June 15, 2012 RSS feed / Community

CBB Rebate Takes Effect Today

Rockaway and Broad Channel residents will no longer be charged for crossing the Cross Bay Bridge starting today, June 15, the MTA announced on Tuesday. More...

Rockaway Rotary Hosts School Awards Luncheon

The Rockaway Rotary Club held its annual School Awards Luncheon last Wednesday, June 5, at the Bungalow Restaurant on Beach 92 Street on the bay. More...

St. Edmunds Students Visit Italy

As part of the Travel Study Course offered at St. Edmund Preparatory High School students recently took a 10 day trip to Italy. More...

Broad Channel Adopt-A-Tree Beautifies CBB

The skies were bright over Broad Channel as the Civic Association’s Beautification Committee sponsored an Adopt- A-Tree event on Saturday, May 19 along Cross Bay Boulevard. More...

Boy Scouts Hold Mega Bake Sale

Rockaway’s Boy Scout Pack 147 had its first bake sale fundraiser on Saturday, June 2 in front of the stores in Rockaway Point. And what a success it was! More...

Rockaway Music And Surf Festival Arrives June 23

Presented by Into the Whip Records and Boarders Surf Shop, Rockstock and Barrels, Rockaway Beach’s 6th Annual Surf Festival kicks off on Saturday, June 23 at Beach 92 Street and the boardwalk from 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. More...

Puppets In The Park Kicks-Off

Puppets in the Park performed Bessie’s Big Shot on June 1, at the Beach 17 Street ballfield. More...

Goldfeder Urges Mosquito Sprayings

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder recently sent a letter to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) requesting that they authorize the New York City Department of Health (DOH) to perform larvicide spraying for all mosquitoes and to More...

Turner Meets With NPS Director

Congressman Bob Turner discusses 9th Congressional District park-related issues with National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan Jarvis during a recent meeting at the Congressman’s office. More...

Turner Seeks Wildlife Refuge Center Change

Congressman Bob Turner announced at a press conference on Tuesday that he’s working on a bill to honor former New York Senator and Wildlife Refuge Center advocate James L. Buckley by renaming the center in his memory. More...

White Pot Junction Forum This Monday

The Queens Civic Congress will be hosting a forum on the proposal by Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder to reopen the former Rockaway Beach Line of the LIRR. More...

Rockaway Gets Mosquito Spraying

Aerial Larvicide Utilized

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced that the New York City Department of Health conducted aerial larvicide spraying for mosquitoes to help prevent West Nile Virus in marsh and non-residential areas this week. More...

Food Dynasty Cuts Ribbon On FR Market

Politicians and community leaders join in the celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony for the new supermarket, Food Dynasty, with business owners, Colin Xie, and Jason Chung. More...

'A Breath Of Fresh Air' In RAA Gallery

“A breath of fresh air for RAA.” This is how curator Tracey Greene enthusiastically describes the new exhibit in Rockaway Artists Alliance’s sTudio 6 Gallery in Fort Tilden, “Millennials,” which is on view through June 2 More...

Walking Trail Now Open In Bayswater

On June 1, members of the Bayswater Jewish Center Men’s Club joined Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, Parks Administrator Jill Weber, State DEC Supervisor of Natural Resources Stev More...

Jamaica Bay Ecology Cruise Date Set

Join the American Littoral Society for a special 3-hour narrated tour of Jamaica Bay aboard the “Golden Sunshine” out of Sheepshead Bay. More...

MTA Launches ‘Weekender’ App

Building on the enormous popularity of “The Weekender” feature on mta.info that helps weekend subway riders navigate around construction-related service diversions, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has launched The Weekende More...

Gateway Turtle Loses His Way

A turtle coming from the Gateway National Recreation Area’s bird sanctuary was trying to cross the road on Monday. More...

Yoga In The Park Nets $380

More than 30 people attended the annual Yoga in Tribute Park on Friday evening June 8. More...

Turner Praises WTC First Responders

Congressman Bob Turner met with and thanked World Trade Center first responders and recovery workers at a special “Thank You Tribute” marking the 10th anniversary of the formal end of the recovery operations at the National 9/11 Memorial. More...

Jamaica Bay Marsh Restoration Project Nearly Complete

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, together with state and city agencies, and advocacy groups, toured the Yellow Bar Hassock marsh restoration project, part of the comprehensive plan to restore Jamaica Bay. More...


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