In The Spotlight
Locals demanded faster action, and with some help, it seems as if their rallies and endless requests from a post-Sandy panicked peninsula, have finally been heard. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) agreed to fast track its Rockaway Reformulation Project to bring protection to the beach and the bay, making way for construction to begin in 2019 instead of 2020.
With additional funding secured by Senator Charles Schumer in February, and a meeting by Mayor Bill de Blasio with USACE in
Since 2008, Community Healthcare Associates (CHA) has been revitalizing existing, and constructing new, healthcare facilities resulting in job creation and preservation of community-based healthcare.
Now, with assistance from well-known local healthcare professional Dr. Mark Gelwan, they have brought that expertise to Rockaway and will be opening the Rockaway Medical Arts Complex on Beach 105th Street with a target date of summer 2018. Gelwan also runs the Center For Specialty Eye Care on
If you are walking through the halls of local middle school, Waterside School of Leadership in Rockaway Park, you may hear the sonorous notes of classical piano, drums and singing wafting from the classrooms like soft cotton buds blowing through the air. However don’t be fooled, most of these middle schools students were only introduced to the technical aspects of music just under a year ago, and with the help of ArtistYear AmeriCorps Fellow Ava Nazar, have begun their path to not just
Remember Ryan “Rockstar” Williams? Just under a year ago, The Rockaway Times (“Miracle Baby Inspires Family,” April 27, 2017), reported on how this little tyke’s mom and dad, took a gamble and won big, defying all odds of their now 19-month-old son surviving the birth defect of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).
In the face of a prenatal CDH diagnosis when Jean Williams was just 16 weeks pregnant, Brian and Jean Williams of Rockaway Park, decided to go ahead with the pregnancy, despite