May 1, 2009 RSS feed / Community

Breezy Clubs To Remain Open This Summer

Those negotiating the future of the Breezy Point beach clubs received good news this week when it was announced that the clubs have reached a new temporary three year agreement to remain open until 2011, according to National Park Service officials More...

Jones Completes Basic Training

Army Pvt. Dashawn P. Jones has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

ASPCA Visit Attracts Early-Risers

By 8:15 a.m. on Monday, April 27, a large crowd with pets in tow had gathered on the plaza at Beach 94 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard to take advantage of the ASPCA's popular reduced-price veterinary care services. More...

Local Completes Studies

Kadianne A. Francis of Beach 31 Street in Far Rockaway is scheduled to complete her baccalaureate studies in political science in May at SUNY Oswego. Admissions to SUNY Oswego are competitive. U.S. More...

Chamber Of Commerce Honors Local

The Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways honored Rockaway's local police, fire and EMS workers for going above and beyond their call of duty. More...

A-Train Homicide

A dispute between members of three Hispanic gangs last Friday led to a brutal stabbing that left a 17-year-old teen lying dead on the Beach 98 Street A Train subway platform, police say. At about 3:50 p.m. More...

EDP Charged With Attempted Murder Of Police Sergeant

A deranged Far Rockaway man was charged on Friday with attempted murder of a police officer after he stabbed a police sergeant in the eye and the chest with a kitchen knife. More...

100 Pct., TD 23 Honor 'Cop Of The Month'

Transit District 23, headquartered next to the Beach 116 Street train station, covers an area ranging from Rockaway to Ozone Park. More...

Pheffer Attends Eagle Scout Ceremony

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (DQueens) was pleased to be able to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony for Michael Jared Benjamin and Jonathan David Green of Troop 139 in Howard Beach on April 19, 2009. More...

St. John's Episcopal Hospital Honors Volunteers

St. John's Episcopal Hospital honored its many volunteers during National Volunteer Week. More...

Rockaway Rotary Ocean Run Draws 160 To Boards

The annual Rockaway Rotary Run, sponsored by Sweet'N Low and run in memory of activist Barbara Eisenstadt, was held under beautiful skies on Sunday morning. More...

NPS Honors The Forgotten Flyers

Ninety years ago this week, on May 8, 1919, eighteen Navy aviators took off in three huge flying boats from Naval Air Station Rockaway, which was located on the site where Jacob Riis Park is located today. More...

Arverne By The Sea Featured In National Magazine

The sprawling Arverne By The Sea development, which is quickly changing the face of Rockaway with new homes and amenities, has made the cover of the April issue of a prestigious national magazine, "Professional Builder. More...

Far Rockaway Resident To Become Soldier

Army Pvt. Devon R. Jamison has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma. More...

Parks'Vols Plant 20,000 Trees

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe recently joined New York Cares Executive Director Gary Bagley, HSBC Bank USA, N.A. President & CEO Paul Lawrence, and 200 HSBC volunteers to launch Hands on New York Day to plant a tree at East River Park. More...

100 Precinct Bake Sale 5/9

Proceeds To Benefit Tribute Park And Youth Council

The 100 Precinct Community Council's Youth Committee will be holding their second annual Bake Sale on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lots of baked goods will be available at two spots on the boardwalk, Beach 116 Street and Beach 90 Street. More...

Summer Youth Work Program Open for Applicants

Applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), run by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, are now available online at www.nyc. gov/dycd and at the District Offices of New York City Council Member Eric A. More...

Mail Carrier Turned Hero

A Rockaway Beach woman's guardian angel came to her aid in the shape of a local mail carrier whose attentiveness and presence of mind saved her from the trapped confines of her own kitchen. More...

100 Precinct Community Council Returns From Summer Break

The 100 Precinct Community Council returned to its regular meetings this past Wednesday after a two-month summer recess. More...

Six Alarm Fire On Neilson Street

DOB: Building Stable, But Off Limits For Now

With the temperature hovering around 30 degrees and winds blowing at more than 20 mph, residents of an apartment building on Neilson Street in Far Rockaway fled into the night stopping to watch as their home was destroyed by fire last Saturday nigh More...

Fatally Shot Thug Was Free On Failure To Identify

Police say that an undercover team from the 101 Precinct spotted Smalls and another man walking on Beach Channel Drive and Beach 63 Street at 1:04 a.m. on January 5. More...

Five Boro Bike Tour Takes Over City This Weekend

Bike New York, in association with the City of New York and the New York City Department of Transportation, announced today that the TD BANK FIVE BORO BIKE TOUR will return to the city streets on Sunday, May 3, 2009. More...

SJEH Cites Employees For First Quarter

St. John's Episcopal Hospital honors one employee each month who has made a difference or whose performance has gone beyond the call of duty. Many Employees of the Month are nominated by patients, their families and visitors. More...

Runners Enjoy A Beautiful Day On The Boardwak

Marvin Eisenstadt, retired President of the Cumberland Packing Corp. which manufactures Sweet'N Low, speaks to the crowd. The race was held in memory of his late wife, Barbara. More...


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