April 6, 2012 RSS feed / Community

Village Academy Students On The Path To Success

On Saturday, March 24, Village Academy students visited Yale University. Students took college level courses in poetry, cosmology, and chemistry. More...

Vargas Named 101 Pct. Cop Of Month

Officer Alfonso Vargas, left, is presented with the Cop of the Month award for February by 101 Precinct Commander Deputy Inspector Michael Lipetri at this month’s Precinct Community Council mee More...

MTA Restores Poetry In Motion

Back by popular demand, poems are returning to the subway after a fouryear hiatus. More...

Cops Of The Month Awarded

Police Officer Craig Bonn of Transit District 23 was honored with the Cop of the Month award for January 2012 for his assistance with a home invasion and robbery arrest. More...

RAA: Call To Open Meeting

On Monday, April 9 the Rockaway Artists Alliance will hold an Open Meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. in their T-7 (sTudio 7) Gallery at Fort Tilden. More...

Snider Jams ForAutism

The Sid Jacobsen Jewish Community Center will present The Dee Snider & Friends Jam For Autism at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Thursday, April 19, at 8 p.m. More...

St. Rose Of Lima Keeping Busy

On March 30, 69 students were named to St. Rose of Lima’s Honor Roll. The Honor Roll includes Principal’s List, First Honors and Second Honors and consists of students from grades 5-8. More...

EPA Award Nominees Selected Winners

Congressman Bob Turner personally called two local groups to share the good news that they had each won a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2012 Environmental Quality Award. More...

Additional Marsh Restoration Contracted

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District awarded a $3,410,000 contract on March 23 to restore Black Wall and Rulers Bar Marsh Islands in Jamaica Bay. More...

Yellow Buses Coming Back For Grades 7, 8

Seventh- and eighth-grade students in Rockaway middle schools will once again get yellow school bus service to and from their schools, thanks to a new law passed recently by both the Assembly and State Senate. More...

Marianists Formally Announce Their Departure

The Marianist brothers and priests of the Province of the United States have announced their departure from ministry at St. John’s Residence for Boys in Rockaway Park, effective June 30, 2012. More...

Rockaway WISH Hosts Kids Event; Honors Local Heroes

The Rockaway Wish put on the first WISH Rocks event. The event was a children’s concert honoring some of our local “heroes,” children who suffer from various childhood diseases. More...

Local History Comes To Peninsula Library

The story of the beautiful Rockaways of days gone by will come to life in “By The Sea, By The Beautiful Sea” a multimedia presentation by historian Bernie Feuer. More...

St. Camillus Students Learn About Bees

On Wednesday March 28, St. Camillus School students in kindergarten and the first and second grades visited the Queens County Farm to learn about bees and how honey is made. More...

Seaside Center Moves Location

The Seaside Senior Center spent most of last week moving their facility to a new home; the St. John’s Residence and School For Boys. More...

New Home Sought For Dog Fighting Victim

Jay Rogoff, the local veterinarian who operates the Animal Hospital of the Rockaways, says that on March 24, a severely injured dog, possibly a pit bull-labrador mix, was left at his facility and is believed to have been used in a dog fighting ring. More...

Goldfeder Meets Again About Erosion

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder hosted a meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers to receive an update on the beach study to address beach erosion on the Rockaway Peninsula. More...

Beach Restoration A Common Goal

Congressman Bob Turner commended Mayor Michael Bloomberg for sending a letter to Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member Peter Viclosky of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development to secure funds to complete the Rockaway Beach More...


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