 290,000 members in 37 counties across New York State, welcomed Queens Pediatrics Services, located at 18-47 Mott Avenue, to its expanding provider network. More...

DA: 2007 Queens Crime Rates At Historic Low

Homicides At 40-Year Low, Auto Theft Down 90 Percent

Brown has announced that, according to preliminary statistics compiled by the New York City Police Department, crime in Queens County continued its long-term historic decline in 2007 while, in terms of prosecutions, Queens continues to lead the Cit More...

Gateway Park Redevelopment Enters New Phase

The first phase of the "Envisioning Gateway" redevelopment program that may one day change the face of our local national park has ended with the completion of the public comment segment of the program. More...

Governor Addresses Issue OfViolent Video Games

As part of Governor Eliot Spitzer's agenda to improve the lives of New York's children, the New York State Division of Criminal Justices Services (DCJS) unveiled a presentation today entitled "Video Games and Children: Virtual Playground vs. More...

JASA Makes Holiday Centerpieces

JASA Roy Reuther Senior Center made holiday centerpieces for family and friends. The centerpieces were decorated with ribbons and bent branches. Silk poinsettias in red, gold, silver and white were placed in beautiful Christmas baskets and boxes. More...

EMS and Santa Visits Children at SJEH

Santa paid an early visit to the pediatric inpatient unit and Ambulatory Care Center at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. On December 20, Lt. More...

MovieScope

'The Savages' - Dealing With A Dying, ysfunctional Dad

Writer/director Tamara Jenkins has succeeded in doing the near-impossible: Making a bittersweet dramatic comedy out of the nightmare that adult children face dealing with a dying dysfunctional parent. More...

Senator Malcolm Smith Plays Santa

New York State Senator Malcolm Smith took time out from his busy schedule over the holiday season to spread good cheer, as he visited the hospitalized children in Peninsula Hospital Center's Angels on the Bay Pediatric Unit. More...

Public's Help Needed in Halloween Assault

The Queens District Attorney's Office and the New York City Police Department's Hate Crimes Task Force are requesting the public's assistance with their investigation into the reported assault of several individuals in or near the McDonald's restau More...

The 119 Street Dip

In the early morning of January 1, a group of 60 to 70 people took a dip to start off the New Year. The annual 119 Street Dip, which has been a tradition since January 2001, began with a march towards the beach. More...

Healthy Mothers Have Healthy Babies

Pregnant women without medical insurance may be eligible for free pregnancy testing and comprehensive maternity care through the Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP) at St. John's Hospital. More...


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