The Child Center of NY

2019-11-08 E-Edition

Think Globally, Act Locally

Volunteers Clean the Shoreline at Dubos Point

Members of the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and the Northeast Chapter of the American Littoral Society paid homage to Dr. Rene Dubos’ now-famous phrase “think globally, act locally” this weekend, removing more than 1,200 pounds of trash and other marine debris from the wildlife sanctuary named in his honor on Saturday, Nov. 2. The Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary, an oft-overlooked […]

Community Comes Together For SJEH

Donations help St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Purchase $20,000 Giraffe Incubator Carestation

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital will be purchasing a new Giraffe Incubator Carestation thanks to the generosity of the hospital staff and their families, a board member and his employer, faithful donors, Angels on the Bay, and the community at large. According to Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Donald Morrish, MD, MMM, the addition of the […]

Flight 587 Memorial On Nov. 12


For the 18th year since the tragic crash of Flight 587 in Belle Harbor, the families, and friends of those who perished that day will come together at the Beach 116th Street Memorial on Nov. 12. On Nov. 12, 2001, American Airlines Flight 587 fell from the sky, taking the lives of five Rockaway residents on the ground, as well […]

How To Save A Life

Emergency Overdose Reversal

Statistically, 130 Americans die everyday from opioid overdose. The results are so alarming that Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS) took action by hosting a free of cost Naloxone Training Session on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Peninsula Library on Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The Dynamic Youth Counseling (DYC) were also […]

Support Your Local Police

There’s a reason that New York City is the safest big city in the nation, and it’s because the men and women of the NYPD keeps it that way. Despite the Mayor and the City Council Speaker taking bows for the latest crime statistics, it’s the cops on the street who keep the peace. However, despite helping to drive crime […]

The Good Ol’ MTA Days

Dear Editor: Riding the old 1904 subway cars between Times Square and 96th Street was a great way to celebrate the 115th Anniversary NYC Subway System! On Oct. 27, 1904, the Interborough Rapid Transit Company opened the first subway line. It ran nine miles from City Hall uptown on the eastside across 42nd Street (today’s 42nd Street Shuttle) to Times […]

Farewell Dear Friend

Dear Editor: On Oct. 18, Bill Hanson died and took a bit of Rockaway with him. We lost one of our best and I lost one of my best friends. Bill was a great mentor, a dedicated family man, and a fantastic cook. He was taken from us way too soon. Bill and his wife Nancy started Roxbury Mills and […]

RISE’s Shore Corps Program


The high school participants in the Shore Corps program at Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity (RISE), formerly Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, have had an exciting and busy start to the school year. Shore Corps, an internship program for local high school students, currently has over 40 participants. As part of the program, interns learn about environmental and social justice issues […]