February 15, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Peninsula Hospital To Host Blood Drive

In conjunction with Long Island Blood Services and New York Blood Center, Peninsula Hospital Center will sponsor a blood drive on Monday, February 25 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

Union Construction Jobs Available

Democratic District Leader Lew M. Simon urges young men and women who are interested in obtaining a construction job to consider the Mason Tenders Apprentice Project. The project of Local 79 Laborers Union will be accepting apprentices. More...

Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department Holds Annual Ceremony

Installation Dinner Dance At Roma View

The Board Channel Volunteer Fire Department held its annual dinner-dance and installation at the Roma View Restaurant in Howard Beach last Saturday night, February 9. More...

Car Flips On Wet,Snowy Road

A car moving westbound accessing Seagirt Boulevard from the Nassau Expressway on Tuesday slid on the wet, snow-covered road and flipped over a number of times, coming to a stop at the bottom of the off-ramp. More...

Dave Mason At North Fork Theatre February 29

Live Nation presents Dave Mason, with special guests New Riders of the Purple Sage on Friday, February 29 at 8 p.m. More...

Heavy Winds Blow Down Beach 97 Street Scaffolding

Heavy winds on Sunday night blew down a construction fence and scaffolding on a building under construction on Beach 97 Street, between Shore Front Parkway and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Locals Receive Army National Guard Promotions

Major General Joseph J. Taluto, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announced the promotion of members of the New York State Army National Guard in recognition of their capabilities for additional leadership. More...

Denni Family Welcomes Alyson Marie

Rob Denni and Tamara Alvarado welcomed their new baby girl, Alyson Marie Denni on November 21, 2007. Alyson Marie weighed 6 pounds one ounce and was 18 and one-half inches long. More...

Triple Success For Belle Harbor Family

A set of triplets from Belle Harbor have all been accepted into various specialized city high schools, which only take in the best 8 th grade students throughout New York City. More...

NYPD Drills For Downed Aircraft On Beach 106 Street

A large civilian airliner did not crash on Beach 106 Street early last Tuesday morning, but the New York City Police Department practiced for such an eventuality (all too real after the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 nearly seven years ago), b More...

Peninsula Hospital Center Auxilians Learn About Adult Day Program

Nearly 50 members of the Peninsula Hospital Center Auxiliary met the first week in February and were treated to a presentation about the Adult Day Health Care Program based in Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation. More...

PO Announces Major Changes For Rockaway Routes

At least one third of the delivery routes on the Rockaway Peninsula will have new mail carriers this Saturday. That was the announcement made by the new man in charge of the Rockaway Post Offices when he met with members of the community last week. More...

Rotary Club Donates To Ronald McDonald House

The Rockaway Rotary Club presented the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island with a generous cash donation, totaling $800. After presenting the check to the House, the members of the club received a tour from Program Manager Michael Pfeiffer. More...

School Welcomed Parents With Open Arms

The administration and staff of PS 256 and PS 253, community leaders and service providers welcomed, with open arms, families of students with special needs to the Open House for PS 256 on January 25. More...

Public School/Middle School 43 Students Explore Various Activities

Mrs. Ellis' art club took Manhattan by storm on a balmy 68 degree day. They visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. More...

Local Receives Dean's List Honors

Freshman William T. Owens-Davidson, of Belle Harbor, made the fall 2007 dean's list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The dean's list recognizes full-time students who maintain a grade point average of a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. More...

Shots Fired Through Window Of FR School

PS 253 Principal Robin Johnson was horrified when she arrived at the school on Wednesday, February 6 and found that two of the second-floor windows in the Far Rockaway school had been shattered by gunfire in the early hours of the morning. More...

SJEH Sets New Nursing Rounds Procedure

Nurses at St. John's Episcopal Hospital are starting a new initiative called "hourly rounding" that aims to improve service to the patient, and improve patient satisfaction, as well as improve nursing satisfaction. More...

Young PS 43 Student Struck By Automobile

A young girl, leaving PS 43 at Beach 29 Street, was hit by an automobile at Beach 32 Street and Beach Channel Drive on Wednesday. More...

Racetrack To Remain Open

State Senator Serphin Maltese and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer praised the legislation, expected to be passed, that will allow racing to continue at Aqueduct. More...

250 Take The Freezing Plunge For Cystic Fibrosis

Two hundred and fifty hardy souls took a plunge in the Atlantic Ocean to benefit the fight against Cystic Fibrosis last Saturday afternoon. The actual plunge took place at 2 p.m. More...

