MTA Says Winter No Problem For Bridges And Tunnels

Winter is just around the corner and MTA Bridges and Tunnels is prepped and ready to go. The agency has more than 6,000 tons of roadway deicer, a fleet of 76 snow vehicles and hundreds of snow-trained employees ready for whatever the winter may have in store for the seven bridges and two tunnels it operates in New York City. […]

National Grid Provides MGP Update

Community leaders met this week with representatives from National Grid to discuss the ongoing clean-up plans for the former coal gasification plant in Rockaway Park. National Grid has agreed to meet with members of Community Board 14, elected officials and other community leaders on a periodic basis to provide updates and discuss any questions or concerns that may arise during […]

EMS Assists Homeless Woman To Shelter

Songs Of The Season Brings Holiday Cheer At Addabbo FHC

Each year the Addabbo Family Health Center provides a special holiday treat for its youngest patients and their parents by hosting a holiday bash at the Knights of Columbus Hall. During this annual event guests are treated to a holiday meal, a visit from Santa and holiday entertainment. On Thursday, December 11, a troupe of youngsters from the RTC Children’s […]

US Census Bureau Is Hiring For 2009

The United States Census Bureau currently has positions available for recruitment assistants, crew leaders and field staff (Enumerators) for 2009. All interested individuals must be at least 18 years of age; have a valid social security number; complete 40 hours of paid training (nights and weekends); and pass a required written test. The Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation will hold […]

National Park Service Educational Weekend A Success

The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge hosted its quarterly program for children four years of age and older on Sunday, December 14. The program focused on the topic of winter. The visitor center overflowed with children who learned about hibernation, migration, trees without leaves and evergreens. Broad Channel residents, Julia Daudilen and Nancy O’Connor, along with Park Rangers Julia and Kayleigh, […]

Copper Wiring, Going… Going… Gone!

Weiner Says Shoppers Facing Many Woes

This year’s holiday season may be the worst for wallets, a recent study by Representatives Anthony Weiner and Carolyn Maloney shows. Before entering a store, or even going online to shop, consumers are being charged higher ATM surcharge fees as well as credit card and store credit card interest rates. Rates are up even though money is cheaper. The Federal […]

Rockaway’s Youngest Enjoy Breakfast With Santa

Many of Rockaway’s youngest residents turned out to have breakfast with Santa. The 100 Precinct Community Council hosted its annual “Breakfast with Santa” at the Lobster House on Saturday, December 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participating children had the opportunity to take a photo with Santa and they also received a present.

Rockaway Meets China On The M/V Rockaway Belle

M/V Rockaway Belle was launched in Nantong, China on November 29. The ship was named in honor of more than 70 Rockaway Beach residents, who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. Joseph E. Royce, Chairman, CEO and President of TBS International Limited and owner of the Rockaway Belle treated a group from Rockaway […]