Articles Tagged ‘Organizations’

Electeds Trying to Rescue the Public Purpose Fund

Roosevelt Island’s elected officials have written to the director of the New York State Authorities Budget Office (ABO) seeking a reversal of a decision that abolishes the community’s Public Purpose Fund.

Former RI Priest Under Fire in Bronx

Fr. Peter Miqueli, who served for several years at the Catholic Parish of St. Francis Cabrini on Roosevelt Island, has come under fire at his current parish in the Bronx.

Free Space Available for Islanders

Book clubs, parent groups, and other Islanders looking for a quiet place to meet now have a new option. The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) announced on February 8 that it would offer free community space to Roosevelt Island groups at the Cultural Center, located at 548 Main Street.

Moms on the Move

The Roosevelt Island Parents' Network's "Moms on the Move" group will trek to Four Freedoms Park Monday morning for a session of yoga and kids' play time.

Musicians Find Community and Freedom in Island Group

In a brightly lit room overlooking the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 11 musicians warm up their instruments and grouse good-naturedly about their chilly commutes. A flute player says she spent an hour traveling from Riverside. The group hopes their violinist, coming all the way from Long Island, will be able to make it through the snow. Despite the wintry weather, the musicians are excited to get down to business, tackling Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 4 (“Mozartiana”).

RIOC’s Renovations Displace Meetings

A dust-up between RIOC (Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation) and several of the Island’s religious groups has occurred over work at the Good Shepherd Chapel that the groups claim has damaged their property and, without adequate notice, forced them to move services.

RIRA Plan for Public Purpose Funds

Nine Roosevelt Island organizations will share in $100,000 of Public Purpose money, if the Board of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) accepts the recommendations voted on Wednesday night (November 11) by the Common Council of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA).

RIRA Recommends Public Purpose Grants

Nine Roosevelt Island organizations will share in $100,000 of Public Purpose money, if the Board of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) accepts the recommendations voted on last week by the Common Council of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA).

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