January 25, 2008 RSS feed / Community

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...

Tips To Lower Your Heating Bill

With millions of homes turning up their heat to keep warm in the winter months, the heating cost will be more than last year. The price of crude oil rose 57 percent by the end of 2007. More...

Addabbo: Libraries Should Have Defibrillators

In an effort to save the lives of City residents who go into cardiac arrest City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Beach 127 Street's First Annual Beach Party

One month into winter, the residents of Beach 127 Street held their first annual beach party. The event was held on January 19 at Connelly's. More...

Despite Building Boom,Businesses Go Under

Rockaway has seen an unprecedented building boom in the past few years, with new homes going up on virtually every empty lot on the peninsula. That has not translated as yet into commercial and business growth, however. More...

Two Locals Caught In Car Insurance Sting

Two Far Rockaway men have been accused of participating in a massive car insurance fraud operation that led to a staggering 51 arrests throughout the city. More...

Far Rockaway Provider Joins CenterCare Network

CenterCare, a non-profit health plan serving the five boroughs of New York City, welcomes Peninsula Medical Services, PC, located at 51-15 Beach Channel Drive, to its expanding network. More...

Fire Units Respond To Ocean Park Apartments

Twenty units and 78 firefighters responded to a fire on the tenth floor of Ocean Park Apartments at 120 Beach 19 Street last Sunday. It was called in at 1:18 p.m. and declared under control at 1:45 p.m. More...

Super Bowl Caution

Super Bowl XLII is shaping up to be a great game with the New York Giants against the New England Patriots. With all the big hype for the big game, the NY CPB (Consumer Protection Board) is warning against counterfeit tickets. More...

It's My Turn

Puberty and Teens: A Necessary Education

MaryAnn Keim, president of the I'm All Girl, Inc. (and Boys Too!), a company created and dedicated to helping educate preteens (and their parents) about puberty. She can be reached at maryann@imallgirl. More...

Milestones

PHC Aided By Angels On The Bay Charity

On behalf of the Angels on the Bay Children's Charity, Frank Russo, Jr., (right), made a special presentation to Robert V. More...

Fourth Annual RCJC Dinner

The Rockaway Catholic Jewish Council (RCJC) held its fourth annual dinner at the West End Temple. There were over 150 people in attendance. More...

Saint Camillus Turns 100 Years Old

For the past century, Saint Camillus church on Rockaway Beach Boulevard has shown an immense dedication to the people of the Rockaways in an attempt to bring the parishioners together in a spiritually binding way. More...

Sentenced To 7 Years For 2004 Teen Murders

Jalah Knight Convicted Of Two Murders AWeek After Getting Out Of Prison

Jalah Knight faced his fate this week in Queens Supreme Court as he received his sentence for the brutal 2004 murder of two Far Rockaway teenagers. More...

VNR Cold Weather Safety Tips

With the frigid winter weather here, VNR Home Care Services urges New Yorkers to take proper precautions to stay safe and warm. Simple mistakes can lead to potentially dangerous, lifethreatening conditions. More...

Weiner,100 House Members Say No To Saudis

Representative Anthony Weiner has announced that 100 members of the House of Representatives have cosponsored his Joint Resolution of Disapproval to stop the proposed sale of $123 million worth of some of the United States' most advanced weapons an More...

Smith Hosts Town Hall MeetingOn Local Problems

New York State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith, who represents Rockaway in that body, recently held a town hall meeting at St. John's Baptist Church in Far Rockaway, on youth and family services. 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...

Doo Wop Spectacular Is Back

Harry G's 15th annual "Doo Wop" Spectacular kicks off with what promises to be a full lineup of doo wop greats. The annual concert, which will take place on Saturday, January 26 at Beach Channel High School, starts at 7 p.m. More...

100 Precinct CC Salutes Cop OfMonth At Meeting

Police Officer Dave Teta was presented on Wednesday night at the 100 Precinct Community Council meeting with the Cop of the Month award for his exemplary service and dedication to fighting drugs and crime in Rockaway. More...

Beachcomber

There has been a spate of automobile break-ins within the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway in recent months. The precinct's crime prevention officer has some tips about protecting your property. More...

Noreen Mulvanerty:

Family Nurse Practitioner And Herbalist

Family Nurse Practitioner Noreen Mulvanerty, RN, MSN, CS, FNP, has opened an office at 437 Beach 129 Street in Belle Harbor The practice combines medical consultation, general medicine for children and adults, herbal medicine as well as facial More...

Dorothy Dunne

Up And About And Around Town

I Met Sandra Lee from the Food Network at the Javits Center who put "Pom" juice into a Margarita Martini and came up with a little fiesta flavor you can brush on every time you grill fish, chicken, pork or vegetables. Very tasty. More...

Famous Female Journalist Dies

Born, Brought Up In Rockaway, Related To Feynman

Far Rockaway native Frances Lewine, 86, a noted journalist, died on Saturday, January 19, due to a stroke. Lewine was a key leader in the fight for women's right in the field of journalism. More...

'Get Out Of Town'With RAA

The opening reception for "Get Out of Town" was held on January 20, at the sTudio 6 Gallery. The exhibit explores the many travel destinations beyond Rockaway. Several featured artists were on hand to provide an indepth overview of their work. More...

Obubah Named To Dean's List At State Universary

Ernest Obubah of Rockaway Park was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. More...

Marshall Plan Set For Rockaway's Future

Extolling the accomplishments of the past year and looking forward to 2008, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall reported that "the state and spirit of [Queens] are strong" during her State of the Borough message this month. More...

MovieScope

"The Bucket List' - Death Watch List

God and the Devil. Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. Those two actors are known for playing those two roles. While the morality of the embodiment of good and evil are at opposite ends of the pole, the spirit of fun is shared by both. More...

'Roc The Youth Tour'Hits Edgemere

The "Roc The Youth Tour", designed to engage the youth of the Rockaway community in a positive activity and to encourage an end to the violence that is endemic in the Far Rockaway community, made its latest stop at the Edgemere Community Center thi More...

School Scope

What Did Randi Know and When Did She Know It?

The shot heard around the NYC teaching corps was fired on Martin Luther King Day, as teachers awoke to a front page article in the NY Times announcing that a secret program was in effect to evaluate teachers based on test scores. More...

Three-Car Accident Leads To Dust-Up With Cops

Three cars came together at Beach Channel Drive and Beach 140 Street at 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, creating a tie up and a dispute that led police to force one of the drivers from her automobile. More...


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