December 31, 2010 RSS feed / Community

New Postal Stamp Will Be Good ‘Forever’

Beginning next week, all new stamps good for one ounce of domestic first-class mail will forgo a printed denomination and be acceptable for the typical letter regardless of the current postal rate. Postmaster General Patrick R. More...

PHC Chemotherapy Program Maintains Tradition

On December 10 Peninsula Hospital Center continued the holiday tradition of its Ambulatory Chemotherapy program when both patients and “graduates” of the program joined with friends and family to celebrate the many gifts of life. More...

CBB Home Lights Up Boulevard

The home of MaryEllen Johnson from Broad Channel lights up Cross Bay Boulevard with her display of Christmas lights that draws many visitors looking to get in the Christmas spirit each year. More...

Loans For ‘Green’ Improvements

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer has announced a new program through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to provide homeowners with free or reduced-priced energy assessments and low-interest loans to finance energy sav More...

Deerfield Area Hosts Annual Dinner Dance

St. John’s Hospital staff was honored. Holding the plaque awarded to the hospital is Nelson e. Toebbe, the hospital’s new CEO. More...

Council Donates Christmas Toys To Church

Pastor Joseph Medlin of the First Congregational Baptist Church in Rockaway Beach receives toys from 100 Precinct Community Council President Danny Ruscillo on Christmas Eve. More...

Growing A Rockaway Beach Community

On December 23, residents of Rockaway Beach, working to create a community garden and park on an abandoned lot received an early Christmas present from the NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation. The Rockaways District of the NYC Dept. More...

NYC Wins National Excellence Award

The National League of Cities (NLC) announced this week that New York City has won a 2010 Gold Award for Municipal Excellence. More...

St. John’s State-Of-The-Art MRI

St. John’s now offers state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging services with a new 1.5 Tesla full-service unit. More...

PPA Seeks Split With Educational Partner

The Peninsula Preparatory School (PPA), a charter school that was founded by State Senator Malcolm Smith and that moved at the beginning of the school year to the former Stella Maris High School building, is attempting to make another sea change. More...

'Save BCHS' Meeting Set For January 7

Members of the Beach Channel High School community; parents, students, alumni, union members, and community residents who believe that Rockaway needs a good quality comprehensive high school, will meet to draft a plan to save the endangered school o More...

Cooking Chili For A Good Cause

The 100 Precinct Youth Committee will be hosting their second annual chili cook-off on Friday, January 14, at The Knights of Columbus Hall in Rockaway Beach from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. More...

Yellow Cab Access-A-Ride Pilot Project

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Jay H. Walder and City Council Speaker Christine C. More...

ABTS Residents Host Holiday Party

Residents of the Arverne by the Sea community gathered at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rockaway Beach last week for the second annual holiday party. More than 100 people attended. More...

St. Rose Celebrates Traditional Midnight Mass

St. Rose of Lima Church celebrated Christmas with a mass at the Beach 84 Street church at midnight on December 24. Hundreds crowded the church for the mass and the Nativity story. More...

Faces And Places In Rockaway, 2010

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SJEH Given Community Service Award

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital received The Community Service Award from Deerfield Area Association on Saturday, December 11 at a dinner dance held at the Imperial Room in Inwood, NY. More...

LIPA Unveils Hybrid Rebate Program

The Long Island Power Authority unveiled its new Plug-In Electric Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) Rebate program at Atlantic Chevrolet Cadillac of Bay Shore. More...

Youth Committee Ends Year With Parties

The 100 Precinct Community Council Youth Committee hosted Christmas parties for each of their weekly chess clubs on December 20 and 21. Pizza was donated by Elegante Pizzeria and Restaurant and by Tommy’s Pizzeria. More...

RTC Makes Holiday Festive For Addabbo FHC

Each year the Adabbo Family Health Center provides a special holiday treat for its youngest patients and their parents by throwing an annual holiday bash at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rockaway Beach. More...


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