Historical Photos of Long Island



In the case of Long Island, both words are key. Long Island is long— 118 miles. Its widest distance is 23 miles. And it is an island, the largest in the continental United States. Long Island comprises four counties, two that are boroughs of New York City (Brooklyn and Queens) and two that contain suburbs of the city (Nassau and […]

EMS Workers Join Memorial Ride



Once again May 17 through May 24 is designated as EMS Week, during which the nation recognizes EMS workers’ dedication to service. It is also a time during which EMS workers remember those who have fallen in the line of duty. Four members of Rockaway’s EMS station participated in the EMS memorial bicycle ride, which began in Tarrytown, NY and […]

Managed Care Assistance Now Available In Neponsit



To better serve the western end of the peninsula, the managed care specialist of the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (JCCRP), Kathy Rosenberg, will be stationed at the West End Temple, 147-02 Newport Avenue, Neponsit, on the first and third Fridays of each month, starting June 19, from 10 a.m. – noon. She will assist people who need […]

Rockaway Walks Program



A coalition of Rockaway health providers led by Councilman James Sanders Jr., is kicking off the Third Annual Rockaway Walks, a healthy lifestyle walking initiative. The initiative is designed to encourage people to adopt healthy lifestyles by making it a community-wide effort. The kickoff event will also feature a light, healthy breakfast and free screenings for high blood pressure. The […]

Summer Means Carnival Time



Rides, food, prizes, games and fun – if it’s summer, it must be carnival time. Reithoffer Shows took up residence in the parking lot near the beach from Beach 9 to Beach 15 Streets on Seagirt Boulevard, bringing with it excitement for children and adults. The carnival, which opened last weekend, will be in town through June 14.

NYC Remains Safest Big City In America



Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly this week announced that New York City remains the safest big city in America, according to the FBI’s Crime in the United States, the preliminary Uniform Crime Report for 2008. The report shows that violent crime decreased by four percent in New York City during 2008, outpacing a national decline. […]

Pheffer Welcomes New SUNY Chancellor



Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer welcomed Dr. Nancy Zimpher, the newly appointed Chancellor of the State University of New York, to Albany. Dr. Zimpher most recently served as the President of the University of Cincinnati (UC), an urban research university with 16 colleges, an academic medical and research center with an annual $1 billion budget. Dr. Zimpher spearheaded development of UC21: […]

Children’s Garden Sprouts at First Congregational



Local Firefighter Awarded On Medal Day



Barry Brandes was the second Rockaway resident and firefighter to be honored at last week’s New York City Fire Department Annual Medal Day, an event in which firefighters across the city are recognized for their bravery in the line of duty. Battalion 41 Chief Barry W. Brandes was off duty on July 15, 2008 as he walked the beach near […]

P.S. 215Q All ‘Fired Up’ During Fire Safety Presentation



P.S. 215Q students were all “fired up” to attend the FDNY Fire Safety Education event being presented at their school. Each student entered a speciallydesigned mobile unit to help reinforce how to prevent and escape from fires.