A Joyful Piece of Cooking Advice



An aspiring Rockaway writer had fears of sharing her recent illness with readers and didn’t think people would ever want to read her story or her advice. A few years ago, Joy Feldman was sick with an autoimmune disease, a sickness in which the body attacks itself. After her son was born, she had extreme pain in the joints and […]

Easter Activities Planned At First Congregational



The religious community at First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach is looking forward to a prayerful and enjoyable conclusion to the Easter season, beginning this weekend, a church spokesperson says. On Sunday, April 5, at 11 a.m., the Covenant Players will lead a dramatic Palm Sunday worship service. Fresh palm fronds will be distributed. All from the community are invited […]

RWA Explores New Gardening Ideas



Environmentors explored new ideas of gardening and growing food locally in the Environmentor After School program. RWA Environmental Justice Educator, Lemanja Brown, led students in a series of activities to help students design their own gardens while learning of the numerous benefits and the power that comes with being able to sustainably grow food. Students began by exploring the concept […]

Congressman Anthony Weiner Seeks To Aid Middle Class



With looming economic and social challenges facing working Americans, the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on the Middle Class today met with leaders from the White House Middle Class Task Force in a round-table discussion about innovative steps to improve the living standards of middle class Americans. Jared Bernstein, executive director of the White House Middle Class Task Force, and Terrell McSweeny, […]

DA Brown Sponsors ‘Say No To Violence’



Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and many of his assistants and staff members toured nine New York City public schools in Far Rockaway, Queens, this week in celebration of the community’s annual “Say No to Violence” week. The week-long event recognizes the community’s efforts to prevent youth and gun violence. On Tuesday, March 24, the District Attorney joined former […]

Weiner Pushes For Timely Mammogram Testing



Sanders To Host Meeting On Day Care Centers



Councilman James Sanders Jr. and the Ad-Hoc Committee to save Day Care Centers in Rockaway will host an emergency meeting on Monday, April 6, 2009 at 6:30 p.m., at the Goldie Maple Academy, located at 365 Beach 57 Street. Recently, day care providers in Rockaway contacted Councilman Sanders to voice their concern that the cuts to the program proposed by […]

First Congregational Hosts 92nd Annual St. Patrick’s Tea



It is believed to be the oldest, continuously celebrated community event in Rockaway. The tradition continued last weekend, as members of the First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach and their friends of all faiths joined together for the 92nd Annual St. Patrick’s Tea. This festival of all things Gaelic, including the sounds of Irish music, the serving of delicious tea […]

Graduation Ceremony For 34 New Paramedics



Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta today presided over a graduation ceremony for 34 paramedics at FDNY headquarters in Brooklyn. The graduates have undergone rigorous training programs at the Emergency Medical Service Academy and will be assigned to various EMS stations throughout the city. “A city this dynamic and this strong depends on people who are willing […]

SJEH Hosted National Doctor’s Day



St. John’s Episcopal Hospital observed National Doctors’ Day on Monday, March 30, 2009. More than 150 doctors attended a breakfast and received door prizes and giveaways. St. John’s has more than 400 attendings on its medical staff, who are dedicated to providing quality patient care and medical excellence.