March 21, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Beachcomber

The controversy over the planned cell phone tower on the roof of the West End Temple in Neponsit once again illuminates the proposition that neighborhood ties are fragile, even for religious institutions. More...

Bloomberg Sending 'Green Carts' To Rockaway

One hundred mobile vending carts will soon be dispersed throughout select neighborhoods along the peninsula and in Broad Channel, giving Rockaway the opportunity to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for years to come. More...

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Boardwalk Blaze

Teens Seen Running From Scene

Firefighters from a number of local fire companies responded on Tuesday afternoon to a smoky fire on the boardwalk at Beach 59 Street. More...

Plans to Improve Communication Among City Agencies

Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. announced a citywide plan of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication (DoITT) to establish quick wireless communication among and within its agencies. More...

File Tax Returns For Economic Stimulus Checks

Queens Assemblymember Michele R. Titus would like to remind residents to file a 2007 federal income tax return, even if they are not normally required to do so, in order to qualify for the economic stimulus payment. More...

Sammy Is A Regular At Bayview Restaurant

The Bayview Restaurant in Broad Channel has a new patron that prefers the outside. The harbor seal, which has made the restaurant boat dock into his own private lounge, has been named Sammy by the restaurant staff. More...

Milestones

Up & Coming Politician Max Stiefeld-Ferrari marches with Senator Chuck Schumer in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Rochester, New York. More...

Sucher Receives Dean's List Honors

Peter I. Sucher of Belle Harbor was named to the dean's list at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering at Binghamton University for the fall 2007 semester. More...

Broad Channel Library Being Renovated

Queens Public Library at Broad Channel located at 16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard is closed for renovations. The branch will remain closed for approximately 10 weeks and is scheduled to reopen in June. More...

Where's The New Boardwalk?

The protective gates went up in July. The work started last fall. More...

Graybeards Versus Harlem Magic Masters

The Graybeard will take on the Harlem Magic Masters in a basketball game on Saturday, April 5 at 1 p.m. at St. Camillus Gym, 180 Beach 100 Street. More...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Welcomes Irish Mayor

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer welcomed George Lawlor, the Mayor of Wexford, Ireland, to Albany on Monday, March 10, in a celebration of the NYS American Irish Legislators Society's 35th Annual Dinner. More...

Purim Carnival Draws Kids Of All Ages To West End Temple

The West End Temple in Neponsit hosted its annual Purim Carnival last Sunday, drawing standing-room-only crowds to the temple's gymnasium. Both adults and their children enjoyed food, games and lots of fun. More...

Robbed Bank,Fled By MTA Bus,Captured

A Rockaway man was captured shortly after he robbed a Nassau County bank because he attempted to flee the scene on an MTA bus and was recognized from his description, County police officials say. More...

Rockaway Bungalow Film A Hit With Locals

"Charming." "A blast from the past." "A wonderful piece." "Fabulous." Those are just some of the reactions of Rockaway residents after viewing a rough cut of a new documentary film, "The Bungalows of Rockaway," at a screening for a full house in More...

PS 43 Chorus Featured In Black History Celebration

On Thursday, February 28, the P.S. 43 Chorus, led by Mr. Schnall, was featured in the United States Customs and Border Patrol's Black History Month Celebration. More...

Seawolves Look For A Semi Final Spot

On March 12, there was a lot at stake in the Scholars' Academy gymnasium, as the Scholars' Seawolves prepared to face off with one of the best teams, and former champion, in the league, the PS/MS 105 Sharks. More...

Seniors In Shape Hosts Fitness Expo At Aviator Sports

Seniors in Shape held its 3rd Fitness for Life Expo for Total Mind and Body Health at Aviator Sports at Floyd Bennett Field. Over 800 adults, 55-years-ofage or older, attended the event. More...

St. Mary's Church Celebrates 150 Years

St. Mary Star of the Sea Church celebrated its 150th Anniversary with a special Mass, led by Bishop Octavio Cisneros, on Sunday, February 16. Pictured are Father James Cunningham (l) and Bishop Octavio Cisneros (r). More...

Congestion Pricing Town Hall Meeting

A Town Hall meeting, that will discuss the proposed congestion pricing plan as part of PlanNYC, will be held on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m., at Junior High School 210 (auditorium), located at 93-11 101 Avenue, Ozone Park. More...

