July 2, 2004 RSS feed / Community

Chamber, PHC Host Rockaway Kids For Safety Breakfast

The Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways and Peninsula Hospital Center teamed up last Tuesday morning for a Safety Breakfast that was held at the Beach Club. More...

Community Council Dinner Cruise

The 100th Precinct Community Council More...

Dancing Under the Stars Set For Tuesdays

Dancing under the Stars is back in the Rockaway More...

Far Rockaway Class Of 1954 Holds 50th Reunion

The Far Rockaway High School graduating class of 1954 held its 50th reunion on Friday, June 11 at Terrace On The Park at Flushing Meadow. More...

Awning Program ForBusiness Owners

The Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways recently received a grant from New York State that allows all Chamber members to purchase new fabric for their awnings at only half the price. More...

Local Cops Prize At International Music Festival

Neponsit resident Daniel Mulvanerty was a winner at the recent New York International Music Festival. More...

Spedale Becomes Merchant Marine

Seafarer Damian Spedale of Belle Harbor is a new member of the United States Merchant Marines after graduating from the Unlicensed Apprentice Program at the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education in Piney Point, Maryland. More...

Zahir Named All-American Scholar

The United States Achievement Academy has named Sadia Fatima Zahir of Far Rockaway as an All-American Scholar. Zahir, who attends M.S. 53 (The Brian Piccolo School), was nominated for the national award by educator John K. More...

Getfield Named Valedictorian

Kareen Getfield has been named the Valedictorian for the graduating class of the Active Learning Prep School (ALPS), a gifted program at M.S. 180. More...

Rockaway HS Principals Feel DOE Axe

With the school year just ended on Monday, Chancellor Joel Klein announced this week that 45 principals had either been fired or demoted, including the principal of Far Rockaway High School, the former principal of Beach Channel High School and at le More...

Parks: No ‘Critical’ Lifeguard Shortage

"There is no critical lifeguard shortage in Rockaway," Parks Department spokesperson Margaret Johnson angrily told The Wave on Thursday morning in response to a story the paper did last week citing statistics from City Councilman Joseph Add More...

‘Rescue Me’ Impacts West End Community

A new cable television show, More...

RMAC Hosts ‘The Mikado’ As First ‘Sunset Picnic’

The Rockaway Music And Arts Council (RMAC) hosted its first More...

Lots Of Locals Graduate From Xavier High School

Xavier High School More...

SJEH Doctor Funds New MRI For Hospital

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Long Beach Hosts Free Summer Concert Series

The popular Long Beach Summer Seaside Concert Series will return beginning July 3. The series presents three free concerts at rotating beach locations along the boardwalk each week. More...

Summer School Sites Set For Rockaway Peninsula

A number of Rockaway schools have been designated as summer school sites for local students in grades 4 to 8 who must attend the summer session. All of the schools will run from July 6 through August 11, from 8 a.m. More...

City To Target Illegal Amusement Rides

The New York City Departments of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and Buildings (DOB) have announced that inspectors from both agencies will step-up enforcement this summer against unlicensed amusement rides at summer street fairs, block parties, and festivals More...

Brown Delivers To Church Of God

Charles Ferguson, a driver for United Parcel Service (UPS), delivered a donation from UPS to Nesly Jean-Baptiste, administrator for the Church of God Christian Academy. More...

Carey Sings At Shea To Open Subway Series

Petty Officer 3rd Class Laura Carey, formerly of Belle Harbor, will sing both the "Star Spangled Banner" and "America" at Shea Stadium this weekend to open the "Subway Series" between the New York Yankees and the New York Mets.Carey, who now lives in More...

Council To Mayor: Protect Protester’s Rights

The City Council voted overwhelmingly last week in favor of the right to demonstrate at Republican National Convention. More...

Precinct Council Suspended For Summer

The Executive Board of the 100th Precinct Community Council unanimously voted to suspend the regular membership meetings of July and August. More...

Parks Department Sport Mobile To Visit Rockaway

The Sport Mobile, a van containing lots of equipment for use by local youth, will be visiting Rockaway and a number of other local communities in the coming week. More...

Harrison Gets Humanitarian Award For Iraq Action

Arverne resident Victor Harrison poses with two citations he recently received for his actions as a civilian Department of Defense employee in Iraq. More...

Local Man Gets 18 Years For Sexual Assault

A Rockaway man who stabbed, sexually assaulted and permanently blinded a female relative who was visiting him was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the vicious attack. More...

Big Band Tribute The Rockaway Music And Arts Council will be presenting "A Tribute To The Big Bands" on Sunday, July 11 at Fort Tilden. The Danny Vincent Orchestra will recreate the music of Glenn Miller, the Dorsey More...

Lindsey Hanglow Turns One!

Lindsey Elizabeth Hanglow will celebrate her first birthday on June 25 at home with her family and friends in Rockaway Beach. Lindsey More...

Keller Receives Communion

Courtney Elizabeth Keller, daughter of Michael and Julanne Keller, received her First Holy Communion at St. Camillus Church on May 15. A reception was held at Kennedy More...

Locals Make Quinnipiac Dean’s List

Shaun Din and John McGovern of Rockaway Park have been named to Quinnipiac University More...

Beach Club Presents Flags To PS 114 Students

Belle Harbor Principal Brian O More...

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Fourteen students from the St. Francis de Sales class of 2004 received a total of twenty scholarships. More...

Pheffer Assaults Shaken Baby Syndrome

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced Assembly passage of legislation that she supported requiring hospitals and birth centers to request that maternity patients and fathers view a video presentation on the dangers of shaking infants (A. More...

Republicans To Hold Party For Bush The Rockaway Republicans will be hosting a party for President Bush on Thursday, July 15 at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. More...

Rockaway Rotary Club Hosts Installation Dinner

The Rockaway Rotary Club held its annual Installation Dinner on Wednesday June 16th at Kennedy More...

PS 183 Makes Summer Music On A Gala Night

Once again, P.S. 183 is making a mark on music and this time it is within the Rockaway community. P.S. 183 won two 1st place awards at Lincoln Center Music Memory Competitions. More...

Smith Awards Local StudentsWith Scholarships To College, Camp

Three graduating seniors, William Brown, Humanities & Arts H.S., Angelica Whitmore-Wright, Far Rockaway High School and Naomi Anthony, Far Rockaway H.S. More...

No Sanitation Operations, July 5

The New York Department of Sanitation (DOS) has announced that since the Independence Day holiday falls on Sunday, July 4, the Department will observe Independence Day on Monday, July 5. More...

Hunter ‘Shot’ On Boardwalk, No Emergency

A Hunter ambulance was spotted on the boardwalk in Rockaway Beach on Tuesday evening, but there was no apparent emergency. More...


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