April 24, 2009 RSS feed / Community

B88 St Bus Stop Sign Finally Put Up

(r to l) Danny Ruscillo, President of the 100th Precinct Community Council, Phil Cicia of Beer House Beverages, and Neil Bress, proprietor of the Rockaway Beach Pawnbrokers pose by the recently installed bus stop sign on Rockaway Beach Blvd between B More...

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Features Clean-Up, Bay Tour

Last week, middle schoolers from Rockaway Waterfront Alliance's Environmentor Program met with Don Riepe, Director of American Littoral Society to lead a clean up and tour of Jamaica Bay. More...

National Park Week Ends Sunday

National Park Week, an annual week for celebration and recognition of our nation's National Parks, will run from April 18-26, 2009. More...

Welcome Donald

Don and Rosa Marston of Rockaway Beach welcome the newest member to their family, Donald Frank Marston, born March 23, 2009, at seven pounds eight ounces. More...

Surfriders Clean Beach

Pitch the Refuge at B. 90 Street

The local Surfrider Foundation hosted a beach cleanup at Beach 90 Street last Saturday. Several volunteers pitched in to get the surfing beach ready for the summer. More...

Councilmember Ulrich Opens Local Office

Newly elected City Council Member Eric A. Ulrich (R-Queens) is proud to announce that his two district offices in Ozone Park and Rockaway Beach are open and fully operational. More...

Thompson Updates Online Transit Tracking

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. has updated his online system of maps and charts to help New Yorkers determine how the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) service cuts would affect them in just a few months. More...

'Moon Craters' For Waldbaum's Lot

Motorists entering the Waldbaum's parking lot from Beach Channel Drive might well believe that they are on the moon, some locals say. More...

Locals Left Homeless In Seagirt Boulevard Fire

FDNY officials responded to a house fire at 2702 Seagirt Boulevard last Saturday afternoon. According to FDNY, the fire occurred inside the private house at approximately 2:55 pm. It was reported under control at 3:34 p.m. with no injuries reported. More...

On Earth Day,Weiner Saves The Bay

Congressman Anthony Weiner marked the celebration of Earth Day this week at Gateway National Recreation Area by presenting an aggressive plan that would replenish lost marshland throughout Jamaica Bay and called on New York City to use part of the More...

PHC Dentist Assists Day Care Center

Benjamin Shirley, D.D.S., a resident from Peninsula Hospital Center's Department of Dentistry, provided the children of the Blanche #2 Community Progress Day Care Center, with an age-appropriate, interesting and interactive presentation about how i More...

Rockaway Rotary Pledges To End Polio

Dan Mirkin, president of Rockaway Rotary, announced this week that the organization had pledged $2,300 to PolioPlus, Rotary International's program dedicated to eradicating polio in the world. More...

Edgemere Beach Home To Endangered Plovers

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation sponsored its annual "Plover Day," last week to highlight the plight of the tiny, endangered bird. More...

Sebago Canoe Club Dedicates Its New Dock

On Sunday, April 19, the members of Sebago Canoe Club gathered to "cut the ribbon" on $125,000 worth of improvements to the club's facility on Paerdegat Basin in Canarsie, Brooklyn, including a new dock and ramp. More...


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