July 8, 2011 RSS feed / Community

Beaches Not So Dirty After All

The waters of Rockaway Beach have been declared some of the cleanest in the city, according to an annual report released last week by the National Resources Defense Council. More...

COGCA Junior Wins Essay Contest

Pictured with NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Alana Sweeny, acting executive director for PAL, Anthony Moore, a junior at Church of God Christian Academy, won the Police Commissioner for A Day Es More...

RAA Opens New Exhibit Sunday

‘People At Work’ Is Focus

No two jobs are exactly alike. More...

Drivers Destroying New Medians

Rockaway Park activists have noticed that the new medians along Beach Channel Drive between Beach 113 Street and Beach 116 Street have added much beauty to the community, but are already in the proce More...

Far Rockaway Library Nets $2,000

Like all the other Queens libraries, the Far Rockaway Library has faced multiple budget cuts during the economic downturn. More...

JCCRP Hands Out Thousands In Scholarships

The Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula is proud to announce that it has awarded more than $25,000 in camp scholarships this year to children from Rockaway families through its Rabbi Michael Scholar Camp Scholarship Fund. More...

Simon: Union Jobs Now Open

Democratic District Leader Lew Simon has announced that the Mason Tenders Local 79 Laborers Union Apprentice Program is now open for new applicants. More...

Rockaway Artists Alliance To Host Special Presentation

On Monday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m., Rockaway Artists Alliance, Inc. More...

Free School Meals Available

School Chancellor Dennis M. More...

Fireworks Light Up The Sky

It’s been years since the last fireworks show was seen along Rockaway Beach on the Fourth of July, professionally done off barges in the ocean. More...

Gallagher Takes Prize In MLB Contest

Twelve-year-old local resident Aidan Gallagher stepped onto the Yankee Stadium diamond on June 12 to take part in the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run contest. More...

DOH Launches ‘Health Bucks’ Season

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA), on Thursday launched the 2011 Health Bucks season at farmers’ markets across the city. More...

Local Playwright Debuts First Off-Broadway Play

It is not every day that a Rockaway resident gets to open a play in an Off- Broadway theater, but local playwright Barbara Hammond did just that last week, when her play, “Eva the Chaste” opened on July 6, the first of three plays in her More...

Weaver Gets Reprieve From Budget

Sheldon R. Weaver Day Care Center in Redfern has gotten a reprieve from the mayor’s budget ax. More...

Youth Committee Kicks Off Summer Volleyball

The 100 Precinct Community Council’s Youth Committee kicked off their annual volleyball season on the beach near Beach 119 Street last week. More...

Tribute Park Fundraiser July 22

On Friday, July 22, the Friends of Tribute Park will host “Sunset in the Park.” This annual fundraiser for the park, which is a memorial to those from Rockaway who died on September 11, 2001, as well as the 343 firefighters who died tryin More...

Kearney Honors Student Athletes At Dinner

This year, Bishop Kearney High School’s Sports Awards Dinner honored winning teams and winning players. More...

Transit Blood Drive Today July 8

Transit District 23 is holding its blood drive on July 8. New York Blood Center has reported a shortage in blood and needs donors. More...

Rock Beach Starts This Weekend

The Williamsburg-based group Jelly NYC, that once provided the hipsterhappy McCarren Park Pool Parties and Williamsburg Waterfront shows, has ditched familiar grounds for the opposite end of the Brooklyn spectrum, south to Floyd Bennett Field. More...


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