June 7, 2013 RSS feed / Community

Men's Health Event in Far Rock

In our nation and in our community one of the least addressed concerns is men's health issues. For young males between the ages of 16-24, one of the leading causes of death is gun violence. More...

NY Cares For Rockaway

Dozens of New York Cares volunteers in white Tyvek coveralls, hard hats and gloves came out on Monday, June 3rd, to lend a hand to the Rockaway Artists Alliance. More...

Healing At The Ocean

Based on the positive success of an initial spiritual healing by the ocean session on Friday, May 31st, psychotherapist and spiritual coach Jill Lauri has started a “Rockaway Healing Circle.” As she notes, the purpose is to help “Ro More...

Rockaway WISH Holds Annual Fundraiser

Rockaway WISH held its annual fundraiser last Friday night at the Rockaway Knights of Columbus. Four hundred people packed the hall to support the annual event. This fundraiser helps the non-profit 501c3 in its efforts to assist the community. More...

Riis Then And Now – An Ongoing Disgrace

In November 2010, almost THREE YEARS ago I sent a letter with pictures to Gateway Superintendent Linda Canzanelli and Ken Salazar, Secretary of Interior at the time, describing the sorry state of Riis Park and Fort Tilden. More...

Public Hearing For Rockaway Funding

In late May, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Jeanne Mullgrav announced a series of public hearings in all five boroughs on the allocation of federally funded Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding to suppo More...

BCWins KFC Playground Contest

The results are in for Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Li’l Playground Makeover Facebook Contest and Broad Channel is a winner! In late March, KFC invited people to enter to win makeovers for their local community playgrounds. More...

Flap Jack Fun For Church Of God

On Saturday, June 1st, students, parents, staff and friends enjoyed breakfast and fellowship during a Church of God Christian Academy fundraiser at Applebees. More...

Songs of the Storm – Poetry by PS/MS 114 Students

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Remembering Officer Alcamo

“When a police officer is killed, it’s not an agency that loses an officer, it’s an entire nation,” says Chris Cosgriff, founder of the Officer Down Memorial Page website. More...

Kelly Salutes 101 For Sandy Work

For what he called the courage and skill they showed during and after Sandy, New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly came to thank the members of the 101st Precinct and present a plaque to commemorate the work done in the command. More...

Sandy Groups Host Children’s Festival

Mandy Bickerstaff, founder of UWSLoves and Regional Director of Do Your Part is partnering with teen Ariel Creamer, founder of Survivor’s Silver Lining to bring a Children’s Festival to Rockaway on Saturday, June 9th from 12 – 4 p.m More...

Falcons Hatch On Marine Parkway Bridge

The Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Bridges and Tunnels division announced that three Peregrine falcon chicks were recently born atop the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. More...

Irish Eyes Were Smiling

The Rockaway Beach/ Breezy Point Irish Festival made a successful comeback to the peninsula last weekend. More...

Queens EDC Offers Biz Help

Looking for one-on-one business counseling, help with loan applications, an editor for a business plan or orientation toward obtaining city licenses and certificates? More...

Winners! Stan’s Pepper Steppers And Mrs. Brown’s Jumpers

On Saturday May 11th, the Pepper Steppers World Champion Double Dutch team from Sorrentino Recreation Center in Far Rockaway, along with Junior teams, also world champions, the 6th grade Mini Steppers and S.A.S.F. More...

Goldfeder: Get Those Mosquitos Outta Here

With the summer season finally here and more families enjoying the warmer weather outside, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder has encouraged the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to closely monitor mosquito breeding in effort to eliminate More...

State Comptroller Audits Sandy Vendors

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will examine payments made by the state in response to Superstorm Sandy to make sure state agencies received goods and services at the appropriate price. More...

All Around The Dome

Clearer skies and warmer temperatures have allowed more people to enjoy the sights, sounds and events that Rockaway has to offer. More...

Stack Bundles Flying High

The Stack Bundles Basketball Tournament has been attracting high flying talent of all kinds. More...

Donohue Delivers Last Letter

Kathleen Donohue retired from the United States Postal Service after 24 years on the job as a letter carrier in Broad Channel and Rockaway. Her last day was Friday, May 31st. More...

The Great Horseshoe Crab Field Trip

Dozens of nature enthusiasts showed up for the American Littoral Society’s annual horseshoe crab walk at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Broad Channel last week. More...


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