February 11, 2011 RSS feed / Community

Riis Park Lifeguards Needed

Swimmers are being encouraged to take the pre-employment test scheduled locally to qualify for summer 2011 lifeguard jobs with the National Park Service (NPS) at Jacob Riis Park in Rockaway, Great Kills Park in Staten Island and Sandy Hook in New Jer More...

Wind, Rain, Cold Do Not Deter Cystic Fibrosis Plungers

A cold, hard rain did not deter more than 250 people from running across the snowcovered beach at Beach 90 Street and plunging into the freezing ocean on Saturday. More...

Ulrich Offers Free Flu Shots

Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich is offering vouchers for free flu shots to uninsured constituents through a program run by the city Health Department. More...

St. John’s Hospital Raises Heart Disease Awareness

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital conducted blood pressure screenings for National Wear Red Day, held on Friday, February 4, to help raise awareness of the risks of heart disease for women. More...

SJEH Employees of the Year

Sometimes people make such a difference that they stand out even among other excellent professionals. At the end of the year, St. More...

A Time For Love And Sharing

Over the holiday season, many of the residents who live at the St. John’s Residence for Boys in Rockaway Park, remain at the Rockaway site because they have no other place to go. More...

SFDS Pre K Celebrates The Letter P

Just like the all-time favorite show Sesame Street, the Pre-K students at St. Francis de Sales have days or weeks to honor the letters of the alphabet. More...

Pheffer Announces Solution To Bayswater Flooding

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer reported on Wednesday that the New York State Department of Parks and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will begin work designated to address More...

Sagging Light Pole Closes SFP

Shore Front Parkway, from Beach 73 Street to Beach 86 Street, was closed for a time on Wednesday morning due to a sagging light pole that threatened to come down, pulling down some wires as it sagged More...

Final RWA Meeting Held For Future Vision Of Rockaway

After four previous meetings to get the opinions of the residents of Rockaway from the east to west end, the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance hosted its final meeting before plans are released in approximately a month. More...

Ambulette And SUV Collide

An ambulette collided with an SUV at the intersection of Beach 108 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard last Friday. The accident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. with no serious injuries reported. More...

Harlem Renaissance Comes To Rockaway

Black History Month was celebrated in Rockaway last Saturday as the Peninsula Library hosted a performance of Harlem On My Mind – A Celebration of the Harlem Renaissance. More...

PHC Auxiliary Welcomes Guest Speaker

Members of the Peninsula Hospital Center Auxiliary welcomed Martin A. Grossman, M.D., Peninsula Hospital Center’s Director of Medicine and Medical Director, Hospice and Palliative Care, as their guest speaker at the February meeting. More...

EPA Sets Grants For Green Projects

Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway has announced up to $3 million in grants this year for green infrastructure projects within combined sewer overflow drainage areas in New York City as part of the NYC Green Infrastructure Plan. More...

Blood Collection Back To Normal Schedule

Thanks to the support of blood donors – who answered the emergency call after winter snowstorms drove blood supplies to critical levels – New York Blood Center (NYBC) is ending its emergency appeal for blood donations and returning to its More...


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