March 14, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Beachcomber

The St. Patrick's Day Parade, which was held on March 1 this year, turned nasty when a horse ridden by a young Howard Beach girl somehow was spooked and charged into the crowd. More...

'Book of Kells' Workshop At SFDS

St. Francis de Sales Church held a "Book of Kells" workshop in the community room on Saturday, March 8. The event was hosted by Anne Hourigan and Sophia Skeans. The workshop was free to all participants. More...

CB14:Lifeguard Testing Flaws Create Public Safety Risk

Despite the Department of Parks and Recreation's minimal attempts at lchanging some elements of its ifeguard training and testing policies, local Community Board members believe that the changes made by the agency are too little and too late, and t More...

DOE Launches Second Annual Schools Survey

Parents, Students, Staff To Have Their Say

Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein on Wednesday, March 12, launched the second annual Learning Environment Survey of all 1.5 million public school parents, teachers, and sixth through twelfth grade students. More...

Queens Library To Renovate Rockaway Park Branch

Queens Public Library has been awarded $1,230,321 in public construction funds. The funds will enable four Queens branches to renovate their interiors. These branches include the Rockaway Beach Boulevard Branch in Rockaway Park. More...

FR Man Arrested For String Of Bank Robberies

A Far Rockaway man was arrested this week for robbing a New Rochelle bank in late February and may also be charged for several other heists in Long Island and Connecticut, police sources say. More...

Queens Teen Library Seeks Literacy Instructor

The Queens Library Adult Learner Program seeks a part-time instructor for an adolescent literacy class at the Queens Library for Teens in Far Rockaway. The class, which serves ages 16 to 24 with below sixth grade reading level, begins March 31. More...

Kearney Students Think Pink

Work To Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Bishop Kearney High School students joined hundreds of athletes in over 600 schools and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association in raising breast cancer awareness across the country. More...

Loeb & Mayer Meat Packing Plant Officially History

The former site of Loeb & Mayer Meatpacking plant on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 65 Street was torn down this week to make way for the new Rockaway Beach Boulevard as part of the Arverne By The Sea project. More...

Wrestling Comes To Rockaway

The Scholars' Academy co-educational wrestling team is hard working, determined and persistent. On February 26, the team had its first official match, against M.S. 225. More...

NYPA Announces First Amendment Essay Winners

The New York Press Association (NYPA) Foundation announces the winners of its second annual First Amendment Essay Contest for grades 11 and 12 high school students in New York State. More...

'One Night Of Queen' At North Fork Theatre April 2

Live Nation presents One Night of Queen in their first NY area appearance, on Wednesday, April 2n at 8 pm. In concert, Gary Mullen & The Works recreate and pay tribute to one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Queen. More...

PHC Announces First Safety Award

Peninsula Hospital Center recently awarded Groundskeeper Kenny Johnson its first Safety Award for his outstanding efforts in keeping the walkways and entryways of the Hospital Center clear of snow and sleet and for keeping our patients, visitors and More...

Rockaway Relay Kicks Off Fundraising Drive At Irish Circle

Young or old. Rich or poor. Cancer does not discriminate. Last week Rockaway residents renewed their efforts to rid the world of the disease at the kickoff dinner for the American Cancer Society's Ninth Annual Rockaway Relay For Life. More...

Sanders to Host Meeting on Zoning Issues

Councilman James Sanders Jr. and Community Board 14 will host a meeting to discuss rezoning issues on Wednesday March 19, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Peninsula Hospital Center located at 51-15 Beach Channel Drive. More...

Budget Hearing for Rockaway Sports Teams

Councilman James Sanders Jr. and Neighborhood Advisory Board 14 members will host a meeting to discuss the budget for Rockaway sports teams on Friday, March 28 at the Goldie Maple Academy, located at 365 Beach 56 Street, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More...

Catholic School Week Celebrated In The Rockaways

Catholic schools in the Rockaways celebrated Catholic School Week with the theme "Catholic Schools Light the Way." Bishop Catanello visited the schools and attended assemblies and student performances. More...

PS/MS 105 Celebrates Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, the music and arts departments at PS/MS 105 presented a musical play adaptation entitled "I Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," by Ruth Roberts on February 29. 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...

Electrical Apprenticeships Available

The Westchester-Fairfield Joint Electrical Apprenticeship Committee, IBEW Local 3, will be accepting applications from March 3 through March 17 to fill 50 apprentice positions. More...

