May 25, 2012 RSS feed / Community

NPS Offers Free Passes To Military

To show their appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, the National Park Service is issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents. More...

Mal Bodenlos Memorial Plaque Rededicated

Family and friends of Mal Bodenlos gathered to rededicate the memorial plaque in his name at O’Donahue Park on Tuesday afternoon, remembering the good times they all spent with the former director of the Police Athletic League (PAL) and reflect More...

Gateway Releases Rules And Regulations

Gateway National Recreation Area has issued its annual revision of the park compendium which details a park’s basic operations and responsibilities to visitors. More...

'Boarders' Hosts First Annual Sand Castle Contest

The “Boarders” 1st annual Rockaway Sand Castle Contest took place at Beach 96 Street last Saturday. Despite the hope for professional sculptors, amateurs came out and gave it their best. More...

RDRC Hosts 26th Annual Fundraising Awards Gala

The RDRC honored Jack Friedman, Julia Blair and Rhonda Bair at its 26th Annual Awards Gala. The successful fundraiser netted a $360,000 contribution from the Walker-Thomas Fund. More...

First Annual 'Bike Parade' Draws The Creative Kind Of Cyclist

Gateway National Recreation Area held their first annual “Rockaway Bike Parade” last Saturday at Jacob Riis Park. Cyclists decorated their bikes in the most creative ways possible for a bike ride around the perimeter of the park. More...

Lanett Playground Renovations Begin

Six years after its last renovation and almost a year after the announcement that funding was appropriated for upgrades, construction has begun on improvements at Lanett Playground at PS 197 on Beach 9 Street. More...

RAA And DSSM Team Up To Honor Moms

The essence of a Mother has been described in many ways. More...

Turner Hosts Glaucoma Screening Event

Congressman Bob Turner is sponsoring an event to provide free glaucoma tests to area residents on Monday, May 21 as part of Healthy Vision Month (HVM). More...

Turner Makes Military Academy House Calls

Congressman Bob Turner called five local teenagers personally to congratulate them on receiving appointments to one of the United States service academies. More...

City Removes Graffiti From Addabbo Bridge

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced that the New York City Graffiti Removal Unit removed the graffiti on the Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge, in response to the April 24 letter that he wrote to the Mayor’s office regarding this issue. More...

PS/MS 114 Brings Students On Philly Class Trip

PS/MS 114 brought their fifth-grade class on a day trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. More...

A Booming Success For SFDS Golf Classic

On Friday, May 4 at Marine Park Golf Course, the St. Francis de Sales community came out to support the future of the children. The day was capped with honoring Fr. John S. More...

Goldfeder Asks MTA For Q53 Public Input

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder has sent a letter to MTA Chairman Joe Lhota requesting a public hearing regarding the proposed changes to the Q11, Q21 and Q53 bus lines in Howard Beach, Broad Channel and Rockaway that would severely impact Broad Channel r More...

SJEH Celebrates National Nurses Week

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital celebrated National Nurses Week during the week of Sunday, May 6 through Saturday, May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The Department of Nursing at St. More...

The Great Horseshoe Crab Expedition

As they have been doing for more than 300 million years, the ancient horseshoe crabs are coming ashore this spring to mate along the Atlantic coast. More...

Stackpole Joins USNA Summer Program

Belle Harbor resident Terence Stackpole of St. Francis Prep High School, will be part of the 2012 U.S. Naval Academy summer seminar session. More...

Candidate Hosts Meet And Greet

Democratic Congressional challenger to Gregory Meeks, Mike Scala, spent Wednesday afternoon talking to Rockaway Beach residents outside the Dayton Shopping Plaza on Rockaway Beach Boulevard near Beac More...

DMV Asks Motorcyclists To Stay Safe

There are more than 655,000 licensed motorcyclists and more than 340,000 registered motorcycles in New York State. More...


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