July 10, 2009 RSS feed / Community

Pheffer Installs New Board Members

Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

St. John's Episcopal Hospital Holds Annual Health Fair

Hundreds flocked to the annual health fair held by St. John's Episcopal Hospital on Sunday, June 28, 2009, at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church, in conjunction with the church's International Feast of St. John the Baptist. More...

Two 'Relay For Life' Teams Top Chart

Two of the top money-raising teams at the recent America Cancer Society Relay For Life were lauded this week for their work on behalf of the national organization. More...

Legion Remembers Anthony J. Minei

This week, the American Legion marks the passing of a man they call a "stalwart member of the American Legion," Anthony J. Minei, A native son of Arverne, Minei attended local schools and graduated from Far Rockaway High School in 1936. More...

Sergeant Smith Honored At City Hall

New York City police Sergeant Timothy Smith of the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway was honored by Councilman James Sanders Jr., NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, and the New York City Council on Tuesday, June 30 at City Hall. More...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Offers Summer Reading Challenge

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (D-Queens) is pleased to continue her tradition of offering a Summer Reading Challenge to students during their summer vacation. More...

LIRR Hosting Anniversary Walking Tours

The Long Island Rail Road is celebrating its 175th anniversary with a program of walking tours. More...

The Union Rat Is Back On Beach 17 Street

Out of work ironworkers from Local 361 stand with The Union Rat, the symbol of union discontent, to protest what they say is the use of none-union workers at 257 Beach 17 Street seen behind the Maurice & Edith Lowinger Mesivta High School. More...

Free Summer Meals Program Begins

On July 2 the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and New York City Department of Education announced that the Summer Meals Program will run until August 28. More...

Function At The Junction

The Function at the Junction will be held on Saturday, July 25 at Bayswater Park on Bay 32 Street. Come to the "Rockaway Community Reunion" from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. There will be family, friends, music and fun. More...

Rock N Skate Draws Crowds To Beach 108 Street

Rock N Skate, an annual event sponsored by the city's Department of Parks and some local surf shops, was held on June 25 at Beach 108 Street. The Parks Department provided the equipment and the instruction to participants at the event. More...

July 4 Celebrated At O'Donohue Park And Beach

O'Donohue Park on Beach 17 Street in Far Rockaway and the adjacent beach were overcrowded on July 4 as families and friends celebrated the holiday with picnics and barbeques. A concert sponsored by Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

Chief Tracey Doonan Retires

Chief Tracey M. Doonan retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 20 years on June 11. She was a resident of Rockaway Beach. Her last station was Alameda, California. She served on the Cutter Tahoma which guarded the Statue of Liberty after 9/11. More...

PHC Offers Overview Of Programs And Goals

Peninsula Hospital Center, at the invitation of Peter Sammon, president of the Neponsit Property Owners Association, made a presentation at the NPOA's June, 2009 meeting at West End Temple in Neponsit. Robert V. More...

Dozens Attend Riis Park Beach Campfire, Set The Night Aglow

The Fourth of July weekend got off to a fast start at Jacob Riis Park with a well-attended beach campfire sponsored by the park rangers of Gateway National Recreation Area. More...

Brooklyn Irish Festival Held At Aviator Sports

The Brooklyn Irish Festival was held on June 27 and 28 at Aviator Sports and Recreation in Floyd Bennett Field. More...

A Touchup For Waldbaum's Cratered Parking Lot

After weeks of complaints and broken wheel rims, officials at the Waldbaum's supermarket at Beach 114 Street and Beach Channel Drive finally decided to take care of the myriad of potholes and craters that marked the lot since the end of winter, patch More...

Grand Opening At Solstice Wellness Center

On June 22, the day of Summer Solstice, Solstice Wellness Center, a multi-specialty medical and surgical facility officially opened its doors to the public with an intimate ribbon cutting ceremony. More...


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