March 18, 2011 RSS feed / Community

Rockaway Republicans BecomeYounger,MoreAmbitious

In a stunning election last Monday night, the seven-year old Rockaway Republicans elected a young woman from Broad Channel as its next President, Margaret Wagner; and then they elected an 18-year veteran of NYC Sanitation who lives in Dayton Towers a More...

Domfort Awarded For 60 Years In Legion

Rockaway resident Jacob “Jack” Domfort was recently awarded a Certificate of Continuous Membership for 60 years of membership and leadership in the American Legion. More...

PS/MS 114 PTA Raises Money For The Kids

On March 11, the PS/MS 114 PTA held their second annual raffle night fundraiser for the benefit of the school’s children. The well attended event was held at the El Caribe in Brooklyn. More...

Pheffer Works For Women’s Health Care

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that she has joined with Senator John Flanagan to introduce legislation that would provide stronger preventative health care for women. More...

Ocean Bay Offers Tax Assistance

Bernadette Luina, left, and Bertha Fludd are part of Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation’s free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which is open to all Rockaway residents. More...

SJEH Medical Staff Meets

The Medical Staff of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital held its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, March 8, at the Lawrence Village Country Club. Presentations were made by the Wound Care Center of St. More...

PHC Auxiliary Receives Special Screenings

The members of the Peninsula Hospital Center Auxiliary received very special screenings at their March meeting. Raul Padilla, Opthalmology Technician, made glaucoma screenings and vision screening available for everyone in attendance. More...

RWA Wins National Award For New Garden

The vacant lot adjacent to the firehouse on Beach 59 Street is about to get a makeover. More...

PHC Hospice To Host Fundraiser

Since July of 2008, the Butterflies by the Sea Eisenstadt Hospice has been providing final care to Rockaway residents in need at the Peninsula Hospital Center. More...

AG Probing Huntley Over Shady Non-Profit

The state Attorney General’s Office is investigating State Senator Shirley Huntley, who represents Broad Channel, and her ties to nonprofits that have taken taxpayers for more than $400,000, according to sources in Albany. More...

HIV/AIDS Event Held In Far Rockaway

February 7 was National Black HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day. More...

Weiner To Host Rockaway Town Meeting

Want to know whether or not Congressman Anthony Weiner would rip out Bloomberg’s bike lanes should he become mayor? Want to know if another commuter ferry is a possibility for Rockaway? More...

Sanders Calls For End To Black Homicide

In response to a new report this week by the New York Police Department that indicates a dramatic spike in homicide rates among African Americans throughout New York City, Councilman James Sanders has issued a formal call for reduced violence on the More...

Visitation Dinner

The Mothers Club of Visitation Academy held their Annual Valentine Dinner at the Dyker Beach Golf Course Club House located at 86 Street and 7th Avenue. The event was chaired by Isabella Orsi, Diane Batri, Jeanne Ladias and Susana Mass. More...

SJEH Warns Of Peripheral Arterial Disease

One in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has P.A.D., a condition that raises the risk for heart attack and stroke. P.A.D. More...

PHC Social Work Team Celebrates

Peninsula Hospital Center’s Social Work Team celebrates National Professional Social Work Month: “Social Workers – Helping Create Better Tomorrows.” Left to right: Cutelle Mur More...

PHC Introduces New Pain Management Program

Under the leadership of Chun Ming Chen, M.D., Peninsula Hospital Center has introduced a new pain management program. Dr. More...

Operating Engineers Recruit Apprentices

The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Union #15 Joint Apprenticeship Committee will conduct recruitment from March 18 through March 31 for two operating engineer (heavy equipment operator) apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Colleen More...


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