January 7, 2011 RSS feed / Community

RAA Sets Clearwater Presentation For January Meet

According to writer, lawyer and former teacher Vivian Carter, “Many may not know that the Hudson River is the location of the largest contaminated toxic waste site in the United States, and that Jamaica Bay is a critical part of the same tidal More...

JASA Spreads The Holiday Cheer

The Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA) at 106-20 Shorefront Parkway in Rockaway Park, under the direction of Fay Schwimmer, brought delighted smiles to the faces of patients in the Angels on the Bay Pediatric Unit at Peninsula Hospit More...

PHC Appoints New Parkinson M.D.

Peninsula Hospital Center and the American Parkinson Disease Association are pleased to announce the appointment of Rafael Yakutilov, M.D. More...

SJEH Psych M.D. Leads Prevention Review

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital psychiatrist Subramoniam Madhusoodanan, MD, was the guest editor of a special issue of the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry addressing preventive psychiatry which appeared on November 2010. Dr. More...

B.127 St. Walruses Start Dip With A Bang

The 43rd annual Walruses’ Ocean Dip began with a bang at noon on New Year’s Day as Vinnie fired the starting cannon. With warm skies and a cold ocean, the members decided to take the group picture clothed this year. More...

Beach 119 Street Residents Hit The Chilly Surf

There are several Polar Bear plunges in Rockaway on New Year’s Day. Not to be undone by their neighbors, residents of Beach 119 Street plunged into the chilly surf at noon. Photos by Michael Taft. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center Hosts Auxiliary Luncheon

Peninsula Hospital Center Auxiliary President Sheila Schwartz welcomed Peter A. Guiney, D.O., Director, Medical Education, and Wayne Dodakian, D.O., as guest speakers at the January 2011 luncheon. Drs. More...

‘Rake And Roll’ Benefits PHC

Peninsula Hospital Center’s Angels on the Bay Pediatric Unit became the beneficiaries of very hard work done by Allison Siegel, Jeremy Flyer and Toni Rose Stefanakos. More...

York Students Aim To Extend EBT Card Use

Rockaway resident and student Steven McCartney thinks that he should be able to use his federal food stamp benefits to eat a healthy meal in the York College cafeteria, but federal rules prevent him from doing that relatively simple act. More...

SJEH Welcomes First 2011 Baby

A New Year’s baby girl was born at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. Alexandria Kyira Clarke was born at 3:37 p.m. on January 1, 2011, and weighed in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces. More...

PS/MS 105 Kids Care Club Touches People

The 105 Kids Care Club collected more than 50 toys for Toys For Tots, 600 pounds of food for City Harvest, more than 100 coats for New York Care Coat Drive and several hundred garments for their clothing drive. And the ball is rolling. More...

SJEH CEO Meets Staff

At the Medical Staff meeting of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, the new Chief Executive Officer Nelson E. Toebbe addressed the physicians and surgeons of the hospital. More...

NYC DOT Releases 2011 Alternate Side Parking Calendar

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The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) have announced that the 2011 Alternate Side Parking (ASP) Rules Suspension Calendar is now posted on its Web site at nyc.gov/dot/asprules. More...

Early Ocean Dip At Arverne By The Sea

The Arverne By The Sea ocean plungers beat all the other Rockaway dips by at least an hour on New Year’s Day. More...

Dept. of Consumer Affairs Offers 2011 Financial Tips

Now that the holidays have past and all the gifts have been unwrapped, many New Yorkers are tackling their debt. More...

Trudging Through The Snow On New Year's Day

Neither snow drifts nor high tides deterred the American Littoral Society’s tradition of hiking along Rockaway Beach on New Year’s day. More...

DOB: Careful Removing Ice From Roof

The Buildings Department is reminding all property owners to safely remove ice and snow from roofs, overhangs and awnings. More...

Giving Back To The Community

Students from the Village Academy Middle School in Far Rockaway gave back to their community at the Oceanview Nursing Home on Beach 9 Street. More...

Hundreds Hit Icy Ocean Waves At Beach 146 Street

Nearly 200 Rockaway Polar Bears hit the icy ocean at Beach 146 Street on Saturday for the annual plunge to celebrate New Year’s Day. The participants had warm skies but cold seas this year at the long-time event. More...


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