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Home Sharing Gives Queens Residents Relief



With rising rents and fuels costs, many Queens residents are turning to Home Sharing, New York Foundation for Senior Citizens’ free matching service and affordable housing option to help them cope with the cost of maintaining a home or as an alternative to renting their own apartment. Home Sharing, the only such service in New York City, matches “hosts” who […]

PHC Participates In Emergency Preparedness



Representatives from Peninsula Hospital Center’s Departments of Safety, Security and External Affairs participated in the informational presentation for the community concerning the steps which will be undertaken to proactively address emergent contingency plans in the unlikely event of a medical emergency during the remediation process of the former coal gasification plant site, located at Beach Channel Drive and Beach 108 […]

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago…   More than $1 ½ million of $20 million available statewide has been allocated for improving the quality of parks in the Rockaway area, including purchasing more than 16 acres for Brant’s Point. More than 200 youths attended the first teenage dance in memory of a slain youth, Rick Backus, on October 22, in the VFW (Veterans […]

Morris To Lead Group Study Exchange Team



Club President Daniel Mirkin of Rockaway Rotary recently announced that past president Barbara J. Morris has been selected to lead a team of four non-rotarians to Germany during a four-week international vocational exchange during May and June 2009. Morris is currently seeking individuals to fill the four positions. The trip is free and open to non-rotarians, 25-40 years of age, […]

Paterson: Residents Should Apply For HEAP



Governor David A. Paterson has announced that beginning Monday, November 3, eligible New Yorkers can apply to the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) for this winter season, allowing them to receive as much as $2,500 to help pay for heating costs. Governor Paterson also highlighted recent changes to HEAP including an expansion in income eligibility requirements for New Yorkers facing […]

PHC Hosts Diabetes Awareness Day



The Peninsula Hospital Center hosted its first annual Diabetes Awareness Day on Monday, November 17, at the hospital on Beach 51 Street. The event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., featured lots of presentations about living with diabetes as well as informational tables staffed by hospital personnel and a cooking demonstration. Liz Sulik, the Director of External Affairs […]

Queens Botanical Garden Visits RWA



Members of the Queens Botanical Garden recently visited the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s Environmentor Program. Dan Tainow, head of Queens Botanical Garden’s compost program, brought a new compost bin for students to use for composting their leftover scraps. The bin will be used by participants at the NYCHA Ocean Bay Community Center. In addition to the compost bin, Tainow also brought […]

SJEH Awards Hamburger With Service Award



St. John’s Episcopal Hospital volunteer, Ruth Hamburger, received the President’s Service Award for Volunteerism at an award ceremony hosted by the Retired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP). Hamburger, an office aide in the hospital’s Admitting Department, received the award for completing more than 4,000 hours of community service. Her responsibilities as an aide are to provide basic office support and […]

19 SJEH Docs Named in ‘Top Doctors’ Book



Nineteen physicians on the attending staff of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital made it into the 2008 28th edition of “Top Doctors: New York Metro Area,” a book compiled by Castle Connolly. This guidebook lists doctors by specialty selected, in part, on opinions solicited from physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. John Gupta, Chief Executive Officer of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, […]