Magnet Grant For MS 180, PS 225 By Howard Schwach



Magnet Grant For MS 180, PS 225 By Howard Schwach A federal grant that will bring $1,170,897.00 per year for the next three years may very well change the face of education in two Rockaway schools, according to a recent announcement by Congressman Anthony Weiner. "Creating better options for Rockaway’s students is essential to the future of the peninsula," Weiner […]

Training Center For Far Rockaway By Howard Schwach



Training Center For Far Rockaway By Howard Schwach If plans coalesce and the promised money becomes available, Rockaway will soon have a state of the art training facility that will prepare young residents for careers in the airline industry and in health care. The development of the training center, to be called "The Rockaway Education and Health Center, began last […]

Two Murdered In Separate Incidents By Howard Schwach



Two Murdered In Separate Incidents By Howard Schwach In what has been Rockaway’s bloodiest week of the summer to date, two young men were shot and killed in separate incidents. The first shooting occurred on Tuesday, August 7, during the National Night Out Against Crime. At about 8:45 p.m., while those ceremonies were taking place on Beach 44 Street, Bobby […]

Jorge Addresses Education Problems



Christina Jorge, contender in the City Council race in the September 11 Democratic Primary considers herself "the education candidate" in the race. She says that she is well aware of the series of crisis that exists within our schools, the latest of which is the scandal involving the Board of Education’s handling of the construction budget that is used to […]

The Claddagh Inn Becomes A Job Development Site



The Claddagh Inn Becomes A Job Development Site The Claddagh Inn has become a job development site. The Caladdagh Inn, which is known in Rockaway as a soup kitchen and food pantry has developed a new program approach aimed at preventing the cause of hunger, which is poverty. Claddagh inner city nutrition network officials, Albert Dogo and Jeff Bullock say, […]

Council Candidates To Debate In Howard Beach



Council Candidates To Debate In Howard Beach The Democratic candidates for the 32nd Councilmanic District will meet in a debate sponsored by Howard Beach Civic Forum on Tuesday, August 21. The debate will be held at 7:30 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 159-19 98th Street, in Howard Beach. Civic Forum is holding the debate three weeks before the September 11 […]

Deny Noise In The Sky



Deny Noise In The Sky A rally to stop the SST Concorde from returning to Kennedy Airport will take place on Saturday, August 25 at 3:00 pm near the British Airways International Arrivals Terminal. Led by Lew M. Simon, Southwestern Queens Democratic Leader and candidate for City Council, who frequently protests in the Rockaway’s, the protest is gathering up residents […]

Fun Weekend Getaways In September



Fun Weekend Getaways In September On the first weekend in September the MTA Long Island Rail Road Getaways will offer the "Tanger Outlet Shopping" Getaway and the "Port Jefferson Harbor Cruise" Getaway. The "Tanger Outlet Shopping" Getaway will take place on Saturday, September 1. There will be a full day of shopping at the Tanger Factory Outlet Center that features […]

Jewish Community Council Receives Grant



Jewish Community Council Receives Grant Following a statewide competition bid process, JCCRP has been awarded a grant to conduct outreach throughout the Rockaway Peninsula and Broad Channel area in order to generate awareness and increase participation in the federal nutrition assistance programs, including the Food Stamp program (the School Breakfast Program, and the summer Food Service Program). JCCRP is one […]

Join Respect For Life



Join Respect For Life The Respect for Life Committee at St. Rose of Lima Church, is joining IYS voices to Moratorium Now, a rapidly growing chorus of voices who support a suspension of the death penalty until questions of it’s fairness can be studied. "Though abolishing the death penalty is still an uphill battle, the cause is gaining momentum," says […]