January 18, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Addabbo: Cut Child Support Arrears Period

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

Arrested Again Returning To The Scene OfHis Crimes

Police have caught a 25-year-old Arverne man stealing a car that was left running outside the victim's home just days after he struck a plea bargain to lessen a previous grand larceny auto charge resulting from the theft of a GPS device from anothe More...

Beachcomber

Some further information about the future of the Far Rockaway High School building was presented at the Community Board 14 meeting last week. More...

Broad Channel Bits

The snow we were told to expect earlier this week, fortunately, did not hit us at all. Nassau and Suffolk counties got a dusting that was visible on the grassy areas along the Southern State Parkway Monday morning. More...

Congressman Weiner: Bush Should Stop Weapons Sales To Saudi Arabia

Recently, upon visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, President Bush formally notified Congress of his intent to sell $123 million worth of some of the United States' most advanced weapons and technology to the Saudis, a known sponsor and financier More...

Dem Presidential Primary Campaign Coming To Rockaway

Local Democrats will be able to participate in the exciting presidential primary campaign at a public forum on Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Erin On The Rox

After a long absence I am back! I wanted to think about a different approach for the column and, going forward, I will be including information pertaining to the American Cancer Society and its sister organization ACS Can. More...

Health & Harmony

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea are common symptoms that affect up to two million Americans. Inflammatory bowel disease is usually manifested between the ages of 15 and 40. More...

Happy Birthday Kai

Kai Natasha Young turned one year old on January 14. More...

Local's Artwork Displayed At York College

Bob Trim, of Far Rockaway, designs and carves walking sticks. He states that his inspiration to carve walking sticks comes from nature. His artwork will be displayed during York College's Tribute to Dr. More...

Welcome Back Snowbirds

Pictured are Rockaway residents and former summer visitors who rented bungalows in Irish-Town. More...

Nature Preserve Coming Only If Arverne East Is Built

The New York City Arts Commission won over the typically tough group of Community Board 14 board members at this week's meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Beach 90 Street. More...

Deadline For Scholar's Academy Applications

Applications for the 2008-2009 school year at the Scholar's Academy are currently being accepted. The application can be obtained from the school's website, http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/27/Q323. More...

Peninsula Preparatory Demands DOE Retraction

Officials at the Peninsula Preparatory Academy, a charter school in Far Rockaway, wonder how New York State Department of Education can consider a school to be in good standing, while New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) rankings show the More...

Recycle Old Ink Cartridges And Cell Phones

Senator Malcolm A. Smith is encouraging people not to throw away their old ink jet cartridges and cell phones. Instead, he says to recycle them. More...

Pheffer Notes Eligibility For NYS Tax Refunds

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer wants New Yorkers to know that they may be eligible for New York City Tax refunds, even if they do not file a regular return. Residents may be eligible for refunds for years 2004 to 2007. More...

PHC Joins In BCHS Health Fair

Encouraging everyone to take a healthy jump into the New Year, PHC Nurse Manager, Janet McGowan, RN (left), did stroke screenings at the Health & Wealth Fair at Beach Channel High School on January 10, Liz Sulik, Director of External Affairs at PHC, More...

Asthma Experts At Public School 47

Five students at PS 47 completed the Open Airways for School Program, an educational curriculum for children diagnosed with asthma. More...

Goldie Maple Academy Applications Are Available

Applications for the 2008-2009 school year at the Goldie Maple Academy are available. The application can be obtained at the school or downloaded from the Department of Education's website, http://schools.nyc.gov. 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...

Smith Vows To Revitalize New York State's Economy

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith has promised to lead a bipartisan effort to rebuild New York's economy, invest in our public schools and colleges, and continue to reform our health care system. More...

'Saturday Safe Haven'At West End Temple

The West End Temple announces "Saturday Safe Haven," a game night for tweens. The program, which will be held at 147-02 Newport Avenue, will take place Saturday, January 19, February 9, March 8, April 12, May 10, and June 14. More...

'Fun Fridays'At KCC

Kingsborough Community College presents a wellness program for people over the age of 55. The program offers tai chi, aquasize, healthy cooking and clay creating classes. Classes will run from February 1 to April 4 and will be held on Fridays. More...