SJEH Begins Valet Parking

St. John's Episcopal Hospital just made parking easier. Patients and visitors may now avail themselves of a new amenity and free themselves from searching for parking. A parking attendant is available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

A Ghost Story

Creaking floorboards, mysterious noises in the night and misplaced objects can make people feel jumpy and lead them to believe something else is out there. More...

Broad Channel Volunteer Firefighters Honored

Broad Channel's EMS Lt. More...

CB 14 Hears Arverne East Plan

As a prelude to the last phase of the Arverne Urban Renewal Program, the developers of Arverne East laid out their plans for members of Community Board 14's Land Use Committee and community members during a meeting at Peninsula Hospital Center last More...

Chamber of Commerce Honors Roberts

Walter J. Roberts, a Rockaway icon, was honored during the Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways' dinner dance on February 7. More...

'Explore Japanese Culture' At Sorrentino

Children who attend Sorrentino Recreation Center's after school program are participants of the Explore Japanese Culture program, which teaches the different aspects of Japanese culture. More...

Meeting Held to Protest Redfern Center Closing

Councilman James Sanders Jr. will hold an emergency meeting to protest the closing of the Redfern Community Center on Wednesday, March 19 at the Peninsula Hospital Center, located at 51-15 Beach Channel Drive, from 8:00 p.m. More...

PHC Celebrates National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and Peninsula Hospital Center, an affiliate of North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, is urging everyone to "Take the First Steps" towards making the right choices for ensuring good nutrition and developing More...

Local Centurion Presented With Proclamation

Catherine Crumlish celebrated her 100th birthday on February 16. During the celebration, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer presented her with a proclamation honoring her and her life's accomplishments. More...

Meals On Wheels Program On Brink Of Overhaul

As part of Mayor Bloomberg's "All Ages Project," 15,000 Meals on Wheels recipients, including hundreds in Rockaway, face a major overhaul to the program that could reduce their daily food deliveries to just two days a week. More...

Milestones

Kupin Promoted To Sales Supervisor Rockaway Beach resident Eugene Kupin has been promoted to sales supervisor of Center- Care. He joined Fidelis Care last May as an outreach coordinator and was promoted to outreach specialist in October. More...

Margaret Cho Brings Comedy To Wesbury

Comedian Margret Cho, who just wrapped up a wildly successful run of her Sensuous Woman burlesque style variety shows, has announced she will return to her stand-up roots with her brand new, one-woman show called "Beautiful." This is her first ea More...

SUNY New Paltz Announces Dean's List

Fourteen residents of the Rockaways were named to the fall 2007 dean's list at State University of New York at New Paltz. The following students earned at least a 3. More...

Opening Reception For RAA's 'Structure' Exhibit

The opening reception for the Rockaway Artists Alliance exhibition "Structure," was held on Sunday, March 9 at sTudio 6 Gallery, Rockaway Center for the Arts at Fort Tilden. More...

Rockaway Artists Alliance Opens Exhibition In Upstate New York

The Wurtsboro Art Alliance (WAA) of Wurtsboro, New York hosted a weekend exhibition by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA). The WAA's gallery provided space for 14 RAA artists. More...

RTC Kids Show Their Flare For The Dramatic

The house was packed at the Post Theater this past weekend as audiences were treated to a series of three short plays performed by members of the Rockaway Theatre Company's Young People's Workshops. More...

Meeks and Weiner Score Well With The Environment

Rockaway representatives Gregory Meeks and Anthony Weiner earned high scores on the New York League of Conservation Voters' environmental scorecard for their work on issues concerning the environment. Both Meeks and Weiner scored a grade of 90. More...

BCHS Principal Receives Award

Beach Channel High School Principal David Morris received an award for being a patriotic employer. On Tuesday, March 4, Dermot J. More...

Baez Named to Morrisville's Dean List

Christopher P. Baez of Far Rockaway was named to the dean's list at Morrisville State College for the fall 2007 semester. The Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees. More...

Dreams Of Rebuilding Far Rockaway

Janisa S. Rose, a Far Rockaway resident, will be Salutatorian of the Class of 2008 at the Humanities and the Arts High School in Cambria Heights. As Senior Class President, she is very active in the school. More...

Grants Available

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...

The Face Of Rockaway Constantly Changing

The new Rockaway Diner and Bakery on Beach 116 Street came out from under its construction fence this week, showing the community a tile floor and some other amenities. The diner is expected to be ready for business before summer, reports say. More...


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