Advances In Hemodialysis At SJEH

The Marjorie Basser Hemodialysis Center at St. John's Episcopal Hospital has made advances recently in patient services. More...

Beach Channel HS Hosts Blood Drive

Beach Channel High School held a blood drive on Wednesday, March 6, in which they collected a total of 74 pints of blood. Dennis Bourderau, Rashad Holder, Anthony Smith, Kadeem Stewart and Jonequa Young, all students in Mrs. More...

Chapey Re-elected To New York State Board Of Regents

Dr. Geraldine D. Chapey has been re-elected to the 16- member panel of the New York State Regents. More...

Convertible Flips Over At Cronston Triangle

PHOTO BY ANGELA BERNSTEIN A convertible flipped over last Saturday night at Cronston Triangle, at Beach 142 Street in Belle Harbor, no major injuries were reported. More...

Elephant Walk A Harbinger Of Circus

The elephants walked through the Queens Midtown Tunnel once again on Tuesday night, a sure sign that the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus is back in town. More...

Leprechaun Visits St.John's Episcopal Hospital

Lucky the Leprechaun visited St. John's Hospital on St. Patrick's Day, March 17. He brought candy, stuffed animals and, hopefully, good luck. Pictured are Lucky the Leprechaun with inpatient Omniscient Edmontson and Demetra Mitsotakis, MD. More...

Burke Receives Christian Service Certificate

Rockaway resident Richard Burke received a Christian Service Certificate in recognition of completing community service requirements for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Burke, a student at St. More...

The McLoughlin's Are Leaping For Joy

Anita and Charlie McLoughlin of Breezy Point are proud to announce their family's newest additions. Isabelle Rose was born to Danny and Linda McLoughlin on Leap Year Day, February 29, at 2:44 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. More...

Jenkins Receives Dean's List Honors

Danielle Jenkins of Far Rockaway has been named to the dean's list at Hofstra University. She is currently studying Pre-Medicine at the university. More...

Nussbaum Answers A Call

In response to the "Simon Says" column that reported someone was in need of furniture, Adam Nussbaum of Boulevard Furniture and Bedding recently donated a sofa to James Hayes. Pictured from left to right are Lew Simon, James Hayes and Adam Nussbaum. More...

PHC Diabetic Research Showcased

The results of a study conducted by Dipak Patel, D.O., a second year Family Practice resident at Peninsula Hospital Center, were translated into a research presentation poster that was entered into the American College of Osteopathic Family Practice More...

Pointer Sisters At North Fork Theatre April 4

Live Nations presents the Grammy Award-winning group, The Pointer Sisters, on Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. More...

Rescuers Foil Far Rockaway Suicide Attempt

A 23-year-old male threatened to take his own life on the afternoon of March 11 when he climbed to the roof of 1334 Caffrey Avenue, an apartment building in Far Rockaway. More...

Volunteers Needed For Youth Council

The 100 Precinct Community Council is urging Rockaway residents to volunteer their time on the newly formed Youth Council. The Council is asking for 10 to 12 volunteers who are at least 18 years old. More...

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Prepares For Rockaway Earth Day

Area residents joined with the Department of Environmental Protection on Saturday, March 15, for what was the first of two cleanups near the boardwalk on Beach 29 Street in preparation for Rockaway Earth Day in May. More...

Vasquez Wins Math Contest

PS 215 second grader Sophia Vazquez won a Valentine's Day basket filled with candy kisses during the mathematics estimation contest. She won the contest, which was open to all students, by estimating the number of kisses in the basket. More...

Public School 256 Students Motivated By Moveable Museum

The students at PS 256 located at PS 43 boarded the Discovering the Universe bus for a hands-on science experience, on Thursday, February 14. More...

SJEH Observes National Nutrition Month

The nutritionists of the Dietary Department at St. John's Episcopal Hospital observed National Nutrition Month on Wednesday, March 5. More...

Step Dancers Perform At Roy Reuther Senior Center

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, The Hagen School of Irish Dance of Long Island performed at JASA Roy Reuther Senior Center on March 13. The dancers, led by Miss Beth, ranged in age from 9 to 15 years old. More...


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