January 11, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Beachcomber

The holiday season traditionally brings not only Santa Claus and good cheer, but violence as well. More...

Business Leaders Network At PHC Card Exchange

RDRC, Chamber, REMA, Keyspan Host Get-Together

A large crowd of business leaders and officials showed up at the Peninsula Hospital Center on Monday evening for a business card exchange and discussion hosted by the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, the Rockaway Chamber of Commer More...

Debt Clinic Set To Debut At Queens Civil Court

Every Friday, Begins January 25

Residents of Queens County will soon have a new resource to assist them in dealing with consumer debt cases in civil court. The Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office (CLARO) will be opening an office at Queens Civil Court. More...

Edgemere Teen Pleads Guilty In HB Death

An Edgemere teen has pleaded guilty to charges of beating to death a Howard Beach man in October of 2006, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced on Thursday. More...

Town Hall Meeting On Children's Issues

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith will continue his state agency town hall meetings. The next meeting will take place Thursday, January 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's Baptist Church, located at 74-05 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Knights of Columbus Celebrates Across Rockaway

Rockaway Council #2672, Knights of Columbus, celebrated Christmas across the Rockaways. Members visited hospitals, churches, and nativity scenes in Rockaway. More...

MovieScope

'Charlie Wilson's War' - Winning War The Fun Way

President Bush has it all wrong. He shouldn't have renounced his partying ways and waged war by playing it straight. More...

Payment Program Set 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...

PHC Auxiliary Kicks Off New Year

Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary members jump-started the New Year with their first monthly luncheon meeting Tuesday, welcoming key staff from the busy Hospital Center's Eye Care Center. Raul Padillo, Certified Ophthalmologist Assistant, and Dr. More...

Pheffer:Attack Subprime Crisis

Comprehensive Plan To Alleviate homeowners' struggle To Pay

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer is pleased to join with Speaker Sheldon Silver and her Assembly colleagues in introducing a comprehensive plan designed to help address the subprime lending crisis. More...

Raising Funds For The St.Patrick's Day Parade

The Queens County St. Patrick's Day parade kicked off its fundraising season with a dance, which was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, in November. More...

Rockaway Theatre Company Kids Glide into 2008 At Aviator

On Dec. 30, the youngest members of the Rockaway Theatre Company bid farewell to the 2007 theatrical season with a visit to The Aviator Sports and Recreation Complex at Floyd Bennett Field. More...

'Take the Plunge' for Cystic Fibrosis Set For February 9

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...

Salute to Grand Families

Citing the overwhelming trend of grandparents in the role of primary caregivers for their grandchildren in the Rockaways, Congressman Gregory W. More...

Eyes are Always Watching You

Fourth and fifth grade students at PS/MS 43, along with their art teacher Mrs. Osborn, created a bulletin board that sends a message to the student body. More...

Keeping Seniors Safe During Winter Months

The holiday season may be over but the inclement weather conditions associated with winter will remain with us for quite some time. More...

College Goal Sunday

College is an expensive thing, and applying for financial aid is a long and complicated process with many forms. More...

Shape Up this Winter

Seniors In Shape is offering a winter 2008 program for anyone 55-yearsold or older. The program will be held at the Aviator Sports Recreation, hanger 5, Floyd Bennett Field. More...

Two Graffiti 'Artists' Busted By 101 Precinct

Two graffiti artists, including one who is well known to both police precincts on the Rockaway Peninsula, were arrested near the end of last year by police officers from the 101 Precinct and have been charged with various felonies in connection wit More...

Accessing An Accident At Beach 124 Street

The unidentified driver of an Access-A-Ride automobile from TFM Paratransit Company stands near his auto, reporting an accident between his vehicle and another at Cronston Avenue and Beach 124 Street on Saturday morning, January 5. More...

Arverne By The Sea's Toy Drive

During the holiday season, Arverne By The Sea held a very successful toy drive. The collected toys were donated to the Addabbo Family Health Center, Rockaway Headstart and the 100 Precinct Domestic Violence Unit. More...

Community Council New Year's Outing

Board members of the 100 Precinct Community Council spent New Year's Eve with friends. More...

Driving In A Snowy Situation

Stress, strains, accidents and other dangerous conditions often accompany a snowstorm. However, there are many safe and effective ways to dig out your car. Make sure that the snow is not blocking ventilation in your car. More...

Prejudice Reduction Program Volunteers Needed

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers for their award-winning Prejudice Reduction Program. More...

Free Child Care Training Available Now At Blanche Daycare

The Business Outreach Center Network, Inc. More...

Milestones

aPHC Welcomes New Nursing Manager Peninsula Hospital Center, an affiliate of the North Shore/LIJ Health System, recently welcomed Kimberly Branche, R.N., as one of its Nurse Managers. More...

Lifeguard Jobs Open at Gateway

Each summer the National Park Service employs over 125 lifeguards to guard the swimming beaches at several sites within the Gateway National Recreation Area, including Jacob Riis Park. More...

'Get Out Of Town'With The RAA

Traveling from Australia to Egypt, Japan to Paris, and from Barcelona to Indonesia and all points in between, the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) once again take viewers far and away from the dim world of winter with "Get Out of Town," its latest e More...

PHC Drills For Emergencies

Under the guidance of Peninsula Hospital Cent4er (PHC) Director of Safety, Julie Hassing and PHC Security Director, Michael Valentino, members of the Emergency Command Team practiced procedures to prepare for emergency situations. 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...

Red Cross Sets February Safety,Preparedness Classes

The Queens Red Cross has scheduled a number of courses in February that include full day programs that teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to administer to adults, children and infants to help save a life. More...

Rockaway Museum Keeps Art Alive In Rockaway With Children's Programs

Afterschool, Library Workshops Teach Art Fundamentals, History

The Rockaway Museum continues to sponsor many workshops and other events for students on the peninsula. Those events are carried out in various locations, including local schools and libraries both after school and on weekends. More...

Addabbo:Give Wounded Warriors Their Due

Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Senator Smith Sponsors Queens Middle School Fairs Throughout Month Of January

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith is encouraging parents and guardians of soon-to-be middle school children to attend Middle School Fairs hosted by the New York City Board of Education's Office of Student Enrollment throughout the month of January. More...

Goldie Maple Academy Finally gets Playground

Early childhood students at Goldie Maple Academy will have a new playground to play on this spring. The Department of Education paid for and built a new playground for students to enjoy. More...

Seek Ombudsmen To Work With Rockaway Seniors

New York Foundation for Senior Citizens is recruiting Volunteer Ombudsmen to help protect the rights and well-being of the 16,415 residents living in 80 nursing and adult homes in Queens, of which 27 are in Rockaway. More...

Aircraft Arriving Too Close For Comfort?

Just how crowded are the skies over the Rockaways? These two planes flew over Beach 9 Street at 3:18 p.m. on Saturday, December 29. More...

Information About Kosher Nutrition

The Jewish Community Council (JCC) of the Rockaway Peninsula and St. John's Episcopal Hospital presents, "Nutrition in the Kosher Home," on Wednesday, January 16. Daniel Buff, MD., Chief of Nutrition and Geriatrics at St. More...


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