In The Spotlight
Locals Lend Huge Helping Hand to Texas
On Saturday, August 27, Maria Sotolongo, her husband and her three kids, left their home on the west side of Houston, Texas, not knowing what Hurricane Harvey had in store. “We live right by the bayou. It’s my backyard. We knew we could be prone to flooding, but had never flooded before. What happened in Houston was historic flooding. My neighbors and I believe we were flooded in part because the dams were released. There were heavy rains when we left
While the courthouse and its plans for a medical center linger, one much-needed one is full speed ahead and looks as though it will be opening its doors by early next year.
According to Dr. Mark Gelwan, an ophthalmologist who spearheaded the project, the construction of the 60,000 square-foot, four-story Rockaway Medical Arts Complex on Beach 105th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard is nearing completion and has already leased spaces for physical therapy, an infusion center with specialty
BC Volunteer Fire Dept. Continues Tradition of ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’
The Rockaway Vollies is a special series by The Rockaway Times highlighting the amazing local nonprofit organizations and volunteers who freely give of their time and resources to help their neighbors, not just locally, but beyond.
Did you know that the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department & Ambulance Corp. (BCVFD) is one of the last nine remaining active volunteer fire departments in all of NYC?
Back in May 2014, a Kickstarter fundraising campaign was launched that boasted a modern campsite on the bay, inspired by the tent cities of Rockaway in the 1900s. A place where people could spend the night instead of making the trip back on the train after a day at the beach. At a time when the Rockaway Renaissance was picking up after Hurricane Sandy, the idea caught the attention of many and 236 people pledged more than $50,000 to help get the idea off the ground. The project was called Camp