May 28, 2004 RSS feed / Community

Bicycle Classic At Rockaway On June 6

The first annual Rockaway Beach Classic Bicycle Race, sponsored by Arverne by the Sea, will be held on the peninsula on June 6, according to an announcement by Team Squiggle and the United States Cycling Foundation (USCF). More...

Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon For Arverne By The Sea

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg celebrated the grand opening of Arverne by the Sea, New York More...

Far Rockaway With 3 Pageant Finalists

Three Far Rockaway young women have been chosen as State Finalists in the Miss New York American Teen and Coed Pageant. Victoria Harding, Chigozie Anyanwu and Trisha Williams will compete in the pageant on August 20 and 21 in the Rye Town Hilton. More...

Buckley’s To Kennedy’s Run Benefits Charity

More than 700 runners participated on a bright Sunday afternoon on May 23 to participate in the 24th Annual Buckley More...

Drawing On Science by Steve Yaeger

I get all kinds of science questions from my grandkids, nephews, and nieces and the other day one of my nephews asked, "Are there any animals that don More...

Play And Sports Mobile Comes To Rockaway

City Councilman Joe Addabbo has announced that the New York City Parks and Recreation More...

Hadassah Holds Heart Luncheon At Beach Club

Pictured, left to right: Marilyn Blicksilver, Fay Cohen, Dr. Geraldine M. Chapey, City Councilman Joseph Addabbo and Renee Freeman. More...

St. Saviour Honor Induction Ceremony

On Friday night, March 5th, Saint Saviour High School inducted 31 of its 86 seniors into their Mother Mary Myles Chapter of the National Honor Society. More...

Weiner Hosts Queens Government Jobs Fair

Representative Anthony Weiner talks to Queens residents at his Homeland Security Job Fair. More...

Three Get Maced At Beach Channel High School

A school safety officer and two female students were sprayed with Mace in an altercation between seven girls at Beach Channel High School last Friday afternoon. More...

Harry Passes NYS Bar Exam

Alexis Harry, a June 2003 graduate of Harvard Law School, has passed the New York State Bar Exam. The daughter of Dennis and Brenda Harry of Far Rockaway, Alexis is now an attorney working in New York City. More...

Greer Completes AF Basic

Air Force Airman Dimetrious A. Greer has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

JASA Names New Executive Board

The Jewish Association For Services For The Aged (JASA) Roy Reuther Senior Center celebrated the installation of its new executive board on Wednesday, May 19 with a party. More...

Pheffer Holds "CashPoint" Hearing

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that the Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection, along with the Assembly Committee on Banks is holding a public hearing to discuss issues regarding the suspension of CashPoint More...

Officer Valentino Retires From 101 Precinct

Congratulations to 101 Precinct Community Affairs Unit Police Officer Michael Valentino who worked his final tour for the NYPD this week. More...

Personal Watercraft Ban Continues

The National Park Service has a familiar message for Jet Ski and Sea-Doo owners this year More...

PHC Hosts Stroke Screening

Contributing Editor

Every 45 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. Every three minutes a stroke victim dies. Strokes are the third largest cause of death and are a leading cause of disability in this country. More...

Pheffer: Prohibit ‘Universal Default’

Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

Takes First Place in Heritage Contest

0 Belinda Rosen, a fourth grader at P.S. More...

Beach Channel Poem In Your Pocket Day

Students throughout the city were encouraged to carry their favorite poem in their pocket last week. Among the enthusiastic participants at Beach Channel High School were, left to right: Ms. More...

Stalled School Bus Blocks Beach 116 Street Traffic

A School Bus with special education students, owned by the Jo-Lo Bus Company, stalled in the middle of the Beach 116 Street shopping area on Monday afternoon, effective blocking the street for some time. More...

Mayor Officially Opens Arverne By The Sea

Those who said that nothing good would ever come of the Arverne Urban Renewal Area and that even if something were built, nobody would live there were proven wrong last Tuesday, when the first 27 new homes in the Arverne By The Sea project officially More...

