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Newly opened Rockaway YMCA to boost local economy
Newly opened Rockaway YMCA to boost local economy
South Angy Altamirano 3/18/2014 at 10:37AM

The YMCA of Greater New York celebrated the opening of its new branch, Rockaway YMCA at Arverne by the Sea, on March 14 during a ribbon cutting with local elected officials and community leaders.

Chelsea Clinton helps with Sandy recovery during ‘Day of Action’ in the Rockaways
Chelsea Clinton helps with Sandy recovery during ‘Day of Action’ in the Rockaways
South Maggie Hayes 10/28/2013 at 5:00PM

The Clintons joined the ongoing Sandy recovery in a “Day of Action” in the Rockaways. Chelsea Clinton and hundreds of volunteers visited Brookville Park, Rockaway Park, P.S. 197 and homes in Far Rockaway on Saturday to revitalize the damaged communities. This is the fifth Day of Action, which has brought in volunteers from all over [...]

Donations help schools return to normalcy
Donations help schools return to normalcy
Southeast Maggie Hayes 12/24/2012 at 1:09PM

Their Christmas gift came in the form of a check. Councilmember James Sanders once again provided his district’s schools with his yearly donation of $2 million. “We are in the midst of a series of tragedies so great that they seem to undermine the very notion of a holiday season,” said Sanders. “But in the [...]

Top Brooklyn Businesswomen Event draws 500; Raises $3,500 for charity
Top Brooklyn Businesswomen Event draws 500; Raises $3,500 for charity
Networking Events Queens Courier Staff 6/25/2012 at 12:12PM

BY HEATHER J. CHIN, DENISE ROMANO & HELEN KLEIN It was a glamorous and glittering scene, as The Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator honored influential Brooklyn businesswomen whose major achievements and participation in many community activities throughout the years have helped the borough grow. The papers’ first annual Top Brooklyn Businesswomen Networking Awards Dinner was [...]

New York Road Runners Youth Jamboree held
New York Road Runners Youth Jamboree held
Education & Kids Steve Mosco 11/01/2011 at 12:15PM

The leaves are falling, but the kids are still running. The New York Road Runners (NYRR) Youth Jamboree kicked into high gear at the Armory in Washington Heights on October 23 – and family fun was had by all as kids participated in a variety of track and field events including relays, runs, long jump [...]

NYRR holds Youth Jamboree
News Steve Mosco 10/25/2010 at 12:00AM

Even as the autumn weather rolls in, track and field stars from across the city tightened the laces on their running shoes for another New York Road Runners (NYRR) Youth Jamboree at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island on Saturday, October 16. Best known for organizing the ING New York City Marathon, NYRR began providing youth [...]

Students ‘say no to violence’
News Toni Cimino 4/02/2009 at 12:00AM

District Attorney Richard A. Brown and many of his assistants and staff members toured nine city public schools in Far Rockaway this week in celebration of the community’s annual “Say No to Violence” week. On Tuesday, March 24, the DA joined former Mayor David Dinkins in speaking to third, fourth and fifth grade children at [...]

It’s Arverne with a ‘Y’
News Victor G. Mimoni 11/16/2006 at 12:00AM

Thursday, November 9 marked a watershed for south Queens, with groundbreaking on a 30,000 square foot home for a new YMCA as part of a massive $1.4 billion real estate development in Arverne, at Beach 77th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Congress-member Anthony Weiner and others praised the project as “Serving the [...]

After-school programs get $3.8M boost
News 7/13/2006 at 12:00AM

The new city budget includes $3.8 million for The After-School Corporation (TASC) which assists more than 130 community-based organizations and strives to guarantee free accessibility to quality after-school programs for every child. Although not an actual after-school provider, TASC, established in 1998, apportions money so that after-school programs can continue to stay in operation. In [...]

Spelling Bee Winners Flourish Across The Borough
2/01/2001 at 12:00AM

District 27: First Place Angela Ramdhanny, M.S. 53, eighth grade Second Place David Kalos, P.S. 197, fifth grade District 28: First Place Snigbba Sur, P.S. 175 Second Place Shawn Clauther, J.H.S. 217 District 29: First Place Roseanne Schanehall, I.S. 109, sixth grade Second Place Tamisha Smith, P.S. 36, fifth grade District 30: First Place LaTroy [...]