January 23, 2009 RSS feed / Community

Thompson Addresses Local Problems

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. came to Rockaway on Wednesday to host a breakfast forum at which he talked about neighborhood concerns such as quality-oflife problems and economic woes. More...

Fundraiser For Friends Of Mike Glover

Friends of Mike Glover will host its second annual fundraiser and silent auction at Xavier High School, 30 West 16 Street, New York, on Saturday, January 24 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. More...

Gulluscio:'MTA Prime Example Of Mismanagement'

"I was proud last night to join over three hundred of my friends and neighbors at the MTA public hearing in Flushing to tell the MTA that we are not going to take their fare hike proposals lightly," says City Council candidate Frank Gulluscio. More...

First Congregational Church At MLK Celebration

Eleven members of First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach and their pastor, Rev. Joseph Medlin, joined in an observance of the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Bronx on Monday. More...

Free Mammograms For Some, Bills For The Rest

Breast cancer is such a concern in this country that once a season all our favorite ballplayers take to the diamond with pink wristbands, pins, bats, and occasionally cleats. More...

Duncan Makes Six To Challenge Sanders

Councilman James Sanders Jr. may have a tough time defending his seat when he runs for reelection this fall, say some political insiders, as the field looking to replace him in the 31st Councilmanic District continues to grow. More...

Locals Graduate From Citizen Police Academy

Members of the Citizens Police Academy participated in a graduation ceremony at One Police Plaza on January 14. More...

Edwards and Herrera Attend Inauguration

Bishop Kearney High School juniors Michelle Edwards and Chloe Herrera attended the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President on January 20. Their participation as Ambassadors in the People to People Program earned them their invitations. More...

Partnership To Rehab, Resell Foreclosures

Far Rockaway has been one of the areas of the city hardest hit by housing foreclosures, leaving many homes deserted. The Housing Partnership Development Corporation has received a $2 million grant to help such areas throughout the city. More...

Quadrozzi Concrete Corp. Assists BCVFD

On December 12, 2008 Quadrozzi Concrete Corp assisted the BCVFD with a project that has been on the department's "to-do" list for many years. More...

Sanders To Host Town Hall Meeting

Councilman James Sanders Jr. will host a Town Hall Meeting for seniors on Tuesday, January 27 at JASA Brookdale Village Senior Center located at 131 Beach 19 Street in Far Rockaway, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Weiner Tells City To 'Cut Red Tape' On BCVFD Firehouse

Congressman Anthony Weiner has a message for City Hall and the Department of Transportation in regard to a new firehouse for the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department. "The plans are drafted. The money is waiting. More...

SJEH Names Parsad To Emergency Department

St. John's Episcopal Hospital has announced the appointment of Rajiv Prasad, MD, as Associate Director of the Emergency Department. Prasad names one of his pressing goals at St. More...


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