Homeless For The Holidays

Dozens Of Locals Sent To Shelters

Kathleen DeCarolis came home one morning last week to “vacate notices” on her front door and Department of Buildings’ inspectors surrounding her home, ordering her to evacuate the premises immediately. DeCarolis, 55, a school crossing guard at P.S. 225, right across the boulevard from her former home, is one of at least a dozen families who were thrown out of […]

Sex Offenders Roaming The Streets Of Rockaway



A total of 48 registered sex offenders currently reside throughout the Rockaway Peninsula, according to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, which provides a public online database of all criminals convicted of sex-related crimes. Many of these criminals convicted of rape and various types of sexual assault towards children are out on the streets of Rockaway. They […]

‘The Grand Madame of Rockaway’



Connie Taylor celebrated her 87th birthday on Saturday, October 20, with a newly formed Rockaway association, Friends Honoring Friends. Taylor is a long time resident of Ocean Bay Houses (formerly Arverne Houses). For nearly 50 years, she has served the Rockaway community as a tenant advocate, tenant association president and President of the Resident Council of Presidents – Queens County, […]

A Very Thankful Thanksgiving



Another Skate Park Coming Soon To Rockaway



With a little bit of luck and an infusion of public money from the City Council, Rockaway may soon have a second skate park. Councilman James Sanders recently announced that he has secured money for another park development in Rockaway. Michaelis Bayswater Park in Far Rockaway will soon have a new skate park to add to its already robust list […]

Assemblywoman Titus Speaks at SJEH



Beachcomber



The overnight closing of the Marine Parkway Bridge has been extended once again, this time to November 30. Originally, the bridge was to be closed for deck work until the end of October. The closings were then extended to mid-November. The MTA Bridges and Tunnels says that newest extension is due to inclement weather and heavy fog that kept them […]

Breakfast with Santa



The 100 Precinct Community Council will host “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus, located at 333 Beach 90 Street. Tickets are $20 each. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children three and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at The Lobster House, 375 Beach 92 Street, […]

Explosion: Salon Plus For Men, Women And Children

Serenity Day Spa: We Give Thanks To Our Customers

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‘Empty Bowls’ Project in Brooklyn



The Brooklyn Potters Group began its Empty Bowls Project in 1996 to raise consciousness of hunger in Brooklyn and to raise money for CHIPS, a Park Slope nondenominational food and shelter program. Michael Ayoub sponsored the Empty Bowls Project for the first few years at Cucina Restaurant and Allon Azulai now gives the Empty Bowls Project its second home at […]