February 1, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Beachcomber

Crime and violence continue to plague the Redfern public housing complex in Far Rockaway. Two teens, one 13 years of age and the other 15 years of age, More...

Broad Channel Volunteers Host Installation Dance

Broad Channel Volunteer Fire and Ambulance will host its 103rd Installation Dance on Saturday, February 9, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., at Roma View Catering on Cross Bay Boulevard. More...

Gerton Named Nurse Manager

St. 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...

Grants Available For Preserving New York

Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for funds through Preserve New York, a grant program of the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSC More...

Dem Surrogates Speak At Simon Shop

Democratic club members and other local Democrats heard from representatives of the Democratic candidates at a forum at the Good Government Regular Democratic Club last Thursday. More...

Investigation Continues Into Select Dental Closing

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer says that she has received numerous complaints from patients of the Select Dental Office located on Cross Bay Boulevard which closed their doors in mid-November. Currently, Pheffer says, the U.S. More...

Legion Provides Funds For Wounded Warriors

Members of the American Legion Post 1404, Ladies Auxiliary and the Broad Channel Crafters presented a check from the proceeds of their Annual December Craft Fair to the Graybeards for their Wounded Warrior Fund. More...

Congressman Meeks Back Clinton In Presidential Primary

Congressman Gregory Meeks, who represents the eastern portion of the Rockaway peninsula in the House of Representatives, says that he is backing Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Presidential nomination. More...

'Message In A Bottle'To Albany

Improved Bottle Bill Could Clean Up The Coasts

Members of the New York City Chapter of the Surfside Foundation are sending a message in a bottle, literally, to lawmakers in Albany in support of the Bigger Better Bottle Bill. More...

Connolly Set To Play at Tap and Grill

Award winning Irish songwriter Niall Connolly will perform at The Tap and Grill Restaurant on Sunday, February 24 at 3 p.m. More...

A View Of The RTC Party

Peggy Page, Executive Board Member/ Director; John Gilleece, Artistic Director of the Rockaway Theatre Company; Assemblywoman, Audrey Pheffer; and Cynthia Peithman, Pastry Chef from cakeline.com stand behind a creatively designed cake. More...

MovieScope

'Cassandra's Dream' - Murder Most Woody

Speaking of a filmmaker's receipt of critical appreciation and respect, Woody Allen once said, "If you make comedies, they put you at the baby table." With his second "serious" film shot in England, the former comedic writer/ director is definitel More...

Newport Ave.Fire Sends Two To Hospital

Except for a clean-up crew, all was quiet at 120-13 Newport Avenue on Wednesday evening, very different from that morning, when members of the FDNY responded to an all hands, More...

PHC Hosts Local Volies For Stroke Lecture

Dr. More...

Recruitment Set For Correction Officers

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has been contacted by the New York State Department of Correctional Services (DCS), requesting her assistance with their Department's Correction Officer recruiting effort. More...

Redfern Rally: End 'Culture ofViolence'

Residents of the Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway joined with clergy this week in a rally at the sprawling public housing complex, saying that they are "fed-up with gun violence," and issuing a call for real action in ending "the culture of violence" More...

Senator Smith Speaks On Judicial Diversity

Senator Malcolm A. Smith spoke with New York State Bar Association's (NYSBA) President, Kathryn Grant Madigan, and recipient of the Trailblazer Award, Taa Grays, about judicial diversity at the NYSBA Annual meeting. More...

Healthy Hearts Open House At SJEH

St. John's Episcopal Hospital and Healthfirst will hold a Happy Heart Open House for seniors on Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Addabbo Sets Law On Sex Offenders

City Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., earlier this month, introduced legislation that would prohibit high risk (Level 3) sex offenders from living within one thousand feet of any New York City park or school. More...

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Sets 'Safe Streets For Seniors'

Mayor Michael R. More...

Clinton Seeks Relief For Those In Subprime Mess

In response to the escalating housing crisis that is devastating communities, shaking our economy, and putting the financial security of millions of families at risk, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton introduced the Mortgage Refinancing Initiative of More...

Comptroller:We Might Have Your Money

We've all seen those sweepstakes telling us we may have already won $10,000 or a new car. More...

Dumped Derelict Barges In Bay,Fined By DEC

Two abandoned barges, laying low in the water of Barbados Basin in Arverne, have become a bone of contention between city officials, local environmentalists and the developers of Arverne By The Sea, a development firm that plans to build an upscale More...

In Quarters

This week I would like to tell everyone about the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department's 103 Anniversary Installation Dinner Dance. The dance will be held on February, 9, 2008 from 8:00 p.m. More...

It's My Turn

Crime Prevention And Safety Issues In City Parks

The following is testimony given by Barbara Larkin, the president of the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association (BHPOA) to the City Council Parks and Recreation Committee and the Committee on Public Safety. More...

Mayor Sets Ability To Track 311 Complaints

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz and Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT) Commissioner Paul J. More...

McConnon And Brown Married In Rincon

Rockaway Beach Residents, Beth- Ann McConnon and Kevin Brown took their time getting to the altar. Making their way to Rincon, Puerto Rico, via the West Indies - the journey may have been long but the destination held a beautiful wedding. More...

Meeks Votes To Override Bush SCHIP Veto

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks has voted to override President Bush's veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). House Republicans were able to sustain the President's veto for the third time in the 110th Congress. More...

Correll Celebrates 102 Birthday

Friends and family of Mary Correll celebrated her 102nd birthday at the JASA Social Adult Program on January 10. Born on January 10, 1906 in South Carolina, Corell moved to New York, with her husband, Humphrey. More...

Wedding Bells Will Soon Ring

Mary Heffernan announces the engagement of her daughter. Deirdre Marie Heffernan is set to wed Danny Fox. More...

The Volunteer Fire Association Awards Addabbo

The Volunteer Fire Association presented Assemblyman Joseph P. Addabbo with an award for his support; the award was presented at their annual dance. More...

New Retail Stores,Services Dot Peninsula's West End

Many residents look forward to the opening of the new Rockaway Diner and Bakery on Beach 116 Street. Locals have been without a diner since the Rockaway Sunset Diner closed more than a year ago. The twostory eatery should be open by the summer. More...

NYCLU Demands Passage Of Student Safety Act

The New York Civil Liberties Union and a coalition of advocates has called on the City Council to pass the Student Safety Act, legislation that would provide much-needed transparency and scrutiny to the disciplinary and security policies in New Yor More...

Procress Family Donates To PHC

Arthur Pocress and his wife, Lila, recent patients at Peninsula Hospital Center, and their family thought so highly of the professional care and compassion exhibited by the PHC nurses and unit staff of the Hospital Center's Traumatic Brain Injury Uni More...

Blood Drive At St.John's Hospital 2/7

A blood drive will be held on Thursday, February 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. John's Hospital Boardroom. The hospital urges everyone to donate. More...

Residents Evacuated In Beach 115 Street Boiler Fire

More than a dozen residents of 175 Beach 115 Street were forced from their apartments into the cold afternoon as a boiler fire broke out at the wood-frame single-room occupancy building on Tuesday morning. More...

Sophisticated Senior'Luncheon

The National Alliance for Healthy Communities honored Dr. More...


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