May 13, 2011 RSS feed / Community

Whoops, We Got The Wrong Winner

In last week’s twopage spread on the annual Rockaway run, we misidentified a photo of first place finisher Lawrence Beck getting his trophy. More...

Weekend Concert At FRHS Salutes Mothers

Doing the ‘old girl’ proud, the concert that was possibly the final public event in the long history of Far Rockaway High School, was a smash hit. More...

PHC, NYCHA Host Family Health Fair

A community health fair, sponsored by the Peninsula Hospital Center and the New York City Housing Authority will be held at the Ocean Bay Houses, located at 434 Beach 54 Street oh Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Guarino Speaks With PCECR

Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation’s residents’ Writers Workshop received a wonderful treat by way of a workshop conducted by Dan Guarino of the Rockaway Artists Alliance Writers Group. More...

Streets Blocked For Opening Of New Yeshiva

Local residents found that side streets from Beach 9 Street to, according to one resident, Beach 20 Street were blocked for awhile on Sunday, May 1, as congregants and many other members of the Jewis More...

‘A’ Is Dirty, Just Not That Much

New York Public Interest Research Group’s (NYPIRG) Straphangers Campaign released its 12th annual “Shmutz” report last week which ranks the A line as the eighth dirtiest subway line in the city out of 20 lines. More...

101 Pct. Honors Its Own With Award Ceremony

The 101 Precinct honored its own last week when it hosted its annual Medal Day Ceremony at St. Mary Star of the Sea in Far Rockaway. More...

Temple Presents ‘Shanghai Nights’

On Monday evening, May 16, at 8:00 p.m., Temple Beth-El in Rockaway Park will present Dr. Bernard Raab, who will be discussing a forgotten chapter of Holocaust history, the story of over 20,000 Jews who found refuge in Shanghai during World War II. More...

Volunteer Guild Makes Donation To PHC

Joyce Silverman, president of the Peninsula Hospital Center Volunteer Guild, and Jack Domfort, vice president of the PHC Volunteer Guild, present Robert V. More...

New Technology Unveiled At Seaside Library

Queens Library CEO Thomas W. Galante joined Councilmember Eric Ulrich to demonstrate new 24/7 self check-in technology recently installed at Queens Library at Seaside. More...

Jane’s ‘Walkers’Explore Rockaway Beach

By the time drops of rain started to fall late in the day on Saturday, May 7, a successful new event had been introduced to Rockaway Beach — the worldwide event called “Jane’s Walk.” An enthusiastic, intergenerational group of More...

Dr. Behar Speaks To PHC Auxiliary

Marc Behar, M.D., Chief, Division of Gynecology at Peninsula Hospital Center addressed the PHC Auxiliary group at its May meeting to help draw attention to National Women’s Health Week from May 8 to May 14. More...

Temple Beth-El Hosts Shabbat Workshop

Temple Beth-El in Rockaway Park will present the second in its series of holiday workshops on Thursday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m. The workshops are sponsored by the temple’s Adult Education Committee. More...

Rockaway Walks Starts June 11

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu, Rockaway Walks Coordinator Steven McCarthy and Councilmember James Sanders’ Chief of Staff, Donovan Richards, More...

BH Property Owners Association Cleans Up Beach

Members of the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association joined together for a beach cleanup on Saturday, May 7. The homeowners were joined by students from PS/MS 114, St. More...

Rickles, Orlando At Westbury May 21

Live Nation will present Don Rickles at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m. with special guest Tony Orlando. More...

DOT Sets New Bike Safety Program

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan has announced the launch of the “Don’t Be A Jerk” bike safety ad campaign, featuring celebrities Mario Batali, John Leguizamo and Paulina Porizkova on More...

Pheffer Praises BCD Beautification

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer says that she is delighted to see that the beautification project of the center median on Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway Park is finally coming to fruition. More...

Jewish Association For Service To The Aged Colors Easter Eggs

JASA Roy Reuther Senior Center made Easter baskets and hand dyed Easter eggs. One is never too young or too old to enjoy a wonderful holiday tradition. The seniors personalized their eggs with messages written with a wax crayon first. More...

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Students Showcase Talents At Firehouse

People passing by the firehouse at Beach 59 Street have been trying to figure out what the students from the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s Urban Planning/Aqua 101 program have been up to. More...


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