NYPD honors Councilwoman Ariola with Civilian Commendation Award


During last week’s National Night Out festivities, the 100th Precinct of Rockaway Beach honored South Queens Councilwoman Joann Ariola with the NYPD Civilian Commendation Award for her efforts to improve the area’s “public safety, quality of life and police-community relations.”

Ariola, who first took office in early 2022, represents District 32, which encompasses the 100th Precinct’s neighborhoods of Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Neponsit, Rockaway Park and Roxbury, as well as Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park, West Hamilton Beach and Woodhaven.