February 22, 2013 RSS feed / Community

Madelaine Chocolate Gets $250,000 Grant From National Grid

One of the largest employers on the peninsula came one step closer to reopening its doors when it was presented with a $250,000 National Grid grant during Valentine’s week. More...

RWA Students Film Rockaway Stories: Lessons Learned From Sandy

Over the past few months students in the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s Shore Corps program have been working on a documentary film project called Rockaway Stories: Lessons Learned From Storm Sandy. More...

St. Pat’s Parade Set To March

The pipes and drums are set to fill the air with music and hundreds are ready to march when Rockaway’s 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade prepares to step off on Saturday March 2nd at 1 p.m. More...

Local Honored For Education Work

Rockaway resident, Joan Gallagher was honored on January 31st at the 40th Anniversary of the Child Development Center at Kingsborough Community College for her contribution to the development of the first Children’s Center to serve the children More...

Seal Story

Early Monday afternoon, February 18th, two Rockaway fishermen found a young Harp seal stranded on the beach near Beach 69th Street. More...

NM Church Brings Christmas To Redfern PAL

A New Mexico church will be bringing Christmas in February to the residents of Far Rockaway this weekend when the Cornerstone PAL at Redfern will be giving out supplies collected by the church. More...

Small Business Administration Deadline Approaching

The U. S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $1 billion in low interest Disaster Assistance Loans for New York residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy and is continuing to do more. More...

“Happy Hour” At Harbor Light Pub

Talk about Rockaway resiliency. “A few weeks after Hurricane Sandy, the Harbor Light regulars gathered around a burn barrel in the parking lot for some drinks,” reported Rockaway resident Mary Tufts. More...

SEEN ONLINE

Rockaway Rises is a site we touted last week and it’s still worth touting. Check this out for some wholly positive stories and pics. More...

Dentist Visits P.S. 114

Promoting dental health, Dr. Jim Sconzo visited the kindergarten kids at PS 114 on Thursday, February 21st. He explained how important our teeth are, how important it is to take care of them and how to do that. Dr. More...

Scenes You Might Have Missed - After The Storm

One hundred and seventeen days have passed since the night of Hurricane Sandy. Here are the ‘after’ pictures. Surprisingly many of these photos were taken not in the days after Sandy, but within the past few weeks. More...

Guarantees May Not Apply

Apparently it’s not the end of the world. More...

Free Legal Help Comes To Rockaway

The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) is providing expanded free legal services to residents affected by Hurricane Sandy, including assistance with FEMA applications and appeals, housing issues, public benefits, private insurance, and other rel More...

Waldbaum’s Re-Opens!

Waldbaum’s supermarket located at 112- 15 Beach Channel Drive celebrates its grand reopening on Friday, February 22nd. More...

Restoration Day Coming To Rockaway

Even with chilly temperatures and a brisk wind blowing off the Bay, Marlyse Rush sat at the edge of Beach 116th Street at Beach Channel Drive cheerfully talking to passersby and giving out supplies on Saturday, February 16th. More...

Rockaway Teen Finds ‘Silver Lining’ in Sandy

When Rockaway resident Ariel Creamer came back home after evacuating for Hurricane Sandy, what she discovered was a “completely devastating” scenario that not even movies could portray. More...

Doe Fund To Clean Up Cross Bay

Kicking off a joint venture to clean up Cross Bay Boulevard, Councilman Eric Ulrich and George McDonald, founder and president of The Doe Fund, held a press conference at the American Legion hall in Broad Channel on Friday, February 15th. More...

Happenings

Contest: Rename our calendar section! We’re looking for something a bit catchier than “Happenings” and we need your help! The reader who comes up with the best idea will receive a Wave coffee mug! More...

Stories From Sandy

Why I Didn’t Evacuate And Other Words I’ll Probably Have To Eat

The following Story From Sandy is excerpted from the Facebook journal of Vicky Sabato. It is presented as written. October 28, 2012 More...

Volunteers Are Still Here

Volunteers from Americorps and New York Cares haven’t forgotten Rockaway. Just this past Sunday they helped gut a house on Beach 91st Street. (Photo by Laura Deckelman) More...

New Intern Turns Camera On Bayswater and Far Rock

Brian Clamar, a young intern from Far Rockaway, was given a camera and an assignment no more specific than to take pictures. More...

What Cold? Surf’s Up

Surfing is a now a year-round sport in Rockaway. The freezing weather didn’t stop tubular activity. Photo by Adam Zborowski More...

Scenes You Might Have Missed The Night of The Storm

These photos were taken in Broad Channel the night of the storm. Rising Jamaica Bay poured through the island community. Boats, lifted out of the Bay, sailed down the streets, carried by strong waves, colliding with houses along the way. More...

Portrait of Sandy: Submissions Wanted

The Museum of the City of New York has opened a call for submissions for a unique Hurricane Sandy photography exhibition to open in April. Said one Rockaway photographer, “We’ve all lived through this. Who could capture it better?” More...


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