Big Day For Local Teens! Clinton Welcomed By BCHS Band



Big Day For Local Teens! Clinton Welcomed By BCHS Band By John C. McLoughlin Beach Channel High School’s band, under the directorship of teacher Mr. Barry Domfort and paraprofessional Mr. Ron Kornegay, played all their signature songs with tremendous enthusiasm, zeal, spirit and competence as they welcomed the Clintons to New York on Saturday, January 20. Bernard Gassaway, principal of […]

Councilman Pushing For Ferry Subsidy



Councilman Pushing For Ferry Subsidy Following this month’s release of the Port Authority’s ferry feasibility study for the Rockaways, Councilman Al Stabile sent a letter to Department of Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall regarding the possibility of a city subsidy for the proposed service. "Ferries have operated along the Rockaway peninsula before and have all gone out of business for the […]

Family Calls On Community For Assistance 13 Year Old Living With Kidney Disorder



Family Calls On Community For Assistance 13 Year Old Living With Kidney Disorder By Paula Montemorano Thirteen-year-old Joey Hill is in need of the community’s help. Joey has been afflicted with a kidney disorder since he was 11 months old. As of present time only one of Joey’s kidneys is working and is only 14 percent functional. His mother, Catherine […]

Grinch That Stole Christmas Marc Wilkinson ‘Most Wanted’ By Cops



Grinch That Stole Christmas Marc Wilkinson ‘Most Wanted’ By Cops By John C. McLoughlin Detectives from the 101 Precinct are looking for 32-year-old Marc Wilkinson, of 57-07 Shore Front parkway, for allegedly stealing his neighbor’s new computer, which was a Christmas gift for an eight-year-old child. The complainant, who has asked that her name not be printed, purchased a computer […]

More Shots Fired Uptown – Cops Seek Community’s Help



More Shots Fired Uptown – Cops Seek Community’s Help By Joan Ward George Cross County Federal Savings Bank, located on the Beach 129 street merchant strip, was the target of two random acts of shooting into the front window. The first incident occurred last Friday during the early morning hours, and the second hit was during the early morning hours […]

Allstate Now Provides Investment Products



Allstate Now Provides Investment Products Allstate agents recently earned the "Personal Financial Representative" title and are now able to provide their customers variable annuity, variable life and mutual fund products, in addition to traditional life insurance products. They received the personal financial representative title after passing the appropriate securities license exams and completing an extensive Allstate training curriculum. They are […]

Cantey Studies Abroad



Jennifer M. Cantey, a Dartmouth College junior from Far Rockaway, is studying Spanish in Puebla, Mexico this winter as part of the college’s foreign study program. Jennifer is the daughter of Linda Cantey of Far Rockaway. Dartmouth’s off-campus programs are designed to expand the college’s curriculum into new areas of academic and cultural understanding. Through these programs, students are given […]

Grants Available To Help Pay Energy Bills



Grants Available To Help Pay Energy Bills Consumer Guidance has established a grant fund to help people who are having financial problems because of high-energy costs. This grant program is funded by private donations from corporations and private citizens who receive a tax exemption because of the organizations non-profit status granted by the Internal Revenue Service. "Many people who are […]

Save Money By Self-Generating Electricity



Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) announced this week that it will offer financial incentives to businesses and governmental units who agree to self generate a portion of their own electric needs during the months of June through September, as a way to conserve its supply of electricity during peak periods. At its board meeting, LIPA considered adding a new supplemental […]

Local Chosen As Residence Hall Assistance



Joe Cid, of Far Rockaway, has been named a resident hall assistant at Springfield College for the 2000-01 academic year. In his new role, Cid helps fellow students in their personal and academic development and aids the college in the overall operation of the residence hall. Residence hall assistant is a leadership, service-oriented position in college’s maintaining a social community […]