A collaborative effort by Far Rockaway High School (FRHS) cheerleaders and faculty from the Queens High School for Information and Research (QIRT) to feed the hungry resulted in a recent #Hashtag Lunchbag event in which needy individuals were provided with free lunches. Members of the FRHS cheerleading squad eagerly packed brown bags with fruit, juice and baked goodies during a […]
Although the weather might be getting chillier, and the growing season is drawing to a close, there is still time to get your share of local organic vegetables brought to you by Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA). For three Wednesdays (Nov. 29, Dec. 6, and Dec. 13), from 4-7 p.m., RWA is selling shares of vegetables grown in Rockaway by local […]
Nearly 500 runners came out in the unseasonably balmy weather on Tuesday, Nov. 21 to compete in the Annual FDNY Turkey Trot; a 5K run that sees participants run, jog or walk from the Broad Channel Athletic Club (BCAC) to the Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge (and back) to raise money for the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation. The […]
A recent public notice from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regarding the cleanup of a brownfield site at the Belle Harbor Shopping Center has elicited questions on the part of one community member, who’s asking for details on the upcoming project. Community Board 14 member Danny Ruscillo reached out to the agency in a November email inquiring about a […]
Channel View High School believes in giving back to the community. This year, juniors at Channel View continue the tradition of visiting Neponsit Adult Health Care Center. Ms. Douglas and students from her “crew” class – students divided into groups of about 15, called “crews,” that meet daily with a teacher and stay together for several years — will continue […]
Edward J. Broderick died Nov. 17.
Dear Editor: I am writing to express my concern for water safety and the proposed Williams Transco Pipeline, which may affect the Rockaway waterfront. Governor Cuomo and people of the Rockaways, Brooklyn and Staten Island need to join forces and take stronger measures against environmental hazards and promote sustainability and clean energy. As a Rockaway resident, like many, on Oct. […]
Dear Editor: Please forward to Paula DiGioia (aka The Glorified Tomato); Many thanks for your informative article on the new Organics Program. I learned more from your piece than all the information issued by the Dept. of Sanitation! Now if we can only purchase compostable bags somewhere, at a reasonable price, the program may really take off. Thanks again. EDWARD […]