Addabbo And Committee Discuss Women Concerns

Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., chairman of the City Council Civil Service and Labor Committee and the Committee on Women's Issues chairperson, Councilwoman Helen Sears, held a hearing on the working conditions of women in the city. More...

Beachcomber

The 2009 City Council election has begun. Frank Gulluscio, the District Manager for Community Board 6 and a former staffer for Councilman Joe Addabbo, More...

La Playa Restaurant

Your Business Is Our Pleasure

The La Playa Restaurant, located at 87-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, opened its doors in September of 1993 to serve the best in Spanish and American food to its customers. More...

CB14:No Answers On Subway Repair Concerns

Representatives of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) visited Community Board 14 this week to provide an update on the proposed renovation of the A line train stations. More...

Erin On The Rox

The Rockaway Relay for Life kickoff party will be held at the Irish Circle on Thursday, March 6, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. Please come and hear about this year's event. More...

Health & Harmony

Coughs, etc.

Rockaway people are feeling the winter colds and coughs as a lingering problem. The epidemic began about a month ago with symptoms of head cold, sinus pain and congestion, ear pain, throat pain, hoarseness and cough. Oh, that cough! More...

It's My Turn

The GHI-HIP Merger: Part II

Edward Skyler is the Deputy Mayor for Operations for New York City, working closely with Mayor Michael Bloomberg. More...

Dylan James Diaz Has Arrived

Three-year-old Lucas Timothy welcomed his little brother, Dylan James Diaz to the family on Tuesday, February 5. Dylan James weighed 7 pounds one ounce and was 20 and one-half inches long. More...

Love - A Poem For Valentine's Day

I lay awake at nite Thinking of you I see your face So sad, so beautiful I know you miss me too! More...

MovieScope

'Untraceable' - Cyber Serial Killer

The new psycho killer movie, "Untraceable," is scarier than "The Silence of the Lambs" because it introduces an idea that could be copied by a real serial murderer. Thanks, Hollywood! More...

'Operation Protect Your Home'Slated For February 23

Thousands of New York homeowners will be able to have their loans reviewed by bank and mortgage servicing company representatives, during "Operation Protect Your Home." The series of forums, which begins on February 23, is a joint effort among the More...

Keep Your Sidewalk Passable

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith reminds New Yorkers of the need to keep their sidewalks passable for pedestrians during the remainder of the snowy season. More...

PHC Notes 'Outstanding Employees'

Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR) have, for the past two years, singled out distinctive individuals each month as their Outstanding Employees. More...

Rockaway Bungalow Documentary

To Be Screened at Fort Tilden

The Bungalow's of Rockaway," a documentary film based on the historic summer homes of the peninsula, will be screened once again with an additional five minutes of footage before its final completion in the summer. More...

Stella Maris High School Shows Spirit with Winter Events

Seniors in collaboration with S. Grace Lynch, Director of the Outreach Club, participated in a lunchtime project where they prepared peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the area homeless. More...

Muldoon Graduates From SUNY Delhi

Sean Muldoon of Belle Harbor graduated from the State University of New York, College of Technology at Delhi with the fall 2007 graduating class. He received an Associate in Occupational Studies degree in plumbing and refrigeration. More...

Jenkins Completes Basic Combat Training

Army Pvt. Raven N. Jenkins has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. More...

Chinese New Year At Public School 47

After learning about some Chinese traditions, the kindergarten classes at PS 47 started the Chinese New Year off with a bang. Students created red envelopes (red symbolizes good luck in the New Year) in which their teachers, Mrs. More...

Senator Smith And Pat Toro 'Send-A-Vet-A-Valentine'

Senator Malcolm A. Smith converses with VA Nursing Home residents at his annual Send-a-Vet-a-Valentine Gift Distribution Program. More...

Auto Slams Into RBB 99 Cent Store

Snowy streets led to a minor accident on Tuesday when an automobile smashed into the front façade of a 99 Cent Store located at 113-08 Rockaway Beach Boulevard at 4:32 p.m. More...

Successful Blood Drive At SJEH

Pictured from left to right are the blood drive coordinators: Puangsri Suwankosai, MD, Chairman, Department of Pathology; Margaret Carey, Laboratory; Belinda Yahn, Laboratory; and Jennifer Parkinson-Gilbert, Laboratory Manager. More...


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