August 20, 2004 RSS feed / Community

Bay Towers Residents Speak Out Against Unsafe Living Conditions

More than four years ago, in February of 2000, The Wave ran an article about the problems at Bay Towers on Beach Channel Drive. More...

Beachcomber

We can More...

Breezy Point Author Pens ‘FBI Girl’

A Wave Review

In her memoir FBI Girl: How I Learned to Crack my Father More...

Ferry Plans Wrought With Variables, Hang-Ups

There was no ferryboat in sight More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Old Souvenir Postcards From Rockaway

In the old days people were not as sensitive as the populace is at present. Postcards by the thousands were mailed from the Rockaways, and on one Fourth of July in the early 1900 More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago... We may never know why a sudden undertow last week almost claimed the lives of three swimmers and a lifeguard in waters off of Rockaway Beach More...

Congratulations Cheryl and Arthur!

Cheryl Lynn Mitchell, daughter of Diane Mitchell of Rockaway Beach and Earl Mitchell of Louisville, Kentucky was married on August 7, 2004 to Arthur Anthony Lester, son of Maryann Lester of Rockaway Beach, and Arthur L. Lester of Far Rockaway. More...

Ray Celebrates Birthday In Style

Jerry Ray celebrated his 50th birthday in the Dominican Republic on August 2, 2004. Looks like he had some fun. More...

Hetzel Graduates From Westfield State

Kenneth J. Hetzel of Belle Harbor graduated from Westfield State College in Massachusetts this past May. Hetzel majored in Movement Science. More...

Happy Birthday Casey!

Casey Christine celebrated her first birthday on August 15, 2004. Happy birthday Casey! More...

Beach 119 Street Block Party

The residents of the 200 More...

UJA Offers Synagogue Listings for High Holidays

The UJA-Federation of New York announced August 13 that the UJA-Federation Resource Line now provides a list of synagogues in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester that welcome non-members to their High Holiday services. More...

NPS Sponsors Riis Park Walking Tour

The National Park Service invites you to take an historic walking tour of Jacob Riis Park with a park ranger. People will learn about who Jacob Riis, the rich history of the park and many historical pictures. More...

Opening Ceremony To Kick Off Kite Festival

High-flying fun for the entire family! That More...

RTC Presents Hilarious Farce At Fort Tilden

A Wave Review

On Friday night, August 13, the Rockaway Theatre Company opened its latest production, the hilarious farce More...

RAA To Exhibit In Atlantic Beach

The Rockaway Artists Alliance will exhibit a wide cross-section of its work at the Atlantic Beach Village Hall on Sunday, September 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. A number of the works will be available for sale. More...

‘Welcome to Arverne’ Says New Sign

A brand new sign welcoming people to Arverne was erected on Beach 75 Street and Beach Channel Drive last week. Credit is due to the Arverne Action Association, State Senator Malcolm A. Smith and the Gallub family, owners of T&M Auto Parts. More...

The Rat is Back

Councilman James Saunders, Local 32BJ members, community supporters and a large blow-up rat gathered at 249 Beach 15 Street Wednesday to demonstrate and demand that Allied Properties LLC rehire 12 building service workers. More...

Aerial Acoustics To Perform At Kite Festival

Aerial Acoustics, the guitar duo featuring Rockaway resident Dorothy Wagner and Dennis Smith, will be performing at the Rockaway Kite Festival/New York Stunt Kite Competition this Saturday, August 21 at Jacob Riis Park. More...

Young And Old Attack Lifeguard Shack

The annual redecoration of the Beach 117 Street Lifeguard Shack took place on the afternoon before the More...

The American Legion Honors Members

Recently The American Legion More...

Beach Cleanup Update

The 19th Annual New York State Beach Cleanup will take place on Saturday, September 18. Organized by the American Littoral Society, thousands of volunteers will gather at more than 300 beaches statewide. More...

Few Take Precautions Against West Nile Virus

Nearly nine out of ten adults have heard of West Nile virus, but fewer than half of them take precautions against mosquitoes such as using an insect repellent containing DEET, wearing protective clothing, and eliminating standing water from their hom More...

JFK Runway Reconstruction: A Win For Some, A Loss For Others

The graphic that the Federal Aviation Agency and Congressman Anthony Weiner use to show the departure paths of aircraft taking off from John F. More...

Three Locals Make Sacred Heart Dean’s List

Nicole Finn, Kayla McEneaney and Lauren Caiazzo, all Rockaway residents, have been named to the Spring 2004 Dean More...

Alexander Henry Born

On Friday, August 13, at 5:36 a.m., Alexander Henry Heymann was born to Gary and Satu Heymann of Rockaway Park. More...

Lockhart And Krane Are To Wed

Dr. and Mrs. Asa Lockhart are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lesley Michelle, to Kristopher Krane, son of Susan Tutundjian and the late Stuart Krane of Rockaway. More...

Giovannielli To Enter Navy

Tiffany Giovannielli, a 2004 Beach Channel High School graduate, will be leaving on September 15 for naval basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois. More...

Congressman Meeks Urges Congress to Save Office of Minority Health

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks who represents the eastern part of the Rockaway peninsula calls for other congressional officials to join him in pressuring the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to sustain its Office of Minority Health. More...

New Beach Signs for Rockaway MTA A-Lines

Additional signs will be installed along the Far Rockaway A-Line to notify beach-goers and Rockaway community members of access and availability to Rockaway Beach. More...

Notes from the High C’s

Rockaway Music and Arts Council

A few weeks back I was reading The Wave and came across the More...

NYPD Floyd Bennett Field Drill Shows City Is Ready For RNC

The New York City Police Department showed off its plans for handling demonstrations at the upcoming Republican National Convention with a series of drill scenarios held for the media at Floyd Bennett Field on Thursday morning. The NYPD More...

Reading is Fun at Addabbo FHC

Children are learning to love books and reading at the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center. This summer the Center launched a new program in its waiting room at 1288 Central Avenue. More...

Sanitation To Enforce Dirty Sidewalks Law

Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced today that enforcement of the new Residential Enforcement Routing Program law will begin on Monday, September 27, 2004. More...

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Introduces Hyperbaric Chamber

An exciting advanced therapy has recently been introduced at St. John More...

Westbury Music Fair

The Beach Boys August 27 For more than three decades, The Beach Boys have been riding the crest of a wave unequaled in America More...


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