May 8, 2009 RSS feed / Community

Smith Applaudes LIPA For Lower Rates

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) applauded the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) today for their willingness to work with local consumers and reduce bills for their customers in Far Rockaway by 3.2 percent. More...

RWA Holds Map Design Class At PS 43

Last week RWA educator Diana Gruberg led a class with Environmentor students at PS 43 Beacon on mapping techniques that would help to represent the physical structure of their community in Rockaway. More...

Filmmakers Call For Period Photos Of Seaside

"The Bungalows of Rockaway," an independent documentary directed by Jennifer Callahan, is near completion. More...

Locals Scope Out Toxic Site Cleanup

Steps Detailed To Ridding Rockaway Of Toxic Soil

Right, fully-loaded trucks departing the site will first be covered with thick plastic by workers manning these two scaffolds. The entire truck bed is lined with plastic before the dirt is loaded. More...

Fitness Fun-Day Brightens Rockaway

Shore Front Occupational Therapy and JASA hosted a "Fitness Fun-Day" on Sunday, April 26 at 106-20 Shore Front Parkway, Suite 200. The weather was perfect, and the fun included balloons, raffles and giveaways, a disc jockey and free lunch. More...

PS 106 Teaches Kids About Writing

Creating books about feelings, rhyming words, alphabet sounds, "All About Me," "How Bread is Made," "Our Five Senses" and "What Is Snow?" are a few of the topics that Early Childhood classes at PS 106Q have been writing about as a part of their Liter More...

SJEH Honors Staff For Longevity Of Service

St. John's Episcopal Hospital honored staff with many years of service from five years to 45 years at a luncheon held in their honor on Friday, May 1, 2009, at the Imperial Room in Inwood, NY. More...

Four Generations Of McHugh's Together

Four generations of the McHugh family enjoyed the recent "Spring Fling" luncheon at First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach. More...

Rockapulco Historical Bike Tour May 16

The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance will, once again, sponsor the "Rockapulco Historical Bike Tour" on Saturday, May 16. The ride begins at 11 a.m. at Beach 9 Street and the boardwalk, and ends at 2 p.m. at Jacob Riis Park. More...

TV Program Aids Local With Disease

On May 10, ABC-TV's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature the Cerda family of Las Vegas, shedding light on their life-threatening illness of combined immune deficiency disease (CIDD), one of the more severe types of the 150 different primar More...

Cops Get New Hybrid Police Cruisers

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly have deployed 40 Nissan Altima Hybrids as the first alternative fuel vehicles to be used as marked and unmarked patrol cars in the Police Department's fleet. More...

NPS Honors The Forgotten Rockaway Flyers

Ceremony Friday At 1 P.M.

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...

Senator Shirley Huntley Hosts World Asthma Day

State Senator Shirley Huntley will host a community workshop to provide families with tips on prevention and detection of asthma. On hand will be Dr. More...

Addabbo Bridge Parking Will Close At Night

Officials at the Gateway National Recreation Area have announced a new operating plan for the visitor parking lots at the North Channel Bridge located off Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach, Queens. More...

PS/MS 105 Government Runs Food Drive

A group of several exceptional seventh grade students coordinated a Food Drive to benefit the needy of Far Rockaway. Each student worked diligently to promote the Food Drive, collect the food, and organize the pick up of the products. More...

Gulluscio Opens Campaign With Fundraiser

Frank Gulluscio, who was knocked off the ballot for technical errors in the recent special election for City Council, got back in the ring last week with a fundraiser at Roma View restaurant in Howard Beach. More...

PS/MS 43 Visits MOMA

Class 703 from PS/ MS 43 in Far Rockaway visited MOMA in Manhattan. They sketched several Surrealistic paintings as part of their month's study in art class. The museum is closed to the public on Tuesdays. More...

Rockaway Earth Day Shines Light On Environment

The environment came alive last weekend as the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and the city's Department of Parks and Recreation held the Third Annual Rockaway Earth Day on the boardwalk at Beach 28 Street. More...


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