RIRA Council Makes a Fresh Start

Written by Dick Lutz. Posted in Volume 35, Issue 5 - November 8, 2014

Voters in Tuesday’s Residents Association election seemed to be responding to President Jeff Escobar’s plea for a calmer, more purposeful Common Council.

Deli Renovating

Written by Briana Warsing. Posted in Volume 35, Issue 5 - November 8, 2014

M&D Deli is getting a much-needed facelift – a renovation to be completed before the new year.

RICC Wants Big Turnout 12/8

Written by Briana Warsing. Posted in Volume 35, Issue 6 - November 22, 2014

As preparations for Cornell NYC Tech continue south of the Queensboro Bridge, the Roosevelt Island Community Coalition (RICC) continues to represent resident concerns and interests.

Junior Tennis

Posted in Volume 35, Issue 5 - November 8, 2014

Two Roosevelt Island teens won coveted Jacob Javitz scholarships through  the New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) this year.

Adventures Off-Island

Written by Sara Maher. Posted in Volume 35, Issue 5 - November 8, 2014

There’s a chill in the air, but don’t hibernate until you’ve had a little fall fun (and maybe a feast!).

Briefly...

• The PS/IS 217 PTA is working hard at raising money for the school. There’s a Thanksgiving Pie Sale in progress (and who doesn’t need a Thanksgiving pie?). To get in on the fun (and food), go to tinyurl.com/217pies. Last day to order – Monday, November 17.

Meantime, PS/IS 217’s Direct Fall Appeal raised over $45,000, with a 42% rate of participation. The Halloween Carnival brought in $5,000.

And one final reach for funds: Islanders who shop on Amazon.com can enter the shopping site through www.217pta.com, and the school will receive a percent cut on the purchases.

• Coler Hospital will get $181 million in Sandy relief funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. A flood wall will be built to protect critical parts of the building, and a generator will be replaced. The funds also cover electrical work already completed. The funding is part of a $1.6 billion package obtained by the City for its Health and Hospitals Corporation.

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