July 29, 2011 RSS feed / Community

Middle School Meeting On August 4

On August 4, at 7 p.m., there will be a meeting about the proposed elimination of zoned middle schools, which will be held at District 27 headquarters, located at 82- 01 Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park. More...

Far Rockaway Library Design Funding Approved

More than three years after first allocating the money, the Queens Borough President’s office has announced that funding has been approved to begin a complete rebuilding of the Far Rockaway Library. More...

KC Castellano Is‘Born to Dance’

KC Castellano, a Rockaway Point resident, will appear on a new TV show, “Born to Dance,” which premieres on August 2 at 10 p.m. on BET. More...

No NNOAC Fireworks This Year

It’s a Rockaway tradition that has grown over the years. Both children and adults have come to look forward, every August during National Night Out Against Crime (NNOAC), to the spectacular fireworks display off the Rockaway beaches. More...

New York State Specialp Election Ballot Released

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RAA Brings Talents To The Mini Golf Course

“Putters” of all ages came out to Fort Tilden as The Gallery Green mini-golf course, presented as a first for the Rockaway Artists Alliance, officially opened for the summer. More...

Third Annual Paddle Out Benefits Multiple Sclerosis

The Third Annual Uncle Richie Paddle was held on Saturday at Riis Landing. Participants launched their kayaks at the landing and paddled to the Breezy Point tip and back. A shorter course from the landing to Rockaway Point and back was also held. More...

Rockaway Paint Out Becoming A Yearly Boardwalk Tradition

The recent third annual Paint Out on the boardwalk was held on Tuesday, July 18. More...

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Kids Go Surfing At NY Surf School

Summer is off to a great start for the kids of the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. The students couldn’t have been more fortunate than to have Frank Cullen of NY Surf School as a mentor this summer. More...

Emergency Meeting On PHC Closing Set

Proponents of keeping Peninsula Hospital Center in Arverne open have called a meeting at Public School 114 in Belle Harbor for 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 4. The school is located at Cronston Avenue and Beach 135 Street. More...

Culinary Kids Working Hard This Summer

The Culinary Kids are working hard this summer at their urban farm on Beach 31 and Seagirt Boulevard and planning for the future “Farm Rockaway,” to launch at Beach 59 and Beach Channel Drive in 2012. More...

Walder Ditches NYC For Big Asian Bucks

Former Arverne resident Jay H. More...

More Than A Cherry Coolatta

When Rockaway resident Susie Fox went into the Dunkin Donuts on Beach 116 Street in Rockaway Park two weeks ago, she expected to get herself and her three children some cool drinks to beat the heat. More...

Mysterious Body Found On Beach

Early Wednesday morning, July 27, just before 8 a.m., a jogger running on the beach saw a body that was floating in the surf at Beach 119 Street. More...

Far Rockaway Swims Strong

Shawn Slevin, executive director of the Swim Strong Foundation, has brought her foundation’s motto of “Inspiring Youth to Achieve Their Potential through Swimming” to Far Rockaway High School (FRHS). More...

Lepore Honored By Allstate

Allstate Insurance agent John Lepore, whose office is located at 112-30 Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway Park, has received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the community. More...

National Night OutAgainst Crime

The 100 Precinct Community Council and Transit District 23 present the National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 2 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. The National Night Out Against Crime takes place all over the country. More...

Community Environmental Center Offers AC

This summer, the nation has been gripped by a massive heat wave, and New York has not been spared. More...

Wave Columnist Publishes Book

If you’re a fan of early morning jogs on the boardwalk, chances are you’ve run into Steve McCartney before. McCartney, along with Councilman James Sanders Jr., founded Rockaway Walks in 2007 to fight obesity on the east end. More...

Belson Memorial Swim Brings Crowd To Beach 92 St.

The annual memorial swim to honor the memory of Firefighter Steven Belson, who was killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, was held last Saturday at “Bell’s Beach,” better known as Beach 92 St More...

Rockaway Walks 2011 Season In Full Swing

It’s “Truly fun in the sun,” said Steven C. McCartney, coordinator of Rockaway Walks, a free community exercise program in its fifth year of existence. More...

Despite Heat, Hundreds Come To Tribute Park For Fundraiser

The scheduled fundraiser for Rockaway’s Tribute Park, “Sunset At The Park,” was held on Friday night, July 22, despite the heat index being over 100 degrees. More...

Dayton Beach Park Strikers Get Support From Families

The strikers at Rockaway’s Dayton Beach Park complex have been walking the picket line for more than 20 days, seeking a contract from board of directors president Jennifer Grady. More...


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