NY/NJ Baykeeper Launches Free Pumpout Boat

Doing the right thing by the environment just got easier for many recreational boaters on Jamaica Bay as a brand new sewage pumpout boat, which provides the service free of charge, was launched last week. More...

Boat Ramp Re-Opens At Beach Channel High School

The Broad Channel Volies were the first to trailer down the refurbished Beach Channel High School boat ramp last Friday afternoon More...

Bradley Appears With Gandolfini, Winslet

P.S. 106 student Charliesa Bradley is currently acting in the film More...

Cedarhurst Spring Festival Postponed

Due to inclement weather and conflicting community events, the Second Annual Cedarhurst Spring Festival is now scheduled for Sunday, June 13, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Chestnut Street (Restaurant Row) between Spruce and Cedarhurst. More...

Entertainment Set For Rockaway Museum Fundraiser

Two of the most popular entertainers in Rockaway will perform at the gala fundraiser for the Rockaway Museum, which will be held at Pier 92 Restaurant at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 13. More...

Riis Park Opening Celebration

Jacob Riis Park officially opens for the summer 2004 season on Saturday, May 29. To mark the opening, the National Park Service will be hosting a day of "fun in the sun" from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Far Rock Native Marries Life Partner

A former Far Rockaway woman has married her life partner under a new Massachusetts law that permits same-sex marriages. More...

Jeffrey Graduates York

Far Rockaway resident Renee Jeffrey is receiving her B.A. in Psychology from York College. The daughter of Oslin and LaVerne Jeffrey, and sister of Janessa Jeffrey, Renee plans to pursue her Masters in Social Work. More...

Lone Rockaway Representative on New CEC

The results of the recently-held election process for nine parent members of the District 27 Community Education Councils (CEC) are in and only one Rockaway resident has made the cut. More...

Bicycle Classic At Rockaway On June 6

The first annual Rockaway Beach Classic Bicycle Race, sponsored by Arverne by the Sea, will be held on the peninsula on June 6, according to an announcement by Team Squiggle and the United States Cycling Foundation (USCF). More...

Jeffrey Graduates York

Far Rockaway resident Renee Jeffrey is receiving her B.A. in Psychology from York College. The daughter of Oslin and LaVerne Jeffrey, and sister of Janessa Jeffrey, Renee plans to pursue her Masters in Social Work. More...

Raphael Graduates Manhattanville

Katelyn Raphael of Belle Harbor received a Bachelor More...

McCabe Makes News At Buffalo

SUNY student and Rockaway resident Alison T. McCabe has been nominated for an award in her American Foreign Policy class. The award is only given to students who demonstrate a superior academic performance in the discipline. More...

DeCecco Accepted to CSU

Frank DeCecco has been accepted into the professional veterinary medical program at Colorado State University for the Fall 2004 semester. More...

Church Event Angers Community Residents

A religious event held last Saturday on Beach 90 and Beach 92 Street has attracted a lot of criticism from local residents and business owners. More...

The Citizen’s Police Academy Report

What gets a cop fired? Drug use, stupidity, laziness and greed More...

Rockaholics At The Irish Circle

The Rockaholics will be appearing at the Irish Circle on Saturday, May 29 at 11 p.m. The band will be performing music from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Pearl Jam to classic rock. More...

Addabbo To Protest Rockaway Library Cuts

Proposed cuts in library service in his district prompts Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. to schedule rallies at 32nd Council District libraries. Rallies will take place at the following branch library sites in Rockaway: May 28 More...

Rockaway Postmaster Honors Dance Studio

The Rockaway Postmaster recently honored Julie Fazio of the Fazio Dance Studio with the second day unveiling of the Famous Choreographers stamp. More...

St. Francis De Sales School News

The children at St. Francis de Sales recently reenacted the Passion of Our Lord. The cast consisted of approximately 35 sixth, seventh and eighth graders. More...

P.S 183 Students Wins Music Competition

A group of P.S. 183 students have won the Music Memory Champions competition at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Five member panels of second, third, fourth and fifth grade students from around the five boroughs competed in the event. More...

‘Still Pitching,’ A Memoir Of Growing Up In Rockaway

A Wave Review By Howard Schwach

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