February 22, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Finding Fault In AA 587 Crash:Trial Set For Fall

Nearly seven years after the devastating crash of American Airlines Flight 587 into the streets of Belle Harbor on November 12, 2001, a federal court will sit to decide liability for the crash sometime this fall. More...

Beach Cleanup Reveals Thousands Of Discarded Items

The American Littoral Society has announced that in the 2007 New York Beach Cleanup, a part of the International Coastal Cleanup, volunteers documented that beverage containers were the most frequently found items of debris on the beach. More...

Beachcomber

Save the date. This year's Faye Cohen Heart Luncheon will be held on June 24 at the Lawrence Country Club. More...

Smith Lauds Healthy NY Health Insurance

Senator Malcolm A. Smith is encouraging sole proprietors, small business owners and uninsured individuals to learn more about Healthy NY, a reduced cost health insurance plan designed to provide streamlined, yet comprehensive coverage. More...

Hammels Rubbish Fire Brings All-Hands Response

A rubbish fire on the sixth floor hallway of 81-03 Beach Channel Drive in the Hammel Houses complex brought an all-hands response by the New York City Fire Department on Tuesday. More...

Driving In Severe Winter Weather

Snow, high winds, fog and rain pose threats to motorists throughout February and March, months when safe driving and well-maintained vehicles take on even greater importance, according to the New York Insurance Association (NYIA). More...

Mayor Signs Bill To Protect Jamaica Bay

"For more than two centuries, New Yorkers dumped garbage, oil and other industrial waste into our rivers. More...

Milestones

Pheffer Hosted Meeting on Domestic Abuse Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer hosted a meeting on Tuesday, February 12 between New York State legislators and leaders of Shalom Task Force, an agency that deals with domestic violence in the Jewish communit More...

Transit CO Asks Assistance From Public

Captain: Keep Valuables Close and Stay Aware

After experiencing a reduction in subway crime last year, Transit District 23, which covers four subway stations within the 101 Precinct as well as the remainder of stations in Rockaway and the mainland north to Jamaica, is reporting an increase in More...

Paul Potts At North Fork Theatre March 6

Live Nation presents British opera singer and Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts on Thursday, March 6 at 8 p.m. More...

PS/MS 43 Students March for Peace

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., students in Ms. Di Lorenzo's second grade dance, music and art class held a Peace March. More...

Public School 43 Students Meet With Sculptor

In February 12, students from PS 43 met with local environmental sculptor, Ethan Long, to discuss the "Beech Tree Project," which Rockaway Waterfront Alliance will be conducting with Jo Anne Ellis' 8th grade class this spring. More...

Annual Dinner Honors St.Patrick's Day Parade Marshals

The Queens St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee held its annual installation dinner at Antun's Restaurant in Queens Village on Saturday, February 16. More...

Team Training For SJEH Maternity Unit

The healthy conclusion of a birth involves a host of healthcare professionals: obstetricians, nurses, anesthesiologists and pediatricians. The St. More...

USPS Announces Postal Positions Exams

The United States Postal Service announces the exams for postal positions in the triboro district - Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island Zip Code 110 area. More...

The Adoration Chapel May Close At Night

Due to the lack of participation, the Adoration Chapel at St. Rose of Lima Church may be forced to close during the night. A meeting to discuss the future of the chapel will be held on Sunday, February 24 at 1:30 p.m. in the St. Patrick Room. More...

NYS Department of Labor Recruiting Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Construction and General Building Laborers, Local 79, will be accepting applications from February 25 through February 27 to fill spots for 250 skilled construction craft laborer apprenticeships. More...

Rockaway Residents Get Free Tax Prep Assistance

Tax season has arrived, and to help Rockaway residents get ready, Peter H. More...

Abandoned Courthouse Turns Dangerous

Abandoned along Beach Channel Drive and Beach 92 Street for more than 35 years, the former New York City courthouse has become a pedestrian hazard of late, local residents say. More...

Smith Continues To Serve With Army National Guard

Specialist Anthony Smith of Rockaway Park has reenlisted to continue service with the 133 RD QM Supply Company (-) Rear. More...

Addabbo Praises Quinn On Ferry Plan

City Councilman Joe Addabbo, a longtime proponent of increased public transportation options for the Queens community, applauded Speaker Quinn's plan for ferry service expansion to all five boroughs. More...

Identify Second Arverne DOA

Still No COD On First Body Found

Police Sources have identified the body found in an empty lot on Beach Channel Drive and Beach 45 Street on February 9 and have declared the death a homicide. More...

Marshals Come To Town,Tow Many Cars

The marshals came to Rockaway on Tuesday, towing dozens of cars belonging to motorists who owed ticket fines and who were parked on local streets. More...

MovieScope

'4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days' - When It Was Illegal

Is "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" pro-life or pro-choice? Neither. It is anti-abortion. More...

St. John's Episcopal Hospital Seeks Volunteers

St. John's Episcopal Hospital is seeking volunteers to fill two positions. While the hospital has volunteers who work in a wide range of positions, specific volunteers are needed. One position is as patient transport elevator operator. More...

Valentine's Dinner At PS/MS 183

The PS/MS 183 family held a Valentine's Arts & Crafts Family Dinner on February 13. Parents and students created valentines hearts, bracelets and all types of gifts that were exchanged with each other. More...

Rockaway Bungalow Documentary at Fort Tilden March 15

"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...

Three Local Schools Receive PAAP Grants

The Center for Arts Education (CAE), the leading voice in stimulating and sustaining quality arts education in New York City public schools, awarded Parents As Arts Partners (PAAP) grants, of up to $3,000 each, to 150 New York City public schools f More...

Valentine's Day Dance At Goldie Maple

Goldie Maple Academy and the PTA held its second annual Valentine's Day Dance on Friday, February 8. More than 150 students and parents participated in the event. Parents contributed homemade cupcakes, empanadas and many delicious treats. More...

State Website Will Provide Prices For Prescription Drugs

Rockaway residents will soon be able to check the prices of their prescriptions to see if they are getting the best deal possible at their pharmacies, the governor announced on Wednesday. Governor Eliot Spitzer and Lieutenant Governor David A. More...

US Navy Blue Angels To Star At Jones Beach

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced that Jones Beach State Park will host the 2008 Bethpage Federal Credit Union New York Air Show featuring the United States Navy Blue Angels. More...

Weed and Seed Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.Day

The Baptist Pantry, near Redfern Houses, celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 21, with a Weed and Seed sponsored event. More...


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