October 31, 2003 RSS feed / Community

Bloomberg Supports Sanders At Rally

Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg (center) came to Far Rockaway on Thursday for a tour of the neighborhood and to show support for City Councilman James Sanders, Jr. More...

City Council Seeks To Extend Private Bus Pact

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With the prospect of a disruption of private bus service in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx on January 1, Queens City Council representatives and Borough President Helen Marshall gathered at Queens Borough Hall on October 23 to announce the introducti More...

Sanders Gives Money to Addabbo Health Center

The Joseph P. Addabo Family Health Center has to announced that $260 thousand of council-manic funds obtained by Council member James Sanders Jr. More...

Digital Photography Corner By Jeff Berman

Getting Started In Digital Photography

Jeff Berman studied fine art and composition for 12 years at the Art Students League in Manhattan and the Brooklyn Museum Art School. He received numerous scholarships at the ASL. More...

Ecowatchers Help To Clean Bay of Abandoned Boats

Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers More...

Group Helps You Help Others For The Holidays

One local group is working to pair needy families with organizations, school classes, individuals, or families that are looking to help others through the holidays. More...

Local Farmers ‘Squash’ Competition Again

A family of Arverne agriculturalists took home prizes for their impressive crops at the Harvest Fair 2003 presented by Green Thumb, the New York City Parks and Recreation Department More...

Angela Rose Turns One

Angela Rose Mill More...

Santos Joins ‘Big John’

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Promoted To Sergeant

Bruce N. Hunte has been selected for promotion to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. More...

M.S. 53’s Banking Program

Veteran math teacher Regina Edwards is teaching a special math class at MS 53. "Banking on our future" is introducing students to the intricacies of banking. More...

Luncheon to Honor Washington Hotel Innkeepers

At its Annual Donor Luncheon at the Washington Hotel on Thursday, November 6, 2003, Vivian Schneider and Elaine Mittman will be honored. More...

Halloween Party

At Fort Tilden

The National Park Service, along with the Rockaway Artists Alliance and the Rockaway Theatre Company, will hold its annual Halloween Party this year on Friday October 31 in Fort Tilden. More...

Riis Park Bathhouse to Reopen

Congressman Anthony Weiner has announced the final phase in reopening the Riis Park Bathhouse. The construction will include renovations on the bathhouse More...

Arverne Teenager Is Missing

Monifa Jones-Pierce has been missing for two months. She ran away from home in Arverne on August 29. Monifa is fourteen years old, 5 More...

Paddleballers Take Court In Byrne Tournament

The first annual Jimmy Byrne More...

Are You On This List?

If So, The IRS Has Money For You

The IRS has a number of undeliverable checks made out in the names of local residents. If you are on this list, contact the IRS immediately either by phone, or on the agency More...

The RDRC Community Update

Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation More...

A Wave Election Special

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Senator Smith Hosts Predatory Lending Panel

State Senator Malcolm Smith, left, hosted a meeting on predatory lending, last week. Lois Booker Williams from the State Attorney General More...

Student Records To Be Available On Internet

In November, a Pilot project will be launched that will give some parents at Far Rockaway High School access to student-specific information on the Department of Education (DOE) website. More...

Group Helps You Help Others For The Holidays

One local group is working to pair needy families with organizations, school classes, individuals, or families that are looking to help others through the holidays. More...

Annual Gala for Peninsula Hospital Center

Peninsula Hospital Center held its annual gala at the Sands Country Club last weekend. Pictured are Nadia Murphy, Beverly Baxter and Robert & Phyliss Levine. More...

Pheffer Urges Use of

WTC Health Registry

Assemblywoman Pheffer has provided an update (as provided by the City of New York More...

Chamber Of Commerce Thanks The Wave

Barbara Morris, of West End Realty, presents Wave Publisher Susan B. Locke with a plaque, thanking The Wave for sponsoring the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce 6th Annual Golf Tournament. Morris is a past president of the Chamber. More...

Astoria Homicide Committed By Arverne Man

An Arverne resident, reportedly outraged that his former girlfriend had found a new lover, shot and killed a Bronx man in Astoria last Saturday. More...

Costumed Kids March For Halloween

That More...

Seats Going Quickly For Juvenile Diabetes Fundraiser

Juvenile Diabetes is a growing problem in Rockaway as well as in the nation as a whole. More...

Evac Planners Visit But Community Is No-Show

What is the New York Bight, and how could a hurricane landing in Atlantic City spell disaster for Rockaway and Broad Channel? Only about a dozen residents showed up to hear the answers to those questions and others, last week. More...

Beach 93 Street Renamed In Honor Of Captain Walter Hynes

A portion of Beach 93 Street at Shore Front Parkway was renamed last Saturday in honor of fallen Fire Captain Walter G. Hynes, who died on September 11, 2001. Pictured, residents and firefighters honor the Pledge of Allegiance. More...

‘Broadway Bound’

The Bayswater Players will perform Neil Simon More...

Bocker Baby Born

Donald and Kelly Bocker are the proud parents of a baby girl, Bri More...

Graduates From AIT

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PHC Discusses Updates With JASA

Robert V. Levine, President and Chief Executive Officer at Peninsula Hospital Center (PHC) recently visited the JASA program at the Roy Reuther Senior Center. More...

Group Helps You Help Others For The Holidays

One local group is working to pair needy families with organizations, school classes, individuals, or families that are looking to help others through the holidays. More...

Meeting To Address 9/11, Flight 587

A community meeting will be held to ask local residents about their needs for counseling services regarding the aftermath of Flight 587 and Sept More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Because the future holds many uncertainties, people often do all they can to control and prepare for what lies ahead; we save money in deferred compensation programs like 401k More...

Sanitation Changes for Election Day

The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that there will be no garbage or recycling collection and no street cleaning in observance of Election Day, Tuesday November 4. More...

Captain Salowski Takes Reins Of 101 Precinct

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On October 6, a new era began at the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway, when Captain Walter Salowski took over as its commanding officer. For almost a year before his promotion, Captain Salowski served as the precinct More...

RAA Fundraiser Draws Hundreds To The Beach Club

The Rockaway Artists Alliance held its annual fundraiser at the Beach Club last weekend, drawing hundreds of politicians, artists and community activists. Pictured, Mary and Dan Mundy at the dinner. All photos by Denis Macrae. More...

Job Fair at JHS 198

The Arverne Action Association will hold a job fair at Junior High School 198 on Thursday, November 6 at 7p.m. A panel of professionals will be available to direct you on the right path to success for your next career opportunity. More...

Annual Jamaica Bay

Lecture Series Nov. 5

The National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area is pleased to announce its annual Lecture Series. This year More...

Beach Channel Gears Up For Peninsula Battle

At 3-1 overall in midseason, the Beach Channel Dolphins were rolling along under new head coach Victor Nazario. The Dolphins were in the playoff hunt until their loss at home against Bayside. More...

The Rockaway Irregular by Stuart W. Mirsky

in my last column, I raised the issue of the weak Republican organization in New York City  and in Rockaway, and what might happen should the proposal to eliminate party endorsements on election ballots (so- called "non-parti More...


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