Newly opened Rockaway YMCA to boost local economy
Photos by Raymond Liang for the YMCA

The YMCA has a new home by the sea. 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. The ceremony was originally scheduled a month before but postponed due to […]

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Chelsea Clinton helps with Sandy recovery during ‘Day of Action’ in the Rockaways
Photos courtesy of the Clinton Foundation

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 […]

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Donations help schools return to normalcy
THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

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 […]

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Top Brooklyn Businesswomen Event draws 500; Raises $3,500 for charity
BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photo by Ted Levin

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 […]

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New York Road Runners Youth Jamboree held
Photos Courtesy of the New York Road Runners The team at P.S. 197 in Far Rockaway received hand-knitted running caps

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 […]

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