November 20, 2009 RSS feed / Community

Drowned Surfer Identified

The surfer who drowned in the storm-tossed currents off Beach 96 Street a week ago has been identified as Alessandro Barretto, 36, of Ozone Park, reportedly an immigrant from Venezuela. More...

MTA Introduces E-ZPass On The Go

Motorists who enjoy the convenience of being able to purchase pre-paid EZPass toll tags at 320 small retail stores throughout New York City and Long Island, now account for nearly 20 percent of all MTA Bridges and Tunnels' new E-ZPass account signu More...

Pheffer's Advice On Winterizing Your Home

The arrival of autumn brings with it a drop in temperatures and leads us into winter, with its freezing temperatures, ice and snow. As a result, people turn up their heat, resulting in higher energy costs. More...

Remembering Rockaway During WW II

The rifles held by the three young boys in this circa 1943 photograph tip off the fact that the world was at war and every body was well aware of that fact. At the time, the Denni fam ily lived at Beach 79 Street. More...

RWA Begins Swim Instruction Program

Talk about jumping in feet first. That is what Rockaway Waterfront Alliance did recently in an effort to raise awareness of the dire need for swim instruction in the Rockaways. This year we faced more drownings in NYC than any other city in the US. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center Celebrates 102nd Anniversary

On October 31, 2009, Peninsula Hospital Center celebrated its 102nd Anniversary at the El Caribe in Brooklyn, New York. More...

Photos

The Rockaway Music and Arts Council and West End Temple held a successful art and photography show last weekend at the temple. More...

CPR Is Doc's Prescription For Surfers

After the fatal drowning of surfer Alessandro Barretto, 36, at Beach 96 Street last week, Dr. Faye Lee (pictured above), who often works around the country on Indian reservations, decided to train local surfers in the fine points of CPR. More...

Local 1456 Protests Non-Union Labor At YMCA Site

More than 15 members from Dock Builders Local Union 1456 protested outside the YMCA site at Beach 73 Street over the use of non-union labor. More...

Mahadkar Named Chair OB/GYN

St. John's Episcopal Hospital has a nnoun ced the appointment of Mohan Mahadkar, MD, to the position of Chair man of the Department of Ob - stetrics/Gynecology. Dr. Mahadkar has assumed the department's administrative responsibilities. More...

Gifted 2009 Opening Attended By Many

Scores of gallery-goers enjoyed the lively atmosphere and artistic splendor of the Rockaway Artists Alliance's "Gifted," a multi-artist mem bers' show on view through Sunday, December 13. More...

Department Of Transportation Announces Increase In Commuter Cycling

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced that commuter bicycling in New York City has increased by a dramatic 26 percent in the last year, building on last year's unprecedented growth and representing a more than 100 perce More...

100 PCT, TD 23 Honor Cops Of The Month

100 Precinct Anti-Crime Police Officer Philip Clemens was handed the September Cop of the Month award for assisting a family that were robbed at knifepoint by a group of teenagers on the evening of September 5. More...

Where And When? The Buildings Of Rockaway

1. No longer standing after a series of fires, this religious institution served Rockaway for generations. What was it called and where was it located? What stands at that location today? More...

Rotary Collects Food, Blood At Waldbaum's

Rockaway Rotary members are surrounded by some of the foodstuffs they collected. Pictured, from left, Sanford Bernstein, general manager of The Wave; Dr. More...


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