Accidents Mount Along Cross Bay Bridge Detour

The ongoing closure of the Cross Bay Bridge ramp on Beach 94 Street and all the detours set up as a result of the ramp closings have caused an increased number of accidents in the area of the closings as motorists attempt to find quicker, and ofte More...

Lipiec Named To Dean's List At Bucknell University

Eva Lipiec, daughter of Rockaway Park residents Jacek and Bozena Lipiec, was named to the dean's list at Bucknell University for the fall semester. More...

Broad Channel Motor Vehicle Accident Leaves Mystery

A bizarre string of events which occurred around 11 p.m. on January 13, along Cross Bay Boulevard, north of Broad Channel, has many locals shaking their heads in disbelief. More...

'Roc The Youth Tour'

The NAACP Youth Council in collaboration with the RDRC Youth Council presents "Roc the Youth Tour." The councils are inviting all rappers, poets and singers to the event, which will be held on Tuesday, January 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Ocean Ba More...

Arverne Dental

Serving The Community With Full-Service Dentistry

Arverne Dental, conveniently located at the corner of Beach 59 Street and Beach Channel Drive, at the Nordeck Houses, has been serving the Rockaway community with the highest-quality, full-service dentistry since 2003. More...

DOH Urges Flu Shots For At-Risk Residents

Influenza season is underway in New York City, and the disease is spreading across the city, the Health Department reported today. New York City residents who have not yet gotten a flu shot should get one now. More...

Graybeards Honor Jim McKeon

Soldier, Teacher, Coach and Leader

The Graybeards will honor longtime Belle Harbor resident, Jim McKeon, on Saturday, January 26, during the Graybeards Dinner Dance at El Caribe Country Club. McKeon was born in Bay Ridge and moved with his family to Belle Harbor as a child. More...

It's My Turn

Who's The Worst Person In The World?

Matt Barber is one of the "like-minded men" with Concerned Women for America. He is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law, and serves as CWA's policy director for cultural issues. Who is the worst person in the world? More...

Welcome Baby Ella

Ella Leonora was born on November 27, 2007 to Tommy and Elena Wittmer of Belle Harbor. Her proud grandparents are Vic and Ellen Martino of Belle Harbor and Jack Wittmer of Broad Channel. More...

Two Locals Become One

Lifetime Rockaway residents Keith Aita and Ami Novella were married on December 15, 2007. More...

MovieScope

'The Diving Bell And The Butterfly' - Blinking Brilliant

The opening scene of "The Diving Bell and The Butterfly" may have you wondering whether the theater projector is on the fritz. The image is out of focus, shaky, hard to comprehend. More...

Parks,Boro Prez Announce Plans For Rockaway Boardwalk

The city's Parks and Recreation Department has joined Queens Borough President Helen Marshall in announcing two new projects for reconstructing Rockaway's boardwalk. More...

PHC GI Chief Expands Practice To Five Towns Area

Peninsula Hospital Center, affiliate of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, is pleased to announce that Dr. More...

Relay For Life At Riis Park

Each year, across the nation, one event brings together entire communities to take part in the fight against cancer. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. More...

Beach Channel High School Presents

2007-2008 Bookstore Business Plan

Beach Channel High School students attended the Virtual Enterprise, International Tenth Annual Queens Business Plan Competition, at Forest Hills High School on Monday, December 17. More...

Author Visits Lawrence Woodmere Academy

Michael Winerip, author of "Adam Canfield of the Slash," spoke to Lawrence Woodmere Academy middle school students about his new book, "Adam Canfield, Watch Your Back!" The LWAmiddle school book club read both books, and were able to ask questions an More...

Far Rockaway Student Wins Scholarship

Far Rockaway resident Claudette Gomez, a student at the High School of Economic and Finances, has been named a recipient of a prestigious scholarship to attend Vassar College. 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...

Taylor Law Conference To Be Held

City, StateWorkers Invited To Attend

The 40th anniversary of the Taylor Law - the statute governing labor relations between unions and government in New York State - will be commemorated at a statewide conference in Albany this May. More...

Gateway Visitor Center's Winter Hours

This winter Gateway National Recreation Area will be instituting a new visitor center schedule for park sites in Brooklyn and Queens. This schedule begins on January 14 and runs through February 29 when the spring schedule will be posted. More...


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