May 22, 2009 RSS feed / Community

Rockaway Ready For Summer Season

New Rules And Regulations Set Forth By Parks

State Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer hosted local community leaders, police and park personnel last Friday to discuss issues of regulation and enforcement along Rockaway's miles of beaches for the upcoming summer season. More...

Pharmaceutical Co. Uses Rockaway For Advertisement

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca used the promenade on Beach 15 Street on Tuesday morning for a photo shoot for an advertisement for their migraine relief drug Zomig, according to a representative for the city's Department of Parks and Recreation. More...

PHC Names Quality Management Director

Robert V. Levine, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Hospital Center, has announced the appointment of Carol Clark, RN., as the new Director of Quality Management. More...

100 PCT CC Support Local Police Performers

On Thursday May 14, board members of the 100 Precinct Community Council, seniors from Saint Francis de Sales Golden Age Club and local Residents took a trip on the 100 Precinct bus to York College for the NYPD's annual talent show, where all of the p More...

RDRC Presents Business Awards At Annual Dinner

The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) held its annual dinner last week, honoring several business and political leaders for their work in enriching Rockaway. More...

NOEP! NOEP! NOEP!

Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) provides information and assistance for the federal nutrition assistance program called FOOD STAMPS. Last year, NOEP helped 25,000 new households in New York State receive food stamp benefits. More...

The Rockaway Beat

A Little Bit Of This And A Little Bit Of That

The New York Post has once again proven that it has no feel for the lives of real New Yorkers. In the May 14 edition of the paper, there was an editorial pushing the plan of the Atlantic Sea Island Group to place a manmade More...

Disney/Parks Prepare Beaches For Opening

Disney volunteers, as part of the company's community initiatives program, fanned out across the lower part of Far Rockaway beach last Saturday as the preparations continued for this week's beach opening by Parks and Recreation. More...

St. John's Episcopal Hospital Staff Beautifies Block

The staff of St. John's Episcopal Hospital came together as the Second Annual Green Thumb Team on Thursday, May 14, 2009. More...

NPS Opens Beach Season This Weekend

This weekend Gateway National Recreation Area kicks off the 2009 summer season. The swimming beaches at Jacob Riis Park will open and lifeguards will be on duty every day from 10 a.m.—6 p.m. More...

Locals Clean Up West End Beaches

The Belle Harbor Property Owners and the Rockaway Park Homeowners and Residents Association teamed up on May 9 to clean neighborhood beaches. More...

Rockaway Ferry Tale Turns One

The Rockaway Ferry has completed the first year of its three year pilot run, taking sail from Riis Landing twice a morning, providing residents a viable and quick alternative to get to lower Manhattan. More...

German Rotary Team Visits Rockaway Club

The Rockaway Rotary Club hosted a Group Study Exchange (GSE) team from Germany during the first week in May. Accompanied by local club members, the team toured historic sites throughout New York and visited the Statue of Liberty. More...

RWA's Bike Tour Spotlights Rockaway's History

Local historian Vivian R. Carter, left, gives a brief history of Rockaway before Rockaway Waterfront Alliance's bike tour of the peninsula begins last Saturday. More...

TASA's Book Drive To Help Adolescent Parents

With adolescent and teen pregnancy a continuing problem, a program in Far Rockaway is attempting to help these young people by assisting them in receiving various services. More...

Local Politicians Celebrate CBB Victory

Local state government officials and community leaders were on hand last Friday at the Broad Channel entrance of the Cross Bay Bridge to celebrate the preservation of the Rockaway and Broad Channel resident rebate program that was saved with the rece More...

Titus/OBCDC Obtains Van For Elderly, Disabled

A new means for transporting seniors living in the Rockaways was unveiled last week when the ribbon was cut on a new Chrysler Town & Country van, equipped with seating for eight and room for wheelchair passengers. More...

St. John's Episcopal Hospital Celebrates Nurses Week

St. John's Episcopal Hospital celebrated National Nurses Week, which falls on Florence Nightingale's birthday, May 6, 2009, through May 13, 2009. More...


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