June 8, 2012 RSS feed / Community

Local Rapper Performs In Rockaway For First Time

Bobby Joseph, better known by his stage name Beyond Belief, took the stage in his hometown of Rockaway for the first time on the night of June 1. More...

SJEH Honors Nurses Of Distinction

The 1199/SEIU League of Voluntary Hospitals Nurse of Distinction program recognizes New York City nurses who make a difference in their profession. Nominated by peers, St. More...

Rules For The Use Of The American Flag

June 14 is Flag Day, the day set aside to honor our symbol of American freedom. It is also the day set aside to educate the nation’s residents about the flag and how it should be used. What is a Flag? More...

Hog Island Wiped Out In 1893 Hurricane

This old photograph shows Hog Island, a large island off the coast of Far Rockaway that was attached to the beachfront by a causeway. The island held some homes and amusements and it was a favorite of many Rockaway beachgoers. More...

Heroes Honored At Teen Library Ceremony

The marching band from Beach Channel High School kicked off A Salute To Our Heroes Day on May 30 at the Teen Library in Far Rockaway. More...

Public School 114 Hosts Annual Dance Festival

More than 100 parents, grandparents and friends packed the playground at PS 114 in Belle Harbor on Tuesday morning for the annual dance festival. Pictured, a physical education teacher leads kindergarten students through an exercise routine. More...

Olexa Promoted To Deputy Inspector

100 Pct CO Steps Up

Captain Scott Olexa, who has been the commanding officer of the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Beach since June of last year, was promoted last week by NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly to Deputy Inspector from Captain. More...

DOE Allows Quatrocchi To Retire

A longtime Far Rockaway elementary/ middle school principal who was unceremoniously walked from his school in September of 2010 after being suspended, has been allowed to quietly retire as More...

Redhawk Nations Hit Floyd Bennett Field

Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn was the scene last weekend of a traditional Native American pow wow hosted by the Redhawk Native American Arts Council, a not-forprofit organization founded and maintained by Native American artists and educators resid More...

Rock Civic Presents Movies On The Beach

Rockaway Civic Association will begin a unique summer event called Beach Flix. Beach Flix is a series of movies shown on the beach at various locations. The events are free for all community individuals to enjoy. More...

Hundreds Line BCD For A Shuttle Glimpse

Hundreds, perhaps more than a thousand locals lined Beach Channel Drive from Beach 92 Street to the tip of Breezy Point for a chance to glimpse and photograph the Space Shuttle Intrepid as it moved by barge from John F. More...

Arf Arf Holds Annual It's My Bark Day

Other dogs want to get into the act as Joan attempts to get Molly, far right, to do her tricks. They came in third in the trick contest. More...

Falcons Take Up Residency Atop Marine Park Bridge

Talk about a room with a view! Seven new peregrine falcon chicks are living in their parents’ nesting boxes high atop three MTA bridges. More...

100 Precinct Holds Monthly Meeting,Gives Awards

One of the two Cops of the Month for April was 100 Precinct P.O. Thomas Carroll. More...

MGP Site Packs It Up

Work crews from National Grid have begun the demobilization effort as work on the Rockaway Park former manufactured gas plant site appears to have finally come to an end after the anticipated 16- mon More...


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