March 28, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Addabbo Honored At St.Patrick's Society Dinner

City Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. was honored at the 96th annual St. Patrick's Society dinner on March 13. Pictured is Councilman Addabbo with the President of the St. More...

Congregation Derech Emunoh Celebrates Purim

Congregation Derech Emunoh celebrated Purim this year in its temporary synagogue located in a double-wide trailer in the Arverne By The Sea development. Two dozen revelers came to celebrate the most joyous of Jewish celebrations. More...

Family Seeks Help In Solving Local's Murder

The family of a former Rockaway resident, who was fatally assaulted last month, is seeking help from Rockaway residents in tracking down the killers, some of whom they believe may be living in the Ocean Village houses. More...

Guiney Receives Fellow Award

Peter A. Guiney, DO, FACOFP, of Rockaway received his designation as a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians during its Annual Conclave of Fellows Award Banquet on March 14. More...

DEP Payment Incentive Program

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold an Outreach Event for those homeowners who are having trouble paying their water and sewer bills. More...

Total Mind & Body Fitness Program

Seniors in Shape's spring 2008 Total Mind & Body Fitness program will run from April 7 to June 21, on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. More...

Milestones

Eleven year old John Regan of Breezy Point celebrated his birthday with a pollution party More...

Redfern Community Center To Close Mid -April

By Miriam Rosenberg

Just days after a New York City Housing Authority representative denied that the community center at the sprawling Redfern Houses would close its doors, a spokesperson for the agency confirmed that the center would indeed be closing, possibly as so More...

RAA And PS 114 Presents Structure 2

Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) in conjunction with PS 114 students and parents presents Structure 2: An Exhibition of Artwork Created by PS 114 Students and Their Parents. The opening reception will be on Tuesday, April 1 from 7-8 p.m. More...

Kohn Receives Bachelor From Excelsior College

Mattie E. Kohn of Far Rockaway has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College. More...

SJEH Graduates Internal Medicine Residents

The graduating residents of St. John's Episcopal Hospital's Internal Medicine Residency Program have all passed the 2007 certifying exam of the American Board of Internal Medicine. More...

Free Home Maintenance Class

The Housing Partnership Development Corporation and Margert Community Corporation offer the Home Maintenance Training and Repair Program to first-time homeowners. More...

Sullivan Named Chief Operating Officer At SJEH

Patrick J. Sullivan has been named Chief Operating Officer of St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He has more than 30 years experience in the healthcare industry. More...

Thompson Sets 'Cable Consumer Bill Of Rights'

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. has unveiled a "Cable Consumer Bill of Rights" aimed at protecting New York City consumers by demanding significant protections in cable companies' franchise agreements with the City. More...

Penny Drive For Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) will host penny drives on Sundays, after mass, at St. Francis de Sales Church beginning in April. In addition, children will be going door to door and there is also a drop off at Curran's Meats on Beach 129 Street. More...

100 Precinct Community Council Honors Officers

Danny Ruscillo, President of the 100 Precinct Community Council, and 100 Precinct Captain Tom Barrett award officers, Sgt. Michael McClernon and Alex Martins with the Cop of the Month award at this week's community council meeting. More...

FDNY Responds To Burning Van On Beach 70 Street

Firefighters responded to put out a fire that erupted in a van parked in front of 33 Beach 70 Street Monday evening. More...

Return Of The Plover

With the return of spring, the migrating Plovers are heading north toward their beachfront nesting habitat in the Rockaways. Join the Urban Park Rangers on March 30 at 12:00 p.m. More...

Empowering First-Time Homebuyers

The Home Maintenance Workshop, created by the Housing Partnership Development Corporation and the Margert Community Corporation, graduated its fifth class on March 19. More...

Gunfire Breaks Silence In Redfern Area

Police responded to two separate incidents of gun violence - one report of two men shot and the other of shots fired - in the area of Redfern Houses, over a two-day period earlier this month. More...

Incentives Set For Responses To DOE Surveys Scholars' Academy 'Pays' For Parent Response

A number of parents whose children attend the Scholars'Academy, the District 27 gifted program at Beach 102 Street are angry at what they perceive were "bribes" for handing in "positive" surveys to the Department of Education, which were due to the More...

Kids Hunt Easter Eggs On Shore Front Parkway

City Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., hosted his annual Easter Egg Hunt in the playground at Beach 107 Street and Shore Front Parkway last Saturday morning. Hundreds of kids and their parents showed up to find the eggs and win prizes. More...

PHC Celebrates Good Nutrition

Residents from throughout the Rockaways came to Peninsula Hospital Center this week to participate in the Hospital Center's Nutrition Day. More...

Residents Fed Up With Local Post Offices

Many local residents say that they have had enough of Rockaway's post office blunders. More...

PS/MS 42 Celebrates Excellent Behavior

Under the leadership of Principal Madden and Assistant Principal Leone, PS/MS 42 has developed a Behavioral Incentive Program for students. More...

PS/MS 225 Honors African Leaders

The Association of Black Educators of New York (ABENY) honored the recipients of their first African leaders essay competition on February 10. More that a dozen students from PS/MS 225 participated in the competition. More...

SJEH Receives Trees From Parks Department

As part of the "Request a Street Tree" program, St. John's Episcopal Hospital planted nearly 40 trees, on the sidewalks that surround the hospital. More...

St.Mary, St.Gertrude Parishes Celebrate Good Friday

Churches Combine For Stations of the Cross Commemoration

Father Jim Cunningham of St. Mary Star of the Sea welcomes worshipers to St. Gertrude The Great as the two churches combined for the Good Friday procession of The Stations of the Cross. More...

Stephen David Andrew Has Arrived

Stephen David Andrew Popelaski was born on March 14 at St. John's Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds and 12 and one-half ounces and measured 20 and three-quarter inches. Stephen is the son of Theresa Ann Keith and Stephen Popelaski of Inwood. More...


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