March 7, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Beachcomber

The Lawrence Hotel, the longstanding eyesore on Beach 116 Street, is up for sale once again. Perhaps a new owner and developer will be attracted to the property by the city's proposed zoning changes that would allow More...

Broad Channel Bits

Some folks are enjoying the up and down weather others are not too thrilled with it. In whichever group you find yourself, most people enjoy sunny days, even if they are cold. Monday was one of those sunny cloud free days, with no or little wind. More...

Burst Water Pipe Causes Havoc At Far Rockaway Apartment Building

Firefighters were called to 252 Beach 14 Street, New Haven Plaza, twice within an hour Sunday evening, after parts of the third floor, the stairwell and the lobby became flooded due to a broken water pipe that caused water to rain down into the lobby More...

'Dispatch' Receives Best Docudrama Nomination

Robert Sarnoff's latest film, "Dispatch," has been nominated Best Docudrama in the 2008 Bare Bones International Independent Film Festival in Muscogee, Oklahoma. The Award Ceremony is scheduled to take place on April 20. More...

Chamber of Commerce Dinner Dance Fundraiser

The Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways celebrated "The Year of the Past Presidents," at a Dinner Dance Fundraiser which was held on February 7. More...

FRHS Salutes Black History With Exhibit

Principal Denise Hallett and students from one of the school's social studies classes pose next to one of the many Black History exhibits displayed at Far Rockaway High School last month. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg More...

Lifeguard Chief: Punished For Speaking Out

Hopes For Fair Staffing, Testing This Summer

The Department of Parks and Recreation has sent out a call for lifeguard applicants, who will patrol city beaches and pools this summer. More...

NorthFork Theatre At Westbury

Irish Pops, March 9 Live Nation presents Northern Irish songwriter, performer and music producer Phil Coulter and his concert orchestra on Sunday, March 9, at 3 p.m. More...

Rawling Judges International Art Festival

Rockaway Artists Alliance's president Geoff Rawling judged The New York International Art Festival at The Chinese Club in Manhattan. More...

Goldberg Achieves Dean's List Honors

Rebecca Goldberg of Breezy Point was named to the dean's list at the College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University for the fall 2007 semester. The criterion for the Dean's Honors list is a minimum grade point average of 3.5. More...

Grants Available For Community Groups

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith is urging volunteer community groups and public school-based student groups to apply for a series of grants offered by the Citizens Committee for New York City. More...

Ah,Yes.I Remember It Well:Central Avenue,Circa 1950

Dozens Respond To Call For Information

The Far Rockaway website (www.farrockaway.com) has been looking for people to name the shops that operated in the community's central business district, along Central Avenue, Mott Avenue and Cornaga Avenue during the late 1940's and early 1950's. More...

SJEH Gospel Choir Celebrates Black History Month

St. John's Episcopal Hospital convened a gospel choir to sing on Wednesday, February 27, 2008, for Black History Month. More...

SJEH Hosts Heart Month Seminar

During American Heart Month, St. John's Episcopal Hospital held a seminar on heart health on Thursday, February 14, in the Hospital's Teaching Center Conference Room, at 277 Beach 19 Street and Plainview Avenue. More...

Sullivan Announces Candidacy For Assembly Seat

Breezy Point resident Gerald Sullivan has announced his candidacy for the 23rd Assembly District seat. More...

Pheffer: 'Do Not Call' List Will Not Expire

Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

Weiner Pushes For Middle Class At KCC

Representative Anthony Weiner, who represents a portion of Rockaway, recently spoke at Kingsborough Community College's Leadership Breakfast. More...

Assembly Passes Medical Confidentiality Bill

The State Assembly recently passed legislation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer, to establish a task force on medical record confidentiality relating to the disposition or transference of medical records. More...

Bishop Kearney Track Team Wins Coogan's Run

Congratulations go to the Bishop Kearney Indoor Track Team on their winning performance at the tenth annual Coogan 5k Race through the historic streets of Washington Heights in New York City, this past weekend. More...

Electricians Recruit Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry of Nassau and Suffolk Counties will conduct recruitment from March 5 through February 18, 2009 for 40 electrician apprentices. More...

'Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries'

The FDNY is encouraging New Yorkers to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they change their clocks this Sunday for Daylight Saving Time. More...

Business Spotlight

The Seavon Where Beauty Meets The Beach

Have a front row seat to Rockaway Park's newest premier housing feature, The Seavon. The contemporary building offers a sleek, stylish and uncluttered escape only 30 minutes from Manhattan. More...

Ex-Cop Busted On Weapons,Child Porn Charges

Evidence Seized From Girlfriend's Rockaway Apartment

An ex-cop from South Ozone Park was arrested last week after detectives seized three computers containing child pornography from his girlfriend's Rockaway Park apartment. More...

Five Taken To Peninsula Hospital After House Fire

Nearly 60 firefighters were sent to battle a third floor apartment fire at 162 Beach 96 Street last Thursday, according to FDNY sources. More...

Explore Queens Parks With Urban Rangers

The City of New York Parks and Recreation Department invites all to explore Queens parks during Ranger guided tours. More...

Milestones

Pfister Accepted To Leadership Forum Connor Pfister of Breezy Point has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum. Pfister, a Scholar's Academy Student, was chosen to join a select group of students in Washington, D.C. More...

Mayor Snubs Parade,Holds Reception For Officers

Although the Mayor snubbed the Rockaway St. Patrick's Day Parade this year, he did hold a reception for its officers at Gracie Mansion in Manhattan. More...

MTA Big: Re-Open LIRR 'White Pot Junction' Line

MTA Executive Director and CEO Elliot Sander said recently that he is open to the possibility of revitalizing the Rockaway Beach line of the LIRR, now called the "White Pot Junction Line," that could cut commuting time from Rockaway to Manhattan by More...

Education Forum At Goldie Maple Academy

In conjunction with the Parents Association, Assemblywoman Michele R. Titus will host an education forum on Thursday, March 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Goldie Maple Academy, located at 365 Beach 56 Street. More...

Senator Smith To Host Queens Job Fair

State Senate Minority Leader Malcolm A. Smith announced that he will host a job fair on Friday, March 14, to give Queens residents information on employment opportunities with various businesses. The job fair will be held from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

SJEH Gives Nod to Team Training In OB/Gyn Unit

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

Jewish Learning Series At Bayswater Jewish Center

The Bayswater Jewish Center, located on Healy Avenue at Dickens Street, will continue its Jewish Learning Series with a look at Eastern European Jewish Immigrants, on Sunday, March 9 at 11 a.m. Dr. More...

Thousands Cheer Rockaway St.Patrick's Day Parade

The annual Rockaway St. Patrick's Day parade drew thousands - some say up to 2,500 - this year, under chilly but clear skies. Not only was the number of attendees a possible record, but the number of marchers was, as well. More...

40 Years And Counting: The Broad Channel Athletic Club

Members of the Broad Channel Athletic Club, which organized in 1961, met at the 1968 football dinner which was held at Rockaway Knights of Columbus Hall. More...

Peninsula Attends Health Conference

Peninsula Hospital Center's Clinical Nutrition Manager, Rachel H. Wetzel MSRD, and Director of the Family Practice Residency Program, Peter A. Guiney D.O. More...


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